Suddenly Sundays #3: "Genesis" by Sentimental Scenery
This week's Suddenly Sunday utilizes an instrumental-based song to usher in the falling leaves and first days of September. Although there are no lyrics or vocals in this track, the moving lines of intertwined sounds and melodies tells a story as if there were words.
Without further ado, let’s talk about Sentimental Scenery’s “Genesis.” This is the tenth and final track on the early 2012 album titled “There is nowhere else in the world.” Although this is a slightly longer track, coming in at 6 minutes and 37 seconds long, it does not drag out forever as the song phrasing rises and falls, guaranteeing a good listen.
The introductory piano is lined with a mysterious echo, creating an inspirational effect. The suspended cymbal hits that are later added provide a steady rhythm for not only the piece, but for the listener to focus on. The song’s escalations into crescendos are not over done – rather, they are gradual and pleasant.
While the strings in the background would appear to have a tinge of mourning to them, put with the rest of the song, they give off a feeling of hopeful yearning instead. This feature of the track is even more apparent as the piano drops out to make way for the string solo.
“Genesis” allows a complete mental relaxation as words are cleared away from the mind and the orchestral instruments line the brain. After this track-long moment of calm, the energy and motivation inspired by it flood in. The song fades to a close and we now have the strength to face the coming week.
Sunday doesn’t seem so sudden anymore, eh?
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