#5 (and effectively final) track in the “Resolution” series, this took me a little longer than the month I’d committed to, as it was finished in Feb 2011 (rather than the planned Dec 2010 completion date).  But, I’ll forgive myself.  The melodic heart of the track is played on another inspiring preset sound from Omnisphere called “Glorious Guitars” which comprises two layers: a bowed electric guitar and a fingerstyle acoustic.  Another favourite preset sound, “Symphony of Pulsing Harmonia” is also a key component and I modulate the sound (to reduce the pulsing aspect) towards the end of the track to build an increasingly insistent, dramatic swell of orchestral sound as the track reaches its emotional peak.

 

The track contains a couple of short and intense electric guitar solo sections.  My favourite (short-lived) moment within these, and the technical learning point, was a single note that I reversed (cutting and pasting, and reversing that portion of the audio track, within Logic Pro) between 4:01 and 4:04.  The effect of this is subtle but quite distinct, resulting in a note that swells from nothing to a crescendo.  A small point, but one of my favourite moments.

 

The subject of the lyrics was the death of a friend.  An avoidable death.  I put myself in his shoes, literally, to try to feel what he was feeling in the few moments before his final moment.

 

Days are long
When you find that
Hope is gone
When you realize
When you realize

All you’ve lost
Now you can
Count the cost
Didn’t you walk away?
Didn’t you walk away?

You step into the dark
Look back and recalculate
Regret the step you’ve taken
But it’s too late
Too late
Too late