2 Years ago on this day I joined hitRecord, and for everything I've learned I am thankful to each and everyone on the site. Very very much possible I wouldn't be able to create things I create today without this wonderful place.
* I've started workig on this animation before I knew the text for this illustration, so I guess, this is more an "adaptation" of image, how I visualize it.
* (Public Domain sounds - owls http://www.freesound.org/people/eltenjohn/sounds/71666/ crickets http://www.freesound.org/people/martypinso/sounds/22604/)
My first attempt at piecing together some of the key videos. Feel free to remix to your heart's desire :)
if anyone wants to take a stab at this, I highly recommend that you check out marcellepallais's other ravens videos. She did a great job!:
- Ravens (REmix)
Vocal RECordings by Metaphorest & The Morning Hollows (RECorded 4/2011)
Bass Gtr & Drum RECording by Albert (RECorded 2/2011)
Drum Kit sample & Keyboard RECording by GwenInterrupted (RECorded 5/2011)
Cymbal crash RECording by thisishowiroll (RECorded 10/2011)
EBow gtr solo by me (RECorded 2010)
2012 REmix arrangement & production by meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
This REmix contains only samples from the RECords resourced. No outside/extra RECordings were used.
this took nearly a full year after the original bass line & 'Ravens' RECords were released for me to 'crack' the idea for an arrangement that worked.
back in April 2011, i downloaded the audio stems that Albert, Sarah, and Matt uploaded to the site, and after trying some ideas that ended up not going aywhere, decided to put this REmix on hold until I could think of something suitable. Sometimes the best ideas come much later. Sometimes, it's better to put your impulses aside and allow time to pass...
in January 2012, I came up with the idea of looping Matt & Sarah's ending vocal lines which created the proper foundation, along with Albert's bass, for the song to move in a cohesive, structured direction. Everything else, the drums, guitar solo, format, followed suit.
And there you have it.
many thanks to Albert, Matt & Sarah <3
- Give Me All the Darkest Nights
Narration starts at 1:13
Give me all the Darkest Nights:
Give me Darkness so I can close
my eyes forever,
swallowed up in the black
embrace of night.
Silent, not stirring enfolding light
with hollow gloom.
Give me darkness to embrace
the monsters in my dreams.
Give me shadowy hallways and staircases
from my childhood.
Crouching and giggling from
under the table, unseen, and
Give me darkness from moonless nights
and starry skies
when flickering campfires
hurt my eyes.
Haunting breathless dark sides
of the moon make a hole
in the empyrean.
Give me the darkest nights
that make wide my eyes
when pitch crawls
and wings fly
wrapped in the cold embrace
where time and space
are all equal.
Give me ocean depths
of crushing tide
that abide with
that cast the shadows
which play on ruins
Black, murk, and gloom
spreading to every corner
filling the whole earth
with senses of doom
until dawn breaks.