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Alone (Original Performance)

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I figured a few of you might appreciate a stripped down version of Alone.

A very special thanks goes out to Phonometrologist for showing me a great time in Chicago and getting me a power cord for my comp. HG lives on because of you, friend.


Let the record show I did order a power cord based on the information I was given...wasn't my fault it was the wrong one :( to quote Metalocalypse "Well, for the record I tried" || As for the piece itself: Not bad at all. It's strangely heavy, and i'm not complaining.

TheHeartgrinder responds:

Hey, I'm big on the whole "A for effort" thing. You've been a good friend to me.

And thank you.

Although I like the original in its own way, this one is quite nice because I hear more of that piano. I can hear more of that lonesomeness sitting at the piano. The choice of each note is great... not easily mimicked. There are fleeting moments of calm in the piano if it weren't for that travailing sound in the atmosphere surrounding it. It could sound at moments like Bladerunner with a darker twist. SlaughterClub is right in that regard, but this is something that is quite unique that I wouldn't dare try to explore either if I tried my hand at the specified style. For it isn't about trying to accomplish a goal but rather it exists for its own sake. Sometimes true expression has to be left alone. I must admire it from a distance for the mystery would keep me lost for who knows how long...

TheHeartgrinder responds:

You know, I almost treated the piano as its own character. The poor thing was/still is very much broken. Strings out of tune. Pedals not fully functioning. It was a piano that was present for the destruction of another piano for Subjective - TDoSB. I'd be warped and broken after witnessing one of my own kind being ripped apart too. But it still had life left in it. And it knew to do as I will it. It saw what might happen if it didn't.

It does what it's told. *wink*

very Original & strange , psychedelic reminds me of the 70's LSD acid era
just wasted in a desert waiting for the vulchers to come & eat me alive

TheHeartgrinder responds:

I like to think a lot of Throbbing Gristle and NIN influence came through in this piece.


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3.64 / 5.00

Jul 13, 2015
1:02 AM EDT
File Info
10.2 MB
4 min 27 sec

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