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When I Look at You

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I actually recorded this improvisation almost two weeks ago. I've just been pretty busy lately, so I forgot to upload it here, until now!
I did upload it to youtube earlier though, so if you want to see me play this, you can click the link and an embedded version of the player will open in this description:


Most of this piece is improvised, though it is based on a simple theme I came up with right before recording. I did this in order to try out a new piano sound. As you might be able to hear, this is neither Piano One, nor my normal electronic piano (the Yamaha Clavinova). The sound is actually from "The Grandeur", which is a really neat vst. I got is as part of Komplete 10, which I recently bought. This means that I have a slightly bigger arsenal once again :D!

That said, I've been busy with school lately. I have around 14 essays left to write, in about a month, and I need to read approximately the same amount of books as well o.O
I hope I'll survive.

Anywho, enough of that :p

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Mmhmm, that is so very nice! The Grandeur is pretty aptly named, if you ask me. Of course it takes someone talented to tickle those ivories (no, not ovaries) so well and summon up such a pretty and soulful sound.

A very inspirational piece to listen to, with an exceptional mixture of light, airy, and more delicate piano strains and the more sweeping, forceful, and resonating moments. There's a lot of personality to the music, if that makes any sense. It seems almost to breathe and have its own heartbeat, a thoroughly enjoyable experience, like meeting someone for the first time and feeling like you're already old friends.

Well, suffice to say, I obviously like this piano composition very much, which is glaringly obvious when I've listened to it at least half a dozen times already. Keep right on doing what you're doing, Lucid, and best of luck on that insane academic workload! I am truly glad that you can still make the time to sit in front of those eighty-eight keys and bring them to life.

LucidShadowDreamer responds:

Ooh, another review! Thank you!

OMG have you actually read Phyrnna's and my interactions in review form, and somehow recalled them?

"Cheers to fellow pianists playing their hearts out on the ivories~! \^o^/ <3"

"Don't judge me, but the first time I read this, I read "ovaries" instead of "ivories", and i was like... Wat? o.O"

You must have xD

Yeah, I definitely love the fact that I finally have a few nice Piano VST instruments to use, after all this time. The Maverick is a really nice one as well, though I have yet to upload anything where I use it.

I agree that music has a lot of personality to it. I always do my best to play genuinely, as I know for a fact that it can be heard in the music produced :)
I'm really glad to hear that you like this composition/improvisation that much! I'm really happy with what came out of the little idea I had when I made this!

"at least half a dozen times already"

That is a lot :O!
Thank you o.o

I'll do my best to stay alive through this final barrage of school work (for a few months, at least), so that I can produce more (hopefully) enjoyable stuff in the future as well :)

Thanks for reviewing, and for showing your appreciation for my music. I appreciate it quite a bit <3

Man i love it. Just as i love all your music, it's incredible. one thing i love about piano music, is thatyou can basically improvise all the time and it still sounds good if you hit the right tangents. You're awesome

LucidShadowDreamer responds:

Thanks a lot, man :)
Yeah, a nice thing about the piano is that it has such a long range, which means that it works pretty well all by itself, once you learn to play :D

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4.72 / 5.00

Apr 14, 2016
5:07 PM EDT
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10.1 MB
4 min 25 sec

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