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Apr 11, 2017 | 10:36 AM EDT
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Song
4.3 MB
3 min 45 sec
Score
4.09 / 5.00

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Rated 4.09 / 5 stars
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2,697 Plays | 26 Downloads
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Genres:
Other - World
Tags:
sad
peem

Author Comments

Composed this last year, while struggling with the Home Office, stuck in a rapist's house, talking to fellow refugee friends and contemplating the mass refugee exodus on crowded barges. Intended as a successor to Tsukikanade, a piece I'd composed some time back.

I played the piano and did the vocals, and had a friend handle the reverb over at Soundskills, the studio / creative place at Brookfield where I volunteer. Then we hit a halt. We didn't have any decent orchestral samples over at the studio at Soundskills. I offered to do the rest myself, and so I did.

Since the first half of production was done on Logic Pro 8 or somesuch, I had the WAV of the original exported and imported into FL11 so I could continue with my soundfont magic. Yes, the messy reverb came from Part 1: piano and vocals. The result is what you hear. The reverb on the original WAV was already excessive, so I decided not to add much more on the extra sounds. It's tough work trying to explain your workflow to someone else, but I'm glad we pulled through, Jason-whose-surname-I-don't-yet-know.

Dedicated to SnowTeddy.

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LYRICS:

The storm beats down a crowded barge;
They pray to safely reach the shore:
O free me! Release me,
We can't find a place to be safe anymore.

I may not be upon those waves,
Or sinking to the ocean floor,
But free me! Release me,
I can't find a place to be safe anymore.

Reviews


TIMarburyTIMarbury

Rated 5 / 5 stars

this is so relaxing.



ZelgeonZelgeon

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Awesome, relaxing and beautiful <3


Troisnyx responds:

Thank you. <3


Chillius03Chillius03

Rated 5 / 5 stars

I think this song is very very nice, I like to very quiet and sombre feel to it, the piano really amplifies the mood and the lyrics are very very well written.
I had an idea for how a level could work in Geometry Dash (very slow and dark) but it seems It's not available to use right now, but I really really like this song and what you did with it!


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Troisnyx responds:

Chillius, I didn't enable external API *yet* on this song. I'd like to know how it'd work, how sombre it could be. I guess I could enable it if it means it allows you folks to experiment on it. In fact, I'll do it right now.

Glad you really like the song. <3


NGBaronAwesomenessNGBaronAwesomeness

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Hey Troisnyx! I'm gonna use this song in Geometry Dash! ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

For real this song is pretty good for something non-wubs and weebs.


Troisnyx responds:

Oh my, I am flattered. If you do, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make it a sombre level. PM me more about it and I might just enable external API, if you tell me what you have in mind.

EDIT: External API has been enabled. See how you do with this thing.


EoD696EoD696

Rated 3 / 5 stars

There is a careful balance to strike in this sort of piece. It's exceptionally difficult to hit - it's a very small target from a very great distance. People are predisposed to pop-music. Something like this has to be accompanied by a rich narrative in order to be appreciated. It feels like a cultural song, displaying some sort of history...if that history is false, the song loses value. If that false history is attached to some sort of game or other pop-culture phenomena, it may gain value by being appreciators of that world.

There are tiny, minute details which...ruin this piece. I thought the song was over around 1:12.

It's gorgeous, compositionally. I cannot possibly fault either of you in anyway for what this piece is SUPPOSED to be. It's excellently assembled and performed, up to a point. I feel like the vocals are distant, almost prescient-in-the-past. I suppose that might be desirable, but...it also obfuscates what's being said. But also that mock-snare which presents itself first at the end of 02:25...should not be there at all...ever...I'm sorry if this offends you, but that is like...being in a doctor's office with 15 other people, and out of the blue soemone shout's "FUCK!"....and you're left sitting there, thinking...what just happened? And everytime it comes back, it's like a slap in the face...like walking through a crowd of people and there's a dude outside of your sight that's just yelling "FUCK" every once in a while...it's totally out of the mix of the rest of the song...where did that thing come from? I feel the song would be much better without it altogether...


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Troisnyx responds:

Very spot-on, and I thank you -- it gives words to many of the niggling concerns about this song that I and others have. The percussion out in the end isn't fitting, the reverb is too heavy, the lead is drowned out, and I understand what you are getting at with that illustration about the doctor's office. :P Offensively hilarious, but point very well understood.

Insofar as the veracity of the content, it is true, but on a personal level with people who are fleeing their homes. So yeah, I guess that was my motivation to put it under "Other - World" -- as a cultural lament. Couldn't find anything else to put it under, and there was very little in the way of folk instrumentation apart from a cobbled-together tin whistle sample. ^_^'