Track 1 - Harbinger
As written in my list of notes that I wrote for myself ahead of time regarding this song:
A new beginning
Do something different. Start off with another key signature, as well as a different progression to better differentiate from the previous album.
Different key signature? Check. (7SoSB I was all G key songs [save for (ノ ಠ益ಠ)ノ~ (;｡▽｡)ヽ], and this song was in the key of D)
Different progression? Listening to the track and comparing it to the first track of the first 7SoSB would indicate that the chord progression is different from the first 7SoSB. Not to mention it sounds radically different.
I actually started and finished a good portion of this on Sunday morning, starting at around 12:30 and finishing at around 3…even though the final track only ran for around 2 and a half minutes. A good portion of that time was spent on a mix between polishing the sound and arrangement and indulging on the piece itself. (It’s a habit of mine.)
I used a hefty amount of elements from other artists, particularly a bit of DDRKirby(ISQ) as apparent by the leads in the preview, and a small hint of sanodg with the reverberating riffs also in the preview. Overall, I like how this turned out.
Track 2 - Wandering Vectors
Comment from the list of notes:
It’s so happy
Now that we’ve started things off, let’s lift things up a bit with something upbeat and happy-sounding.
It’s definitely upbeat and happy-sounding, that much I can say.
This time, I only began the project in the early morning; I didn’t actually finish it until later in the afternoon, having worked on the thing for over 4 and a half hours. In a desperate attempt to make something happy-sounding while not sounding really empty at the same time, I…pretty much ended up throwing chord progressions all over this song. Here’s a nice list of all of the progressions present in the song:
- IV > III > V > vi
- II > III > V > vi
- vi > V > IV > V
- II > III > IV > V
- III > IV > V > vi
The weird part is that all of these chord progressions all match up the repeating melodies that recur throughout the entire song. I’m not sure if this versatility is necessarily a good thing, but I guess it adds a little bit of flavor to the song, even though the progressions are literally all over the place. Oh well. At least I tried. :3
Also shameless taking some inspiration from IOSYS’s song Star River on the last stretch. You’ll understand when the album’s released.
2 songs down, 5 more to go. Since it’s Tuesday morning as of this posting, I think I’ll start on my next song for this project.