Tomorrow's Lullaby

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Classical / Piano / Ambient
Did this one fairly quick for my own standards as I'm learning to let go of perfection.

Thanks to SkyeWintrest for mastering the track. It is ideal to have as many ears involved before the final product as composers nowadays often wear too many hats.

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Excellent, excellent. The more I listen to it the more I like it, really - I'm on my third listen right now. At some point I start to ignore the pattern of the melody and just listen to chordal movements instead - and fortunately the chord choice is wonderful, with each switch fitting perfectly but also surprising me just a little bit. There are a couple of times where you seem to be leading into I but then go into vii, which is surprising and intriguing.

I love the choir-like/string-like instrument that sits on top of the whole piece and guides it from chord to chord. The addition of actual singing voices towards the end was a great idea, but I feel like a few times they jar for some reason I can't quite place (too much vibrato?).

At first I was thinking it was a bit too long maybe, but now I'm not so sure.

Love the little twist on the theme that comes in at 5:14 and takes us out of the piece. Great way to end.

The piece makes me think of a river, moving inexorably from place to place, but peaceful. Or maybe even time itself, pushing us into the future - but now I'm getting too metaphorical, so I better stop.

Great work.

Phonometrologist responds:

There are two reasons why I thought you might be interested in this:
First, the 2hr track Sundays inspired this, and of course I decided to invest more time on it and not make the deadline. I was okay with that :)
I also thought the ending was a bit more optimistic.
johnfn layout:

>vii chord

To be honest, I have a had hard time really figuring what the I chord should be through the piece to know exactly which chord would be the vii chord you're talking about. I figured F# Major because it ended there. It does feel like the I chord in other places, but the key change just makes it less clear for me. You know what? I didn't really care when I was writing it lol. I think it was just a flat-minor 7th chord rather than a pure vii.

>voice jarring

Perhaps it is the vibrato, but it probably has more to do with lack of variety in using the sample, i.e. laziness.

>great way to end

Thought you might like that.

>moving inexorably from place to place...maybe even time itself, pushing us into the future

;-) yes

Powerful as always, I really love the deep sub it is just perfect!

Phonometrologist responds:

I appreciate the encouragement. Did it provide a powerful sleep? I tend to write stuff like this to help my thoughts drift quite a bit. Never intended this to be listened to directly, nor do I expect people to be very productive in their work while listening to it.

Excellent. Very enjoyable, worth multiple listens. Downloaded. However, the collection of many hats is something we all look back at over time and laugh at. Many of us never intended to collect so many.

Phonometrologist responds:

I'd say that most never do intend to wear so many as it is just more practical to do so. I can't pretend to be a good mixing or mastering artist so I'm happy that Skye was willing to lend a couple ears.
I'm glad you were to find this enjoyable and also felt compelled to let me know.

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4.97 / 5.00

May 29, 2014
10:16 PM EDT
File Info
12.7 MB
5 min 35 sec

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