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Water from the Rock

Author Comments

I was inspired by Etherealwinds Harp, and I just wanted to write a piece that implemented it.
The piano, fretless zither, and harp are all from Versilian Studios and are free.
The rhythm was first inspired by the zither.
I suggest raising the volume for this track as the mix is a bit quieter than most other pieces. Because the Harp is such a delicate instrument, and since that instrument plays the melody, the other instruments could have easily drowned it out if I didn't tone it down a little.


Very Philip Glass.

Phonometrologist responds:

Thanks. Yeah, it's no secret that I'm a Philip Glass fanboy.

This is so unique and beautiful. The title seems to fit. While I was listening, I could picture water running over rocks in a stream. There's something about this piece that's peaceful fantasy-esque, combined with science fiction--a very interesting mesh of the two. I pictured these robots near this river in a forest around mythical creatures, the robots themselves from a place far away and unlike anything they've ever witnessed.

The harp in this is so lovely. It takes a composer with a great ear to arrange it so it's not drowned out by the other instruments. Everything comes together so brilliantly well.

Phonometrologist responds:

All I could say is that I'm glad you think so. My joy in writing any music is to pass on my therapeutic dreams to another. I like your description. "Unlike anything they've ever witnessed," --something I long for

Ha ha. You're always creative with your new project. Always seeking for new direction!

That synth tho. Plus the harp. It makes me feel so joyful and full of life. I'm here feeling hyper like a child with new toys. This piece is absolutely gorgeous, in the sense of beautiful flow of sounds. A fusion of different variation and melodies. The creativity really get me the most.

Extremely impressive. Complexity through simplicity. It really does take a genius to be able to craft something like this. I wouldn't be able to do something similar. This is why the piece is so uniqe and majestic. The emotion is flowing inside me insanely great. I only wish if the piece was longer with more development. The massive chill that flowing in me. Just... sigh, I'm out of words and phrase to describe what it feel like...

You've got the theme right on path. It is indeed felt like water flowing through rocks in the stream. The marvel of nature and life going through. Almost feel like I'm in some spiritual documentary about the purpose of our existence.

This is a great piece. 5/5

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Phonometrologist responds:

Your review made my day, and I think it is very cool that you have come to these feelings and thoughts about it. Consider this piece yours. Though, I'm going to over-look the word genius if you don't mind before I mistakenly think more highly of myself than I ought to think. You know who I give the credit to. I would say that you're spot on in regards to your comment on it being some spiritual documentary as any music you find on my audio section is all a part of it. I don't even know why I'm writing...you have said enough for me

Really like this one! The great mix of instruments gives this piece a really nice chilling atmosphere. Everything really flows together and you can really imagine the water flowing out of a giant rock with maybe a lot of rainforest around it. I can hear the Philip Glass inspiration you write ;) From the instrumentation it reminds a bit of some pieces from his "Aguas da Amazonia", which is actually one of my favourites from him.

Phonometrologist responds:

Ah cool! I appreciate the sentiments as it is all reassuring. I do see the comparisons as well. It's funny because I hear in your last piece's rhythm and progression as Philip Glassesque at moments as well. I'm glad you enjoyed this one

This made me feel like I was being carried by wind across a field on a gorgeous day. Lovely.

Phonometrologist responds:

Nice imagery and I can certainly see how this could invoke that. If I took your word wind even further as an example of poetic symbolism as it often is in literature, I then would say you're even more accurate in describing it.
Thanks for taking the time to listen.
time is short and fleeting

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Credits & Info


4.60 / 5.00

Feb 9, 2015
11:03 PM EST
File Info
8.1 MB
3 min 33 sec

Licensing Terms

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