Miracle of Sound: Dream of the Sky (BioShock: Infinite)

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image AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA- I love it!

Loved it - incredible, beautiful, great shifts and different passages. There was a lot in there as you seem to have aimed to capture every aspect of a complex world, but by god it worked!

Captcha, what do you mean vegetarians don't eat France?!

I've never played any of the Bioshock games before.

But now I really want to.

It... It's... glorious.
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Seriously, this is beyond awesome, Gav. I dare say it's better than Sovngarde Song.

Now let me just find my wallet. I have a Level 3 album to purchase.

That was fucking amazing.

I loved the callback to Little Sister and I got giddy and had a huge grin on my face when I heard it.

Instant favorite, and props to the violinist that played on it. :D

I don't know how, but every time I listen to one of your new songs and think "It can't get better than this", I'm proven wrong 2 weeks later.

That was one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard. Started tearing up when the little sister tune was playing.

Please don't ever stop making music.

Fucking hell, that's an album seller if I've ever heard one. Not that I wouldn't have bought it already.

To nitpick for the sake of nitpicking, the second "baptised in the water" verse could have done with some higher or otherwise harmonized backing vocals on the actual words, but this is still the Sovngarde Song of Level 3.

EDIT: Also I'd like to throw in another "fucking hell" at the tracklist of Level 3. I think this one might be favorite of them all. Not that the others aren't still wonderful, but the proportion of really good songs is rapidly growing.

Honestly this is one of my favorites of all of your works already, it covers all the faces of Columbia so well, and the callback to Little Sister is just brilliant. Absolutely fantastic work again Gavin!

This is definitely your best work, Gav. Hands down, no question. The way you broke the song up into distinct movements really gives it a much grander scale as it truly feels like you're telling a story with your song. In six-and-a-half minutes you gave us all of the feeling and depth of the game, and for that I'll say with everyone else: "Bravo!"

IamQ:
Amazing! Would you say that a song like this is something you wouldn't have been able to have done with your previous schedule?

Absolutely. This song took well over 100 hours to make!

Phlakes:

EDIT: Also I'd like to throw in another "fucking hell" at the tracklist of Level 3. I think this one might be favorite of them all. Not that the others aren't still wonderful, but the proportion of really good songs is rapidly growing.

I feel like changing to monthly was a good move. Gave me more time to develop each song & let it reach its potential :)

Mistilteinn:
This is definitely your best work, Gav. Hands down, no question.

It's lovely to hear so many people saying this, there hasn't really been a consensus like that since Sovngarde Song/Joker's Song

Zeles:
I'm not musically inclined, so if someone could tell me where the C-A-G-E bit is, I would be really grateful.

I wrote it in my first post, but if I recall correctly it was 3:46. With the introduction to the Elizabeth-part in the song there are five single notes plucked, and they are C, A, G, E and D in that order (CAGED). While CAGE was a part of Infinite I personally found the addition of the D note to be a wonderful move.

That was breathtaking. Your songs are always great, but this one completely blew me away. Especially loved the callback to Little Sister.

Larcenist:

Zeles:
I'm not musically inclined, so if someone could tell me where the C-A-G-E bit is, I would be really grateful.

I wrote it in my first post, but if I recall correctly it was 3:46. With the introduction to the Elizabeth-part in the song there are five single notes plucked, and they are C, A, G, E and D in that order (CAGED). While CAGE was a part of Infinite I personally found the addition of the D note to be a wonderful move.

Ahhh. Thank you!

Whoa.
Whoa.
Whoa.

This has got to be the best yet. Seriously. I knew you were fantastic at making songs in all kinds of genres, but I wouldn't have dreamed it was even possible to put them together like that. You are a talent, Gav. An absolute talent, and I'm proud to have bought Level 3.

A fantastic homage to the source material once again.

If you haven't played it yet, then this song gives you the same vibes in the same order of the game, in about 4 minutes was it?

I found myself once again glued to the screen by the end, close to shedding a tear.

Great job Lorna Dollery, Gwen Boyle, Justin Clouse and as always Mr Gavin Dunne. Bravo.

I have bought Level 3. It was worth it just for this song... DAMN this is awesome!! How is this guy not on the radio already!?

(Claps) Bravo! Bravo! Love how you managed to sum up the themes of the game...

