Retrospect

Retrospect

Melody's picture

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Liner Notes: 

I just wrote a full arrangement.
This is not my usual way of doing things.
I usually work from a loop with all of the elements I've written.
Ironically, it came out a lot more loop oriented than when I do things my normal way.
Then I let it stir for a while to see if I wanted to add vocals or something.
I did.
Then I considered a sax while procrastinating a bit more, and decided for it.

I synthesized the main pad and came up with the chord progression for it, then the kick, then the clap, then the 303, and so on. I knew what bar 81 needed, and came up with it when I got to bar 81, and so on every 16 bars for the whole song pretty much.

Lastly there was another break for procrastination before I recorded all the automations and called it done, and here we are~

Lyrics: 

It was a long and rocky road
Through the alleys of my mind, the known and untold
I felt her brush just past, she made me smile
I was her, she was me, the trip was all worthwhile

I found myself, among the wrecked
It wasn't easy, I was bereft
Not even in my dreams could I have cracked
It is all that I have left
I'm by myself, So I retrospect



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Comments

phoenixash's picture

The dramatic soundscape is very intense, your vocals are ethereal and ghostlike This mix is unbeatable even before the drums hit. Very compelling and intricate track

Gm7's picture

I love the section that starts at 2.03 with those sweet vocals...super cool! It is long track with many moving parts but they do work well together....spooky in places.