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The Road Less Traveled

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"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference."

~ Robert Frost

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Wow. I'm normally a person who isn't really a fan when a song is pretty empty and has few instruments. Which is the reason this song hit me by surprise. The piano melody itself is beautiful; its melodic, progressive, diverse, unique, and something I could listen to all day. It's also really impressive how progressive this is; normally solo instrument songs are very repetitive but this is just some great progression right here! I don't really have much else to say; it's just a beautiful chill song that I'll certainly come back to :)

ChronoNomad responds:

Thank you so much, Ackee39! You truly humble me with your words, and they are greatly appreciated. Since I've mostly had to use free samples and libraries, the stress has always been to try and do a lot with a little.

In this instance, I went back to my piano roots and wanted to make something really different and unique. It seems to be a little bit divisive, but I guess that's the nature of music--either you like it, or you don't. There never seems to be much in the way of middle ground, and that seems to apply to many things in life. Not unlike the title of the track itself. :D

Nice. The bit at 02:07, where you go flat 6th, is my favorite part.

ChronoNomad responds:

Much appreciated. I'm rather partial to that section, as well. I feel that it's a really nice lead-in for the part that circles back around to the front. The only real pity is that loops are no longer seamless here on Newgrounds.

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ChronoNomad responds:

My man! Well, aaall right. Glad you dig the track.

Sometimes you don't need all the added bells and whistles, just a drum track and a somber piano. Love this! The mood doesn't strike me as happy or sad, but more... contemplative I guess? I really like how some of the chords progress, especially the one around the 2:07 mark.

ChronoNomad responds:

Thanks for the review, shadow-ghost! Just keeping it simple, man. Keeping it real. If the music makes you think, then it's fulfilling its purpose on the grand stage.

I guess, all in all, it's really just about going your own way. Making your own choices and sticking by them, good or ill. Definitely not about being a follower. Hell, not even being a leader. Not really. Just keeping time and counsel with yourself, putting one foot in front of the other, and paving your own road in life. And if other folks decide they want to walk in your footsteps, well hey...that's just fine. So long as the decision is theirs. We all have to travel the same road, from time to time.

Stay contemplative.

Nice. Very nice sir. Keep up the awesome. :)

ChronoNomad responds:

Thanks a bunch, man. It's always fun to do something a bit different from time to time. Glad you dig it. :D

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4.21 / 5.00

Jun 4, 2019
2:10 PM EDT
File Info
3.9 MB
2 min 50 sec

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