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plainwhitetoast - Relighting - 50/90 2017 instrumental morphing song

Liner Notes: 

This is a song I composed for the July instrumental morphing song challenge. It is based off of @sph's "Red White - Shining Light" [*21098].

I've been having trouble sitting down with my gear to get this properly recorded. I decided that rather than waste other people's time, I would just do a quick phone capture of it (quick, HA! Three takes and I was still messing it up. Oh well, this version had the fewest mistakes). I hope to get back to it and record a more fully-instrumented version at some point.

If you would prefer just audio in an mp3 of the song,

Till now, I had never done an instrumental morph. It was actually a bit more difficult than I anticipated. I used all of the same chords (or similar, probably simpler chords) as sph did, only I played them half as many times and combined the two main changes into one part. I decided that my 50% would be an intro and bridge ( a B part, really). I like the way the change works from the intro/bridge's D7 A into the sph influenced verse part, but I'm still not happy with the change going from the verse into the bridge. Really, I am mostly unhappy with the bridge. Since I haven't come up with anything better in two days, I'm going to let it stay.

One last bit of morphology is the title. I anagramed sph's 20 letter title and chose a 10 letter word (50%), "Delighting." That didn't fit with my mood, so I looked at the leftover letters and swapped out the 'd' for an 'r' to get "Relighting."

more info: What is a Morph Song?

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


kahlo2013's picture

Great morph! Can hear the similar use of chord but has a very different feel. Great transformation!

pipewrench67's picture

Listened to the song repeatedly to figure out how I would Morph it, then listened to SPH's song after I posted. I didn't hear the connection when I listened to his piece, but then I came back to yours and re-read the description, and I can clearly hear what you took and what you added. The additional sections are a great idea, and just listening now, without analyzing. It flows really well and works as a complete, separate piece. You have some weird turns in there, that threw me a bit when I was originally decoding the song, but again they work & flow as I sit here as just a listener.