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Hells-olation

By Jai Cafarella on March 29, 2020 3:45 pm

Another "uhh...how did that happen...?" creation. I started working on 3 different songs this weekend, not because full of inspiration, rather the opposite. The first track started off well, but I kept hitting walls that halted progress, so I moved onto the next, rinse and repeat. I then spent some time convincing myself that it's not the end of the world if I miss a week, before once again, trying something pretty random at the last minute.


Although the current state of the world could be an assumed inspiration for this track, it is merely coincidental. My mind has often feared feeling and/or being alone, and this track can be seen from two sides of that fear; being surrounded by people, but feeling isolated and invisible to them, like I may as well be on a deserted island, or alternatively, literally being alone on a deserted island with no way back, both of which weigh heavy on my mind as terrifying concepts. Although I specifically set the scene with waves, the hopeless attempts of contact through a CB radio also created thoughts in my mind of a post apocalyptic wasteland, hopelessly trying to contact any other survivors, if there even are any. Anyhoo, starting to rant, time for sleep, me thinks...


This week was my first use of samples, setting an ambient scene with sound effects, and also doing a single take of the keys with no specific plan or sticking to any particular structure or formula, to just go by feel.


Credit: wave sample by Mike Koenig on soundbible.com

This submission is licensed by author under CC Attribution Noncommercial (BY-NC)

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April 2, 2020 11:01 am

I like the desolate atmosphere. It might not necessarily apply in the real world though, people are still there, quite possibly more people in your immediate vicinity than any other day, they're just home.

Plus there's the whole internet thing.

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