Listen To A Dark Fairy Tale: Dear Departed Diedre

21 Mar

For the next few days we’re going to do a track a day of a different dark tinted fairy tale.

It’s a… it’s a series of tracks of a work in progress. I honestly have no idea what i’m actually doing with it. I have long wanted to do some sort of album/EP which was simply piano and voice, utterly stripped away of all the lavish orchestrations i normally use.

I also like to make up stories. So…. it’s a series of grim fairy tales, told through piano and voice.

There are two questions i have regarding these:

1. Do they work?

2. Am i limiting their potential by insisting on keeping the tracks stripped down to just piano? Note that this question is NOT: COULD i add more instrumentation, trust me, you can ALways add more instrumentation. The question is: is it indeed necessary?

In any case, if you enjoy short, little melancholy stories then i hope you enjoy this series. We begin with Dear Departed Diedre.


Posted by on March 21, 2012 in Uncategorized


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3 responses to “Listen To A Dark Fairy Tale: Dear Departed Diedre

  1. Deacon

    March 22, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Yes. It definitely works. And as for more instrumentation, my vote would be no. You are not limiting their potential.
    I think this is delicate and requires a listener who will be present for the experience. I had to stop what I was doing and just listen for the 4:20 of the song. It was calming and brought my awareness into focus. So much of what we listen to or watch is screaming at us, “Hey! Over here!” in a thunderous voice. This speaks in a gentle whisper. The solo piano, which is soft but not simple, offers a gentle invitation to the story.

    Great job Paul.
    Sorry Deidre.

  2. Sew Vala

    March 22, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    I agree with Deacon, This work beautifully, very moving in its’ simplicity.
    Thank you.

  3. Tamiahs

    May 6, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    I just stumbled across this and thought it was absolutely brilliant. Love the piano! Also listened to your other tracks and thought they were fantastic – this one is still my fave 🙂


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