A Storm Over Lavender Lane

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This is my submission for Round 1 of the NGADM. Made in Logic Pro, with a Steinway sample and PLAY libraries.

Piano was inspired by Debussy and Chopin. Love those doods.

Thanks fo listenin. <3

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- NGADM Round 1 Review -

The strongest aspect of this track is it's level of quality and production, as well as sheer compositional skill. The intro is very impressive, and the song as a whole, while not partcilarly memorable at all, does not disappoint on the first listen. What does disappoint, however, is the abrupt change in direction the track sometimes takes, which make it sound disjointed – key points being at 1:08, and especially at 1:18. Although these parts disrupt the flow, the disruption is minor compared to the strengths listed above.

Score: 9.2

headphoamz responds:

Thank you AS, really appreciate the review :)

You are so romantic!!!
See wut i did thur

seriously though, your understanding of the motifs of this time period is downright shocking.
You are pretty much amazing. and your power is very scary.

headphoamz responds:


Thanks Robs. :3

This is an NGADM Round 1 review.


Wow, now this is a surprise. I've heard some of your other music, including of course your audition, and all of it was certainly well-made but never compositionally complex. In fact, Dear Mario was (probably intentionally) made to sound simple, with plain chords that never really try to sound sophisticated, and then you come in with a technically flawless, complex and incredibly well-composed piece of classical piano music out of NOWHERE. This is very, very good. You move between sections and even entirely different moods and keys so effortlessly that it leaves me in awe. And naturally, the excellent instrument samples you used are just icing to the cake.

It took me a few listens to find flaws in this, but I found that even after listening to it various times and then turning it off, it doesn't quite remain in my memory. You've got such masterful progression and you've squeezed in plenty of different sections in a track that conventionally isn't very long (by modern standards), but the fact that you don't have any central theme can make this ultimately forgettable, and sometimes a bit directionless. I understand that not having a leitmotif is a stylistic choice of the musician, but over here I don't think it quite gives the track the lasting impact it deserves.

Really though, I'm only trying to nitpick. You've got very strong melodic content here and I'm impressed! Keep up the great work.

Score: 9.6/10

headphoamz responds:

Step, thank you! I'm grateful you took several listens to this piece, and very happy you enjoyed it. :)

Oh my god...

Probably one of the best piano pieces I've heard in a long time.

headphoamz responds:

Thank ya Convey ^_^

Love this. It's remarkable how you managed to transition between so many different moods in barely over 2 minutes. And to my n00b ears the piano sounds very real and expressive, so great work there too.

Following your work from now on! :)

headphoamz responds:

Hey, thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed. I appreciate the follow. ^_^

Credits & Info


4.80 / 5.00

Aug 2, 2013
4:39 PM EDT
File Info
4 MB
2 min 10 sec

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