Thursday, February 03, 2005

Somebody by Domestic Problems

This piece is done by a local band (local to Grand Rapids, MI) who I find very interesting. The main accompaniment to this piece is piano/keyboard. And in some places, there is a technique that is used to distort the voice to make it seem like it's being held out longer than usual. It almost has a chant-like feel to it because it keeps coming back to the same note in the melody. Recitation comes to mind. Like a chant, there are points where the melody wanders away from the recitation tone, but it ends up coming back. Most of the movement of the melody is neighboring up and/or down. The song is very simple, but beautiful. Also, the words that are in the song speak true to my desires in a soul-mate. It's a very calm, soothing piece. I enjoy all their music I've heard so far.

I apologize for any mistakes in this writing...we just finished the first day of recruitment...I'm sleepy.

2 comments:

Scott Spiegelberg said...

Is the recitation tone also the tonic note, or is it mi or sol?

Julia MacDonald said...

It is the tonic.