Entry #148


2014-05-10 23:01:57 by Back-From-Purgatory

So, a while ago, I posted Only The Beginning.  It's very different from the stuff I usually do, and it was a challenge for myself to make something so far out of my comfort zone... but... I never finished it.  It had a half assed ending where there should have been more.

So... since I'm finally done my overtime at work, I decided to sit down and revisit it.  Not only did I revamp an early section, I extended the song as a whole as well as made a few minor tweaks in other areas.

Behold, the result.. for better or worse (I'm hoping for better):
Only The Beginning (Extended)


Speaking of endings... I tried something new with the ending... Screw cliché chords and fade outs... I opted to glitch it to hell... Yes... That was intentional.

And as you may notice, the song never really revisits previous themes once it moves on.  Why you ask?  Because I think it's stupid that songs should be expected to always come back to a single theme, and I like to keep it moving along, it tells a more interesting story, and it makes the song more varied.  Not that I'll never do the Verse, chorus, verse, bridge thing again... Just sometimes I like to just do a song without caring about the structure and how it should be.


And lastly...

Miku is coming...




Also... Meet Kira.  Personification of my music.  Designed and created by yours truly:



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2014-05-11 06:38:23

Sounds fabulous! The original track really kept me on my toes, what with its sudden explosion of dubstep around the 0:43 mark and that mind-bending complextro part that followed it.

So it'll be great to hear an extended version. This whole 'glitch meltdown' ending sounds fun.

Take care and keep up the audio / videos, whatever you do.


Back-From-Purgatory responds:

I certainly plan to.


2014-05-11 06:56:47

Whoa, hold up. You made a DnB track?

Back-From-Purgatory responds:

I've made a few actually... I don't do DnB often, but I have done it.


2014-05-11 09:58:34

Spammalicious commentification!

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2014-05-11 22:18:58

Yays. You kept your promise.
Im going to listen to it now... lets see how it is.

Back-From-Purgatory responds:

I do keep my promises... sometimes.


2014-05-11 22:32:54

Huh... they arent chords?
Then which instruments you used on the ending?
Anyways, great job.

Back-From-Purgatory responds:

The very end? Or the end section?

The ending section has drums, bass, lead and a pluck.

The bass is actually 3 bass patches layered on top of each other for some extra kick, they're all doing the same thing though.

The lead is just basically following the melody the plucks are already doing.

The pluck is... well... a pluck, just a quick attack, short sustain/release synth. This glitches out at the end cause... why the hell not. There are no chords in the ending section.


2014-05-11 23:12:16

Is that so? Im kind of a derp when it comes to identify musical instruments.
Again, great job.

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2014-05-12 19:38:06

Isn't Kira a charmer? Impressive art skills there, friend.


Back-From-Purgatory responds:

Thanks... still a long way to go though. My bar is higher... and I hope to one day reach it.


2014-05-27 11:19:56

Soo... how is the progress on Miku going?

Back-From-Purgatory responds:

Complete stand still... I'm doing another month of overtime, which means 0 free time.


2014-05-28 22:25:51

Working is quite a pain huh?
What do you work on? It must be quite a tough job.

Back-From-Purgatory responds:

I work in logistics for one of the largest companies in the world.


2014-06-09 15:45:18

so you moderator right....nice...

-Execute Command.

Back-From-Purgatory responds:

Uhhh... k...


2014-06-12 16:24:01

Logistics huh?
Wow that is quite a hard job...
Well Im looking foward to see more of Kira and your music

Back-From-Purgatory responds:

It can be pretty chaotic, yeah. And I'll try not to keep you waiting too long.


2014-07-05 23:50:22

Are remixes not aloud here on newgrounds?

Back-From-Purgatory responds:

Not if they contain copyrighted samples.