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For What the Sparkler Sparkles

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Hey there!

I've been a bit less active than usual on NG, but that's mostly because I was finishing up my bachelor's thesis. Now that it's summer, I'm hoping to have more time to compose again :3
So here's my first composition of the summer!

If you wanna watch me play it, I uploaded it on YouTube too (right-click might be necessary):


Thanks for listening!

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This feels like a Kirby song 😁 The simplicity of the rolling left hand pattern is probably what's doing it for me. It feels warm, and homely, and comfortable, if only for those few moments that make me want to bask in more of it, and make me pine for it feeling too short. 😅

I enjoyed this one immensely upon the first listen. I just came back to it today. Just wanted to say that I appreciate this composition from you for being more reserved than your free form writings. Quite soothing.

LucidShadowDreamer responds:

I wanted to come up with a new left-hand pattern that's simple, beautiful, and that hasn't been done (at least this clearly) before. It turned out to be surprisingly difficult for my fingers to remember the pattern at first, probably since it's fairly unique.

I would also describe this piece as love song of sorts.
I was directly inspired by a Final Fantasy VII track called "Interrupted by Fireworks". I don't know exactly what it is, but there's a kind of addictive bittersweetness to that track which always results in a direct blow to my emotions. Thank you for listening!

AAA I think I may have accidentally voted when trying to tap on your profile to go to your YouTube because the link was not working in the description until after the vote went in, I don't know what it went in as but I will write this review to hopefully replace that vote (if a moderator sees this and the vote overturns this review, if they can fix the vote to a 4 that would be great :D).
So this is honestly a calm piece, and I can honestly say the name fits it. It has that feeling like that of a sparkler, with some of a sprinkler. I love this for the same reason that I love Improv On A Dream: there's feeling in both of them that provokes what you want the listener to feel; here, it's more like sitting under a warm tree on a summer night with some light fireworks twinkling above.
There's really only one thing I have to complain about this piece, and that's at 1:08 until the end. Generally that section feels like a rinse and repeat of the first, just up the octave and with some changes at the end. I feel like there's so much more you could do with that section; at the very least, my advice is if you're going to do that kinda thing at the end, place a sort of interlude in the middle that builds up to that section (maybe a key change too). I also wanted to complain about the chord at 0:08 being as dissonant as it is, but after listening multiple times I understand why it is, and that's honestly something I'm not complaing about.
Dude I am SO SORRY if I accidentally made your song look unintentionally bad, I was just trying to look at how it was done on the keyboard and my phone was being derpy, hopefully that can be fixed ;3; But in all honesty, this is a wonderful piece. After hearing Improv On A Dream on CHIPS, this lives well up to the standards that I came in to this with. Well done!

LucidShadowDreamer responds:

Haha, don't worry about the possibly mistaken voting. I've done that by accident in the past too, and it's no big deal! :)

Thanks for the review! Usually I don't repeat things outright without any change. However, for this piece, I felt it fit quite well. It's a relaxing piece, and I don't feel a need for it to vary any more than it does. Perhaps it works better if you imagine it as background music?

I'm glad you learned to like the chord at 0:08, since I think it's chords like that which make the piece interesting :)
Also, thank you for listening more than once!

As for the link, the player is supposed to open under it, but NG is having some issues with that, it seems. You can right-click it and open it to get to the video though.
I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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4.64 / 5.00

May 27, 2018
9:56 AM EDT
File Info
5 MB
2 min 23 sec

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