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The River Of Shadows

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Mar 5, 2009 | 11:18 PM EST
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1.2 MB
1 min 17 sec
Score
4.26 / 5.00

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Rated 4.26 / 5 stars
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4,286 Plays | 384 Downloads
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Genres:
Electronic - Ambient
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Author Comments

I had this one on my computer for quite a while, but it wasn't until now that I decided to post. I did a few tweaks just before the post, but this is one of the ones that I'm done with and won't touch again except to use in flash submissions.

I wrote this one off of a little bit of improvisation I did one day. This, like the majority of what I write, depicts perfectly what I was feeling at the time. Personally, this is one of my favorites. I love to just close my eyes and go for a swim in The River Of Shadows...

...ok, ok, that was bad. But the point remains. This one brings up a lot of nostalgia for me, too. I hope you guys appreciate it, and feel free to review or use in flash submissions.

Reviews


KB1PKLKB1PKL

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Just the tad bit!

Awesome. It sounds like a lot of the stuff I improv. Mostly I just mess with chords and arpeggios, sometimes I make a melody. I love the chords you used.


ObsidianSnow responds:

lol this was a long time ago... I like the chords, too - I'll be using some of them for a new song I'm writing which sounds awesome. It might not be out for some time though. Thanks for the review!


DantaousDantaous

Rated 4 / 5 stars

That chord!

I was immediately struck by the opening piano riff. Chances are that it's in a different key, but perhaps the notes in the primary chord are spaced the same distance as the following arpeggio: E-G-B-C-B-G-E? If so, that is my favorite piano chord. I love the strange and mysterious sound it gives. It's hard to come up with other moving lines that complement it - that much I know. If you ever find a way to have a moving line going on the lower keys instead of just chords, then I will be truly impressed. Nonetheless this piece has a great sound. Well done.


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ObsidianSnow responds:

Yes, that definitely is the chord you're hearing. Albeit transposed three semitones down from the one you described (so it is instead Dflat-E-G#-A ). It sounds like you've unknowingly provided me with a challenge. When I finish the 6 songs I'm working on now, I'll try and see if I can improve on this one. ;)

Thanks for the review, Dantaous!


BlueFuzionBlueFuzion

Rated 5 / 5 stars

wow

you know how to play piano! Great job, keep up. Btw, is it you playing the piano? If it is, you have loads of talent. Keep up your skills! You have people all around who are fans of your songs


ObsidianSnow responds:

Lol, it's not actually me playing the piano in this, but I originally wrote this piece out on a real piano, so I can play the part (Maybe I'll record myself sometime...). I really appreciate the compliment, too. And I will indeed continue to hone my skills. For the betterment of all that exists.

Thanks for the review, BlueFuzion!


FirecloakFirecloak

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Cool

This song gives me a sad, brooding feeling. It sounds really nice. Only problem is, it kinda sounds the same throughout the entire thing. (not sure if that's intentional?)


ObsidianSnow responds:

It's really meant as an ambient background piece for a game or movie. Hence how soft it is, and how repetitive. I really wanted to maintain a constant emotion in this, with only a very small climax near the end just to give it some kind of direction. So I don't entirely dissagree on the "sounds the same throughout the entire thing" issue. But yes, it was intentional (for the most part).

If I feel up to it one day, I might remake this one with much more added to it for a listening purpose rather than a mood-setter.

Nonetheless, I really do appreciate your review. Thank you, Firecloak.


Jewelz123Jewelz123

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Very melodic

Ye dude, I am really feeling this. The piano is very nice, the bass note on the piano goes along very nicely, sounds kinda like moonlight sonata. The small variation in velocity is nice too, so it blends the sounds nicely. It ended too soon though, that's my only criticism. I could imagine a violin or a string instrument accompanying the melody and taking it into a new section towards the end, like a more heartfelt but uplifting sound since the end of the song does get uplifting at around 1:00, it would fit in pretty nicely :)

Good work dude, keep up the good stuff :D


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ObsidianSnow responds:

Thanks for your input - I found it all useful. You could be right about the violin idea - I'll look into it and see if anything interesting comes out of it.

Thanks for the review, Jewelz.