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Jan 31, 2014 | 12:31 PM EST
File Info
Song
2.8 MB
3 min 4 sec
Score
3.84 / 5.00

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Score:
Rated 3.84 / 5 stars
Plays & Downloads:
679 Plays | 22 Downloads
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Genres:
Easy Listening - Solo Instrument
Tags:
piano
drawing
universe
holism

Author Comments

Well, well, well. What have we here?

This is a piano song I composed quite early last year. I decided I might as well upload some older stuff to this site as well, as I have more than 30 songs/improvisations that are good enough for me to submit them (all from 2013!). That was a very productive year for me musicwise :p
I even made about five songs that I see as too good to be posted online, as of now at least.
I don't mean that in the way that they'd be better than some of the stuff that's here on newgrounds; some of you guys are just unbelievably talented. Incredible. INSANE. What I mean is that I feel more comfortable just keeping those few songs for myself until I've thought about what I want to do with them!

Oh right, this is supposed to be the description for this song... Eheheh...

The sound quality is surprisingly good considering how long ago I recorded it. What irritates me the most is that some notes are off beat, and that I sometimes made small mistakes considering volume and tempo. I have done no mixing, so otherwise I think this sounds quite nice.

I actually became inspired to write this piece from a blog entry about holism, posted by one of my friends. He is a great artist/painter/drawer and many other things, and this composition wouldn't exist had he not written that blog post, so thank you! (Hence the name...) XD

This piece was supposed NOT to be composed holistically, which I succeeded in. Thus, I made it from start to finish without changing anything in the middle. The whole process took about 2 hours, diveded into two sections of one hour each. First session I made 0:00-1:30, second session the rest.

That was a pretty long description, but yeah, you can take it :p

- My Yamaha Clavinova (CLP - 230) is responsible for the piano sound, and I recorded the sound on Audacity.

Reviews


LunacyEchoLunacyEcho

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Man, this is the kind of stuff I was hoping you'd put out when I became a fan of yours. It's great.

I'll admit it: Most of the time, piano music bores me. I mean, I play piano, sure. But lots of the time, when I'm listening to piano music on sites like Newgrounds, I zone out and miss quite a lot of it. This one, not so much. I'm not entirely sure why. It just seems a lot more structured than people like BlazingDragon's improvisations and a lot more "freshly realistic" (can't figure out exactly how to say it) than overly mixed stuff that's made to sound pleasant, not realistic.

I'll contradict myself slightly now and say that, however much I like "fresh realism", it might be more productive of you to try and mix it. I think some reverb and maybe some echo would definitely have helped. Also, you could also have easily fit in strings and maybe some slight percussion (check out Windows by Step and Footsteps by johnfn for examples if you haven't heard them already).

Anyways, great work! I'd say 'keep working', but it looks like you've already got that covered. I keenly await your next post!


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LucidShadowDreamer responds:

"Man, this is the kind of stuff I was hoping you'd put out when I became a fan of yours. It's great."

=> Thanks! (That has to be the thousandt thanks I've said to you in two days, but you deserve it :p).

"I'll admit it: Most of the time, piano music bores me. I mean, I play piano, sure. But lots of the time, when I'm listening to piano music on sites like Newgrounds, I zone out and miss quite a lot of it. This one, not so much. I'm not entirely sure why. It just seems a lot more structured than people like BlazingDragon's improvisations and a lot more "freshly realistic" (can't figure out exactly how to say it) than overly mixed stuff that's made to sound pleasant, not realistic."

=> I totally know that feeling, I have it too every now and then. Usually the fault lies in myself and not the song I'm listening to though. LOL this is definitely not knowingly structred; I made it from start to finish without thinking about how the separate parts sounded together. However, some songs that are processed unconsciously can be as good as those that have undergone complicated thought processes :'D And I guess it might sound "freshly realistic", as it's pretty much as realistic as you can get with your avarage electronic piano, since litterally NOTHING was added to the sound afterwards (for good and for bad).

"I'll contradict myself slightly now and say that, however much I like "fresh realism", it might be more productive of you to try and mix it. I think some reverb and maybe some echo would definitely have helped. "

=> You're right again, as usually! I promise (yeah sure... sure...) that I at some point in my life will go through some of my older recordings and remake them with better production and mixing... Maybe...

"Also, you could also have easily fit in strings and maybe some slight percussion (check out Windows by Step and Footsteps by johnfn for examples if you haven't heard them already)."

=>Yup... yup... However, said things are against the rules I gave myself while making this song in particular. This does not mean you're wrong, just that I had reasons not to do antyhing more than a piano (in order not to be holistic, that is...).
I do have several compositions with added strings and other stuff (rarely percussion, since that is something I will have to practise thoroughly first), I'll try to remember to post a song with other elements then just claviature next week :D
And yes, I've heard "Windows". Oh god I love those strings, so I know what you mean. And oddly enough, I hadn't heard "Footsteps" yet, so thanks for that listening tip (it is really an awesome song).

"Anyways, great work! I'd say 'keep working', but it looks like you've already got that covered. I keenly await your next post!"

=> How do i say "thanks" by only implying it and not by writing those six letters every time :p
I will probably not make anything new in at least a couple of weeks (ranging to a month or so), but I have a lot of older stuff that you might enjoy that will be posted, even if it doesn't yet reach your level, not to mention people like Johnfn and Step (or Waterflame or the missing ParagonX9 and so on) XD

Ps. Brace yourself, since the older stuff I'm talking about has no real mixing either, but at least more instruments.