Lilac Moon

Lilac Moon

Hypnotist's picture



Liner Notes: 

Ooh! This one came relatively quickly this evening. It is a bit annoying because my aim this evening was to finish off one of the numerous crashed-and-burned attempts from the past three weeks ("Saint Then Sinner Then Saint Again" just isn't getting finished, as much as I would like it to be). I thought that might be more efficient than starting off something new. No such luck.

It is just intended to be a delivery system for the (I think) pleasant "lilac moon" refrain. If it succeeds on those terms then I'm happy.

I was wondering whether to extend it by repeating those four chords before the false ending (spoilers!) and phasered guitar a bit and singing something over it, but I think its too slight for that, so just kept that moment brief as a bit of variation.


D̶r̶u̶n̶k̶ ̶l̶i̶k̶e̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶w̶a̶t̶e̶r̶
Blood in the water
Sharp like a tongue
Blunt as a daughter
Black as a lung

Lilac Moon

Old like a rumour
Red like a rose
D̶r̶y̶ ̶a̶s̶ ̶a̶ ̶h̶u̶m̶o̶u̶r̶
Dry as good humor
Plain as the nose

Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


K.C.'s picture

I like where you're going... liking lilac moon!


billwhite51's picture

as a delivery system for the refrain, the verses function well...but i cant claim to understand them. but like you say, the main thing here is the lovelliness of that refrain. the verses dont have to relate except musically..and that they do.

coolparadiso's picture

good words are good words - leave the rest to the listener! Nice comforting delivery that keep the focus on those words

splittybooms's picture

More than a delivery for chorus, this is a great track and I really enjoyed my listen.
This kind of mellow vibe is just my kind of listening.
Vocals are great here, nice and chill, soft and not that many words.
The backing is all wonderful - love the drums. The phrasing you're playing with the chimes/vibes works so well with the vocals and drums.
Minimal and smooth.
Liking the wah you bring in later on, cool progression there.
Good stuff

davidtaro's picture

Very dreamy and soothing. I am soothed. Nice melody on ‘lilac moon’ pulls everything together nicely. Good show!

Nahlej381's picture

this is really cool. just covers you up like a sonic blanket. very nice lyrics, great atmosphere.

Peter Arvidson's picture

Love this, man. While the lyrics hit in a biting way, the music is laid back and something I could listen to for easing worries. I enjoy how you have left 'track changes' on so we can see your iterations! Nice work!

McTown's picture

agree with Peter.... shoegazing..dreamy ... cool stuff.