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Reviews for "Return"

the music to me portrays the fact that inner struggle isnt always a soft and quiet grievance, but a painful unheard scream. gg wp

Phonometrologist responds:

You got that right , mate!

You've achieved something with this that's incredible to me, and I don't know if it's the description influencing my feelings about the piece or not, but - the sweetness at the climax reminds me so powerfully of that feeling of finding something beautiful in the thick of despair. The tension at that point is so perfectly evocative of the beginning of healing and a strengthening of the soul that this goes straight into my 'modern masterpiece' category. <3

Phonometrologist responds:

You make me ponder on these words that you presented to me…
Although I’m not clear on what part the “climax” is, even for myself, I do understand your message. I would say, that is very accurate for myself at least.
I see this piece in two parts:
From the beginning to 3:30, the piece is in a flurry of chords. It starts out in E minor and transposes a half step up as it progresses. The symbolism of the moving parts is that of the many emotions and thoughts one may encounter through “despair.” There are just too many emotions that come to mind as one can’t possibly focus on a single thought. After that and through to the end, the piece sways back and forth just upon two chords.
It is a lullaby—originally meant for another to be put to sleep, but now for the one that grieves. Finding the beauty in the thick of despair, as you put it, reminds me of how often we do this when it comes to the world around us. Beauty in itself cannot be defined without the fleetingness of the subject we wish to prescribe the word to. Sometimes it is because of beauty we despair as it is so engraved in us that nothing in this world lasts forever. I just see the words “beauty” and “sorrow” as inseparable. Thank you for listening.

This pours out so many emotions... It would be great movie music. Maybe not even background music. It's so overtaking that the movie would be in the background while the music is at front.
I don't see the point in reviewing something like this, as it is so pure and honest. I don't really have anything to criticise either.

I can definitely see this as a fitting piece for loosing a family member, as it should be, considering it was conceived by the concept.
6 minutes flew by like they would've been but the length of a breath.
This is my favorite piece by you so far (and you've made a LOT of great songs).
Astounding job, Phonometrologist.

Phonometrologist responds:

Wow you are very generous with your words, and I am grateful. I don’t really expect anything in return when I write… I just hope that others such as yourself may find some enjoyment or even a therapeutic relief from hearing my music. It’s for you, and I’m glad you’re taking it in this way. Thank you thank you

Wow. Beautiful, reminds me of the cinematic orchestra.

Phonometrologist responds:

Thanks mate! I appreciate it

Listening to this piece was a painful experience. I say this with raw gratitude. To revisit a wound is to remember you are human. Some wounds may never heal, but they can leave a beautiful scar. Thank you for writing this piece. It was a kindness to your friends.

Phonometrologist responds:

Thank you for contributing your thoughts on the matter. It's an honor.