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There are a lot of very pretty land themes for the Beta kids, but fewer for the rest of the homestuck cast. I’m going to suggest more off-the-beaten-track land themes for the betas and introduce some for the alphas and post-scratch trolls.
Part One: The Kids.
First, you should check out Medium by Clark “Plazmataz” Powell, which I mentioned in the last rec list. It’s a gorgeous album for the Beta lands. I won’t suggest any from there this time just to mix things up a bit, but definitely check it out.
Artist: Erik “Jit” Scheele, original ‘Atomyk Ebonpyre’ by Toby “Radiation” Fox
Album: Homestuck Volume 6: Heir Transparent
This one is just…hilarious honestly. But it combines the intensity of the original Atomyk Ebonpyre with the ridiculousness of the Crocodiles and I think that’s a pretty good description of the Land of Heat and Clockwork.
Surprisingly, there are actually a lot of songs for LOFAF. They’re all real pretty and atmospheric, and they all do a really good job of hitting different aspects of the land. This is one of the cutest and most atmospheric, I think. And look at that adorable track art.
Okay, now we’re getting into slightly less charted territory with the alpha kids, so I’ll have to use a bit more creative freedom here.
Artists: Clark “Plazmataz” Powell and Robert J! Lake
Album: Homestuck Volume 9
Art by Dawn Davis
Jane definitely got the short end of the homestuck music stick, but Volume 9 has a decent number of really pretty Jane themes. This is one of my favorites, and one of two on the album that include her land. I may as well include the other one here as well, Princess of Heliumalso by Plazmataz. Whereas Jane Dargason fits well with the whimsical nature of the helium pods, Princess of Helium is sadder, and would fit well with the deadness of the land. Also poor Jane has had to deal with enough sadness to warrant a sad song. By the way, the songs in Jane’s [S] Act 6 Act 3 interactive flashes are Rain from Medium (technically a Rose song) and Ruins (With Strings) from Volume 5 (which was the original for one of the more common leitmotifs throughout the hs music canon).
So this one is actually used in canon three separate times, the second two using the last couple minutes specifically for LOMAX. Since there aren’t any explicit LOMAX themes in the music canon yet, I figured I may as well recommend this one. Especially because it’s actually an amazing song and by far my favorite Jake theme. Beatfox has a way with orchestral pieces, and he’s also the one responsible for Creata and Conclude. Good for him. By the way this includes a bit of Dissension, Jade’s original strife theme. Very fitting.
This is definitely one of my favorite Roxy songs tbh. It isn’t a LOPAN theme since there aren’t any of those yet, but I think it fits the dramatic and mysterious feel of the land, as well as of Roxy’s various void-ventures.
We’re back to songs actually written for the purpose I’m suggesting them! This one is pretty and atmospheric, while also conveying the sadness and…I guess loneliness of LOTAK and Dirk’s experience on it. Also check out Dominionfrom the same album, by Thomas Ferkol. It seems to be a LOTAK song as well and it’s similarly gorgeous.
Alrighty, that’s the kids! Next up is going to be the Alternian Trolls’ lands, which this time I think I’ll probably do in a separate post. I’ll link it to this one though. I think I’m not going to do the Beforus trolls’ lands, since those songs would pretty exclusively be from Beforus (the album). I’ll give a link to the album on that post though.
Hi I love redrawing my old work from 2013 for no apparent reason. This is just a WIP that I sketched out but I hope to finish it. I always disliked how stiff my character movements were so hey, good practice for me.