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Delusions of Grandeur

By Tone Matrix on November 22, 2020 10:27 pm

WARNING: Below is optional reading! Do not read if you are drowsy or drinking decaf.

A good week but a weird week... I procrastinated til Saturday but was prepared to wake up at a reasonable time to start working on this week's track.  My cat had other ideas.  She is known for waking me up in the morning either for an empty food dish or because she's hacking up something.  At around 5am I awoke to the GAK_GAK_GAK alarm from the cat potentially throwing up somewhere.  I must have been half dreaming because my lower half made the movement to get out of bed and my brain decided to let it handle such a maneuver on it's own.  KABOOM!, I went as I lost my footing and fell onto the litter box (thankfully it has a cover).  Then I proceeded to sigh in a high register (ala Peter Griffin) as I realized my whole right leg had road rash.  I stupidly had my old iMac sitting up against the foot of my bed.  So I basically deli sliced my leg on the way too sharp monitor frame. 
Moral of this long story?  Uh don't hold onto old useless computers?  Let the cat puke?
Well I was feeling pretty beat from the not so good start and thankfully my brain woke up for a few ambient chords (which you hear in the opening).  This was originally going to be a quiet ambient noodle but after listening to it before I went to sleep Saturday night I had delusions of an Orchestra (mainly some Brass) changing it up a little.
I didn't want to work on anything most of Saturday but then that last minute fresh listen right before bed turned into me adding 15 more tracks til 5am instead of the one brass track I was imagining. 

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November 23, 2020 12:43 am

Hooray for inspiration!  This is relaxing but also has a really uplifting vibe to me. It just sounds warm and positive.  Also I can relate to the cat getting into mischief.  My cat decided to bring a live mouse into the house and released it whereupon it immediately disappeared into my closet.  I was super not thrilled about it, but eventually after a few hours she went into the closet and caught the mouse again and I was able to get it out of the house.

November 23, 2020 3:17 am

Oh man, I read this and then slowly looked over to the old imac I have sitting in the corner haha.  Hope the cut isn't too bad!

Nice track this week, very chill with a lot of cool little parts.  I love the little 8th note thing that comes in around 2 min and just hangs out for a bit with the delay pattern changing periodically. 

November 23, 2020 3:57 pm

I am sorry for your unpleasant awakening. How can you find such smooth tones after all this? You created a beautiful soundtrack to a film called : "forgive and forget" it sounds pure majestetic and peaceful. You have my vote.

November 23, 2020 9:55 pm

Man, a lot to unpack there. But the main thing is I hope you're okay.  I admit I laughed at the thought of you falling out of bed into the litter box with the whole cat thing going on but not as funny when I got to the monitor part.  If it makes you feel any better, for some god dammed reason, my dog decided to pee all over my stack of patch cables on Sunday so I had to clean them before starting my WB track this week.  Maybe Sparky is trying to tell me something. 

Lovely track. Graceful and deceptively sparse until all the well crafted layers reveal themselves. I like the pensive sound of clock works in the percussion and strings. Really nice piano melodies as well. I've listened back through several times and can pick up on so many more instruments mixed in. And the brass line is awesome!

November 24, 2020 12:31 am

Haha that sounds like a terrible way to start a day.

The track is splendid. I like the subtle clock like beat on top of lush layers of pads/string likes. Very beautiful track with a lot of nuances.

November 24, 2020 4:19 am

Beautiful opening chords, immediately drew me in, the repeating synth pluck sounds great, like how the subtle beat creeps in at the end.

November 24, 2020 5:08 pm

The opening chords have such a nice texture to them. Beautiful track

November 24, 2020 6:21 pm

A nice, slow buildup, with lots of smooth edges.

Smooth edges save lives.

November 27, 2020 8:53 pm

That was a funny description. I chuckled. But yeah, wow, hope you and cat are Ok smile. Dang iMacs. The slow build of this piece is awesome. Wow, I love that melody at 2:40ish. Made me smile. Some pretty stuff in here. The steady plucks, some swells, rich low end. Awesome.

November 30, 2020 6:04 am

This is really beautiful. I love the melody that comes in about half way through. So simple but really evocative. Nice work!

December 2, 2020 1:11 pm

It sounds like the first three seconds of you waking up were pretty traumatic. A lot happened there and you told it so well it had me laughing and cringing at the same time. I don't know how I should feel about my humanity now.  Luckily, the trauma of the incident didn't seem to affect how well put together this track is. The brass at the end with the underlying strings melded into a solid unit. And the merging of instruments up to the cymbal crash that brings us down and out of the song was perfect.

December 6, 2020 6:12 pm

Are you ok?  is my first thought after reading this?  Ouch!

December 13, 2020 11:48 am

I really like where the track goes too and that cool guitar delay sounding line.  Lovely build near the end.

December 16, 2020 11:35 pm

lol @ optional reading YOU CAN'T TELL ME WHAT TO DO I'M READING IT

lol @  GAK_GAK_GAK alarm

SUPER LOL at the idea of a hard rock anthem of "let the cat puke" a la "let the bodies hit the floor"

and OUCH at the "monitor slice"

nice track too but the story this week was A+++

December 16, 2020 11:38 pm

you even said "deli sliced" YIKES I can practically feel it

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