sparksd2145

Rectify, by AutoDevote.
(now completed!)

- I had an idea after I watched [S] Cascade, and though I know it would go against Jack’s present nature I really feel like if he had the motivation to redirect his bloodthirsty warpath in the name of helping the kids (due to some unprecedented character development) he might. That being said, I sat down and began thinking. I’ve noticed a majority of the entries I’ve seen so far are covers of present songs, and while I was trying to stray away from using melodies and motifs that were already in existence, I decided to try my hand at it.

I present my track for Jack Noir, Rectify. This is my second entry for the Homestuck Music Contest, and I really like the way this one turned out. I’ve logged twelve hours and nine minutes on this track so far, and I intend to polish it up just a bit further before I submit it officially. :D

Centered around Jade as she makes her way to the heart of the forge, this track portrays the ignition and thawing of the land surrounding the mythical device of creation. The world begins to thaw in the warmth of the forge, and its inhabitants spur to life.

This is my first attempt at an entry for the 2012 Homestuck Music Contest.

Rectify, by AutoDevote. 


- I had an idea after I watched [S] Cascade, and though I know it would go against Jack’s present nature I really feel like if he had the motivation to redirect his bloodthirsty warpath in the name of helping the kids (due to some unprecedented character development) he might. That being said, I sat down and began thinking. I’ve noticed a majority of the entries I’ve seen so far are covers of present songs, and while I was trying to stray away from using melodies and motifs that were already in existence, I decided to try my hand at it.

I present my track for Jack Noir, Rectify. This is my second entry for the Homestuck Music Contest, and I really like the way this one turned out. I’ve logged twelve hours and nine minutes on this track so far, and I intend to polish it up just a bit further before I submit it officially. :D

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For those of you wondering where I have been and what happened to all of my music hosted on soundcloud, the answer to one of these two questions is that it’s now hosted on bandcamp in an album all of it’s own.  Free.  Fully uncompressed wav/flac files.  Did I mention it comes complete with a near-perfect rendering of the “Irradiated” animation (in celebration of nearly 100,000 hits as of this writing), and a printable booklet of all original track art?

In addition, check out the brand new Genesis Frog album by Alexander Rosetti! It’s rather unfortunate that these two albums were released on the same day, this was unintentional and I hope to rectify the mistake by advertising it here as well.  Enjoy!

As part of my quest to retire my aging MSPAForums thread (front page for almost a year and a half!), I’m replacing the current track art with banners for each song, and the appropriate Soundcloud link in lieu of older Dropbox links. This post will act as a catalog of my Homestuck-related tracks in chronological order. I’ll try to update it as I go.

EDIT: It seems that Tumblr does not like image-links, so here are regular links instead.

Sburb
Strife
Shatter
Ace of Spades
Binary Reunion
Downtime
Interlude
Royal Flush
Feathered
Lotus
Mjollnir
Revelations
Irradiated
Irradiated (Animation Version)
The Felt: Rise of Lord English
Requiem of Space
Schroginger’s Session
Overture of Paradox Space
Curtain Roll - Extended Mix
Advance
Flowers and Fireflies
Pilot Light: The Witch’s Cauldron
Rectify

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As the second contest album has finally been released, I can finally quit being so quiet on each of my public profiles. My track, Pilot Light: The Witch’s Cauldron, made it into the second album of coloUrs and mayhem: Universe B. I created the track to represent the ignition of the Forge, located on Jade’s world (Land of Frost and Frogs), and of the Forge’s warmth revealing a lush landscape beneath. All in all it was a fun project, and I am honored to not only be among all the talented artists who submitted, but to be included in the final result as well.

I originally submitted two songs, Pilot Light: The Witch’s Cauldron and Rectify. While my intention was to enter a total of three songs, my time certainly proved to be limited; I was nonetheless determined to mix at least two brand new compositions for submission. Rectify, my second submission, focused on inspiration from [s] Cascade. It featured Jack Noir’s leitmotif derived from Black (my favorite song ever to work with) with a focus on shifting the mood to a more determined “bad-guy-gone-good” sort of reformation, while still hinting at Jack’s more vengeful side.

A little about me, I’m a web engineer by profession and I write music and videos in my spare time, most of which can be found on my Soundcloud and Youtube profiles. I’ve written a tribute animation for Homestuck and am actively working on a second, both of which can be found by clicking either of the links below. I like to inspire people to create, and I’ve devoted my life to doing so. Such is the reason behind my alias AutoDevote: I am devoted to that which makes me who I am - the people and world around me.

Irradiated (Animation 1)

[In Progress] Homestuck Fan Animation 2: Ecto Boogaloo

If you’d like to follow me on other social services you can find me (SparksD2145, AutoDevote) at any of these links:

http://autodevote.tumblr.com
http://soundcloud.com/sparksd2145
http://sparksd2145.deviantart.com
http://www.youtube.com/user/SparksD2145YT
http://www.last.fm/music/AutoDevote
http://www.github.com/SparksD2145

It’s coming back, all my troubles I thought I’d left behind,
All of the emotions I thought had died;
Please give me strength, enough to rise and fight this battle
within me, dear you’ll see, I’m compromised.

Compromised, all of my emotions energized,
Given my state of mind, I’d say you’re near;
On and off my bits and bytes fly here and there,
all messages of you.

Ones and Zeros highlight my intermissions
between my vivid thoughts of better times;
As my last stream of conciousness fades away,
hold on to my last breath;

I’m less concerned with how you got access to my mind [I opened it for you],
More or less I wonder your motive;
Even if I were to share my secrets with you,
they’re secrets you already know.

Compromised, all of my emotions energized,
Given my state of mind, I’d say you’re near;
Ones and Zeros highlight my intermissions
between my vivid thoughts of better times;

As my stream of conciousness fades away,
hold on to my last breath.