Embracing Oblivion

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This is a classical track I've been working on for some time until finally deciding to submit it. The theme of this song is summed up nicely by the following quote :

"Sing then the core of dark and absolute oblivion where the soul at last is lost in utter peace."
-D.H. Lawrence

Hope you enjoy !

UPDATE 28.02.2009 -- Altered the ending since it seems to have drawn in a lot of complaints, which resulted in an addition of about 1 minute to the original song.



you never cease to amaze me this just like many other of songs of yours made me feel happy and just extremely relaxed it was calm through the whole thing but not a dull boring calm but an exciting calm that is just perfect its hard to explain but i just love this beautiful music you produce

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popraz responds:

Thank you so much. I try to write music from the heart, not just stuff to be used in flash or games. I need to write music as a part of who I am. The music I write is a part of my soul. Thank you again for the kind words.


I admit that I don't know very much about music, so if you're looking for technical constructive criticism, then I apologize as I know nothing of the vocabulary. Perhaps then, this also implies that the beauty within the more subtle portions of this piece may also lost upon me, but I'd like to imagine that not all of is lost; What I do know is that as your piece unwound I - a longtime listener on Newgrounds - became compelled for the first time to sign up in order to write this review.

From 1:05 to 1:18: I smiled - the kind that will most definitely leave me with eye-wrinkles when I'm older yet, nevertheless, I thank you for it. Please keep composing!

popraz responds:

Thank you for the awesome compliment. It's not just tehnical criticism I want for my music, but the kind of emotional reaction that you've experienced. That is the best indication that I'm doing something right. I'm happy this song made you smile. Thank you for listening !

man this is too good

you could write scores for movies. you could write scores for orchestras. you are absolutely phenomenal when it comes to strings and choirs and all that good stuff. i love it man. keep up the great work

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popraz responds:

Thank you very much !

Wonderful work.

Just like many of your other pieces, this one shows a good deal of emotion; which honestly, nowadays is a rare thing to find in a song.

And despite the depressing tone, it still has a calming effect on me.

I would give you tips on what to add/take out but, I have no musical talent whatsoever (lol), all I can say is please keep it up and I'm looking forward to your next masterpiece.

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Whoa o.o

This isn't saying you ripped off someone else or got inspiration from them. >.<. Its just a coincidence!

at about 00:55 or so this song really got into a vibe that made me felt it belonged in Mass Effect. I was putting in some files into a flashdrive whlie listening and i'm like "Whoa! This is mass-effecty."

I'm just saying that this music is in high-quality, it belongs in a game which is .. well, sort of one of the best ever. It would be the best ever made ever if Bioware put as much effort into sidequests and companion defelopment as they did in KotoR, but you can't have everything. Especially when it is just one disk of information.

Kay anyway, 5/5 10/10. Nice song!

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popraz responds:

Wow ! Thank you ! Well, Bioware might not have put in as much effort in Mass Effect as they did in KotoR, as you said, but they still own the RPG market and it's still great quality work overall, even better than Fallout 3 for example (which kicked ass too). Maybe they'll improve with Mass Effect 2 and 3.

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4.32 / 5.00

Feb 17, 2009
3:28 AM EST
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5.7 MB
4 min 9 sec

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