Thanks for all the lovely comments! I am SO impressed by those of you who got the c-a-g-e-d reference! When Gav told me about it, I was thinking 'really? You're gonna make me sing this awkward melody JUST to spell out a word that links in with the game even though no one will even know?'. I totally underestimated you guys! Impressive! :)

One of your best recent works. The tieback to "Little Sister" is masterfully done, and a great reference to all the multiversal parallels between 'Liz and the 'Lil' Sisters. Also, the whole Vox Populi part was twelve flavors of certified awesome.

honestly, i was kinda meh through the first half. although keep in mind, thats your meh, which is above 90% of all other music anyway... so still pretty fantastic

but as soon as it kicked in with the irish jig section, then the reference to the little sister song... i'm in love. this is one of your greatest achievements, if nothing else then for the journey of it.

tl:dr... fuckin a. good job

That was fierce !! :D

Desperately need a repeat button. Other songs have been good, but this has been a pure joy to hear. Gavin, as others have said, awesome job mate, and to all those involved in the production as well. This may compete for my favorite song of all time. Each successive element of the track just gets better and better.

"I am lonely wherever I go.."

Holy fucking shit that was absolutely beautiful Gavin. Not only have you captured the feel of the game exceedingly well, both in the style of music used for each 'area' of the game (Columbia, the racism, the Luteces, Elizabeth and Songbird etc.) you seemed to capture one of the core mechanics of the game within the song itself: the callback to Little Sister seems more than a little reminiscent of Albert Fink's use of Tears in the game world, taking music from other universes (in this case Little Sister, your Bioshock song) and using them himself.
Also, was that CAGE with Songbird take me home?
Some people might think that there was too many ideas and styles in the song but it fit the tone of the game, as your songs often do. Lots of ideas, lots of different styles, sudden changes in tone/theme.
Absolutely fucking excellent. Congratulations once more.

Excellent work! It's actually quite progressive, really. I hope you do more songs with multiple movements in the future.

That was an amazing song/set of songs, and it was exactly what I needed after today. Thanks, it was really refreshing, I guess I should get back to playing the game though.

This is absolutely beautiful.

I was at taken aback by the first thematic shift in the song, about a minute and a half in. It felt a bit unnerving, almost awkward. Yet, that was the point, wasn't it? It began to fit after you let it build for a few seconds.

When I first heard the tune around 4 minutes in, before the vocals kicked in, I swore it sounded familiar and was racking my brain trying figure out the reference. That Little Sister part was just perfect, and really fitting, considering the Bioshock throwback in Infinite.

It's been said way too many times, but you really do just keep getting better. It is awesome to see all that work you put into it pay off, because it was certainly worth it.

My favorite the part of the song when you brought the irish in you :D I also liked the lutece part :3

Damn good song Gavin. And I probably missed a fair amount because my left headphone doesn't work.

Bravo! That is the best song I've ever heard! :D. I love how you kept changing styles and yet made it all fit.
It felt like a musical. I can't wait to play the game.

The song, the whole concept was awesome. I loved the tears, and how well did you stick to the themes of the game.

Seriously, the only grudge I have it is that when I really start enjoying one melody and really get into it, it suddenly shifts to another great melody. I know that was the point, still being able to appreciate every part of the song on it's own would be wonderful.
You could make a whole album on Bioshock Infinite songs only.
Am I the only one who would appreciate a set of songs separately for every theme?

LolaDee:
Thanks for all the lovely comments! I am SO impressed by those of you who got the c-a-g-e-d reference! When Gav told me about it, I was thinking 'really? You're gonna make me sing this awkward melody JUST to spell out a word that links in with the game even though no one will even know?'. I totally underestimated you guys! Impressive! :)

Many most likely expected it since it is pretty much a given to include it (and since Gavin never fails to capture the essence of a game in his songs this tiny thing was not getting past him). Also I'm not sure if it's the standard (but it seems logical) but anyone that has studied even a just a little music should (most likely) have started practicing their aural skills with the C-major scale, which should make these particular notes quite easy to catch (especially combined with the first point that you're expecting the C-A-G-E at some point).

I could only really sit there with a smile on my face when I first played the song and reached this part, it was just placed so obviously yet still not sounded forced at all.

The very second I heard "...home." I just thought: HELL! YES!

I honestly didn't see that coming. And when it did, I was overwhelmed. I can't find any superlatives fitting enough. Pure ecstasy!

And yes, this might very well be Gav's best song. So far, I must add. He never ceases to impress, time and time again.

Excellent, Pretty much the game summed up perfectly and muscially. Oh and Very good video, it fits perfectly with the music.

Overall brilliant, and i will be on on my way to pick up level 3 cheers!

Wow! I thought "Sovngarde Song" was great, but this is far better than anything else you've done. I specially love the call back to "Little Sister". Great job Gav!

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