Composed And Arranged By
Spin Dizzy & Warder
I, Spin Dizzy, began to work on this song sometime during the end
of Autumn 1998 when I asked my good friend Scorpik if I could have
permission to use his guitar and flute sounds in one of my own
projects. The permission was granted and I started to compose some
of the guitar sequences used in this song.
After a while though, i ran out of ideas and inspiration for it.
Meanwhile I came in contact with Warder, who I thought was a very
talented musician. Therefor I asked him if he were interested in
doing a collaboration with me, namely Forrest Hymn. Though there
was a slight problem with our collaboration since I compose using
FastTracker and Warder uses ImpulseTracker. But it worked out okay
at the end I think. The tune is saved in ImpulseTracker format
because of some instrument settings, functions etc.
Since then we have worked on it from time to time and now, 5 months
after I started to compose it, it's finally finished.
A big thank you to Adam Skorupa, Scorpik, who let me use his great
forrest sounds. All other instruments by Warder.
When Spindizzy first asked me to work with him I was pretty excited
since this was my first international co-op. The first version he
sent me included a beautiful atmospherical guitar picking pattern that
had a fairly standard though beautiful chord progression.
To complement that part I wrote a less straight part with a slowly
building tension that is used twice in the song, first time leading
into Spinny's main theme as a calm interlude, next time the tension
gets released with an outburst of energy as the guitar picks up speed.
Spindizzy wrote some cool flute leads and made those parts longer.
In the end, I feel I couldn't uncover the full potential this song had,
but we have to accept that composition is always a chaotic process, much
more so when there are two independant people working on it. However,
there are a lot of captivating moments and good ideas in this tune.
I also adjusted all chords to wide voicing (alto voice transposed an
octave down) to make the sound softer and better.
#Spin Dizzy & Warder
#(C) 1999 Poise Records