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 Post subject: Instrumental Song Titles
PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 5:56 pm 

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I have been thinking about the importance of song titles in instrumental music. A lot of artists, unfortunately, don't utilize song titles in their music, which, containing no lyrics, has no verbal creativity/communication. I have been noticing an emerging ecological interpretation of my own while viewing Grails' visuals and song titles. Song titles like: X Contaminations, The Natural Man, More Extinction, Acid Rain etc. seem to have a distinct eco/environmental connotation. I am curious to what the band is doing here and what other people glean from the titles, which themselves should be considered in the record format in whole (music, visuals, recording process/sound, titles, etc.).

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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 3:06 pm 
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The reason I like instrumental so much is that the band can have an entirely different concept of what the song is supposed to mean than what the listener ends up having. The song title is useful in indication the sort of feeling that is to be conveyed. You can't really explain it either. Take Burden of Hope, for example. The song doesn't make me feel sad, or happy or whatever the relevant related form of melancholy would be (melancholy-ish?). But the the title "Burden of Hope," though I couldn't tell you why, makes sense. Do you know what I saying?

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