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Made for Audio Secret Santa '20. An electronic-orchestral hybrid that speaks to the stoppage of time.

I'm assigning post hoc a metacommentary meaning to this track that ties into one of my previous singles, Zo (https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/905921). 2020 has been a crazy experience and I think the songs, side by side, resonate strongly with how my perspective on the state of life has changed.

Some musical notes about Nadir:

- Miyolophone and sleepless helped me with renders of various orchestral sounds. Cool people they are! You should witness their coolness yourself someday

- The sonic progression of the piece is constructed out of about six independent ideas that I figured out how to combine in a meaningful way.

- The crazy section at around 2.25 minutes in has 11-let swing with a 6-5 subdivision, which I didn't plan for when I was writing it but it felt like the appropriate timing

- I've had the main melody for this song in my head for a while so I'm happy that I was able to get it out in a way that I feel like does it some justice. Obviously I'll feel differently about that in a year when I improve some more

Enjoy. And thanks for your support this past year! It's been insane.

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please come back dude

Wow. December 2020. This just shows you how far behind I am on my reviews. I like the orchestral texture at the beginning - very enchanting and tranquil mood here. The melody at 1:14 is so soulful and majestic - the wavering quality of the instrument that plays it is really great too. Almost reminds me of an erhu. The jazzy/glitchy touch at 2:00 or so is really creative. The distorted percussion and dramatic hits at 2:20 or so were a little overdone IMO, and once the mellow and majestic tone returns at 3:10 I'm unsure of exactly how to interpret thee part at 2:20 narratively. That said, I'm really glad that quirky melody instrument makes its triumphant return at 3:45, even if it's a little short-lived. The tranquil piano outro is really sweet, too. Lot of variety and whimsy in this one, 1f1! Keep it up. ^_^

Absolute journey.

"Inanis Fabula flashbacks"

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4.69 / 5.00

Dec 30, 2020
11:10 PM EST
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6.9 MB
5 min 3 sec

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