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The Long Wait For Death

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I spent a long time composing this piece, and im really happy with the out come. Please listen to the end, i know its quite long but the ending is the best bit! But it can always be better, so any tips or comments are greatly appreciated. Also im not sure about the title... Still, i hope you enjoy it and happy listening!

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3 minutes isn't long unless you want this to be on the radio 30 years ago.

I find this to be calming.

Instruments all 'fit'

Towards 1:40 when the guitar picks up it really kicks off, and the electric guitar is wicked. Its not everyday that you hear music like this (especially on NG).

I think the ending should build a bit more with the electric and have a more conclusive ending, which could be done in 5-10 seconds of additional play time.

I approve.

PIED3 responds:

Thanks, im glad that everyone liked the guitar, i wasn't sure if it would fit but it seems to be a hit! Thanks for all the reviews!

Sadly Happy.

I was expecting from the title a deep moving track about the time somebody knew about their certain death till the fateful day that they die. But in fact it reminded me of something similar but with a more contented mood.

The opening piano originally made me think of a long depressing look in the past, but actually with the accompaniment of the other instruments it doesn't feel so grey and full of quiet anger. I pictured a more of a hospice setting where people's lives are actually infused with happiness before they die. The tone does keep changing, but overall it feels homely with the inevitable sense of doom hanging over {like somebody's mind who remembers they are about to die then forgets about it because something happy comes along.}

The audio quality was actually rather good. It doesn't sound particularly grainy in any parts {meaning it's clean} and it flows quite nicely. The variety of instruments helps build up the changing mood and it's nice to hear a harp of some type along with a guitar, which makes the ending quite powerful. The guitar could symbolise the final few moments of life.

It is reasonably long and the change in keys make it sound longer. It isn't very repetitive because it rarely repeats itself exactly and there are breaks in the music {such as 1:30} which adds some uniqueness to the track.

The application of this audio could be for flashes with sentimental scenes. It could also be used as a music video flash for the feelings it promotes. Interestingly I can picture it as ambient music for any generic indoor area such as a house. This audio could be used also for those wishing to create mazes. It seems a little too happy to be used for anything extremely sad though because it just doesn't feel gloomy enough.

In conclusion I find myself very pleased with your music. It shows effort and I like it quite a lot. It would be something I would put on my playlist because it doesn't sound very ordinary {doesn't sound like an average composition}. However it does seem a little less mainstream and with the changing instruments it can be easy to get put off.

But you have worked hard at it and it shows. I would be optimistic of your future entwinements so if you would like a review please PM me.


* * * * * * * * { 8 - 10 } - "Enchanting"

PIED3 responds:

Wow! Thank you very much for the long detailed and informative review! You seem to have got exactly what i was going for, the sort of idea that its the story of a mans life, and whilst he knows hes going to die he's still happy at times before the morbid fact of his death rises in him again. Thanks again for the great review and score!

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Jan 24, 2009
11:17 AM EST
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1.4 MB
3 min 1 sec

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