Tonight's theme is a picture theme. Please see the resources.
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"Oh um...hello, i don't think we've ever met. Sorry for startling you, my name is Keith. Hope i didn't frighten you. Are you ok? Huh? Oh...er...you seem awfully quiet. Is something troubling you, did i do something wrong? Are you nervous? You seem confused. Hello? Hello? Why is she not answering? Hello? She's acting very strange, I don't like this. Look i'm just gonna walk past ok? I didn't intend to scare you. Why are you following me? I don't mean you harm, i just want to go to my house. Please don't follow me, you really are scaring me. Wait why is blood dripping out of your mouth? And why do you have a knife? Oh god no...noo......nooooo...noooooooo!!!"
This track started out with me messing around with bass synths. At first i thought, maybe i might do another ambient piece, but then i realized, it will just be the same as Round 679, so i wanted to keep the same idea, in a different context. I tried a 4/4 pulse, but it was too predictable for me, so i time-stretched and the end result is a 3/4 triplet on a 4/4 pulse kind of thing, except every aspect of the drums is in 6. So we feel it in 4, but it's written out as 6. The kick is designed in a way, to feel like one big boost in low-end, where you don't necessarily hear the kick. This is all topped off with weaves of sound, including risers and swooshes, vocal snippets of Jim Carrey, pad chords, mallet instruments, and of course percussive sounds, soaked in reverb. The whole thing is designed to where it mostly comes in and out of the background. I love what i've done here, because despite it's minimalism, the groove works so well, and the developments are super interesting for it's run-time. Hope you enjoy it too.
Caught up on some more commission work for OHC. This is yet another stage theme for "Super Mega Zero" (formerly known as "Zero Lives"). Was kind of inspired by the theme to use a sort of minor spooky-funk feel (?).
Sometimes I'm a little worried that I'll deviate a little too far from the "standard DDRKirby type" of song, especially for these commissions, but I think trying to force myself to do a specific sort of thing never really works out, I have to just run with whatever I happen to be feeling at the time. So far it seems to be working out!
Now there's a lovely face, by the by
I cannot help but walk and say hi
I'm suddenly transfixed by the way that she glares right toward me
A moment ago she ignored me
and when she held her gaze, then I knew
There's something more to this, in my view
The magic that she cast over me is a wondrous feeling
A tingle that traps all of my old feelings
The face it involves, much more than a glance
My soul it leaps out, and it just wants to dance
She captures it all, and keeps it herself
It's worth just her smile
I'm caught up in her spell, yet I'm glad
To know that such a girl can be had
Whatever she has planned, I am willing to go the distance
The others who all had rebuffed just missed this
The hidden layers
The secret minds
Behind the faces
But all I see are the lies
Warm, wide eyes
Behind those masks
Guess the lies, the common thread
False smiles leading me on
When in a past
all of the pretty faces
Let through no part of a truth
Within me all I see is anger
All through my past
I couldn't trust the pretty faces
Too close to the sun and I got burned
Too far away, so now I freeze.