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Broken String (analog)


Tom Atwood

 Genre: Classical

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Minimalism piano piece, for the lower register; a second slightly out-of-phase piano is hiding in there somewhere.
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Uploaded: Jan 18, 2005 - 11:18:47 AM
Last Updated: May 11, 2005 - 11:38:06 AM Last Played: Jan 16, 2019 - 05:03:35 PM
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Peter Greenstone said 5116 days ago (January 18th, 2005)
I really like this. I feel like it tells a sad story that
somehow is about to change for the better. Perfect for a
film score, just before a turn in the story. There's a point
in the latter first half where the audio kind of flickers a bit,
like... an analogue tape glitch, perhaps? It's a minor
technical note. It doesn't impair my ability to enjoy this
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Tom Atwood said 5116 days ago (January 18th, 2005)
Thanks for the kind words, Peter. You have excellent ears--the 'glitch' is, I
think, an analogue tape crease. This piece was orginally recorded on a Fostex
4-track cassette recorder. I tried to remaster it and clean it up on the G5, but
could not eliminate that 'bump.' Glad it didn't bother you too much! And I'm
glad you find a redemptive quality in the sad tone of this 'broken' piece.
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SlimGirlFat said 5116 days ago (January 18th, 2005)
I would
Like to hear this expanded from this minimalist state into
something more.
The haunting chord changes are incredibly effective.
Nicely played with an even tone. I hear the glitch but it is
really very slight.

TennesseeVic said 5104 days ago (January 31st, 2005)
Broken string, or...
backfiring hammer? I heard some double attacks.

Anyway, nice mellow piece.
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MissChaos said 4253 days ago (May 31st, 2007)
I just heard this on the home page player. So glad this one came up in the rotation. I missed it the first go-round -- and what a shame. This is really a beautiful and pensive little piece. Has a very "Moonlight Sonata" feel. Almost too beautiful not to sit and ponder.
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