Walking in the Air Improv

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Well what do you know, winter is here and Christmas is almost upon us. I already got the present which I wanted most of all; freedom. I am no longer part of the army (actively at least), and I've returned to the civil life.
I haven't yet had any time to complete a Christmas special, but I hope I will have one up for the 24th or 25th (we celebrate Christmas on the 24th of December in Finland).

Meanwhile, I decided I might as well upload this old improvisation of mine. I think it was recorded in early 2013, so there are a TON of mistakes. I still like the overall sound though :p

I think the song is pretty fitting this close to Christmas too, as it was used in/made for (by Howard Blake: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Blake ) the famous animation, "The Snowman":


A Finnish band called Nightwish has also made a cover of the song (quite long ago now), and some of the parts were inspired by that cover.

There's not much else to say about it really. Enjoy?

PS. Recently another animation featuring a snowman was uploaded to Newgrounds:


No real reason to mention it, I just remembered it and thought "why not?"


13 minutes well spent! I admire your skills! x)

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LucidShadowDreamer responds:

Thanks for your nice words, VideoGameManiac! :D

great job done here i have nothing to say bad about this song

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LucidShadowDreamer responds:

Thanks, themob2!

I've been listening to this piece a couple of times over while I was sorting out some stuff for work tomorrow, it's such a nice composition to listen to in the background. It doesn't really matter if any imperfections come in note-wise as with the tone of the song it actually seems to enhance it even more!

The Piano tone is really nice and the Reverb usage is perfect for the composition as well. Just out of curiosity what room/hall plate are you using for your Reverb? It really does go so well with the song.

Favorite'd, 5/5, will listen again (several times!)

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LucidShadowDreamer responds:

I think that piano improvisations in general are quite fitting as background music, as lng as they are not too overtaking :)
I've actually grown to like imperfections myself as well. The only thing that actually bothers me in this improv is the brain fart between 2:07 and 2:08 :p

The reverb in this track is something I'm definitely happy with, along with the EQ:ing. This is an old recording, but I mixed it quickly yesterday before uploading it, and I think it went well.
I'm using one of the piano sounds from my Yamaha Clavinova (CLP - 230) electronic piano (recorded with audacity). The reverb itself is a lazy kind that has worked well for me whenever I want something to sound a bit out of this world... Maybe not far away, but... Dreamish?
If I remember correctly, I actually combined three different halls/rooms, instead of just choosing one and editing it. I think I combined an "Arena", "Cathedral" and "Church" setting in Cubase's RoomWorks Reverb VST.
I don't know if that tells you anything really...
Basically, it's a shit ton of pre-delay and reverb time.

Thanks a lot for listening to my stuff and for reviewing it! You've posted a lot of cool stuff yourself recently. It's a shame I've been to busy to keep up with everything lately -_-
Now I'm back though, and should have a lot of time for such things :3

Sooo beautiful man! It's good to hear your back does this mean we'll get to hear some more music from you? I sure hope so :D

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LucidShadowDreamer responds:

Well, I don't know if it means more (as I've been uploading once a week), but it should mean better!
Before I get the time to work more with Cubase, I'm planning on uploading some of my very best piano pieces. I've got three songs I've not yet uploaded, but that are probably amongst my 10 best pieces ever made (so far, of course). I'll most likely upload them all in January, possibly along with something else :3
Also, I hope I'll have time to re-record a Christmas song I've made with much better quality :D

After that, I'll try to work some magic with new stuff ;)

I've always wanted to make beautiful piano songs like this, but I'm just no good at piano.

Great work!

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LucidShadowDreamer responds:

Hahha, thanks a lot :D
This is not my song though, just an improvised interpretation :p
I'm sure you could be great at the piano if you just practiced some; you're already a great musician :3

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4.71 / 5.00

Dec 20, 2014
9:30 AM EST
Solo Instrument
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12.4 MB
13 min 35 sec

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