Tonight's theme is a picture theme. Please see the resources.
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Major 7ths (again!) but this time I used a combination of piano and triangle/square lead. Initially I was hoping to channel some Aivi & surasshu "Diamond Dove / Finding Myself" energy but it turned out quite differently.
I used lots of chirps and trills in the lead writing to characterize a small bird, as well as some portamento to sound less robotic and more like a songbird. The walking beat works fine but I think the piano + synth lead really wanted some sections to their own to shine. This is probably because the piano is washed out in reverb, so it works better as a soundscape by itself rather than mixed in with a lot of other instrumentation.
I missed 30 seconds, because of time lol. Calm Samples + Thick DnB makes for a cool combo. I've done these kinds of blends before, but this is probably the most sample reliant out of them all. It's basically loops that form the melodies, whilst the beats adds a bit of rhythm to the party. I really like the relaxing sampled loops, despite it being of the more simple variety. I didn't use loops from a sample pack by the way, these are taken from actual musical records, chopped up to form melodic ideas. Really loving what i've done here, hope you do too!
Among the green fields
Under the great trees
Together we stand
Together, you and me.
Let the birds see
Set our shouts free
The world will know
Bearing witness to you and me
From a blue sky
The lark flies,
From the trees it goes free.
In the blue sky
Be aware of us
Spread the word that
Together, you and me
The day when we leave the nest, gripping the branches
Spreading our wings, preparing
It's how we learn how to fly, air that surrounds us
Lifting us up, elating
It seems like we could just fail, hitting the ground hard
Nothing is worse at that height
But we succeed after odds were all against us
Pointing our beaks to sunlight
We go higher in ascendance
With no limit, hardly a hinderance
We touch clouds now, our existence
Is light as the wind that will lift this
We swoop around and come back, doubling our efforts
Diving to build momentum
and just when we get enough, tilt our heads upward
Catching the speed forever