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Quietus

By ViridianLoom on May 31, 2020 11:19 pm

Lyrics:
Sometimes I lose track of where I am
Ending up in places I've been before
It's all circular
there is no end
I don't even know where it is I'm trying to go
Just someplace different
But nowhere's new to me anymore
Just dark nights after dark
Sleepless exhaustion
Pacing this line for eternity hoping I'll find a way out


Taking it easy this week, decided to mess around with the tools within Reaper to better understand how it works. Also trying to write lyrics/poems more often. That's all really. I'm starting to get really lazy, hope I can pick up the pace and start writing bigger songs again soon.


This song is partially about schizophrenia, inspired by a video I saw of a man having a particularly bad day where he was confused and couldn't trust his thoughts. The title Quietus has kind of a double meaning, my intent was peace of mind but Quietus can also mean a release from life which I think is especially poignant for how some of these people feel about living with Schizophrenia.

This submission is licensed by author under CC Attribution Noncommercial No Derivative Works (BY-NC-ND)

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June 1, 2020 12:24 am

Really sweet ambient piece! Nice work dude.

June 1, 2020 9:49 am

Nice one.  Very enjoyable almost scifi sounding ambient.

June 2, 2020 2:08 am

Pretty atmospheric and eerie. Great job on this one.

June 2, 2020 4:30 pm

Yeah definitely an eerie/spooky vibe.  Very cool ambiance.  My only "criticism" is that the vocals are too quiet but I'm sure you had a reason for that.  Nice work

June 2, 2020 4:56 pm
coreytrev0r wrote:

Yeah definitely an eerie/spooky vibe.  Very cool ambiance.  My only "criticism" is that the vocals are too quiet but I'm sure you had a reason for that.  Nice work

Actually that was a mess up on my part. They were supposed to be quiet but I rushed this and EQed it through headphones where it sounded right but then when I listened to it on speakers I could barely hear it. Like if you play this through your cell phone speaker it probably sounds clear and upfront since cell phone speakers don't do bass very well. The bass drowned it out unfortunately. You live, you learn. Thanks for the feedback though smile

June 3, 2020 8:46 pm

this is really really really beautiful - I like the vocal volume level actually!

excellent work, love the lyrics

"Sleepless exhaustion
Pacing this line for eternity hoping I'll find a way out"

brutal.

June 5, 2020 2:15 pm

Great ambience, I really like the subtle dissonance coming in and out. Cool lyrics!

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