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Date
09/29/2013
File Info
Song
7.7 MB
5 min 6 sec
Score
4.34 / 5.00

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Rated 4.34 / 5 stars
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Author Comments

I've been listening to a lot of Buddhist meditation music recently and it inspired me to create a piece with a real Chinese atmosphere to it. I tried to steer away from the cliché generic 'Chinese' sound.

The idea of this piece is to represent a type of nirvana, a state of mind, symbolised by the Island I sing of. The mystic or guardian of the Island is alone in peace and is presented as being able to do anything. This is to represent a person's inner potential. One can only learn to truly love if one can love themselves.

Thank you to Ashakami for helping me with writing the Mandarin lyrics. I'm not a Mandarin speaker so please bear that in mind! ^ ^

Lyrics:
Under crystal skies lies a world in disguise
Hidden from all pain, it became heaven's reprise
Sands of silver white shining bright glow eternal
Winds of endless time so sublime drift immortal

神秘的岸浪耀眼著純白
(The mysterious shore glitters with a pure white)
安詳的光明將會引你來
(The serene light will bring you here)

Only time will soothe the mind
(玉龍在此安撫著金黃之獅)
Only hope leaves pain behind
(唱著無人之地的歌詩)
Only fate will guide your way
(只唯孤島的看守能在此行走)
Leaving hate to yesterday
(守護著宇宙的秘密之口)

時光之風已自信的漂流
(The winds of time drift with confidence)
守護太陽之下的魔幻仙境
(Protecting the magical utopia under the sun)

On the Mystic's Shore silk allure flows divinely
Nightingales of grey sing dismay so untimely
Distant shapes appear dancing clear on the horizon
Swiftly disappear from the seer of the island

神秘的岸浪耀眼著純白
(The mysterious shore glitters with a pure white)
安詳的光明將會引你來
(The serene light will bring you here)

Only time will soothe the mind
(玉龍在此安撫著金黃之獅)
Only hope leaves pain behind
(唱著無人之地的歌詩)
Only fate will guide your way
(只唯孤島的看守能在此行走)
Leaving hate to yesterday
(守護著宇宙的秘密之口)

Translation of Mandarin in Chorus:

The jade dragon now soothes the golden lion
Singing tales of lands that no man has ever been
Only the sole island's watcher may walk here
Guarding the entrance to the secrets of the universe

Reviews


DamienFleischDamienFleisch

Rated 5 / 5 stars

This song is so lovely and your voice is sounds heavenly. The mix is great, and the layering of all the instruments is great. The way that you use the harmonization of the vocals is very tasteful and augments texture, both expanding it when the harmony begins and leaving your voice stronger when it stops.

Very well done, and good luck in the group stage!



LunyAlexLunyAlex

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Very delicate and harmonious, but also groovy and catchy; delightfully not passive.

5/5 - Would use in classic Disney animation during scene where protagonist contemplates journey's hardships.


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JaykwubJaykwub

Rated 5 / 5 stars

I'm sorry for being a total freak but I really fan girl over you -,-


etherealwinds responds:

Hahaha thank you!


AzurePAzureP

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

I started liking this track until the vocals kicked in to be honest. Perhaps an instrumental version of this is in order?


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etherealwinds responds:

I'm primarily a vocalist, so I prefer to create vocal/instrumental works. I keep instrumental works aside for projects like games in the future! ^_~ Thanks for listening!


alternativesolutionalternativesolution

Rated 5 / 5 stars

- NGADM Round 4 Review -

Oh, this might just be my favorite track from you. I couldn't help but sing along and hum some harmonies! Very pretty. Your intro is wonderful, and 0:53 and 1:13 is just yes. You have a good sense of rhythm in your singing. Ah, the composition in this one is great. Outtro is done with no less skill. It's very lovely to listen to.

The only thing I feel I should point out is the vocal recording, itself – it is very clear, and clean; however, your voice doesn't mix with the rest of the track as well as your background vocals do, for example at 1:28 - they seem to hang above the rest of the instruments in an unnatural way. Still, this is an improvement over your previous tracks in regards to that. Overall, this a great song that I won't be likely to forget.

Score: 9.6


etherealwinds responds:

I uploaded a new version with the main vocals a bit quieter. Thank you so much for your review ^ ^