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Strangled-you start something

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The protagonist obviously struggles with the world wich is the reason he lives in the forest. But you could say he left the city for the wrong reasons, not that the causes itself were no reason to leave but he left out of despise and the will to be alone, used to being powerless in the masses.
Convinced that people are nothing more than an annoyance he leaves the city to hide unaware that nothing is absolute. And he will soon learn that there are dimensions to everything during his halicunation when he dries out in the real world due to being lost in the deeper woods. In this reality however it is the rain that saves him.

In the deeper woods when his halicunation begins he meets a talking tree dropping nuts, this stands for falling free from the mass.
The rabbit hole stands for his negativity, dressed up as curiosity.. its made of his thoughts and the urge to fight against the mass, but he cannot and ends up making himself vulnerable to his own anger.
Wich is where the mist comes in, the struggle of his own senses, confused about his choice, seeing the faces of the mass.. differentiating himself from it conciously.. they are his demons.
Its funny how the water droplet sylphid betrays the human by drying up the whole forest, but this is a for the fact that the droplet wants to be alone, away from the mass, naturally the droplet is a facet of the protagonists halicunation so he ends up on the edge of reason, almost suicidal.
But then he starts to think.. this is not who he wants to be. He wants to be a kind man, he did not want to be part of the mass because he wanted to be free of influence, to be naturally inspired and live without judgement.
He loses the will to harm the mass and thus himself, instead he wonders about what the good things he remained.
In 'here supposed to be a sea' he decides that he himself will work to restore the forest, that instead of hiding from the mass, he will though alone rebuild his life.. no longer struggling with meaning no longer running away, he will simply settle and call this its home.
It is then that he wakes up rescued by the rain.

Strangled refers both to being deprived of oxygen, the city is polluted and a forest is a lung. Yet also refers to being dried up as a person, thinking youve lost when you arent a part of something. Because you're always a part of something if you start something.

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Strangely out of key...

I can hear what the piece is supposed to sound like, but it seems that you're playing notes that are just off where you want to be. Perhaps a little flat in places, so tightening up on the sound of them there would certainly help you.

There is definitely a sense of creepy music in this one, as if akin to a haunted house of some kind, where you're not sure exactly where you are, let alone how you got there, or how to get out. There is some sort of serenity there, that might be a ray of sunshine peeking through a boarded up window here and there, but it still feels rather eerie.

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Good song

This is a nice song to finish off the album. Some melodies in here I think I have heard before in other tracks.

At first I wasn't too happy about the dissonant tunes that you have in the song here and there. But then I read the description of the song and now I think the dissonant parts are a good way to "audiolize" (is that a word? ^^) the struggle the protagonist has. He can't make up his mind and as a result the piano doesn't really know what to play... so the result are a few dissonant tunes.

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Calamaistr responds:

Unconventional keys are there not as a dissonant but the music is just in the same style on this psychological fairytale. Ive used such keys from the first track and on. :)

Thanks for the review.

Grand work

This actually sounds very nice and wonderful, you did a wonderful job here.

Piano: Like how it's the heavy piece delivering almost the whole entire song for the whole time.

Xylophone: Sounds nice and like it jumps in from time to time to help take over.

Chorus: It sounds nice and angelic, nice work with how you did that.

Wind: Sounds nice or maybe it's sirens, I don't know.

Drums: Nice little soft beat, very nice how it pops in from time to time.

Overall: This is a very nice sounding piece of work, kind of makes you feel a bit better if you've kind of had a crappy day I think, nice job Calamaistr.

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Calamaistr responds:

Since youve been trough the whole album now via the review request club, im sure you recogniced all the melodies from before. Thanks for the compliments again. And thanks for all the reviews.


Nice music man, it has truly feelings...

The piano in the begin made a misterious start.The drums part was Perfect!!

It made me feel better man, and it remembered me the Led Zeppelin music, Stairway to Heaven...

Thats a nice music, i liked it so much, make more musics like these and i'll be your fan!!
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Calamaistr responds:

Ive been considering making another hifi album but not for a while, i first want to do up some experience in the folk and jazz genre (in real that is, i have a mentor for it) and with that experience i will try my best probably.

Thanks for the compliment and the review.


good classical piece, kudos on it.
and the piano's panning was nice, sounds like a real piano.

Calamaistr responds:

well, i customely setted every tone to the respective distance of the key as its like youre sitting in front of an actual piano, ive done so on the other tracks aswell but this one was quite large and took some more time. ;)


Credits & Info


4.20 / 5.00

Jan 5, 2010
12:31 PM EST
File Info
7.2 MB
3 min 9 sec

Licensing Terms

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