Almost there (7 July skirmish)

Almost there (7 July skirmish)

Dragondreams's picture



Liner Notes: 

@Amanda West gave us the theme "Almost There". I dug into my teenage memories of learning to climb in snow using an ice axe up Helvellyn in the Lake District one extremely cold February (1976). I tried to capture that feeling when I could see the top, but knew it was still a long time before we'd get there.

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darcistrutt's picture

Beautiful. It sounds like quite the adventure for a teenager. I like the driving beat. That echo-type sound brings in the cold.

Roddy's picture

Very good indeed, strong echoes of snow and ice. This has all your trademark qualities of musicianship and creativity.

Scubed's picture

What wonderful sonic story-telling! I love the calm, icy beginning and the growing intensity. I can visualize your adventure as I listen.

That must have been an amazing day!

cola's picture

What a cool sound! I love how the track builds and picks up energy with those ascending notes as we get closer and closer to the top of the mountain. Thanks for an enjoyable listen!

cindyrella's picture

I really love the feel of this and this this really pulled me in and I want to listen several times. Brilliant!

musicsongwriter's picture

What a beautiful musical adventure! Enjoyed my listen. Very cool take on a skirmish prompt.

Amanda West's picture

This piece certainly conveys the increasing expectations as the climb progresses, well done !
I especially love that sound out of the guitar. Was it an acoustic plugged in ?

tjeff's picture

Really nice guitar work!! I love the harmonics at the intro and the overall clarity of the guitar. Great contrast when the bass and groove enter. Reminds me of the Bill Bruford & UK type fusion from the late 70s-early 80s. I enjoyed listening!

wacha's picture

There is a meditative but determined feel to this that I really like. Very nice work, especially considering the time constraint!

wobbie wobbit's picture

ooh what icy sounds
i can feel the chips of ice off the chcks of the axe
ooh i like when the excited bass comes up, right from the core.
you capture your liner notes description so well. well done indeed.