In One Last Glance

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I promised a lot of people I would make an entirely piano focused piece. I've tried this before, but I always found that I could never be satisfied with planning it out note by note.

Nope, thats simply not the way I play. What you are hearing is a recording of me sitting down in front of my keyboard and closing my eyes and playing entirely impromptu and straight from the heart.

This is something similar to what you would hear if you happened to walk in on me playing to relieve stress and sadness from my life. Which is probably why most of my music is rather sad in nature, as thats where I keep all my life's negativity... I just store my worries and woes in a song and live on happily as I should be.

This is gods honest the first recording with no editing and completely off the top of my head. It's not perfect, but it's me... and I wanted to share that with you. The piano is a beautiful instrument, and it's about time I gave it the solo it's always deserved on my audio list.

So enjoy, and remember... this is completely impromptu... with my eyes closed.

Also this is a good chance for me to mention "The Great Canadian Audio Tour"... if you live in Canada and your an audio artist, you may have a chance to meet with me and other newgrounds artists in an in-person collaboration of talents and interviews. Check the audio forum for the topic of the same name.


5/5 10/10

perfect title!
very sad and final.
a true musician should be able to do what you just did.
withsome arrangement you could have a nice sound track for a chick flick....they eat this stuff up!
good work!

this is the essence of the m-man

This music defines how i think of you ever since you did danceing in key i have been addicted to your music so for you to come out with this peice is like a dream come true keep at it m-man 10\10 5\5

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The things your music can do...

I sit here and listen to this song for the first time... reading the title, your description... and the comments posted before me... I can't help but break down and cry harder than I have in such a long time. Thinking of my life in the past, I realize the many things I only ever had a glance at... and never returned to it. The regret I feel can be near overwhelming at times, and yet I also think of the many things I get a glimpse of... and hope for the future. Finding the person I am meant to spend the rest of my life with, taking a day off and going fishing with my closest friends, for nothing else other than the simple fact that I CAN do that with people I care about and love spending time with.

I think of recently lost loved ones (My deepest condolences Raven I know your pain, just had a death in the family recently myself) and feeling that guilt and regret for not spending more time with them. I think of those I have broken ties with, and how I will most likely regret those severences later in life.

Normally when I review a song I compare it to a video game, what genre it would fit in, what area of the game it would best fit, any semblence to music already in a game... I can't do that here, not with your music. It's too pure, too emotional. It was never made for the purpose of profit. It is so clearly your soul poured out onto the keys, your raw emotions that make me feel truly blessed. I'd give so much for your ability to bare your soul in such an expressive way, and to affect so many others by doing it.

I would love it if you did more of this impromptu work. If you have a bad day, a good day, another day on the grind, a tragedy, a miracle, a revelation (not that I would wish things like tragedies on you) but when it's unplanned it is nothing but pure emotion, and that says SO much more than words or written notes ever can.

After reading some of these reviews, and your description of the song, and hearing the song itself, I do truly feel blessed, and refreshed in a way... I feel so petty for feelings of anger that I have for certain others at the moment, and am going to try to put it behind me.

Thank you for making something that can have this kind of affect on some random person like me, you truly are the best of your generation.


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Again yet another beautiful one

As I say in every review Dan... an absolute beauty of a song. If this is you just sitting down at a piano and playing I can only imagine what you could do if you sat down and let your emotions flow out on paper and then refine it later. The tital is very symbolic of the meaning of the song... I mean a last glance at a loved one, a last glance at all the good or bad memories, or a last glance at life. It makes me tear up thinking about all the lost loved ones in my life.

Once again thank you for blessing me and everyone with your music.

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Simply Beautiful

A beautiful and inspiring piece, almost certainly one of you best works. Reminds me of all the old memories, whether they be sad, like when my great grandad died of a heart attack or, maybe a happier one like when I got my Gamecube, back then I was 7-8 and only had 1 game, but it was, and still is the best gift I have ever yet had.

Anyway, back to the current. Thank you for making this beautiful piece and I hope that you can make many more great pieces.

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4.01 / 5.00

May 8, 2008
2:34 AM EDT
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2.6 MB
2 min 49 sec

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