Five-Hundred Word Challenge 730: Describing Songs

Chimes. Something soft. Muted. Close, yet seemingly distant. Hidden behind something. Hidden away. Not completely hidden, but still not entirely there. The sounds skirt the edges of hearing; they are there, they are faint but they are distinct. They draw in the idea of concentration. Perhaps it is the suggestion of concentration. Note entirely sure. It could be tantalising if perhaps it was aiming for such a thing.

Sounds fade, Diminish. Retreat. Not all. Only some. A fading in of something else. Previous sounds that remained are given a context. Melancholic. Mourning. Sentimental in some way. Soon a beat comes in. Steady. Dramatic. Expected. Trite, but not awful. Appropriate. Pleasing in a way. Relaxing. Calm. Still dramatic. Perhaps a little too verbose. Still, blended nicely. Journeying. Calm, yet energising. Expressing something often expressed, but coming from a different angle than the usual.

A quiet section. Reducing a little. Pulling back. Stretched vocals. Expressing sounds that sound familiar but cannot quite understand and contextualise. Sounds like words, but might not quite be words. Perhaps this is meant to be conjuring. Perhaps this is meant to be something to draw more focus upon. If it sounds familiar, does it have to be familiar? It works for what is happening. Still calm. Still reduced from before, though before did not push everything as far as it could. The sense of calm remains. The sense of a form of expression without clarity remains. Fading out, reducing, diminishing. Everything is fading away. Shifting to something else entirely. What was is no more.

something slow, calm, but less overtly melodic than what came before. Spacious. Deliberate. Careful. Considered. Perhaps warmer. Less pushing itself. Perhaps this is meant to be a reflection of sorts. More drawn out vocals. More vague, though with a greater sense of clarity. Rising and falling, but all within a gentle context. A slow jam, but performed with a great sense of tightness. A sense of being on point. Very relaxed. Easing into less tension, easing into the long release. Allows itself to draw out whilst still moving through things at a steady, mid-tempo pacing. Expected. Steady. More things than what can easily be described within the context of a brief writing.

A sense of rising, but the rising still remains on the same level as before. Remains steady. Remains resolute in how it wants to move. Stays on a steady path. Keeps space. Keeps room to breathe. Remains minimal. Reduced. Diminished. Precise percussion. Holds back. Strikes gently, yet actively when required. Underscores. Emphasises. Draws focus and lets it go. Moves in waves, though not far from the rhythm’s context.

Keeps on going and keeps on staying on one track. Does not need to shift around. Just needs to carry through and move toward its closing statement. Sounds pull back. Ringing bars. Gentle and relaxed. Lulling into a sense of complete calmness. Very tender. Very gentle. This is where it decides that it will find itself in its closing moments. Softly ringing out.

The time it took to write five-hundred words: 10:32:73

Whilst writing this I stopped a few times to think about what it was that I was writing. I think I was trying to paint an image of what something sounded like. I don’t know if it worked, but I do like the result. It’s a bit of a mess, and it’s rather simplistic and rough, but I feel as though it’s quite expressive.

Written at home.

About Stupidity Hole

I'm some guy that does stuff. Hoping to one day fill the internet with enough insane ramblings to impress a cannibal rat ship. I do more than I probably should. I have a page called MS Paint Masterpieces that you may be interested in checking out. I also co-run Culture Eater, an online zine for covering the arts among other things. We're on Patreon!
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