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Coming Home (Ambient Mix)

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Date
11/28/2008
File Info
Song
4.9 MB
4 min 18 sec
Score
4.27 / 5.00

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Author Comments

Here's a song with a major story behind it. :-D

When I was growing up, a lot of musical influences came from the music my parents listened to. We're talking bands like The Moody Blues, U2, The Outfield, ..and on and on. But another major influence in myself becoming a composer was my father. Dad played piano, but mostly he'd pull out his acoustic after coming home from work and sit out on the couch and play. As a kid I used to just lay out on the carpet while listening to his playing, and one song in particular always caught my interest. It was a song he wrote called "Coming Home", and it was a spiritual tune about longing to be with our Father in heaven.

Fast forward about maybe 15 years later when I'm in Audio Engineering school trying desperately to find a guitar player/singer for my recording project. For some reason Dad's song kept playing in my head, so I convinced him to drive up to my school and let me record him playing his nylon guitar and voice to his song he wrote back when I was 6 or 7 years old. It was a great day, and after I had mixed it down completely in the studio, I took the master back to my dorm.

I always knew that if I could get a chance, I'd want to redo the music as an instrumental. I knew I wanted there to be a piano and violin accompaniment to Dad's guitar playing, so I sampled his nylon pickings and created...well...this. This is my tribute to my father's original simple acoustic guitar solo.

The beginning includes my dad's voice counting down into his mic before he began playing. I also mixed in the original recording at the end of him singing just to pay tribute to his original song further. The record "pop" you hear before his voice kicks in is on purpose. It's supposed to sound like an old recording kicking in on a record player as his voice appears to sing from a distance as it fades away.

Enjoy :-D

-Reasoner (Ryan)

Reviews


palidian7palidian7

Rated 5 / 5 stars January 17, 2009

I am proud of you.

You have harnessed the sounds of space and time, you have the vision, and you are free of the boundaries of reality as I am. I commend you on your songs and wish you luck on the path of unreality. People such as you and I are quite rare. Cherish this ability.



xXLuciusXxxXLuciusXx

Rated 5 / 5 stars January 6, 2009

This sounds incredible

I would love to hear the original verison with your fathers voice and everything. It sounds like an amazing song!!
I Love everything you make. You truly are a blessing to all of us here at newgrounds.


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ID-NID-N

Rated 5 / 5 stars January 6, 2009

say something

I always ask to myself, how did that guy do this? agein and again
he makes always the best music for everyone.
great ideas from his mind to the finger and then into the "keys and nobs"

why do not support him sony bmg??? or another big company

i like it



IamMYownManIamMYownMan

Rated 5 / 5 stars December 23, 2008

One of if not the best...

It's absolutely my favorite song I've come across in a long time. Knowing the background of it makes it better-easier for me to feel the emotion you have connected with this song.

Pieces like this are very rare indeed.

And if it ever suites you, I'd love to hear the actual song played by your Father with vocals included.



3GreyLeaves3GreyLeaves

Rated 5 / 5 stars December 22, 2008

while listening to this song

My little brother is dancing in that background, My sis yelling out " Don't cut my finger off", and my dad comes up behind me and asks me what this is. little did he now that I've already given him a cd of your music and now he wants me to make a new cd just for this song for him.

yet, the music never stops.