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My submission for the Art-Inspired Music (Aim) Contest!
Gah, worked so hard on this one. So many hours! (mostly recording the guitar parts over and over until I was satisfied...and of course, those things called transitions)
So I really, really liked the piece of art that inspired me...titled "Waterfallcitytower" Here's your link to that awesomeness - http://goo.gl/bWdJb
What are you waiting for? Go to that link, now! Your eyes won't be let down. Take a good look at it before or while you listen...
And NOW...for the story! Since I don't often write my tracks as 'songs', here's something to go alongside the picture, as well:
It hits you. You've decided to go time-traveling, because you have been granted those awesome powers... in the form of nothing less than.. a vehicle! But a special one, at that - for it is you that has built it!
And so, you hop in, and this is where the music starts: two seconds later, by the time the melody hits, you are thrust into the future. You fly through the lively and fascinating parts of town, along with the not-so-lively and fascinating parts, of course, simply minding your own business. You are pretty cool with what you see.
(0:37) But...then! You arrive downtown - and are immediately exposed to the blue-tinged city view from above, straight from the perspective of the original painting. Everything is so high! You see just how vast the scape is, what the atmosphere is like, and the array of new technology that surrounds you so nonchalantly, perpetually unaware of your relentless bliss and wonder. You take in every little detail as the hugeness overwhelms you, tickling your senses with curious delight and awe.
(1:03) Then... you take yourself on a smaller-scale tour around the new city to see just what this 'future' holds. The shops, the businesses, a few upscale-looking residences - little do you know that those are actually cheap apartments, in this decade - and even the few trees you see have an alluring, futuristic look to them. All of this leaves you amazed, and without words to express your feels. Thus, the music does the talking for you... and while your eyes transfer to your mind all the newness, you make sure not to miss a thing.
(1:48) Once all that's done, after you've thoroughly taken in the busiest and most foreign parts of town - and run into some not very friendly and rather unappreciative (not to mention, suspicious) city dwellers - you decide it's time to take your leave. So you get back into your vehicle-like time machine and head home, eager to tell the people of your time about the glorious things you've seen. Unfortunately, the ride home causes your rather poorly-designed time machine to break down from the stress of its first time in use, and people are skeptical of the stories you tell. Still, dismay is nowhere to be seen on your face - you are still too energized from the whole experience!
(2:35) It soon becomes dark out, and the time for sleep has come; you lie alone, mind filled yet again with the wonders of the day that passed, knowing, as you drift off into oblivion, that the next time you are able to visit that future again won't be too far away...
Hope you liked the music, and story. Constructive critique, random thoughts, and/or general feedback are all super greatly appreciated.
( Edit - New version uploaded June 22 )