At first I only thought it was ‘just’ clever. That was a mistake. After a few more listen-throughs, I realized I was doing this track an injustice.
Musically, the entire composition feels terribly authentic. The little guitar string squeaks add to the song’s character, rather than distracting from it. The simple acoustic-plus-vocals arrangement gives it a better perspective than a busier composition might: it’s all one character’s thoughts.
And what a poetic set of lyrics. It’s stream-of-consciousness, all from Eridan’s perspective, as his attitude slowly deteroriates and he falls deeper into isolation and nihilism. The vocals are rapid-fire, and it’s a really impressive combination of content and rhyming meter (it’s tough to nail both without making sacrifices in one or the other).
This one’s not just my top track for the album: it’s one of my favorites throughout the Homestuck library.
“God Tier Ascension (Dave Get Back Here)” - ArtisticPolo (x)
This took ages to do, but at last it’s done! My track art for The Land of Fans and Music 2 for the kickass song “God Tier Ascension”. I’m absolutely thrilled to have been a part of such an awesome project. Check it out once it is released!
If you’re looking forward to LOFAM 3 as much as the rest of us here at Skaianet, then you’ll definitely want to be following this blog. This is the official blog for all the LOFAM albums and music. You’ll be able to get all updates on release dates and songs!
Be sure to check it out! And don’t forget to look for LOFAM 3, coming out sometime soon.
In commemoration of the rerelease of Land of Fans and Music, I figured I’d upload the banners I did for both 1 and 2 to this blog as I’m proud of both of them.
My curiosity for Homestuck wouldn’t have been piqued if it weren’t for an early version of a song from the original LOFAM, so I considered it an honor to retroactively contribute to it by making a banner for its new home. I made that banner one big throwback to the style I used way back when I used the oekaki applet, PaintBBS, extensively. Some of the colors on this one are sampled from the original LOFAM cover art, which I did not do myself as I was not an active member of the fandom at the time.
I was recruited to do the banner for LOFAM2 after I volunteered to do the cover art, so it fits more with my standard fare as far as style is concerned. Also I snuck in a reference to Moonsetter because that has to be one of my all-time favorite official songs. You can’t go wrong with Moonsetter.
Maybe I should use that oekaki style again every so often! It’s still fun after all this time.
Here’s another piece of song art that I did for the upcoming LOFAM3, this time for the song Medium by Arzenic. This one was a particular challenge in figuring out how to coherently depict the entire area, and I had a lot of fun adjusting the layout until I had something I could work with. I also really like this song, along with the other two that I had the chance to work with. There are going to be a lot of really great songs on this album–I can’t wait for the release.
I you guys loved the LOFAM albums as much as we did, then you’re in for quite a treat! After a long wait, LOFAM 3 finally said to be arriving within the next 1-2 weeks! Once it goes live, we’ll have that playing on the radio in a matter of minutes for you all to enjoy! To make it even better, we’ll be playing through the ENTIRE album from start to finish.
But also a huge shoutout and thanks to all the people who made the LOFAM albums possible! Seriously, you guys rock! And If you haven’t already, be sure to follow the Official-Unofficial HS Music Blog!
Hi friends, Veri here. We’re finalising a lot of stuff for LoFaM 3, pestering people for art and tracks and getting it all ready. But there’s one thing we’re still after that hasn’t been allocated - cover art for the album! If you feel like you’d like to give cover art a go, send Lune some examples of your work. Hope you’re as excited for the album as we are to get it to you!