Tag: piano

A new dawn

My proper entry for the Ys DoD. Turned out just fine in my opinion.

Man, I really should write these writeup things right after I finish the songs, when I still have something to say about them (see below for another example)…


Cyclops and Storm lose, Juggernaut wins

I think this turned out a bit weird. I couldn’t decide which one I’d do, Cyclops or Storm, so I did a medley. And I liked that Juggernaut ending song so much that I wanted to get that in this too. I was going for a “lighter” sound overall than my usual, so I dialed down the gain on the rhythm guitars to almost 0. See if you notice any difference.

I entered September’s superhero DoD with this song, and much to my surprise I placed first.

P.S. SnappleMan made me do it.


Eternal night of the dead

Another one I did for OMC. The task this time was to make up a TV show, and to compose the theme for that show.

Lyrics

Night comes as usual
When the day comes to an end

But this night is different, this night is forever
An appropriate time for evil to get together and fight

What a horrible night to have no morning
Undead they rise
The monster dance

An eerie silence creeps across the land
‘Til the screams of fright fill this eternal night

What a horrible curse to have no morning


Synopsis

Show Title: Perpetual Night
Genre: UK Survival horror/comedy/drama series (13 episodes per season)

The premise is that for a reason to be disclosed later in the show (watch it to find out!) there are no more mornings, only “Perpetual Night” remains. Of course, perpetual night would be boring without some action… So there’s evil afoot! For each season the cast has a different evil to fight off. This song is the theme for the first season, where this evil is the undead.


Liberate

Arrangement of the main theme. My entry in February 2006 DoD. Placed sixth. This is doomy metal with piano, some strings and choirs. Also includes a solo piano section. On my scale this was a rush-job, and I didn’t have enough time to arrange and yadda yadda. It’s still quite okay, though. I especially enjoy the reverb on the snare and the clean guitar sound.

My first VG arrangement that is based on only one song and that is not just a straightforward cover.