Here is the newest installment of my indoor show “Paradise Lost”.
I got some pointers from the incomparable Mike Marino!
which is awesome to say.
Not even kidding either.
I toned down some of the synths, I’m starting to add some themes, did some trading off here and there in the front ensemble and started filling out some of the empty spaces.
So, tell me what you guys think eh?
So here’s a little something I’ve been working on called “Paradise Lost.”
The show will be about the things that you hold dear - whether it be a relationship, a possession, what have you - and the process of losing your grip on it.
So that feeling of having that ONE thing that makes you happy slip through your fingers is what I WANT to be able to explore.
And I wanted to take the same route as the poem by Milton, starting kind of in the middle of the battle, and flashing back to times before things went wrong and then ending on a hopeful note of: “even though you’ve lost what you held dear, there is always a silver lining.”
Maybe end with this quote:
then wilt though not be loth
To leave this Paradise, but shalt possess
A paradise within thee, happier far.
I guess I’ll see where it goes. But in the meantime, let me know what you guys think.
Seriously though…give me some criticism.
And as always…ENJOY!
You guys like Eminem?
The rapper…not the food…
Although the food is tasty, you can’t really make music out of it. I mean, you could, but nothing melodic, or catchy. Just a bunch of random clicks from throwing them up against cupboards or tables. So…I mean…
Anyways. Here’s a nice little indoor piece that I made out of Eminem’s ever peaceful and family friendly song, “Kim”.
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!!!
This is the updated “Mystery of the Grail” indoor show.
It’s STILL not finished…BUT…it’s almost there. I’m in the closer and it’s fixing to be pretty badass.
1) The ballad/third movement is shaky. I know. You don’t have to tell me. I’m working on it. Need to move some notes around here and there, change some notes…it has the feel that I was looking for though. So…it was a start. Now it’s just a matter of fine tuning.
2) If you’re an Assassin’s Creed fan (which if you’re not…I apologize for that lack of awesome in your life) you’ll recognize the closer sample as the theme from Revelations. There was a reason for it…and here it is:
The show moves at a fast pace, but it tells a simple story: One of intrigue, discovery and protection. Like all Grail quests, it always starts with a fascinated man who longs for the recognition among his peers, and longs to change the course of history. He journey’s far and wide and encounters legend after legend, each thought to be pure myth, but each revealing an ounce of truth. His journey takes him back in time, as he travels into the depths of history, trying to unlock the secrets that buried the Grail away, and tries to wrap his mind around why anyone would want to hide such a gift from the world. After what seemed like a lifetime, our adventurer stumbles upon a cavern that shines with the brightness of the sun, but remains as cool as an Autumn day. Inside the cavern sits his lifelong goal: the Grail itself. Awestruck and tired, our adventurer takes the artifact into his hands, trying to comprehend what this means, not only for him, but for the rest of the world. The sense that the Grail gives him can’t be described. He had almost forgot how long he’d been pursuing this treasure, or how old and sick he had become. The Grail filled him with life again, and for all the troubles he’d been through, he’d finally felt relief. But a sharp realization came over him: his whole life had been put to this one purpose. He’d spent his entire adult life hunting for this one treasure. And despite the troubles and disappointments he’d felt throughout his life searching for this artifact, it was the adventure of a lifetime. It wasn’t about getting the artifact and showing it to the world, it was about achieving what very little people, if any, has ever achieved. He reached the pinnacle of his purpose in his life. And while the rest of the world will mock him and ridicule him for coming back to society empty handed, he’ll always have the knowledge that he had stood close to God, and held the holiest of relics in his own hands. His last goal: to keep the Mystery of the Grail alive. To protect the legend of the quest, of the discovery and the meaning behind it all.
Alright, so that may be long…but it’s the idea behind the show.
And how the Assassin’s Creed theme ties into it: I wanted a piece that never gave anyone the satisfaction of nobility. In that, the piece leaves you longing, never with the climatic finish that one would hope for in a story like this. The chords never really finish themselves off, and they just leave you waiting. Which is what I was going for. THAT, and this piece tends to give off the impression that there’s still work that needs to be done. Which is fitting for both AC:R and this show.
So there you have it.
It’s not finished, but it’s getting close.
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU GUYS THINK! And…as always…ENJOY!!!
This is my new project. A completely original indoor show. Not really sure what the theme will be, or what going to happen after this…but I figured I’d at least put up the intro to get some thoughts on it…maybe some opinions on where to go with it.
So yeah dawgs…help me out. Any pointers or even any critiques on what I already have written. Mind you, it’s still pretty bare bones as is…I figure I’d add in some more stuff when I have a centralized theme in mind. I was thinking “Hope to Ruins”, switching back and forth between major and minor chords, giving the feel of happy only to crush it with aggressive, longing passages, of course only to end on a high note. Something along those lines.
Who knows…just enjoy, and send your thoughts.