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Jul 30, 2014 | 2:42 AM EDT
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11.8 MB
5 min 11 sec
Score
4.82 / 5.00

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Rated 4.82 / 5 stars
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Genres:
Easy Listening - Classical
Tags:
piano
hope
minimalism
strings

Author Comments

“First thought, best thought,” Allen Ginsberg

A piece conceived through an improvised piano part that you’re listening to now.

The following artwork has inspired my thoughts on this exactly:

http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/silencefreedom/chris-and-the-boat

Alone on a journey--the mystery, doubt, and fear that one will encounter, but most importantly a hope.

We are all somewhere in the middle of this.

Question is what do you place your hopes in?

Reviews


XenorraXenorra

Rated 5 / 5 stars

What an immensely beautiful track. Each piano note played, each guitar string pulled - they brought peace to my heart and tears to my eyes. I was honestly sad when it ended.

I hope you have more of these!

Good job!


Phonometrologist responds:

Wo I missed this review... Glad people are still finding this at the least as it's still one of my favs to return to. Thank you for the kind words. I do have a few "sad" pieces around, but my personal favs are still locked away for personal use. One day perhaps....


LucidShadowDreamerLucidShadowDreamer

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Whoah, I had somhow missed this earlier o.O
I need not say any other words than "immensly beautiful".
Gotta love broove too.


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Phonometrologist responds:

Hey Shadow, I'm glad you enjoyed--it has been a very therapeutic piece for me in the past.


ChemiqalsChemiqals

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Uhhhhhhhhhhhh... mazing.


Phonometrologist responds:

:-O


johnfnjohnfn

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Yeah I am sensing some strong underdog NGADM potential here. :D Gorgeous track!

You know what this song needs though, is a slightly cleaner mix (the reverb is a bit too heavy, strings are too loud and muffle the piano) and a little more bass presence perhaps, like maybe some drums when that awesome solo comes in.

Solo is so gorgeous though!

One of the best tracks I've heard on here in a while. If we both make it in the NGADM I'll be with LunyAlex huddling in another bracket, as far away from you as possible. ;-)


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Phonometrologist responds:

HA johnfn, if I do make it in, my goal is really just to make it past the group stage, so I'd be pretty much content with that.
I like the tips here. I really don't like using reverb, but I felt I had to implement it to at least get a more cohesive feel with the different instruments. Just used a 1.7s delay reverb with a wet gain of -19db.
The strings were done before I intended to add a guitar part so I was really going for some Samuel Barber Adagio sound with the high/climatic strings. It was close to it, but the guitar gave it a whole other feel. I actually lowered the volume of the piano in the middle of it as well. It really doesn't do too much different from the beginning, and I felt the attention needed to be adverted away from it to avoid an even bigger sense of repetitiveness. So, it was just a choice in how I mixed it, but your suggestions are well taken. If given the chance, I'll consider these for the next submission, especially the drums.
Thanks for the time in leaving a review as time is precious these days.


LunyAlexLunyAlex

Rated 5 / 5 stars

MY GOD, MAN!

The performance is amazing. The composition is amazing. The emotions are amazing. The production is amazing. Those little inverse chords that work as transitions are amazing. This is so amazing.

Holy S*** I just got to the strings. My God!
Guitar tone is also sublime.

2:43, there's a small bit of clipping. But that's it. Song is phenomenal.

5/5 - Am intimidated. If I happen to make it into the next stage of NGADM, I hope to stay as far away from you for as long as possible, haha.


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Phonometrologist responds:

Your review is amazingly encouraging!
In regards to the next stage of NGADM, likewise. Can't say I've composed much rhythmic/action-packed pieces as you, so I wouldn't worry too much.