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Gently Into that Night

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Oct 26, 2012 | 4:31 PM EDT
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7.5 MB
3 min 18 sec
4.39 / 5.00

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Rated 4.39 / 5 stars
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I can't leave this song alone for some reason. Anyways, I feel this is better as i've added additional harmonies and felt the voice was kind of adding nothing to it and so it was removed. Loads of sweet, mellow woodwinds to compensate though.

After spending weeks and months with what felt like nothing but epic and furious music I wanted to take a step and so the opposite. Simple, elegant, sad. The piece speaks of stories never told. Of worlds never woven and dreams never dreamed. All things undone before they were done.

Some people have told me this song isn't sad at all, however that's due to the song's inspiration being out of context. Here is the story to which this song draws it's inspiration.

The sky was so clear this time. He closed his eyes and felt the gentle warm winds wash over him. The ocean waves were distant sounding up here on the cliff on which he sat. Still he could hear them clearly and the effect on him was deeply relaxing. Interrupted shortly by a shifting weight beside him.

"What are you thinking about?" She asked gently nudging him with her shoulders. Elise. Her name was Elise. He had decided just then after she was created.

"Elise. I was just thinking about this world. It belongs to you. Long may you flourish in it. Long may you explore and create it as you see fit. Long after I have forgotten you and this place may your woven existence last forever in the realm of dreams and thought."

She looked at him puzzled. Her face taking on a slight frown.

"What do you mean?" she asked curiously. "Why would you forget me? We are here now and have been for years!" She waved her arm out in front of her proudly, her fingers gracefully gliding over the horizon of this world she inhabited. "All of this, is ours forever! We exist here and now." She looked up at him and smiled. She was so beautiful when the sun bathed that smile of hers.

"Have we?" He wondered what kind of dream he was in now. So vivid that he almost believed her. Despite this he could never bring himself to hurt her. He smiled sadly. "You're right Elise. I remember those years well. It must be this fine day playing tricks on me" He stood up, his clothes taken in the forms of robes now so that the wind may be captured in them. To Elise, he was always wearing those clothes.

Elise laughed gently, her laughter like a sweet song. So nostalgic.

"You're so silly. The sun has always taken your mind hostage. Why do you stay up here on this cliff edge so much? I worry some day the sun will make you forget you're up here and you'll walk right off!"

"Don't worry Elise. Even if I were to I don't suspect I would be hurt terribly."

"From this height I don't think it's getting hurt you should be worried about."

He smiled down at her. Such cruelty to know he would remember none of this when he awoke. Already he could feel the world shimmer and warp. The sounds of the ocean breaking up, fading. He would awake soon. Elise. poor Elise being part of this world could sense or find no fault in these anomalies and distortions in the fabric of their briefly shared reality.

"Where are you going?" Elise asked, her face growing worried. Had she noticed? Had she realized? He knelt down beside her and gently held her head while he kissed her forehead.

"Away." he whispered. "I'm going away for a while. Will you take care of our world while i'm gone?" That captivating smile returned as she drew a symbol in the air which he immediately knew to mean always. He stood up again, gazing off once more into the ocean that slowly started to break apart.

Good bye, Elise.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

So sad, deep and relaxing at the same time. It fits well in dream sequences, or when the character is reflecting on his life. Where does he go? Is his destiny over? There is still a long way ahead, but it is far away from here. He must say goodbye to everything he came to know until now. No wonder he feels so lonely already. Still, there's no way around it. It's in his blood. Far away he must travel, to discover new worlds, new dreams and new destinies.

A farewell it is, and a farewell that'll last forever. And forever... is a long, long time.

A great piece. I simply love it.

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MaestroRage responds:

I'm somewhat at a loss to what to respond here. Truly you've nailed it and there is nothing more to say. Thank you kindly for the review, i'm glad you liked it :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Oh snaps, bro. I didn't know you were still posting songs on here. I guess a review is in order.

As usual, you line up your songs with great composition and structure. The build ups are strong, though slow, but still very strong. The mellow tones you conveyed here are simply phenomenal. I'd definitely say when the higher octave strings come in @ 2:47 would be my favorite part. I'm looking forward to more stuff to come.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Beautiful and relaxing. At some points reminded me of 'One Upon a December".

MaestroRage responds:

I absolutely love that song. I am flattered you would be reminded of such a gorgeous piece with this :3!

Thanks for the review, glad you liked it!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Not depressing at all. Sad? Yes. Relaxing? Yes. Beautiful? Very much so.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

what great chords, i love playing guitar to this. I feel like paco de lucia with those leading tones