Tag: music

The Miracle Is Worth The Wait

« Yamagata University Craft-Pal 2006 » by simo100

« The Miracle Is Worth The Wait » was the 2nd song written for the « 30 Songs for the Sunny Season » project, and was completed on January 8, 2013.

The inspiration for this opus came from conversations held with David, a somewhat peculiar fellow with whom I was sharing living spaces earlier this year. To the best of my memory, the first words he ever spoke to me were « I can guarantee world peace. » Obviously, the statement got my attention and I just had to know more about him. I eventually learned that he was on a mi (...)   

Mother Of Pearl

« Natural Abalone with conical pearl » by Worldexplorer82

« Mother Of Pearl» was the last song written in the location where the music for the « The Abode Of The Blessed » EP was composed. Yet, arguably, considering the clear stylistic and thematic distinctions between this opus and the pieces that preceded it, they probably shouldn’t belong on the same album. Assuming that I eventually get the chance to properly record the 8 songs and 8 instrumentals put together during that particular period, « Mother Of Pearl» will likely serve as closing track, announcing what’s to come. (...)   

Perfect Magic

« Spirit of the Night » by John Atkinson Grimshaw

« Perfect Magic » is the 9th opus penned for the « 30 Songs for the Sunny Season » project. It was completed on February 6, 2013, and is the first new piece to follow the compositional rush that led to the « The Abode Of The Blessed » EP.

The lyrics were written in an « everything happens for a reason » frame of mind and aim to hint at how each and every life, even the apparently disadvantaged, is blessed with the loving support of the underlying intelligence (...)   

A Tide Of Positive Change

« Wave » by Mark

The 23rd song written for the « 30 Songs for the Sunny Season » project is entitled « A Tide Of Positive Change » and was completed on March 24th, 2013.

The aim here was to come up with an inspiring and energetic song that can uplift the listener into an optimistic frame of mind. Considering the comments offered so far when I played it in public spaces, I’d venture to say that this particular objective has been achieved.

No audio nor video clips are available at this point as my game plan for this s (...)   

To Kill Your Demons

« Painting created in Year 12 Painting at Albany Senior High School » by Mosborne01

« To Kill Your Demons » was completed on March 10, 2013, and is the 20th song written for the henceforth entitled « 30 Songs for the Sunny Season » project.

Basically, the main point of the song is that most-if-not-all experiences, apparent catastrophes included, can be interpreted positively as opportunities for growth.

Again, I plan to repost the following lyrics with an audio or video clip when time allows for the recording an (...)   

Pacify

« Family » by Jo Christian Oterhals

At some point during this past winter, I thought it would be interesting to see if I could come up with a bunch of songs that I could play on my own, without the need of a backing band. I had always wanted to try my luck at busking, but because of the demands of Poligraf, I never really had the chance to build a repertoire of original songs that require only guitar and vocals, without additional arrangements. Eventually I imagined that 30 songs would be enough, so I set out to write as much in time for the sunny season, and actually reached that goal on June 27th, when I completed the words to « 67th Heaven. » (...)   

Introspection I (The Chrome Lake part 3)

« Introspection » by Alberto Baumann

« Introspection I » is the third part of « The Chrome Lake, » and its first section with vocals.

As implied by the title, the piece is about looking into oneself. More precisely, it speaks of having the courage to look at the places which have been hurt, despite the pain, for this is part of the healing process.

The chorus hints at the empowerment that comes from exposing oneself, including one’s areas of vulnerability. Finding the str (...)   

Why « Samsara » ?

Samsara
Samsara

Poligraf’s first album will be entitled “Samsara” in reference to the cycle of reincarnation in Buddhist culture.

Samsara is a Sanskrit and Pali term derived from to “flow together,” “to go or pass through states,” “to wander,” and which translates as “continuous movement” or “continuous flowing.”

In Buddhism, it refers to the concept of a cycle of birth and consequent decay and death, in which all beings in the universe participate and which can only be escaped thro (...)   

COTD #101 : The Turnaround

Emblem 45 from Atalanta Fugiens by Michael Maier
Emblem 45 from Atalanta Fugiens by Michael Maier

The fifth and as of yet unwritten chapter of “