Some of the greatest discoveries happen after the day is done.
Day is Done is a product of evolution, exploring how unique components can cause unexpected results. The song builds, falls, and lives in a uniquely Skylight Syndrome way while also calling back to downtempo pioneers Boards of Canada.
You'll find it's a good song to chill to, something I think we all need right now.
Stay safe, stay healthy, and I'll see you again soon with my first large scale release!
The Day is Done
By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
THE DAY IS DONE, and the darkness
Falls from the wings of Night,
As a feather is wafted downward
From an eagle in his flight.
I see the lights of the village
Gleam through the rain and the mist,
And a feeling of sadness comes o'er me
That my soul cannot resist:
A feeling of sadness and longing,
That is not akin to pain,
And resembles sorrow only
As the mist resembles the rain.
Come, read to me some poem,
Some simple and heartfelt lay,
That shall soothe this restless feeling,
And banish the thoughts of day.
Not from the grand old masters,
Not from the bards sublime,
Whose distant footsteps echo
Through the corridors of Time.
For, like strains of martial music,
Their mighty thoughts suggest
Life's endless toil and endeavor;
And to-night I long for rest.
Read from some humbler poet,
Whose songs gushed from his heart,
As showers from the clouds of summer,
Or tears from the eyelids start;
Who, through long days of labor,
And nights devoid of ease,
Still heard in his soul the music
Of wonderful melodies.
Such songs have power to quiet
The restless pulse of care,
And come like the benediction
That follows after prayer.
Then read from the treasured volume
The poem of thy choice,
And lend to the rhyme of the poet
The beauty of thy voice.
And the night shall be filled with music,
And the cares, that infest the day,
Shall fold their tents, like the Arabs,
And as silently steal away.
released April 3, 2020
Uses samples of "The Day is Done - Franklyn MacCormack - Wayne King and his Orchestra" from the Internet Archive.
Skylight Syndrome is a Tempe-based purveyor of unique
explorations in music and story.
It's the solo project of Elias Hardt, focusing on telling stories through varied fusion genres. You'll find influences from Porcupine Tree and Lunatic Soul to Windows 96 and Pilotpriest, brought together by the drive to create something new and unexpected....more
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