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Walking in Shadows

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This is something I've been working on for over a week and now it's finally done. It started out as a simple 10 second motif and from there it grew to the final 8 minute length it is now. Basically a musical theme in various instrumentations and interpretations, with variations and a lot of work put into some rythmic developement, this song speaks (like most of my songs) about alienation, the dark seclusion, the empty heart and the devil inside. The soul that walks in the shadows battles the evil inside himself all alone. The battle is not hopeless though, and the light waits behind the shadows to be found. I wanted the music to build, to become a soundscape for a land of shadows, of abandon, of faint hope, of resistance in the face of unseen evil. I also aimed at expanding my usual sound routines and instrumentation. I put in a lot of work and enjoyed it immensly, and I hope you will like it.


Lovely song!

As I was listening to this, I could very well see this being used in an NG submission called "The Stranger Forest". It fits very well with that storyline.

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popraz responds:

Thank you !

Very deep-

Very emotional. Unlike some artists, you're not afraid to show your thoughts, opinions, and emotions through your songs.

I personally find your music calming, and often listen to it when I have to write; be it for school or something else. It helps me to concentrate.

As for the making of it and ideas on how to improve... I can't help you there. I know nothing when it comes to making music, but after listening to at least 3/4 of your songs, I have to say this is your best work so far, keep it up.

I'm looking forward to your next musical masterpiece. :)

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popraz responds:

Thank you !

Very very nice =).

This is a really proffesional piece of music =). Very original too! When i listen to this i feel like im in a dream tunnel and its taking me through different twists. Also you managed to make an 8 minute song without it being boring or repetitive! I don't know if im able to do that =S. Again...outstanding piece!


Amazing stuff the choirs are outstanding!
(Sorry for the short review im pressed for time =S)

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popraz responds:

Thank you very much ! Happy you liked it.

Dark but wonderfull song!

Hy there!

It was really long ago since I reviewed any of your track - but this track gives teh perfect opportunity for it!

I must say that it's easy to feel that you've workd a lot on it! The variety of the instrumentation, the quality of the instrumentation and the whole sondscape is wonderfull.

The best thing for me was the plucked instruments (or pizzicato strings?) at the beginning - it reminded me the mood of the latest Batman movie. Don't misunderstand me not the score that it reminded me: the mood of the movie came back with this song. So great work, you've really succseded creating a dark atmosphere where an abandoned and lonely soul is fighting for against the evil inside him.

You have some amazing talent to create melodies and soundscapes that are not too movind and dinamic, not much goes on, not a full orchestra is pounding but yet still grabs your attention and drives the imagination.

The flute based part was really great and the ideas with the percussive elements are also shows that you have some creative ideas. And the synth elements and pads were also really fitting.

My only complaints with the track: some parts were too long for me and I've lost the focus from the track - so the song could be a fantastic background music - and the ending was a bit too abrupt and ruined the great composition a bit.

Otherwise I loved the track and whit all these small negative things I think it's a great song.

10/10 and faved!

Great song popraz just keep up this fantastic work!

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popraz responds:

Thank you very much for the review. I'm happy you liked it. I agree about the ending being too abrupt. At one point I considered extending it a bit, but I felt it was too long.

Very good.

This is a very well done song. It does a great job of creating a mood, calm and intensely dark. It is well composed and has good to great instrumentation. One of the better songs I have seen. Nice work!

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popraz responds:

Thank you !

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4.34 / 5.00

Sep 13, 2008
5:31 AM EDT
File Info
7.4 MB
8 min 7 sec

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