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The Other Side

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Sister track to "Drowning in Dysthymia".


A nice slice of atmospheric ambience, with orchestral overtones. Feels natural, and easy to immerse yourself in. Starts off with a surprise boost, but fades off into... the world. The waves. The wild. The sky. Lets you sink and soar off and fly into... wherever. A short-lived but nice piece. Like life.


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"This is quite abstract and surreal," was the first thought that came to my mind after I hit play. Makes me wonder what is on this 'other side' of the world you've created.

The author comments would have been ideal to explain your reasoning behind this song in more detail, but you may have simply wanted to keep us guessing or come up with our own reasons why, which is ok because I would do the same thing.

Since the song is short, I've been listening to it on loop to try and get a better understanding of what's going on. The brushing sound that is prevalent throughout the track almost sounds like ocean waves, or wind rustling through palm leaves. I think to the layman, this is just a short piece, but to me I believe you've put quite a bit of thought into your work and I am thankful that Newgrounds still has musicians like yourself contributing their talents.

Excellent work as always.

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larrynachos responds:

It's a difficult thing, explaining my music, because I'm not completely sure of what it means myself. When I compose, I compose around what I'm feeling, and I don't worry about how a listener interprets it because no matter how hard I try to explain it nobody will ever really understand what I mean.

I'm at a pretty stressful and confusing point in my life, and in some ways this song reflects that. The ambience is in reverse to represent a sort of chaotic regression as I'm thrown into the unfamiliar territory of adulthood. The deep water sound in the background represents drowning, which is a feeling I get frequently nowadays. The brushing sound was indeed supposed to be waves, but it also can represent air/breathing.

Although, that's just one possible interpretation of it. I also like to think it has a more phantasmagorical or clairvoyant meaning, but I can't find the right words to explain it. The title "The Other Side" refers to a reoccurring dream world I sometimes find myself in, frequently associated with water. Sometimes it's a beach, sometimes it's in deep, dimly lit water, and sometimes it's in an ice place at night. It's quiet and serene, and I feel at ease. I don't fully understand it, but it's in my head a lot and I think this song best embodies it.

That's probably too much thought to be putting into a song, huh? I'm really glad you like it, Bosa. Thank you so much for the review!

Wow! This song has a really cool effect to it, and I haven't heard anything like it for a long time! Well done, matey!

larrynachos responds:

Late reply, but thank you so much!

Oh wow, this sounds amazing o.O
I'm really happy I could be part of this track, even by way of inspiration. Easy favorite! :O
A lot of cool stuff going on, and I love it.
Amazing job ;)

larrynachos responds:

As always, your review warms my heart. Thanks for dropping by, LSD!

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Credits & Info


3.65 / 5.00

Apr 10, 2016
7:17 PM EDT
File Info
1.8 MB
1 min 37 sec

Licensing Terms

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