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A Song for Someone Else


Author Comments


This is the result of two weeks of watching anime, and distancing myself from the real world.
I lived through yet another set of PADS (Post Anime Depression Syndrome), and decided to turn my epmtiness into inspiration for a eastern inspired piano composition (in the style of examplewise Yiruma).

I also wanted to make something much more simple than usually, and with more repetition (people have been bugging me over the lack of repetition in my tracks).
So if some parts sound a lot like something else, or generic in general, I've basically succeeded. I didn't remove myself from the piece entirely, of course. It's easy to notice that this was played by me, if you know what too look (listen) for.

I was also too lazy to drag myself to my electronic piano, as it's in another house, so I recorded the MIDI file with my synth instead, and put Piano One as the vst. For some reason, the MIDI volume was really low, so I had to bring up the gain quite a bit, and I had some difficulties mixing. Oh well.

I noticed that most people love these kinds of piano songs, so the statistics say that you will like the piece, and there's nothing you can do about it. Checkmate.

Enjoy ;) (but only because you have to, by the laws of nature).

[EDIT: There's an updated version with way better sound (New Piano VST) up on youtube, if you want to check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDVUh9ClsSU]

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Awsome piano

Now this was some really nice piano you really bring the talent when it has to do with some piano love the quality too There are some things that really stand out here I and others have perceived this piece as some good sounds I like what I am hearing sofar love that piano


The audio was good but why the audio was call "A Song for Someone Else"

LucidShadowDreamer responds:

Why not :)?
Thanks for listening!

Very pretty! I truly believe that personal loss is one of the greatest and most noble inspirations to make music...even if the loss is one of, well, anime...Still, as always, this piece has an excellent progression. I love the sense of emotion and the recurring theme at 1:53. I appreciate all the compositional risks you took around 2:40, but I think they paid off. They made the piece seem conclusive...so conclusive, in fact, that you could've easily ended the piece at 2:53. It actually sounded like more of a proper ending to me than the actual ending. Besides that minor complaint (if that is an actual complaint, that is), I think this is a beautiful piece! Over the course of the 15 months or so I've known you, the concentration of piano solos on my iPod has drastically increased. :D Keep up the great work, LSD! ^^

LucidShadowDreamer responds:

I agree with you there! I don't think it necessarily has to be a loss, really, but I believe there's a lot more power in a track if it holds some kind of personal meaning to the artist.
I tried to pretty much dumb down on all the fancy stuff I occasionally do in this track, and focus on simple progression and a beautiful melody.
And as I stated in the description, I tried to use more repetitiveness than usually, so there are actually several parts that I repeat in one way or another throughout the piece.

Good catch at 2:40! I wasn't sure if people would notice that, hehhe :p


=> No. NO! You don't get to do that! First people tell me that I'm not repetitive enough, and now, with just a little bit of added repetition, I am to refrain from repeating the intro at 2:53? THIS IS MADNESS.
But really, I was planning on adding that final part far before I came up with 2:40, as 2:40 is actually the final thing I actually thought out for this track. Without having the ending planned on beforehand, 2:40 probably wouldn't even have happened, as I made it in order to tie the current place I was in the composition, to the ending!
Also, I think that 2:53 would leave some kind of inconclusive atmosphere behind, as the tempo suddenly increases at 2:40, so ending there, would be a bit of a anti-climax!

Thanks a lot for another review, and for listening to my songs! I should reply to your PM tomorrow, as I am now done with the concert and such things XD

PADS is the worst :(

This is a beautiful song!

LucidShadowDreamer responds:

I know right D: ?

Thank you! :D

Very good piece, reminds me of Clanna-OHGAWDWHYDOYOUDODISTOMEEEEE?!?!?!

Though seriously, well done~! ^.^/
Keep it up and someday you'll score your own anime :3

~Phyrnna ^_^

LucidShadowDreamer responds:

Aww, thank you :3

"reminds me of Clanna-OHGAWDWHYDOYOUDODISTOMEEEEE?!?!?!"


Clannad is amazing though, and definitely inspired this piece.

Score my own anime? I would love to! Too bad I'm not japanese :p

Credits & Info

4.27 / 5.00

Apr 8, 2015
1:39 PM EDT
File Info
3.3 MB
3 min 34 sec

Licensing Terms

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