A Cry After Death

posted in MnP128 on Nov 06, 2021

Well, I nearly didn't make it but here we are. I cried, I was frustrated, and I was mad at myself for many things. I didn't make music for a long while, I couldn't make music like I wanted to and I felt like the musician in me had died. Then, after trying to come back...my literal music did die. Felt like I hit rock bottom until that hard drive span back up and began to breathe life. I could have gotten my VSTs back from the maker thankfully (though I'd need a new hard drive for the space) but the files...the music...my life's blood gone. Then I cried again haha. But how does one who is dead cry? What does it sound like? What does it feel like? That is the inspiration for this song. Chaotic, unworldly, and yet...familiar. Not something you could imagine living but not exactly...dead either. A being stuck between two worlds. And a bit disturbing. Fitting seeing as my word was Macabre and the story that this song comes from tells us that when dealing with death...things aren't always as we think they'd seem. Often, those surprises can be quite troubling. So is this song.

From a technical standpoint I think the mix is both too loud and there are some EQ issues. Unfortunately I've run out of time to fix them, but I think if you lower the volume its very much tolerable. It just can't be too loud. Probably perfect for YouTube though LOL. Anyway, here is "A Cry After Death" and hopefully the first of a few more songs before years end.

Late Entry

Back to the Sea; Back to the Fire

posted in MnP125 on Jul 07, 2021

, I wanted to channel some of the flavor of Xenogears and some of that "ethnic" vibe that is sort of non-descript yet everyone kind of knows haha. I suppose at this point its a mix of things. Anywho, I choose to bring that out in the choir sections and added some percussion in inclusion to the original. Lastly, there are two different soloists. One is a lady vocalist and the other is a Xin Di I think. I can't remember which Chinese flute I used haha. There is an outro I used for this version which I would have cut for this competition since its meat and potatoes so I won't comment on that. So just a nice conservative approach with some added goodies here and there. I wish I had a non-YouTube version to share! 


posted in PRC422 on Feb 24, 2021

I got really busy and tired so I couldn't finish 100% but here is my submission. I also got locked out of registration and then realized where the answers were posted haha...Oh well. The link should be okay for download.


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MnP125 Jul 10, 2021
PRC422 Feb 28, 2021