Based on Firefly Cloud of the One Year Older album and done by ‘request’, Electric Fireflies capitalizes on the soft piano twill to bring the familiar Doctor and Showtime mixes together in a way that was difficult for me to capture previously. I believe it turned out pretty great, but I’ll let you be the judge of that. :)
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As he ventures into the post-apocalyptic ruins of Earth, John discovers truth: even the Heir of Breath cannot restore life and happiness into the world alone.
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Homestuck’s Downtime, off of the Land of Fans and Music (unofficial) album, with my original vocals and lyrics.
Not much to say here. It’s a short song and I did with it what I could.
I did a shitty job on this didn’t I
Astounded is the word I’d use here. There’s so much to say, I’ll try not to ramble.
I recently became aware of this particular project by Ashley [youtube: Horizon], featuring her addition/vocalization of Lyrics to my instrumental piece Downtime. (thanks for the tip, hesperidia and spectrumfizz!) Until now I haven’t had much time to address it, largely due to work taking up most of my time, but I hope to bring her work into the spotlight. Ashley’s various projects are excellent, and while I have only recently discovered her compositions, I must say that it’s very hard not to peruse each of her well-orchestrated videos. Indeed, with the evocative qualities of Ashley’s vocal ability I was easily drawn to each song, one after another. I highly recommend visiting her channel, as well as her tumblr account. (hint, go there now and follow)
Downtime - my instrumental composition written to combine Showtime and Showdown from MSPA’s Homestuck - must have been a difficult piece to work with in forming lyrics: not only are the pace and mood of the song tantalizing factors to consider, but the piece’s loud percussion and sudden drops make for an agonizing experience when mixing vocal tracks. Nevertheless, the resultant of Ashley’s work is astonishingly good. I never saw the chosen direction of the vocals coming; I’m glad I didn’t, it’s certainly worth the surprise. Hit that play button and enjoy.
The reason why I write my songs (or really attempt to produce anything) is to inspire creativity. I’m thrilled to see that Ashley took Downtime and built on it to produce something new; truly the greatest gift any artist can receive is the birth of new art inspired by the original. For that, I thank you.
But seriously people, mash that play button and listen.
It’s going to take a while to complete, but I am actively working on the second Homestuck animation/tribute. As I said earlier, I grew very busy when I was originally working on this project, and then shortly thereafter my terrible procrastination did not help. Still, I’m currently cleaning up and working on the smaller details of the various shots I have so far; I’d like to share this frame as an indication that progress is being made. The original, hastily exported rendition of the project (when it was last exported many months ago) can be found here.
After a long hiatus (not helped by admittedly awful procrastination), I am finally going to resume work on this project until it completes. It will be rendered in full 1080p resolution and hopefully span the entire length of the original Curtain Roll mix. Maybe some Ancestor, Alpha/Beta action as well if I can. Wish me luck! :)