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Feb 6, 2017 | 7:02 AM EST
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6.5 MB
3 min 35 sec
4.21 / 5.00

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Rated 4.21 / 5 stars
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I was doing some reading about English history, specifically Alfred the Great, when I noticed that there was another English king who was also known as "The Great." Only one. And as it turns out, he's all but forgotten to history. The man was king of three countries at the same time, and parts of a fourth, and we have never heard of him.

And it got me thinking. What are the chances anyone will remember me when I'm gone? I've done nothing special. Nothing of note to anybody. And even if I did, there's no way it would be interesting or world-shaping enough for anyone to care in 50 years. I'll be forgotten before I'm even dead, likely.

That's the condition virtually everybody lives in. Norman Borlaug saved an estimated billion lives. And you've probably never heard of the man.

So it goes.

This is a classical guitar, a mic, and percussion and a pad sample from my DAW. The lyrics and composition are mine.



Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

I like the relaxed vibe at the beginning. Good sense of atmosphere too. There’s a lot of tension in your voice, which fits the mood of the piece really well. The vocals weren’t quite as up-front in the mix as I would’ve liked, though - it’s almost like they were backing up the guitar. I can’t comment on the lyrics themselves since I don’t know them, but I like the premise of the piece. The tension in the piece never really gets released, which is my main problem with it, I believe. I think you missed a huge chance to go into a fit of passion with a raging guitar solo or a more energetic vocal passage. Right now, it’s almost as if you’re reading a passage from a long poem to a rhythm. Perhaps it’s partly because I don’t know the lyrics, but given the mood of the piece it doesn’t seem to have much resolve. I’d really like to see you go out of your comfort zone more, Ceevro, but for now I do believe you’ll make it to the round of 64 (I’m writing this on June 12th). Keep at it, man!



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Absolutely gorgeous! The guitar arrangements are beautiful, the vocals (possibly my favorite part) are so painfully intimate and honest (very reminiscent of a Nick Drake or Elliott Smith) , the lyrical content perfectly compliments them, and the pads add a sort of haunting element to the piece that add different emotional dimensions to it. Only critiques I have is that I think that the guitars need to be brought down in the mix just a wee bit. They kind of drown out your soft, whispered vocals during the verses. I also felt like the piece could've had a somewhat stronger ending. Still, chilling stuff.

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Ceevro responds:

There's always the question of how much power one puts into the ending of a soft, sad song. In some cases, one can really wring the emotion out by attacking the pain, like how Pink Floyd would smash the pain out with soaring vocals...Vera is a favorite piece of theirs.

In this case, I was after a lonely realization of my own insignificance. Perhaps there is something to be said for screaming at the Void...but my thinking is that this piece is about finally understanding how futile that would be. If no one remembers Cnut the Great, king of four countries, I can rest assured that my screaming would drown quickly into the ether. And whether I'm OK with that or not makes no difference in the outcome.

So I don't sound like too much of a downer, I'll tell you the upside of this fact as well:

All of the worst things I have ever done, every embarrassment, every failure, every plainly evil act...those are vanishing just as surely.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I love this, it's so elegant and beautiful. You mixed the instruments really well, just the vocals don't quite fit in with the rest - consider that if everything is quite dry sounding then your vocals need to be too.
I read the description too, it's really sad. I will never forget our covers together. In fact I was listening to them just last week thinking we should do another (Behind Blue Eyes or something...).
I won't forget you buddy!

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Ceevro responds:

Dude, I'd LOVE to collab again! Problem is the new rules for the Audio Portal! We can't do covers without permission from the original artist (go ahead, TRY to get ahold of Paul Simon)!

If we collab, we gotta do it with original material, and I don't think I'd have nearly the buy-in.

BUT if you wanna work on some stuff, hit me up! You know how to reach me!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Chill vibes, great work :)

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

I love this song! would you maybe mind putting up an instrumental version, and written down lyrics. I maybe feel like doing a cover of this on my youtube channel, at least if you'd allow it? :)

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Ceevro responds:

I'll PM you.