Level 18 Mixist
24k tracker module

solar power 
35th Σ5.438

naked power 
19th Σ5.579

cool breeze 
7th Σ5.850

face melt 
43rd Σ5.238

burning pants 
24th Σ5.315

The Crystal Ball
  15th/231   Σ27.419   Jul 7th 2013 4:06pm

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It's the last summer they will be together.

Over the last year, they've grown distant from one another. Yet, hey decide to seize this moment, and return to the world they built together one more time.

Meanwhile, a dark artifact has appeared in the hidden land, a black seed that twists existence about itself. Their once familiar world becomes more distorted with each passing moment...

1. Dreamwalking Preperations - You have to select your destination before coming aboard!

2. A Cool Night - We've arrived, but isn't there something different about the horizon?

3. The Playful Creatures Inhabiting the Plains - Their den is big enough for a person to come inside!

4. The Shadows Multiply - They say this opening has appeared recently. What could be beyond it?

5. Mirrored Garden - Memories solidify and grow here! Maybe they can show us the way through this cavern...

6. The Valley - Do you... remember what happened here?

7. The Blanket of Darkness has Fallen - This place is unrecognizable... What could be causing this? We must leave quickly!

8. Hidden Passages - The halls are cold and full of empty air. When pressed, he turns away with tears in his eyes.

9. The Way - This sacred place has resisted the voidic energy. Memories overflow from the brim of the pool.

10. Black Door - Poisonous whispers whirl about our heads. We steel ourselves and turn the knob.

11. Forcing Through the Shade - Rivulets of dark sludge are seeping out of the passages. We have to swallow our fear and move ahead.

12. The Relic - As a piece of sand becomes a pearl, so the relic known as the Black Seed assumed this form. How could we let this grow between us? When our hands touch, the seed crumbles into dust.

13. Returning - The sun has started to warm the hillsides. Now we have nothing to regret.


I used OpenMPT 1.19.04, no interpolation.
I'll keep a high quality render on dropbox until Summer Chip III is complete:

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Level 30 Chipist
post #29617 :: 2013.07.07 4:37pm :: edit 2013.07.07 4:40pm
  Dimeback, Interrobang Pie, sethdonut and Doxic liēkd this
a masterpiece
Level 18 Mixist
post #29620 :: 2013.07.07 5:30pm
  Doxic, stinkbug and kfaraday liēkd this
...( ^////^)
Level 28 Chipist
post #29621 :: 2013.07.07 5:48pm
  Doxic and zebra liēkd this
Level 25 Mixist
post #29645 :: 2013.07.08 6:05am
  Doxic liēkd this
Level 18 Mixist
post #29653 :: 2013.07.08 11:57am :: edit 2013.07.08 11:57am
  Jangler, goluigi and Doxic liēkd this
darn my zebra ascii didn't work!
Level 17 Mixist
post #29696 :: 2013.07.09 5:45am
  Doxic and zebra liēkd this
This is the GREATEST
Level 28 Chipist
post #30585 :: 2013.08.03 9:51pm
  Doxic and zebra liēkd this
still beautifoo
Level 22 Chipist
post #30586 :: 2013.08.03 10:00pm
  zebra liēkd this
holy wow.

Zebra this is flooring, your work is so dreamlike
Level 27 Chipist
post #30764 :: 2013.08.05 7:52pm
  goluigi, Interrobang Pie and Fearofdark liēkd this
12 minutes in a 24k module!!?? All I have to say is... dang. Well done! ;)
Level 24 Chipist
Interrobang Pie
post #30989 :: 2013.08.11 7:39am
This is something else... <3
Level 23 Mixist
post #30990 :: 2013.08.11 7:57am :: edit 2013.08.11 7:57am
  MiDoRi and goluigi liēkd this
The lone fact that you were able to get this to be 12 minutes AND 24k or under really makes me respect you even more.

On another note, I honestly find it kinda hard to stay interested in songs that don't have percussion, idk, I guess I just like having a little beat in songs. But don't worry, that doesn't take away from this being a lovely piece of music if you ask me.
Level 20 Chipist
post #31595 :: 2013.08.23 7:30am
  Doxic liēkd this
this does a good job of keeping an interesting underlying beat without drums
Level 18 Mixist
post #31606 :: 2013.08.23 9:17am :: edit 2013.08.23 9:18am
  goluigi, kfaraday, Doxic and Jangler liēkd this
Thank you for the positive comments everyone!

I actually like composing percussion parts, but it just didn't feel right in this piece (excepting a few spots). I'll be sure to include some ~S I C K_B E A T Z~ in my next entry!
Level 22 Chipist
post #31630 :: 2013.08.23 7:18pm
  Jangler hæitd this
You could almost say it's a classical style composition, where ya know they didn't rely on percussion to make the music interesting! :)
Level 22 Chipist
post #33412 :: 2013.11.13 5:18am
Simple maths! 24 kilobytes / 12 songs = DOUBLE COMPRESSION! ._.
Level 28 Chipist
post #78503 :: 2017.02.14 6:15am
every time i listen to this im reminded how little music has actually been explored. best thing on this website, bar none
Level 28 Chipist
post #78508 :: 2017.02.14 9:46am
  charlotte liēkd this
this is one of my faves as well and you might not mean it like this but i think that's kinda not giving enough credit to e.g. messiaen, randy grief, [earthbound composers], boc, brothomstates, ilkae, and [ttyd composers] for preceding this work with other music in the same vein. with the exception of 11 / forcing through the shade. that one is really cool and i can't think of anything like it
Level 27 Chipist
post #92926 :: 2017.12.10 5:00am
  Dimeback liēkd this
Christmas bump
Level 28 Chipist
post #119997 :: 2020.05.05 12:26am
(laughing three years on i am less grandiose in my praise for my entry now, but im still a fan. for some reason it is a rarity for musicians to use notes that complement how the notes sound

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