Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Wrote it this morning and recorded it. As wild and progressive metal as I could make it. Simply jammed the idea out of my head one bit at a time into Cubase. Luckily I took notes on each inspiration as it came up and drew a sweet picture layout of the song to remember everything that was coming to mind.
Mutiny Within - "Awake": That fast single note intro diving into the driving riff, developed the metal feel of the song
The Human Abstract - "Nocturne": Always been inspired by the seemingly random sections in this incredibly heavy and very progressive song
Dream Theater - "Octavarium": Right after the EM keyboard solo that descending scale that speeds up as it drops gave this song its similar scale down to the choppy section
TMC - "Exp5 Large Orch": Yes. I inspired me. I wanted to have a choppy section followed by a clean sweeping section, which happened
Animusic - "Resonant Chamber": Had just listened to it this morning and lent the Bbm to AbM chords in the clean section
Dream Theater - "This Dying Soul": In the ending solos, the small fast 7/8 repetitive scales that act as transitions inspired this song's 6/16 transitions
Dream Theater - "Honor Thy Father": Well...the intro of course, I didn't consciously think of this reference, but it's most likely an influence nonetheless.
Beethoven - "5th Symphony 1st movement": (Featured in Fantasia 2000) Some sweet and powerful passages from here for inspiration
*System Of A Down - "Cigaro": To make a short, high energy, heavy song
Written on the Agile 8 string tuned down a half step, the first idea was the choppy section on the low Gn. Thinking of Awake, I wanted some single note intro, which I played with for a while. There's a "growing" aspect to the intro, where the alternating bottom chord hits have 1 note, then 2, then 3, before the scale to the Gn choppy section. Had to go to clean sweep for random progressive effect.
Really, the idea was to make a short song. So I'll add Cigaro to the inspirations for a tiny heavy song. So, each idea was only 2 measures long and most of the song is transitions. I'd like to keep it this way for the rest of the writing when I finish it someday...
This is another one that should be explained by time signatures:
Tempo = 120bpm throughout, Key EbM
Intro: 2/8 1/8 2/8 2/8 5/8 2/8 3/8 12/16 4/8 4/8
Choppy: 8/8 13/16 8/8 4/8
Clean: 4/4 2/4 12/16 12/16
Choppy2: 3/16 8/8 13/16 3/8
Slide Ups: 2/4
Choppy Beeth: 3/16 8/8 9/16 8/8 6/16 4/8 4/8
These Dying Scales: 6/16 6/16 6/16
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