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[Dud] Into the Light (MAC08)

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Oct 11, 2008 | 2:36 PM EDT
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7 MB
7 min 40 sec
4.14 / 5.00

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Rated 4.14 / 5 stars
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Author Comments

Well you wouldn't expect me to release two pieces in two days huh ;).
My motivation was to release it for the MAC08 in which you should interpret a picture with the name "Flight in Freedom" and when I saw it I thought that this song would fit the picture.

To the song itself:

Initially I wanted to make a double release with "Into the Dark" but I didn't have enough power and energy to record both songs in one session. "Into the Dark" alone was exhausting enough!
The ideas for both songs came around the same time so I worked them out one after another.
In the end both songs were a compilation of some old ideas and some more new ones.
"Into the Dark" was finished a bit earlier because I had more ideas for this one.
Today I finished "Into the Light" with a lot of last minute ideas^^.

I'm pretty satisfied with the outcome and as always I'm interested in your opinions!
Take your time to hear it through and to enjoy it ;)!




Rated 5 / 5 stars


not perfectly played, not perfectly recorded but very good concept and LIVE RECORDED a real piano !!! well, if only for that and deserve 5 bombing from time to time.
the modal theme, the "ad libitum" feel make it "dreamy"
5/5 10/10

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Dudidum responds:

Yea, imperfection FTW!^^
Well I can't fix that unless I'd go for professional playing.
I must say that my concepts are often only vague and change sometimes even during the recording sessions.

Thanks for the review and the bombing 5!



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Into the Light

I must admit, it took a long while to get going. You may want to shorten the intro or add some ambient noises (maybe strings) to it to make it more interesting. The piece is definitely not worth under a 1; I think you've got a lot of people that listen to the first 30 secs and see it not picking up and just 0 and peace out.

The piece is full of feeling; it's very beautiful and I love the little key changes and accidentals you've thrown in there. I especially liked the key change (I think) around 3:30ish. It really drew me in. Composition of the piece, as well as playing, is excellent. I do, however, think that the recording quality could be a bit better. Then again, this is coming from a person that only has a headset mic and the mic on my mac lol. Either way, it's understandable that everyone's on a budget, but I re-recording with some excellent mics would make this piece really shine.

Towards 6:00ish (and somewhere around 4:30ish too I think) I really liked when you picked up the pace, put more energy into it, and began playing a bit louder. The variations you have in loudness really let the emotion show. I think towards the end or around the second time you pick up, you could do with adding a strings accompaniment. God, don't even get me started on how it would sound with the strings picking up and the emotion rising to another level. Don't get me wrong, I love me some piano ballads, but the strings just take it to a whole 'nother level.

...Wow, that ending was stupidly good. I loved how you ended it and I know I'm beating a dead horse here, but gimme some strings and I'd be pulled right into your world.

All in all my only gripe was the recording quality and length of the intro. Although on my second time through I didn't have a problem with the intro. This was knowing that the song would pick up, though. I didn't hear any mistakes (maybe one near the ending, but that could've been an accidently and it added flavor nonetheless haha). I think I'm going to put a recommendation in the underdog list for this song. 0.85 score is just stupid considering the song itself.

Well either way, this is going on the favs, as are you. I apologize for a long review, but I thought the length of the song cried out for an equally lengthy review. Great job!


WHOEVER LISTENS: Give the intro it's time and let the song develop, it's beautiful.

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Dudidum responds:

Hell yea....
A very very very nice review at last. I think it was the most constructive one since the ones from HybrisHybrid..... :).
I wouldn't mind if someone would adapt it with strings as I would be interested in the outcome^^.

I'm glad you went past the intro because it's as you say.
I think it's like a book. If the introduction interests you, you might read the whole book.
On the other hand if the introduction is long and/or boring you might stop reading it. But if someone who read the book comes and says that the book is good you might read it again and this time read it through.
I hope you know what I'm talking about^^.

About those accidentals.... Sometimes they create the most awesome parts and sometimes they destroy the piece. So it's kinda luck ;). But I can't force luck since my songs are played in one take so there is no editing. One big mistake and I can start anew^^.

Also the recording quality was, is and will always be an issue that I can't fix easily. Moreover my piano is old as well and restoring it would be much too expensive ;).

Anyway again a big thanks for your time and the analythical review!
If it interests you you can hear "Into the Dark" as well since it should represent the "opposite" or the "complement" to this song.