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A Waterlogged Letter

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Aug 21, 2013 | 11:36 PM EDT
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11.4 MB
5 min 0 sec
3.90 / 5.00

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Rated 3.90 / 5 stars
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O Captain! My captain! This ship is sinking! My ears are ringing, can you still guide us back home? And captain, my captain! Your men are dying! Why are you crying for one so many miles away? You said, "Son, she left me long ago and I'm afraid that I now know there's nothing for me here on land or air or sea, but in the waves, I've seen her eyes, and those eyes, how I've watched them die in nightmares weeping as she's swept away from me! But now the creaking of the boards as we're blown further off our course brings me the feeling that she's gone further away. So raise the masts, this wretched sea's no hope of ever stopping me from finding her someday!"

O captain! My captain! The mast is ashes! The sky is crashes! Don't let us die out here alone! And captain, if we set sail for the bottom of the sea, who'll be there to wipe salt from the eyes of the one I love, and when she dies, will she be there by the shore waiting for me? You said, "There's more at work than you or I!" and then you looked me in the eye, said, "I've been waiting all of my life for this day!" You drifted back to long ago, said, "Son, there's something you should know: a captain's heart's not something easily-betrayed, but when she died, I took a vow that I'd get back to her somehow, and in this storm I think I've finally found a way! So raise the masts, this wretched sea's no hope of ever stopping me from finding her someday!"



Rated 4 / 5 stars

Something about it gives a sad atmosphere. I cannot say what it is, it's just there. I would guess that it is the guitar panned to the right ear. That indicates very good attention to detail, since you can barely hear it. I actually almost missed it.
Speaking about the guitars, you didn't use a that many major chords(or any?) up until 3:30, which I found was a good way to change the pace and mood. Suddenly sorrow is replaces by hope and strength. I like how the music follows along with the text or "backstory" also (even though I had a hard time reading it).
No instrument sounds louder than they have to, except the guitar panned to the right ear and the drums at the very end, if I should be picky. Unfortunately the song just cuts off att the last 5 seconds, which I hate when song do that in general. I don't know if I am a minority but I find it hard to listen to this because of the theme. I guess I get reminded of disturbing images :/


Rated 5 / 5 stars

After listening to The Sailor, I thought I'd listen to some of your other wo- HOLY OCEAN, BATMAN.
Your stuff is really good. I can't put it in too many other ways. I really, really hope you submit more content and soon. Your music is the first I've downloaded from this site in years. Great stuff.

Anyway, this particular song is really cool. As is the little 'back story' you've provided. For me, repeated chords for a prolonged amount of time are a bit of a deterrent, but you really make something of it. And finally you hit that chorus bit near the end, and pick this piece up just like that. You have a great touch for musicality. The sound effects are wonderful too. Keep it up.

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