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Forgiveness

By Tone Matrix on July 5, 2020 10:06 pm

So like a lot of people this weekend I got to see Hamilton for the first time.  I had only heard the mixtape version a few years ago and knew it had some good tracks but I honestly didn't realize how much I'd actually enjoy seeing it.  Got a few goosebumps from all the melodies/harmonies going on especially on the teary "It's Quiet Uptown".  For me particularly the "forgiveness, can you imagine?" lyric hit me in the feels.  So of course from Friday night on that song was embedded in my brain.  So I googled the chords and based this week's track loosely on the progression.  I originally was going to just keep it with the mellow intro pad and call it a day but added a few more things as I went on.  Also the lil pouring filtery wooshy sound I got from a friend's Instagram story.  She was pouring a smoothie into a glass and I liked the tone it had as it filled up.  So I slapped some Valhalla Space Modulator on, pitched it down, reversed it and Bob's your Uncle.  It's not exactly what I was going for but meh it's another track, yay! 

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July 6, 2020 12:43 am

Damn man, this ones got a super cool vibe to it.  That pad and the piano go incredibly together.  Very well polished and produced as usual.

July 6, 2020 1:22 am

This is just lovely. Great work on the piano, especially in the last third of the track. smile

July 6, 2020 4:42 pm

These tracks are very relaxing. This one, especially, was calming. The droning sirens-call type sounds filled space nicely. And great work with the piano; the last third of the track had a nice coloring because of the increased movement provided by your finger work.

July 6, 2020 6:15 pm

I really like the buildup on this one.  The track is quite beautiful and relaxing throughout but gets big sounding as well.  Also cool story about the smoothies.  I love finding random sounds like that.

July 6, 2020 7:13 pm

Beyond beautiful. It has a Yugen vibe to it, it develops so melodically!. Your beats always seem to find me right when I need them. Please never stop!

July 7, 2020 1:23 pm

It's very pretty, it's that much at least.

July 7, 2020 6:56 pm

Gorgeous. Of course the chords are beyond pretty but the muffled snare and the smoothie fill up really tie the mood together.

The piano at the end reminds me a bit of the verse vocal of Cocteau Twins' "Oil of Angels".

July 8, 2020 3:54 pm

Wow, this is one of my favs for the year! I am not picking up on the Hamilton stuff so much but I have not yet watched it on Disney + (my daughter is pretty down on 4th of July and founding fathers right now so I'm treading lightly).  Perhaps the Hamilton influence is in that beautiful piano melody? Love the smoothie sound effect (great idea and really off the cuff).  First thing that hit me was more Brian Eno circa U2 production on Joshua Tree.  Great ambient sound but with strong sense or melody and solid arrangement.  You're totally killing it on week 27! 

July 10, 2020 1:45 am

Great epic vibe for this track. the light rising bell like synths are a really nice touch and when the piano kicks in mid point that takes it to the next level. Beautiful beautiful musical landscape.

July 10, 2020 9:45 pm

Nice, makes me wanna float in the sun ... great picture included too. I'm going to watch Hamiliton on Disney plus this weekend. Looking forward to it, I love the songs. Cool story about the smoothie sound, makes me thirsty. I work with a British guy who says "Bobs your Uncle" Now we say it all the time, great saying.

July 12, 2020 10:13 pm

Those pads... daaaaamn. Really nice track, I love that it grew out of something so stylistically different.

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