Friday, August 11, 2017

Aurora Daedalus (the continuing saga)

"It sounds spacey and stuff, I guess."

My son made a song. His words. That's what he said when he announced, unexpectedly, that he'd been... you know, I don't know the correct word to use here, because "making" probably is more correct than "writing" in this context, though I don't really know. Anyway, he announced, "Hey, I made a song. Do you want to hear it?"

The word "yes" got shoved around in my throat as I tried to figure out what he was talking about. What came out was more along the lines of, "Wait, what? You made a song?"
"Yeah, you want to hear it?"
That's when the "yes" made it out.

And I was impressed. You should take a listen:
Aurora Daedalus
I mean, I was impressed in that I really like it. Sometimes kids bring you things that you're impressed with because it was your kid that did it, but I think this is a great piece of music.
And he's written some more since then! Aurora is still my favorite, but they're all good.

And we didn't even know he was working on this stuff!

So, anyway, go check out my son's music.


  1. Good for him. That's awesome that he's gotten into making music. It seems that just 'getting your hands dirty' is most of the learning experience. He's got a good sense of melody and does well with changing things up by introducing different but complementary instruments throughout.

    A bright future awaits.

    1. ABftS: Yeah, it's pretty awesome. And we had no idea until he sprang it on us. heh

  2. Good for him for being all musical. I'll go have a listen.

  3. Cool. I only discovered SoundCloud this past year. I think it's an exciting time in musical composition. With programs like this and GarageBand, it's more accessible than ever. Glad your son is enjoying it.

  4. Written is okay. Composed is better. (One composes music.) Impressive.

  5. That's REALLY good.

    Has a kind of Vangelis feel to it. I like it.

    Also, "made" is accurate: he composed the song, and then he MADE it. Composed is like coming up with the recipe.

  6. Seriously, I've listened to it twice now.

  7. I like Eternal Voyage, too. It sounds like the opening credits to an awesome movie.

    1. Briane: Yeah, it's good stuff. I can't even express how impressed I am.