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.Dance Of The Shadow.

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This is more like a bonus track for the album Unknown Heroes. Heavily remastered.

There were several reason why I change the name (originally The Capture). The main reason was the name brought back horrible memories.

This song was strongly inspired by a real story told by my older family members. My grandfather was a German officer in WW2, who was in charge on capturing Jews. He shot a man who refused to be captured, and the man's son threw stones at my grandfather. He then shot both of them. My grandfather lived his last moments in soviet labor camp after the war.

This story was told to me many times by my grandmother and my parents. I carry the generations' guilt as a regret and continue to do so as a responsibility.



The main problem here is the vocal sample. The vocals here need to be crisp, with short delay and *on the beat*. This piece talks about a very grave situation, something like a piece of music about a dictatorship or an oppressive leadership. Failing to nail the vocals has really gashed my experience of this piece. Because it happens in TWO main sections, we are left beginning the piece on a bad note and ending the piece on a bad note.... Please, if you can, PLEASE rectify that.

That piano after the first vocal section is beautiful, but once again, I maintain that it needs more reverb... There also doesn't seem to be much volume change between some of the piano notes... so a bit more humanising is due. It's a small tweak, but it's readily doable. : )

That specato violin around 2:24 is really, really spot-on and does a lot to heighten the tension of the piece. Well done for using it. Also, I love those drums that kick in around 3:00. I'm a stickler for rhythm. <3

The premise behind this piece is sobering, and if you can knock out those kinks, let me assure you, you'll have a winner in hand. But because we began *and* ended on a bad note with those off-beat, delayed, echoey vocals... I can't say this is something that'll give me chills down my spine, at least not yet. Not until you rectify those kinks.


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0.94 / 5.00

Jun 14, 2013
4:45 AM EDT
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3.3 MB
3 min 38 sec

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