After a month of hiatus, I have finally returned!
During this month, I suffered immensely from depression, which kind of justifies my disappearance? I deeply apologize for that, and I've really been trying to recover ever since. Now that the skies seem to be a bit clearer for me, I began working on a new piece of work, one that's more emotional and complex than my last 'best work' - the Mayan ruins piece. This has basically whatever that had - the flute, more instruments, more progression in structure, the merge of orchestral and band music...I went all-out.
A few creative decisions - there's a lot more different melodies in this especially in the middle part. I realized I do question-answer phrases too often and it's getting repetitive. The high energy progressions are justified by this song being a story and a journey with twist and turns. That's why there's a flute section, then a guitar section..then a resolve at the end - a major, happy version of the part at the very start as the ending. It has a lot of improvisation so it takes a few listens to fully love the theme. Go and give that a try.
Oh and pitch-bends resemble a theme of another Phoenix called Ho-oh -wink wink- coincidence?
I had high hopes with this one. I hoped that this would be one of your favorites, possibly even better than my Mayan piece. Yet, according to some feedback from peers, it just...isn't good enough, for some reason. No matter. It's my favorite piece right now, and it tells a story about a Phoenix - the very symbol of life and rebirth, and its journey to search for newfound motivation and cause in life. Does it find its resolve? Does it accept its destiny and flies again?
Beautiful art by IȻhigo Kurosaki: http://www.zerochan.net/1518453
DL Link (Feel free to use in any video as long as you credit me!): http://www.mediafire.com/listen/c972sd1hzp46384/Phoenix_Skies.mp3