This is my second How To Destroy Angels Remix. Following the success and anticipation of the first one was kind of hard so I spent more time than usual to complete this one. I actually recomposed the remix 3 times and ended mastering the track 8 times until I was satisfied. I still feel there is something missing but too much fine touch and touch up can sometimes make a track worse. At this point it is what it is. Thanks for the support!
I have spent four days on this remix in total. I have made HTDA remixes before but I have always been late for the submission date. This time luckily I made it. I really hope you like it. The remix is a part of a contest that can be found on the indaba remix page. http://indaba.us/tAJk
This is a composition I started on about a year ago. It represents my musical style a lot as a musician. Last year I was very inspired by classical art to create music and this track is heavily influenced by William Bouguereau’s painting called Nyx, the word for “night” in ancient Greek. According to the legend Nyx is the goddess of night and the mother of several gods such as Hypnos – sleep, Thanatos – death and Oneiroi –dreams. It is interesting that this composition also gave birth to many other similar compositions later on. It was a composition which, under the process of making it, inspired me to make supplementary compositions which all have similarities and differences to Nyx. Perhaps with time, these compositions may contribute to an album of stories such as Nyx.
A rendition of the painting is also complimented on the art cover. I have made similar tracks which I might upload at a later point if I get some time to finish them. I had a lot of problems with the master on this track because of its complex arrangement. Initially I did not want to master the track as a radio/pop track because I wanted to keep the sonic dynamic. But considering how the majority of people listen to music today I eventually decided to go for a loudness level similar to a radio broadcast.
Just made a little tune. Can’t say I wasn’t inspired by Nobu Uematsu. It has been a while since I have played the piano…