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_-/| A Shimmering Lake

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Think of a place you havn't seen for a long time, a place close to your heart.

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It made me think of my childhood home. I lived in a small village on the coast of the Philipines. Yes places like that are fast to disapear. It was a very peaceful place, I loved it there.

I thank you for making a song that brings back the best of my memories.


This was a really interesting piece... kinda felt like it had a sorta medieval feasty feel to it. In the beginning, it was a bit disorganized and random but then it pulled itself together.

It reminds me a tiny, tiny, tiny, bit of my song -Revolutions-... check it out if you find the time!

I g2g in 10 minutes but i'll try to find the time to review at least one more of your beautiful songs... i'd really appreciate it if you reviewed a few of mine in turn...

I know i'v been gone awhile... but I was doing something as I was... my newest song "True Serenity" I would love a review on from you. ^^

It's not great... but it's a huge turning point for me.

Sorry about droning on and on... all in all this was a wonderful piece with a very medieval feel to it. I felt like I was sitting down in a feasting room with knights and jesters... I know this strays a bit from what you wanted me to think about... but to be truthful I don't really have a special place I havn't seen in a while so it's not at all your fault... I just couldn't relate to it.

Great song.

MaestroSegments responds:

You know, that was the initial reaction to the piece to me itself. I could totally see this in a village being played somewhere, but that is when I found that place I hadn't seen in a long time. I went to a village a long time ago, and found the simple life there, absolutely wonderful.

It made me sad to think, places like that are fast disappearing...

Well, i'm glad you were able to enjoy it. Thanks for the review ^^.

Nice job

Another nice piece by you! You really sound like MaestroSorrow. Judging by his success on Newgrounds, that certainly isn't a bad thing!

You have quite an imagination! What you need to work on is your melodies. You have a lot of counterpoint (I hear four different parts at once I believe), which is great, but the thing is they started to clash. You need to pay close attention how you form melodies so they don't clash.

I would strongly recommend you study the species of counterpoint. I gave Maestro the exact same advice :). You have a great imagination, you just need to perfect how you use it!

You're certainly on your way, keep up the great work!


MaestroSegments responds:

Thank you David, you're words are always sincere and helpful.

You seem to have caught onto my weakness incredibly well. You see, I love to layer melodies, countermelodies is the reason I now live, forget sex, forget everything else, if it's not counter melody layerable, it's not worth my time >:(!

But jokes aside, i've been seriously debating if I should get some form of official trainer. It worries me still that i'd become some kind of drone, but I fear i've hit the end of this road, I don't think I can improve much more like this.

It's time to take it up a few steps eh?

Thanks for the review David, always a pleasure.

I thought of texas

It reminds me of all the good times I had back there. It was kind of depressing but still a wondurful song at the same time. You really have a wondurful talent to get inside of people and touch there hearts. I hope you make more like this.

MaestroSegments responds:

You hit the emotion I was driving for perfectly blackplastic, that makes the song a success. Thanks for listening and enjoying it ^^.

Liked it

You really like to make meaningfull music don´t you? Hehe. This wasn´t really a good song for me to close my eyes and think of "a place close to my heart". You should´ve made it a bit slower and softer if you wanted to achieve that. I liked the song though, especially the voices you added later on. Overall, I enjoyed listening to this, 9 out of 10.

MaestroSegments responds:

Slower eh? My goal with this piece wasn't to invoke a feeling of rememberance that makes you go "I wish I was back there", I wanted more "Man, that time was great!" if you understand my meaning. I am still glad you enjoyed the song.

Thanks for the review ^^.

Credits & Info

3.14 / 5.00

Aug 4, 2006
12:44 PM EDT
File Info
2.3 MB
2 min 33 sec

Licensing Terms

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