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Above the Destruction

By Arcana on December 6, 2020 10:33 pm

See the devastation and take in the horror. Then, you realize that the cause of it all is still ready for more.


An experiment with a lot of off-key notes and some major/minor mode mixture. I don't think it was really conscious (yet). I am working on trying to create tension with chromatic movement a lot lately to try to really add tension and dissonance and using non-standard chord progressions. The middle section is intentionally an abrupt shift to using major chords (the song starts in C minor, but then I borrow a bunch of major chords from all over without paying attention to the key). Then, I shift the song into the tonic G, but it's all messed up and I don't really pay attention to what the on-scale tones are so it sounds all scary and creepy. It's probably a mode, but I haven't worked it out to figure out which one. Now that I'm doing a lot of this, some analysis is probably worthwhile so I know exactly what it is that I'm doing.

Technically, this is electronic music, but it's definitely not EDM. I don't know what to call this. I suppose it might be ambient or soundtrack music, though it has too much movement for the average ambient track.

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December 9, 2020 8:29 pm

It all meshes together really well. If I knew the notes, I could tell you the scale and mode, but I'm not sure if you knowing that is actually going to help you in any way.

I do agree on it being soundtrack. It feels very cinematic.

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