h ello, my name is n “Enn” divided and i am here to talk about castles
castles are nice. castles are cool, and i respect them. they have a lot of architecture, and stuff, and i respect that. but weirdly enough, actual physical castles are not what i am here to talk about.
instead, i am here to talk about my track also named castles ” “
since I made the track like 2 years ago, I can’t really be sure whether or not anything particularly interesting was going on in my mind. i started off toying with an fl studio preset called keybit and i instantly noticed that it sounded a little bit like a harpsichord. now, as people may or may not know, i LOVE HARPSICHORDS OH MY GOD i want one so badly
but since that wasn’t an option, and since i didn’t know how to tinker with presets to make them sound like i wanted at that point, i just left it as it was. this was just as well, since i personally think it sounds cooler this way. going along with the instrument, i decided to create a melody that was pretty… um… antique, i guess? anyways, i wanted to make it sound reminiscent of a certain musical time period which i couldn’t name at the time and can’t now, so that’s what i did. the notes just came to my mind naturally, and my arms clicked and dragged all the way down to the home stretch.
there’s also one more instrument in there but that’s much less interesting save for the fact that it was probably one of my first successful experiments with polyphony? my first months of music (november-december 2011) were pretty embarrassing in a lot of ways but the fact that it took me a really long time to put two instruments together probably tops it off. somehow, though, i did it. and i ended up really loving the result, as simple as it was.
much later, i was organizing my music into groups of albums because i really like organizing music into albums. i noticed that each group had exactly 40 tracks in them, but the 40th tracks didn’t really provide any closure. so i took it upon myself as a fun personal experiment to try to make a song that embodied the spirit of the rest of the respective albums. dysfunction, a remix of my favorite track from the first bunch, was one of them. the other one was intentionally a lot better, and i’ll probably put it onto a release at some point. in fact, i already put it onto my blog right after composing it (hint: it’s a rearrange of happy fun song)
aaand that’s basically all i can say! i hope this commentary was interesting in any way shape or form