Paradise Lost Language Analysis

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Commentary on Paradise Lost album
Duration: 77 Minutes

Paradise Lost is an album formed of eighteen compositions of varying stylistic qualities that coheres around a story. It is a work aiming to evoke a cinematic sensation and an immersive experience by bringing storytelling, artwork, lyrics, and the music for the listener to trace out the underlying meaning and the world that I have created. With the amount of detail went in to the production of the album, I seek to challenge the common perception of a music album, that of a mere collection of songs, and present it as a new contemporary art form in which storytelling and other art forms are blended to make larger statements. This concern informs the majority of my
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Take away the visual element of any film and we realise that a remarkable amount of information still communicates to us through sound. Apart from the dialogues and other familiar sounds, we can identify through spatial panning, the position of the sound source; we can assess the whereabouts of the scene by listening the background noises, and if it is a room, we can even vaguely make out the size and nature of the room through its reverberation. In light of this, I have employed a similar thinking at parts of the album to make use of the intrinsic audio-visual relationship of the brain. These parts will be referred to as ‘audio scenes’ and are aiming to conjure visual imagery, or a…show more content…
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