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Date
12/28/2009
File Info
Song
5.6 MB
6 min 6 sec
Score
4.43 / 5.00

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Author Comments

This song is dedicated and in loving tribute to my dearly departed dad. You'll be missed, pops.

+ R.I.P. Andy Durnford : November 11, 1950 - December 4, 2009 +

I started this song after returning home from Florida where my father had been staying. I gotta say, it's a relief to have a creative outlet such as music for helping to channel grief and the other miseries of life. I would definitely not feel the way I do about life if not for my music.

I got the intro and chorus/verse done before I left for a vacation to St. Maarten and created the bridge and fleshed out the rest of the track when I returned, more relaxed and not so crazy. This is probably my most full-sounding and properly eq'd piece to date. Have spent the past 2 days almost solid working on it to get it how I wanted.

Kinda sad, but uplifting melody -- definitely catchy though. :d As usual, made entirely in Reason 4.0.The intro is definitely daft punk influenced though I came up with it quite by accident when I was messing around with the sequencer in Thor.

The two organs are courtesy of the Electro-Mechanical Refill pack that's currently free for download for registered Reason users on the propellerheads website -- it's sick! Tried a little something different with the drums this time, I'm loving rex files.

As usual, please rate/review/enjoy. :)

Reviews


bar1bar1

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

great stuff!

this is one of the best songs ive heard out of newgrounnds, and im not kidding. it changes around smoothly, but maintains a really nice original beat and melody. you know what you are doing, and the music shows your attention to detail.


durn responds:

:) Thanks bar1!


DrkJkrDrkJkr

Rated 5 / 5 stars

I love it

Great Tribute to your dad i gotta say
Do ya listen to Daft Punk?
ever seen the movie they did called Interstella 5555
* specifically the sence when there comrade dies*
its pretty much a long music video with a great story

well to the point of me saying that it sounds like its got alot of roots of Daft Punk
The Synthesizer says it

but ya Very good i enjoy it alot
this song has a real emotion or story behind it i cant place my finger well enough on it
but my interpretation of the feeling/story
is of "The Morning after the Storm"
for example when somthing chaotic happens the glass is broken now its time to smile and pick up the pieces and re-build and enjoy life for what you still have.
thats probably not how you where trying to portray the song
put lifes full of perception as is music
Thx agian for bringin me back


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durn responds:

:) Thanks DrkJkr. And yeah, I listened to Daft Punk a fair bit back in High School. And yeah, have seen Insterstellar 5555. -Awesome- combination of music to video.

Your take on the emotional landscape I was painting is not too far off. :) I guess I'll spill -my- take on it now. :)

The acid-line intro is my Dad's cancer, harsh and gritty which slowly recedes as it did for his disease. But the line never truly fades, it lurks in the shadows... He starts filling out his Bucket List,trying to find joy while his life still remains. Even becomes upbeat and positive, grooving to the guitar riff.

And then at the bridge... he travels to the next life. The headspace mindfuck is how I imagine he must've felt as he went. He certainly didn't want to die, he was a fighter till the end. The acid line comes back, showing how the cancer'd never really left after all.

At the end of the first bridge, my dad is gone. And then, I start to rebuild my own sense of self. Like I was before... but with something more, with the heart and mind to keep on going. :) The second bridge mindfuck is how -I- felt, coming to terms with his passing. That's why the new melody is introduced, saying that everything will be alright. :)

Glad you liked the tune, dude. Thanks for giving me a reason to write out how I felt about the song. :)


bujohnbujohn

Rated 4 / 5 stars

awsome

great music its my freedom of silence


durn responds:

sweet. :) I made sure this sounds great at all volumes so crank it and destroy that silence! :D

Thanks for the comments, bujohn. :)


BrackstaBracksta

Rated 5 / 5 stars

so clean and perfectly chill

wow, all intruments are matched very well, song never boring, style unique to you, good solos throughout, keeps steady flow and has great transitions. I definite 5/5, 10/10, download. Props bro, this is quality music i would pay for. thank you for your musical expression, it is beautiful.


durn responds:

:) Thanks Bracksta. I do love spending the time mixing and matching instruments. :)

Kudos on the sale comment. :D I'll keep givin' my beats away until someone comes and gives me a big bag of money to do otherwise. ;)

Not quittin' my day job, though. :d Glad you liked the tune, dude. :D


Shong1upShong1up

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

You put your soul into into your music

As for the song, it runs velvet smooth. There are no abrupt sounds just a relaxing melody and bass beat to accompany with. I'm sold! The coordination and the use of the Reason 4.0 shines by the way the song resonates I forced to sit down and listen through. Excellent work! The only trifle I have is with the cheap skip/shuffle sounds at 2:07. But we all make mistakes.

I'm sorry to hear about your father, but I'm sure God is taking good care of him now. I can understand why you would want to express grievances especially through music. I don't know where I heard it but "They say music alters, moves and talks to you."


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durn responds:

Thanks man. :) Gotta say "HOLD UP!" about the skip part and defend myself some though. :d It's meant to be a bit of a headfuck as it really warps the space in which you're listening, with a heavy amount of delay slowly building up in the right stereo. Was never meant to sound like a skipping record, just meant to skip braincells. :D

However, I never got a chance to listen to the track through a really nice system as my roomie was outta town while I was working on this, so maybe it's not as impressive in big sound as it is through my headphones/laptop speakers. :)

Thanks for your honesty and I appreciate the condolences. :)