Wednesday, February 9, 2011

#16 Descent


The Feeling:
        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.

Inspiration:
        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

Technical:
       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
Ending?no.:   8/8...

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27 comments:

  1. Awesome stuff man, keep making music.

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  2. wow. you should really set up yourself as an Itunes publisher if you can. this is good

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  3. Looking good man, you gotto keep this up!

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  4. nice bro well done... keep it up i really like this.... fallow

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  5. Amazing bro, why aren't you famous yet? lol but seriously, you're very good, all professional and stuff

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  6. Good stuff, dude. It's a damn shame people like Lady Gaga and Beiber get more attention than people with actual talent.

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  7. seriously good stuff
    dont remember any music theory or anything from my schooling, kind of a refresher :)

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  8. This sounds really cool. Good job. Following.

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  9. It sounds good, but it doesn't seem natural to me, the signatures seem a bit too "random"

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  10. You keep pumping out quality tracks like this, our site and every other music site out there is going to be seeing you on our front page.

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  11. Sounds like you know what you're talking about. Keep up the good work ;)

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  12. Progressive music often has varying time signatures so it's norm for this song to have it.

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  13. Youve got some crazy skill, keep it up

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  14. Really good man. Big fan of this type of music. Just needs some slightly cleaner production values to make each instrument stand out a little, but exceptional work.

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