Yet Another Musical Impulsion

Ahh, music my lover! Day by day, you keep impressing me and making memories with you is the most pleasant activity I have in my life! This is starting to look like an ode, which it partially is. To impulsion and the cause of it.

I had a pretty groovy musical experience last night. Also, tonight, which sparkled me to write about it here. I will start with the yesternight’s experience.

It all began with an impulse. I ended up writing some lyrics down and working on “riffs”, guitar parts of the song. A song? It’s pretty random, lyrics don’t make much sense but hey, that’s how Beatles did it too. Their song ‘Yesterday’ started as scrambled eggs. Well, that’s quite beside the point, since I was only happy that I acted and actually wrote down some of it. You see, I get “lyrical impulses” like that pretty often and most of the time I immediately forgot them after either singing or just going through them in my head. Not too often they occurr when I can access notepad and type them down, and even when trying to recall the exact words 5 seconds later while typing, I still might miss or interpret the original message differently.

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I got some funky lyrics down, alright. Wasn’t the first time I wrote something down. Then, I pick up my guitar (or I already had it within touch, can’t remember) and start playing ‘Secret Dreams‘ intro riff and while at it, I start doodling around and stumble into really simple nwobhm/thrash-ish riff. Well, I thought, let’s just write this down here since it came on the same impulse. Then another interesting riff pops up, and another, and another. I already know the placements (intro riff, pre-solo riff) for them. Can’t really say they’re that impressive and mostly really simple to play, but this is the beginning, after all. In addition, I have to make it clear that I’m aware that most likely this is one of the million songs that end up into the scrap pile before actually producing a real thing. Well. I’m content with that, I merely wonder if this bizarre phenomenon makes any change in my future.

Now, about tonight. Through my normal rhythm of procrastination, I stumbled for the 12th time today on Ultimate-guitar.com home page, read a review about Rob Zombie’s newest album, listened to main singles, liked his Facebook page and then decided to play the playlist on Windows Media Player I made yesterday. There I stood, watching over my creation and thinking in my little mind, ‘so, where should I start?’. There’s few Steven Wilson songs I listened to yesterday after returning from food-stocking, then some sweet remastered Metallica tunes I pumped myself up with today while cycling, ‘Tokyo Ghoul’ series- opening theme that I’ve had as an earworm for several days or some other random anime opening. Actually, they’re never random but I don’t wish to list them all up as none of it really mattered in the first place. This also applies for the songs I shared information with you about 2 sentences ago. In short: I picked up ‘Behelit‘, a song from ‘Berserk’- series’ soundtrack.

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Poke the behelit by clicking on it

‘Behelit’ is oval-shaped item that is an integral part of ‘Berserk’ ‘s lore and if you have a soft spot for dark fantasy manga/anime, I definitely recommend picking up those series. More about the song ‘Behelit’, I had listened to it previously around last christmas and even more in mid-October and November, especially while reading the manga forwards. The song lasts about 2 minutes, but Youtube has an-hour-long loop of it, which I’ve refreshed at least 7 times. The other tune I liked to listen more extensively was ‘Guts Theme‘, clocking up closer to 14 hours.

But now, for the actual story. The moment I started playing the song, I felt huge overflow of feelings and scents coming from that song. I saw a picture within my mind of the one of the series’ main character looking into the void looming in distance with a sad expression, then remembered someone’s youtube comment about “just wanting to sit down and watch the void while listening to this”, then saw a dark autumn sky, felt the aroma of wet ground and leaves as they would be pressed against my nose in real time. That whole thing happened within less than half a minute and I’m still blown away by that. I honestly find the way how just one song (or music in general) can affect our feelings and create such art within us extremely stimulating!

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This might’ve been the source of image I had in mind. I must learn how to paint/draw at some point!

What song has made an impact on you recently? Tell about your impulsion in the comment section!