Mayya Malyshka


Author Comments

The theme of the piece is that humans are destined to look beyond themselves. Despite current affairs and how bleak a situation may seem, it is in the spirit of humanity that keeps us from constantly looking down and strive by looking up into the stars. It is the imagery of space that I used to describe our journeys here. I even added a sound from Saturn’s radio emissions for one of the musical breakdowns. Just like an astronaut exploring unknown frontiers, music can only allow us to observe and admire the experience.

"Don't only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets; art deserves that, for it and knowledge can raise man to the Divine." -Ludwig van Beethoven

What’s in the title?
Translates to “My baby."
Recorded two vocalists, and my friend playing Guitalele.

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Amazing, simply divine. :)

I've also recognized some of the vocals to be Russian, so that was an interesting touch. It was a very progressive track that I got lost in thought with, I was literally staring at my screen while listening to it, it had no quirks, or sudden jumps, everything molded seamlessly into each other. A brilliant piece of musical art.

Phonometrologist responds:

Thanks for leaving a review/comment. I appreciate it. Good catch on the Russian… didn’t think anyone would recognize it here. This piece always felt like a dream to me.

I like the spacious arpeggios and strings. It has a very dreamy and atmospheric vibe. The vocal samples contribute to the mood a lot, too. By around :40, I love the victorious mood, simultaneously injected with child-like wonder. I love the female vocals at around the 2-minute mark. They display such a raw sense of uplift and empowerment. Your pieces have a strong sense of continuity, yet are full of variety, and this is no exception. The strummed strings at 3:35 (and other places, I believe) are a nice touch as well. The coda was a little drawn out, but also fittingly delicate and majestic. Very dreamy, unique, and imaginative piece, my friend. Do yourself a favor and have an excellent new year. :)

Phonometrologist responds:

Than you my friend. I appreciate you letting me know your thoughts on it. I don't know what to say. It's been a while since I've written this, and so hearing it over, I hear many flaws still.
I'm contemplating your statement, "strong sense of continuity, yet are full of variety."
For which I think of now: 'tis are the days we live in.

It can be a bit more rare nowadays to come across those who create with profound things in mind. I really like this! :) Your songs are refreshing, not just for the brilliance in sound, but the foundation of intelligent thoughts they stem from. I have you bookmarked now so I can keep hearing your wonderful works in future.^^

Phonometrologist responds:

That is very kind of you to share these words. In regards to the "foundation" of thoughts and the music, there shouldn't be a difference between the two. Music is an eloquent speech, and if all music had meaning to convey to the listener, then there wouldn't be a dull moment.

Holy fuck.
I know that everyone else is leaving essay comments, but...
This is fucking amazing. I'm like honored that this is the first thing I'm commenting on on Newgrounds.
That's all I have to say.

Phonometrologist responds:

And I'm honored that you have spent the time in letting me know your thoughts about it. No essay required; the fact that others may enjoy what I myself wanted to listen to is encouraging enough.

I am very, very honored to be among the 154 fans (at the moment) to listen to this. It's been awhile since I've visited NG. Such an honor to hear a piece of art that is not genre-boxed and categorized and simply seeks to speak to my soul. These are one of those pieces; with a clear crescendo into a climax, with a musical denouement...it tells a story and drops you at the fork's end, waiting for the audience's response. It's music like this that makes me animate the way I do, and paint the way I paint. Without boundaries and borders and labels, and to stay true to yourself, reflect how important you are, how just 1 man can make the difference. Hands down, you are indeed one out of a handful of amazing artists which keeps me coming back for more, because you are having a conversation through your art, and as an artist, it's our responsibility to respond back with art that strikes just as colloquial. This is an amazing piece of art.

Phonometrologist responds:

And you honor me with your words. I'm just grateful that there are few that enjoy some of the inner workings of my heart and mind. Your kind words have lead my thoughts to the following quote that I remembered reading some time ago:
“If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.”-Toni Morrison
I hope you take what you said about staying true to yourself to heart. When it comes to animating and painting, go without trying to label yourself for that has always been the job of the admirer in retrospect. However, don't just take that approach in art, but also when you get up in the morning. I think it's interesting that if anyone wants to connect and convey a message to anyone, one must first be honest with themselves. Seems kind of obvious to read that at first, but if one gave it more thought, to write for yourself in order to reach others more deeply and meaningfully isn't quite as transparent as one would think.

Credits & Info

4.61 / 5.00

Dec 3, 2016
11:41 AM EST
File Info
10.9 MB
4 min 46 sec

Licensing Terms

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