Be a Supporter!

Credits & Info

Date
02/03/2013
File Info
Song
12.1 MB
5 min 18 sec
Score
4.13 / 5.00

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Score:
Rated 4.13 / 5 stars
Plays & Downloads:
3,024 Plays | 163 Downloads
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Genres:
Easy Listening - Classical
Tags:
death
rebirth
baptism
dreamsofsplendor

Author Comments

Where to begin...

Well, this song is for Bosa's "Dreams of Splendor" contest. I set out to write something meaningful, something that had substance and was truly a reflection of who I am. I will give what I intended to convey through the music, though by no means is it limited to the following:

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Life, the beginning. Beautiful, full of joy and light, but still fraught with moments of peril and suffering. It is a journey that is incomplete, a path that you cannot reach the end of without taking a leap into the unknown.

Death, noted especially by the horns. It is somber, yet contains the hope of something greater than itself and all that came before it.

Rebirth, the culmination of life and death. All is seen unveiled, life in its truest and fullest sense. What once was imperfect is now perfect, what once was broken is now whole.

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This song is about life, death, and rebirth. It is about putting away one's former way of life and embracing something even more beautiful. This song is about love, sacrifice, and baptism.

This all being said, please take it as you will. That's the beautiful thing about music - what you get out of this piece may be entirely different than I intended, yet still relevant and good.

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I had originally intended on adding lyrics to this piece, but in the end decided not to include them. I will, however, include the relevant lyrics here:

Dreams fade, hope remains
Falling into endless night a light is
Calling me beyond the grave

I am a formless wasteland
Let there be
I am a formless wasteland
Breathe life into me
Set fire to my soul

When violent storms surround me
The earth cries out in pain
The heavens fold around me
Will I ever be the same

Don't let me be the same

Sing, my soul!
Sing, my soul!

Reviews


monk1monk1

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Wow. It's good to see something Artistic in nature, not solely for creativity, but expression of personal thought and even in a sense, philosophy if you will. Days like this, where I stumble upon something besides a dubstep or dance track entertain me, as it's great to see such unique material. I myself honestly fall in the former of the two types of music for the most part, but if I felt I just had the patience, the will, and time, I'd love to make something as remotely beautiful as what you've made. At first you think to yourself, "Wow, this is going to be long." But actually, by the end of it you feel as though it wasn't long enough. I haven't gotten much out of it this time, but I'll have to come back to this, or put it on my ipod, and just daydream to see what it makes me think of. I think of the most amazing things listening to such unique music.


bassfiddlejones responds:

I'd love to hear your thoughts while listening to this one! I'm quite happy that you enjoyed this, thank you for the kind words.


KatMaestroKatMaestro

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Prize goes to you bro, this is amazing. I learn something in this song.


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bassfiddlejones responds:

Thank you man, I am glad you got something out of the track!


MattashiMattashi

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Very nice composition, the part where the horns came in is my favorite, I love somber melodies.
WIsh I could have heard how it would have sounded with vocals even though it already sounds amazing without.
Nice work!


bassfiddlejones responds:

I'm particularly fond of the horn part myself! Maybe I'll eventually add the vocals.


phillip1354phillip1354

Rated 4 / 5 stars

form 1:30-2:00 the pitch was to low, had to put speaker on 80% to hear it
pitch was a little to high from 3:10- 4:00 distracted form the other sounds


bassfiddlejones responds:

That's what you get when you don't over compress audio: dynamics! :)


satanbrainsatanbrain

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Life is a journey. That leads to death. Noticeable construction and good atmosphere. The Rebirth part sounded fake, to my ears. Was it deliberated? Was it sarcastic?


bassfiddlejones responds:

Quite the opposite actually! It was meant to be very sincere, though the cool thing about music is everyone will get something different out of it. Thanks for the review!