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Green Moon, Green SunPatrick Sullivan
[S] Slick: Look up.
Updated version of Green Moon, Green Sun. Notable changes: audio balancing so the entire thing isn’t one massive glob of sound, fixed some wrong notes.
Dead ShuffleMark Hadley
“A familiar feeling stirs. That feeling is overwhelming, soul-blackening rage.”
Like with most of the songs used as replacements, it’s hard to discuss this without talking about its counterpart. While Nightlife is catchy in its own jazzy way, Dead Shuffle has an overall smoothness that works really well with the shadowy nature of the Midnight Crew. Admittedly, “smooth” may not be the best way to desribe their comical screw-ups, but it’s the intent that counts.
I will however agree that the loss of the dancing moon hurts everyone.
Looking back at Midnight Crew: Drawing Dead
Fake bands, man. I so wish we had done more with this concept. Since the very beginning of Homestuck, Andrew had this idea that the kids would have fake bands they were into, and we would make MySpace band pages with a few of their songs on them as a fun supplement to the comic, in the same spirit as dave strider’s blog or SBaHJ. (both of which I would link to if tumblr wasn’t bugging out right now and preventing me from doing so)
Ace of TrumpHilary Troiano
(Trivia: This was the longest track when it was first released and held on to that record (tied with RJ’s 3ITM Casino mix) for over a year before being supplanted by Rex Duodecim Angelus.)
So it starts out mellow and, for the most part, stays that way. However, it still manages to be dynamic. The tempo picks up a bit around 1:40, and while it keeps up the pace, the music gradually gets softer over the next several minutes. Then at 4:20 the piano shows up and begins to infuse more and more energy back into the song. Finally, everything slows down and eases off for a smooth ending. In a way it’s like Hearts Flush; it sort of melts into the background while still being more than simple elevator music.
Carbon Nadsat/Cuestick GeniusHomestuck
Carbon Nadsat/Cuestick Genius
This is definitely one of my favorite songs off ANY of the Homestuck albums, and it’s definitely the best on “Drawing Dead.”
please tell me I’m not the only one who loves this song
(obviously not mine. I am not awesome enough to create this kind of thing.)
Hearts FlushMark Hadley
Though I can’t say I have any favorites in the genre, I really like jazz. It’s relaxing, yet also energizing. By sticking to just rhythm instruments, Hearts Flush makes for nice background jazz while still being upbeat. When a simple melody for the double bass is the most exciting part of the song, I can tell it’s not vying too hard for my attention, but it still gets it anyway.
I guess you could say I’m… flushed for it.