Okay, so here's my Module 2 homework. The song is the radio edit of "More" by the Sisters of Mercy. You can listen to it here.
Here's my sound stage diagram. I've just done one to cover most of the song (which means I've fudged the synth parts) but here it is: https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1lryB1iDo5urfTLoPQPGXjEM-zaPaka9Yps-GYNG96Kg/edit?usp=sharing
The instruments/samples I was able to hear
-Andrew Eldreich lead vocals
-Powerful "gospel"-style female vocals in the chorus. These sound more intimate/closer in the outro--less reverb?
-Distorted rock guitar playing riff in chorus. Sounds like doubled and panned left and right to me.
-Some kind of woodwind instrument sample... perhaps a digeridoo? (2:29)
-"Breathy" eight-note percussive synth figure that starts in the intro and goes through much of song.
-Synth organ (intro)
-Electric piano plays stabbing chords and single note melody
-Constant hi-hat pattern panned left
-Feedbacking guitar shows up in a few places
-Percussive sample with heavy reverb around 3.19. Sounds like a steel pipe hitting concrete to me, but I don't really know what it is.
-Distant splash & crash sounds panned right
I chose this tune because it's one of my favourite songs and I was familiar with it, but what I really enjoyed about doing this 'close listening' was hearing quite a few things in it that I'd never noticed in it before, despite having listened to it hundreds of times--particularly its use of samples.
As with most people I usually relate to music based on the emotional content I perceive within it, so I guess the reason I'm happy to listen to this song multiple times and the reason it's important to me is the feeling/mood I think it captures, which I'd describe as situated within an atmosphere of psychological darkness, yearning, and menace, but imbued with a rather uplifting kind of power.