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- When the Smoke Clears -

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Gaining consciousness, you rub your forehead as you open your eyes. You head's pounding and your eyesight is blurry. You blink your vision back to normal and take in your surroundings. The grass underneath you is scorched and the fog is lifting. You sit in shock as everything comes racing back...


I took some inspiration from Halo songs on this one. In the beginning it sounds similar, but it developed into something else. I had planned on speeding up the tempo and making this more energetic; however, it just didn't sound right with a different drumkit and a higher tempo. I like how it ended up.

This is the (sort of) low quality version. If you'd like to download the high quality version (320 kbps), send me a message and I'll send you the link.

Thanks in advance for any comments, please vote fairly.


When the Smoke Clears
3 min 47 secs
Uploaded at 256kbps
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I like it!

Good work building up the tension towards the end.


The intro was amazing but the drums didnt add the effect i thought it would come out as, along with the base. wonderful piano though!! i was wondering if you record yourself playing or if you use a program?

I would eat this.

Very cool. I like the way this works. The cello seemed a bit strong but it worked out when it became a lot thicker later on. I like this, it seems like it could work for a lot of time periods even with the drumkit. Personally I get futuristic theme.


Dude that is an awesome piece i loved it all wow omg i just fainted.
The piano part was great.
I think this would make a great load of music for after a battle scene in a film. The hip hop drumbeat sounded slightly dodge, but oh well.
Great, I loved it!

SinJim responds:

Thanks for the review. I think that the drumbeat was hit or miss for everyone. It was meant to sound a little off to just give the effect of being a tad disoriented, but I've gotten enough comments on it that I may change it.

Thanks again!



I could discern a likeness between the Halo games and this one (thats not to say that that's a bad thing!)
I'm glad the piano sped up a bit near the end (or is that just me?)

Anyhoo, good song, 5'd and 10'd

SinJim responds:

Thanks for the comments!

The piano part didn't necessarily speed up, I just was playing more notes to give it the feeling without actually changing the tempo. If you felt that, though, the piano part definitely did it's job, haha.

Thanks again!


Credits & Info


4.94 / 5.00

Jan 4, 2009
7:44 PM EST
File Info
6.9 MB
3 min 47 sec

Licensing Terms

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