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Why Birds Sleep Well (Part 1)

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I've been working on this project off-and-on for quite a while. Hope you like!

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This is the second one of your sleepy songs that I've had on my phone for years. Seriously an amazing piece of work. Makes me sleep well.

Gillenium responds:

Enjoy the Z's :D


When I first listened to this a while ago (And trust me, it was a LOOOOONG time ago) I didn't think much more than "This is decent" and downloaded it to my MP3

However, since I put all my songs onto my PSP, I came across this track in the list and listened again, and now it is seriously one of my favourite songs to come out of the better side of the audio portal.

It's like, now I see it symbolising a dark, eerie place, like an abandoned temple, where any number of monsters and ghouls could jump out at any moment. But the moment the chimes start, it's as if a light is blossoming from within the darkness, spreading a pieceful calm through the place, making it seem alright.

The way the chimes begin a while after the creepy low tones that start at the beginning turns what begins for a brief moment change a potentially dark, fear inducing hum into a much calmer piece, and for that, I applaud you.

Congratulations on an absolutely perfect piece.

Gillenium responds:

Thanks! I think everyone has moments like this. We like different kinds of music at different points of our lives. There are some artists I know I'm just not going to understand until I get a little older. There are also some artists I know I probably won't listen to again, because I've put them behind me. It's funny how that works... Great review!


Now this is exactly what I was looking for when I went into the Ambient section. In fact, I am using it in a Home-Brewed Game of Mine. If you any of you guys (reviewers) want a demo (that is not plagued with viruses) chat with me on AIM. My AIM is: Armymenis12.

But as for the actual review:

Soothing, A bit on the depressing side, but happy at the same time. Although, the strings (IMHO) need more reverb and it they sound a bit too polyphonic.

Gillenium responds:

NO ADVERTISING IN MY REVIEWS!!... I'm kidding, lol. The demo is pretty damn cool! I'm glad you enjoyed this piece. I'm surprised no one has complained about the pitch bend in the strings yet. I like it though, haha. Thanks for the review, and the song usage in the demo!

Nice job.

Great string sound, the slide is almost heart breaking! I liked the the ambiant pill noises in the back along with the scratchy noise; subtle and well used. You managed to keep me interested all the way through without much change, hard to do! Good job.

Gillenium responds:

Thanks! There are few bands that can really hold me by doing the same thing over and over... there's Underworld... I can't think of any others really. Glad you enjoyed!

Would you be mad if I created a cult in your name?

Ill be quick, you are a god, keep up the great work. *Love*

Cults; where the party is really at.

Gillenium responds:

Wait... I thought ParagonX9 was god... hahaha, thanks for the review! I would enjoy having a cult, get crack'n!

Credits & Info


4.69 / 5.00

Oct 8, 2006
5:37 PM EDT
File Info
3.7 MB
3 min 14 sec

Licensing Terms

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