Solus- Cast Off

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Cast off for one final flight into the unknown.

"Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds...and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of...wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up, the long, delirious burning blue
I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, nor even eagle flew.
And while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space...
...put out my hand, and touched the face of God."

High Flight
by John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

That (and the picture for the MAC) was my inspiration for this piece. :D

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I love all of your stuff so far, your work is very unique and consistent. Such clean, lush and crisp sounds. I disagree with MaestroRage about the reverb. A lot of reverb is a must in a good ambient song, especially with pianos and strings. Reverb adds a live feel, gives you that spaced out cool breeze and adds to the emotion aspect, all the best epic computer game music soundtracks have reverberation, including one of my Soul Calibur favourites - Healing Winds.

That's give me an idea, I would love to hear you do your own cover of Healing Winds. Will it happen? Tune in to find out...... :)

SolusLunes responds:

Very possible. I will look into this song and see what I might be able to do. :D

WAY too much reverb, great ideas, very relevant.

Solus normally I find great idears in your song. But I felt this piano ballad was not one of your best. Though it's far from bad it's also not as original as most of your work. As mentioned I hear a lot of FF. I even hear Balamb Garden melody at 0:24-0:28.

For one Solus, why is there SO MUCH reverb?! I mean yes a bit of reverb and echo makes a song feel nifty but this was overkill sir. It was difficult trying to get the image to click with that much going on. Not going lie to you sir, lost big points for it.

I think a dryer right hand and a much dryer left hand would have made a bigger impact.

Though this song portrays loads of interesting melodic ideas I felt it also didn't have much consistency. Jumping from one idea to another. However each idea was constructed well and it felt full througout, and each segment did flow to the other quite well. There were little in terms of melodic repetition which I think would have made this ballad stand stronger on its feet.

Still stalking you ya bastard, keep up the good fight and keep em coming!

SolusLunes responds:

Yay, finally something other than "OMG GREATESTSONG EVAR", with REASONS too!

I'm gonna make you some pancakes.

Seriously, as far as FF goes, I think I played FF8 for all of about ten minutes. Then I had to leave, and I just never got around to playing that game again. So you can't blame me for that.

Too much reverb? Ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

Ehhhhhhhhhhhhh. Um. I guess it's really a question of personal preferences... but just for you, I'm going to turn down the reverb and listen to it again.

Okay. After listening again, I really have to disagree with you there. The lack of reverb completely takes away from the body of the song, and the "floatiness" I was trying to convey. Even just like half of it seems to kill it.

Again, the lack of consistency was kind of what I was aiming for, to just fly free, and tell the rest of the world, "fuck off, I'm flying here."

Granted, yes, sure, it would make it a better song overall, but then it'd be pulled from the direction I wanted to go.

Plus it made it SO much more fun to write.


This is by far the most beautiful classical song I've heard, and I really mean that.

SolusLunes responds:

Glad you liked it! :D


I really liked this piece of music, there's nothing good like hearing a good, relaxing song that has piano sounds.
I really loved it, I was very stressed today and this helped me in relaxing myself. You have no idea how awesome this submission is. Even if it's just a remake of an old piano performance, it still sounds great for a remake. You made an awesome job with this piece of art. Good work and keep up the good work!


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SolusLunes responds:

It's not a remake. I composed it myself. :D

But glad you liked it, and glad I could help you de-stress.

Very Final Fantasy

This just reminds me of a general startup tune for the introduction of a Final Fantasy Saga, which builds up the expectations of a wonderful story that will take up the next 6-8 weeks of your free time in order to complete it.

I think that you've surpassed most piano on this site with this layout. It's a wonderful piece that conjures up such amazing imagery, but I would have to ask if it is hand played or whether you did it via a programme?

You've taken this piece to such incredible highs and lows on what has proven to be quite an emotional ride and though it sounds like one piece, it has proven to have much more depth and even a few chapters to in, none too dissimilar from an overture from soundtracks of all the great film scores.

[Review Request Club]

SolusLunes responds:

I wish I could say it was hand played- but alas, I cannot play the piano, so I had to use Reason to write this in. Well, rather, it kind of was hand played, as each note was played through a midi keyboard, just that it wouldn't sound anything like the song if you heard me play it. I really more entered this song in five-note or so increments, continuing as I felt I got it right. :D

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4.81 / 5.00

Oct 2, 2008
2:01 AM EDT
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4 min 5 sec

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