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Missing Moment: A Song

Updated on May 2, 2012

Missing Moment a song I just released. This song and music video were born from the idea that we all have a moment in our life that's been lost. Something we wish we could relive if only to do things over and change things for the better. The video is simple, put together from a fireworks display with minor effects (timelapse, put in reverse, etc.) If you wish to buy the song you may on bandcamp at: http://candlehour.bandcamp.com/track/missing-moment

Click the video below to watch and listen to the song.

Missing Moment
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This song was created one night when I was fixated on a very bad moment, something that I wish I could have gone back and changed. I worked out the melodies on my piano after watching some experimental film one night. The heightened combination of the anxiety I felt over events of the night and the unusual nature of the film left my mind jumbled. Locked up in my office after my family had retired for the night I moved from my piano to my keyboard and computer setup and began entwining the various parts.

As with my last song I decided I would again release this song under my own name and not the artist name of Candle Hour, which I have been using. More music will follow under the Candle Hour name however I like to think of Candle Hour as more of an abrasive aspect of my persona as a music artist. Anything harder, distorted and more hard rock, metal or industrial oriented will be most likely be what come from Candle Hour. Whereas if I am very immersed or connected personally to the song I will release it in my own name.

On the technical side of things I used Mixcraft 5 to piece together my song and give it a little style. It still is a rough version and so it may be a little better sounding once I add a little more character to it but I choose to showcase it now as a snapshot behind the spontaneity of it. Sort of what can happen in a single evening that allows you to create a whole song. Hopefully it can inspire others just as I was inspired to create it.

I also created the video rather quickly but that kind of goes without saying. It was a very simple thing as I simply took video of the night I wrote it and the fireworks event that occured hours before. It was the trigger to my creativity and it was fitting to include it. I only messed with the video a bit, a little time lapse here, a bit of reverse engineering here and it was enough to fit the song. Granted the video isn't the marvelous production of some bubblegum wrapped MTV production but then I'm not sure I would want it to be.

Anyway check out the video near the top and let me know what you think of the song in the comments below.

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    • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Truly wonderful music and those fireworks just captivate.

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      Candle Hour 5 years ago from North America

      Gypsy Rose Lee - I am glad you enjoyed my song, and the video :)

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      Jools99 5 years ago from North-East UK

      Terrek, this is very melancholic, loved the video and music, great dichotomy between the fireworks which we normally associate with happy events and the sad music, works really well.

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      Nancy Yager 5 years ago from Hamburg, New York

      Love your song and video. Hope all is well.

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      Candle Hour 5 years ago from North America

      Jools99 - Happy you liked my song, I was inspired and so I went for it. I'm glad you could sense the emotions I attached to it and thank you for your comment on the video. I'll have more songs in the future. Working on several as we speak.

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      Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Interesting and haunting. The explosion of the fireworks initially pulses with the main, melancholy theme, and the accompaniment of the piano as the notes seem try to find their way – discordantly trailing behind, and with regret. Fascinating.

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      Candle Hour 5 years ago from North America

      Lipnancy - thanks for checking out my song, smiling that you enjoyed it :)

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 5 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      A beautiful piece of music, with echoes of melancholia, one has to be in the right mood to really appreciate this, you are talented and I wish you every success.

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      Candle Hour 5 years ago from North America

      tobusiness - thanks for giving my song a listen I truly appreciate that and your great comments :)

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      wow this is own video this is awesome and great and everything .. I wish there were more buttons..

      Voted up

      Debbei

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      Candle Hour 5 years ago from North America

      Deborah Brooks - thanks a bunch :) Happy you enjoyed this one and the vote up :)

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      lionel1 5 years ago

      Missing Moment is something special, I’ve never heard this type of music before but it’s great for meditation. Thanks.

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      Candle Hour 5 years ago from North America

      lionel1 - really glad you liked my song :)

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