Hello, Lucid! I always kind of vanish for a while when I'm working on projects, and my schedule was fairly crazy during the beginning of Spring break, so my NG activity has been pretty sparse of late. Hoping to rectify that a bit, and this track seems like a great place to start! :D
This one instantly brought Clannad to my mind, and even as I was reminiscing, the tone shifted from the soft and delicate piano to something much bigger. Ultimately, this piece ended up reminding me of many familiar musical ideas, all wrapped up in one fantastically LSD-original package.
Some parts reminded me of Joe Hisaishi's style, a few different video game themes, and a couple of classic composers, but the music kept evolving and changing from moment to moment. I sat back, relaxed, and enjoyed my time spent here very much. I'll be watching you play this in just a moment, but I had to leave a review before getting lost in it all over again.
I think that my only real regret is that there doesn't seem to be as much variation to the velocities as there could be. A softer attack in the sparser sections, mostly at the front and back of the piece, would have had an even greater impact, I think. But the warmth is very nice, regardless. Oh! And I just noticed that you mentioned certain parts being inspired by Joe Hisaishi in your Author Comments. Guess I called that one. xD
An absolutely beautiful composition, overall. I may not be completely in love with the title, but that's more a personal preference than anything, and your ideas come across just fine through the music. Besides, coming up with a title that sums up the feel of an entire track is far from easy.
May you never stop composing from the heart, my friend. I hope that 2008 has been, and continues to be, very good to you.