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Sounds escape the space beneath the door; Enigmatic imagery soars ever higher; Nothingness

Thanks to Newgrounds' new File-size Limit, I can finally release this to all of you who hunger for aural experiments.

I find it ironic that I'm releasing my longest track to date on the last day of the shortest month of the year on the Gregorian Calendar that the majority of the world's population has adopted. (Correct me if I'm wrong about this presumed fact.)

This marks the first time that I experimented with combining various sounds and succeeded in an attempt to match them tonally.

Within the duration of this project I attempted to showcase my wildly varied musical tastes including, but certainly not limited to genres colloquially known as Hip Hop, Ambient, Alternative Metal, Experimental Sludge, Galician Folk, Comedy, Acoustic, Korean Pop and Dub-influenced Reggae. All this while simultaneously slathering the whole piece from top to bottom with dust, pops, cracks, scratches and the soothing sounds of a serene thunderstorm.

NOTE: This was composed nearly 3 years ago when I was at the tender age of 18. I had just completed my tenure with Primary Education (Pre-K - 12th Grade.) Pleases forgive me if it's not mastered to your liking. I was still trying to figure out how to properly use Delay and Reverb plugins in my production suite.

I'll end this blather with a few quotes from the liner notes of DJ Spooky's 'Viral Sonata.' Notes of which I liken to my work ethic when I'm making tracks that are more thought-out than my usual repertoire.

"Composite sounds of music without variations, not structured according to a particular system, not in serial, not in aleatory. Beyond.
Music in flux yet unchanging, almost formless, as if the pieces had no beginning and no end, music as a single abstract taken haphazardly from a teasless
and everflowing score. Datacloud. 'This has been modified from its original version. It has been modified for the screen. Please bear with us.' Your listening pleasure.
Commensurate with homeostatic social or individual reproduction."

"Art, and above all, music has a fundamental function, which is to catalyze the sublimation that it can bring about through all means of expression. It must aim through fixations which are landmarks to draw towards a total exaltation in which the individual mingles, losing consciousness in a truth immediate, rare, enourmous and perfect. If a work of art succeeds, even for a single moment, it attains its goal."

"What is the role of music - the traditional language of the mind as it speaks to itself of passions that it can only hint at - in this floating phantasmal world of electro-modernity? That question, ladies and gents, is most definitely, up in the air."

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You have definitely hit the next level since I last heard your work. This track is a gem

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Wow, this sounds like a step outside of the norm for you. It's not really "hip-hop" in the way its defined today. I applaud you for erecting something of such length as this in FL Studio (or other software). I hadn't recall coming across a song of this length and style on Newgrounds since FatKidWitaJetpak's "Ironesque Valley".

This month I learned a lot with SONAR through experimentation, which is essentially what this compilation of a song is all about. You've used a lot of samples, and they seem to meld well with each other.

The mix of instruments, audio clips and whatnot together almost feels like they came from a "trip" of a movie or something. It certainly sounds like a lot of time was put into this work.

For being fresh out of high school, it seems almost as if you've been making music for many years. I don't know what inspired you to make such a journey at the time, but it feels like a journey worth completing.

I'm not big on mastering myself, most of the time I don't even really bother with it, feeling satisfied with the given quality.

As of this review, I've barely accumulated even half the minutes of this song in the challenge that took place this month of February. The transitions seem to be darn-near seamless, as if they were meant to be.

Your quotes appear strong and useful. Music is constantly evolving and we may never run out of new ideas for it for aeons to come.

Keep doing what you're doing, C.J.


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Credits & Info

4.16 / 5.00

Feb 28, 2015
9:58 PM EST
File Info
49.6 MB
21 min 41 sec

Licensing Terms

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