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Released: Mar 23, 2018 | 9:36 AM
Category: Classical
Application: GarageBand
Loop Use: No loops

File Type: .mp3
File Size: 5.6 MB

Plays: 303
Downloads: 1
Weekly Plays: 10
Weekly Downloads: 1
Statistic reset day: Friday

License: Commercial derivatives allowed; contact artist for permission
After two metal songs in the progressive / symphonic vein, I’ve decided to completely change gears and indulge my softer side. Even though a song like this has far fewer layers than my usual material, I find it’s a much bigger challenge to write.

I was inspired by my grandmother and the contemplative look into which she often descends when the world around her gets too boisterous. I often wonder where she goes in these moments, what memory she picks from a life of almost 85 years to revisit. Although she has a loving family, with grandchildren and one great-grandchild, she must share with the rest of us that needling human impulse to occasionally let our minds wander to older, simpler times. The song is meant to embody that experience; a contemplative and meditative reverie, a cocktail of distant thoughts with a hint of melancholy.

The influences I channeled for this song range from big-name composers to individual artists on this site. You can guess who they are but you know who you are.

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falconep Artist

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Nicely done. Very enjoyable. Thanks - Phil
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1 month ago
Aamp Artist

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I know who they are. It's not me tho. Really contemplative, still sophisticated, nice music!
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ShadowofNine Artist

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Been a long time,I still listen to your rock symphony work this shows your talent in a different but enjoyable light...
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pharmakeus Artist

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Lovely and mournful
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eido Moderator

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I could probably hazard a guess at some of those big-name composers, but I won't. For now, it's nice just to sit with the music as it is - and in any case, your voice comes through strongly in whatever you do, regardless of the specific timbres in use. Perhaps appropriately, I've just spent a week in the middle of nowhere training as a mindfulness meditation teacher; I listened to this for the first time on the train on the way up there, and now that the course has finished I've come back to it.

'Contemplative' is a good word for it. There's plenty of space in the piece, which allows it to breathe - sometimes I see dynamics in music as a process of squeeze-and-release; too much squeeze and it ends up tense and overbearing, while too much release leads to drifting off into the background. This is a gentle piece which encourages, rather than forces, the listener to come on a journey.
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