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Greyscale Cloudwatching (Demo)

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Please listen past the intro, guys.

This is my first original song, made in about four hours yesterday afternoon. This isn't that great for four hours, but hey, I like it. I never thought I'd make songs with stories behind them, but now that I've gotten started with making my own music I've done just that.

This one is about a boy living in a colorless world. There's a girl he likes - a strange, quiet girl who doesn't get along with most people. One day, he finds her lying in a field, staring up at the sky. He sits down next to her and asks her what she's doing. She answers simply "cloudwatching." He joins her, and together they stare up at the beautiful art in the sky. They start to talk, and with each word a tiny bit of color seeps into their world, until the greys are replaced with deep blues and greens. Together, they breathe life back into the planet.

Yeah. Fun, I know.

I know this song could be done here, but I think it's missing something. Any suggestions?



Reading your story and listening to the music is really cool. Nice song man!

Lamplighter responds:

Thanks for the review! It's always nice to know people like my stuff!


Thanks for the link to your flute sample.

Nice song. My advice would be if you are into song writing and you don't really do electronic music, there is not much need to try and be fancy with mixing and mastering. So as you know, you have drowned this in reverb. lol

My suggestion would be to not add ANYTHING at all and just enjoy song writing. Level the instruments to your liking, or pan them to your liking, and maybe add a 'touch' of verb to the master track to make it sound like your music is all being played in one place. But other than that don't stress yourself! :D

Lamplighter responds:

You're welcome for the sample.

And thanks for the tips! Most of what I'm doing now is just playing around, and I'm coming out with decent results. Thanks for the reverb tip, I don't know why I didn't do that here.

Thanks for the review sir, and please stay away from my future children!

Good song!

How did you make this song?

Lamplighter responds:

Um... I loaded a flute, guitar, and drums into Fl Studio, played around for a few hours making up melodies and parts, experimented with some effects, then exported it? :) Beyond that, it was just making things up in my head.

But thanks for the review, sir!


this was a good first original
I really like your work, and will continue to reviewing
so long as you keep making :D

Lamplighter responds:

Thanks, dude! I recommend you check out the finished version! It's the same length, but it's got a piano!

I'm going to make more, and when I do I'm looking forward to those reviews!

Wafflez sir.

And from me, the waffle man, thats a compliment. You sir should be happy.

Hahaha. Great song. The drum track really adds to the experience. Great job!

Looking forward to hearing more.

Lamplighter responds:

Thanks a ton for the review, Mr. Waffle Man! I am deeply honored to receive such a statement from one so great as you. :) The drums certainly seem to be a good part of this track! It sounds pretty dull without them. This'll be finished soon...

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Credits & Info


4.20 / 5.00

Nov 25, 2008
7:10 PM EST
File Info
2.6 MB
3 min 43 sec

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.