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Coming Home (Ambient Mix)

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Nov 28, 2008 | 11:49 PM EST
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4.9 MB
4 min 18 sec
4.28 / 5.00

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Author Comments

Here's a song with a major story behind it. :-D

When I was growing up, a lot of musical influences came from the music my parents listened to. We're talking bands like The Moody Blues, U2, The Outfield, ..and on and on. But another major influence in myself becoming a composer was my father. Dad played piano, but mostly he'd pull out his acoustic after coming home from work and sit out on the couch and play. As a kid I used to just lay out on the carpet while listening to his playing, and one song in particular always caught my interest. It was a song he wrote called "Coming Home", and it was a spiritual tune about longing to be with our Father in heaven.

Fast forward about maybe 15 years later when I'm in Audio Engineering school trying desperately to find a guitar player/singer for my recording project. For some reason Dad's song kept playing in my head, so I convinced him to drive up to my school and let me record him playing his nylon guitar and voice to his song he wrote back when I was 6 or 7 years old. It was a great day, and after I had mixed it down completely in the studio, I took the master back to my dorm.

I always knew that if I could get a chance, I'd want to redo the music as an instrumental. I knew I wanted there to be a piano and violin accompaniment to Dad's guitar playing, so I sampled his nylon pickings and created...well...this. This is my tribute to my father's original simple acoustic guitar solo.

The beginning includes my dad's voice counting down into his mic before he began playing. I also mixed in the original recording at the end of him singing just to pay tribute to his original song further. The record "pop" you hear before his voice kicks in is on purpose. It's supposed to sound like an old recording kicking in on a record player as his voice appears to sing from a distance as it fades away.

Enjoy :-D

-Reasoner (Ryan)



Rated 5 / 5 stars


Awww man, violins and the such, awww man, gooood stuff


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Wow, this piece is totally amazing!

...Just like all of your other works. I really enjoy listening to you on Newgrounds because your pieces are filled with emotion and liveliness. The violin is just amazing in the song and also the piano is great! I cannot even say how nice this piece is. Really gets to my heart. I think this is the fastest i've ever rated a 5/5 stars from listening to it. Then I rated 10/10, and then downloaded it, and then put it in my favorites. Nice job, really liked this one. This should be on the radio, it is that good, I read your story in the comments about your dad coming to your dorm. That was a nice thing to read while writing the review and listening to this awesome song. Keep up the great work, really good job again.


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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Im going to be a complete Old Skool nerd and say:

Why does this remind me of Sonic and Knuckles? No seriously brah, why? I mean, it reminds of Triachnid [violin] (A game on Newgrounds), Sonic and Knuckles [piano] (Sonic and Knuckles 3), a Top Down shooter [The various other instruments] (Can't remember what game). It's just... makes me want to reminisce my younger computer years. (Back when the screens were small and bulky, and the keyboards were plain and square, 1996)

The song itself is a mix of calm and excitment. It's not exactly the best thing to listen to in the morning when your groggy, but dude, you got some skill.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I'm speechless.

It really is great. I play all three of these instruments, Its awesome seeing them come together like this all in harmony and complimenting each other. The original guitar melody steals the show though. The title suits the song.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Great Stuff

I love the piece overall, it's on par, if not above all your other work I've heard. I especially like the story behind it, it was a nice short read with a lot of meaning. It's nice to know there's still relationships out there between father and son in which something like this song can happen, seems like something you only hear or see in a Disney movie. I love the use of the violin in there, it goes very well with the piano and the other synth like noises you have in the background. It also gives it that home kind of feel that this song is suppose to support, I think the violin really helps give that. the piano is as crisp and flowing as ever, you've never failed pulling that off. Overall it's a great piece, as I said one of your best.

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