The most powerful song in the classical section.
Look, I've listened to a lot of music in the classical section (as well as the Heavy metal section) of the audio portal, and I have to say, there isn't another song out there quite like this one. This is the most powerfully moving song I have found to date.
The fact that I am even writing this review is showing you that this music stands out as part of the extraordinary. An achievement of high honor (from me at least). I only spend my time to review the best of the best music that I find. Even when I find a good song, I don't necessarily write a review for it.
Back when I first found this song 3 or 4 months ago, I think I listened to it 6 times in a row because of how moving I found it to be. So now I think it is about time I did some analysis.
Yes, it is slow in the beginning, but that is part of what makes this a masterpiece (at least to me anyway). The musical instruments work so well with one another that it creates a somewhat storylike outline. The slow part in the beginning is the exposition.
When it gets to around 1:03 the exposition (or introduction to musical elements) ends as the rising action begins with the instruments being put to use for tension building. With the instruments working together to display that sense of tension or conflict, you set the stage for the dramatic action.
Then it hits the mark around 1:53 and the dramatic action takes place. The first motion of what I have refered to as the power movement. There is a mixture of both tension and release it seems, but the release isn't as large as it is near the end. So the tension doesn't fall apart, but instead increases.
At 2:28 the tension stops building rapidly and starts building gradually again, just like the beginning of the rising action part. Its different from the first time because it is also giving some time to reflect on the dramatic action that just occured. There is more stored tension than there was the first time.
At 3:44 the tension becomes dramatic action again. The instruments shift around (working together) to form what will eventually become the peak moment in the piece. The tension is greater this time around, so there is much more dramatic action. It is, afterall, the peaking moment.
The peak moment of the piece actually isn't all that clear to me because it seems as though it blends together with the falling action (what comes after the peak). It blends together because the instruments are working in such a way that there seem to be two opposing instrument elements in the music. Some are being used to make the tension become the final dramatic action (peaking) while the other part is fulfilling a role of resolution for the end. It actually has me question whether or not the tension dispurses completely at the end, or if it keeps it an unconcluded story. Perhaps it is there and I just can't detect it. It is kind of intriguing.
There is also one other thing I haven't been able to detect. You will have to answer it for me. What is the underlying theme you were aiming for when you made this masterpiece? It seems like something I should be able to pick up on, but I just can't seem to fit it. Perhaps it is that blend of tension and release that has me failing to find it.
You title the song "The world below ours" yet for some reason I can't see how that fits. Maybe it is just meant for the artist to understand.
Keep in mind, also, that everything here is my opinion. What I feel towards this song is not the same as someone else.
So... I'm not just giving you a review here, I am also bestowing upon you an award from me. I hope that I have been more insightful than I have been puzzling. This song should be placed in the hallmarks of newgrounds... in my opinion.