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Petrichor

By ViridianLoom on June 7, 2020 10:01 pm

I started this week off working on a doom metal song. It was coming along nicely, felt incredible personal and intimate while also being heavy and foreboding. I felt like there was a lot of room for vocals I set to work writing out some lyrics. But obviously, this is a different song, so what happened?

When I was writing the lyrics the only stuff coming to mind was what's been going on in my country. The police brutality, our partisan politics, our corrupt government, the lack of empathy, antagonism on social media etc. There's just a lot of shit I find incredibly upsetting and I was trying to articulate it all in a way that made coherent sense but when I read back my lyrics I felt like I was just reading bulletpoints. I realized this was the kind of project where I needed to write, reflect, internalize, then return and approach it again. And again. Until it felt right. I'd needed longer than a week, even a few weeks, to do that. The song was called "Anno", latin for "Year". Mostly because it's been a colossally shit year so far. So maybe that'll resurface eventually.


Anyways,THIS song was written this morning. Just some kind of psych-rock jam inspired by Kraan (I think Ibiza suggested them? The song Akua is killer). Petrichor is the smell outside when it rains after a long period of warm weather, which is appropriate since Monsoon Season is just beginning where I live.

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June 8, 2020 12:38 am

I love the guitar layering you did there and the moody melancholy of the piece.

I did not know there is a word for that smell of the rain but I had been definitely missing this one. This is storm/monsoon season starting now and there is something always so particular, earthy and primal about this smell. Petrichor it is then.

June 8, 2020 12:40 am

Petrichor rocks. big_smile Can't wait to put this on loop when the rainy season comes back.
There's so much going on these days. Makes sense that it'd take a while to finish a track addressing it all. Take your time, you've got this.

June 8, 2020 2:47 am

I feel you, man. Sweet melodies and arrangement in this track. I hope that things will change for the better soon.

June 9, 2020 9:35 am

love this track. perfect post rock ambience.

June 9, 2020 2:51 pm

Yeah I appreciate taking something back to think it over more. Lyrics are hard anyway even when they're about mundane stuff, let alone really complicated and sad issues. This tune is really nice anyway, love the guitar playing. It expresses a lot even without lyrics heart

June 9, 2020 8:00 pm

There's a lot of heart in this song, too. Maybe not as much as Anno, but it's more raw.

Great work on the guitar here, heartfelt chords and sweet sounds.

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