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NVGR: New Music Album 2AD16 - I Has Been Released

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Hello friends. I've released 2AD16 - I on Bandcamp for free (price will go up to $3 at an unknown time.. probably months from now :p). While I was hoping for at least 12 tracks, I figure 10 should be enough for an album, especially at the future price. It's about 38 minutes of music. I've always wanted to release albums that would fill a 74-min CD, but I imagine people don't have time to listen to that sort of stuff all at once. 

I covered most of the tracks in my previous blog. I'll copy/paste what I wrote so it seems like there's more meat to this blog :p Then I'll talk about the other tracks. 

The Man That Time Forgot (2016) - A dramatic theme, written for a character in my AD Infinitum universe (Okinui). The man exists where time does not (Asphodel Meadows).

Relaxing ~for Piano~ (2016) - Relaxing is a classic piece of mine going back to around 2003. Originally written for more instruments, I thought a piano-only version would sound nice. While the notes were punched in manually, this is a song I feel fairly comfortable playing live, since that's how I originally wrote it.

Silkworm (2016) - Written as a "side-scrolling shoot-em-up" song, Silkworm could be one of the first levels of a video game. I named the song Silkworm because of the Psssssh sound you hear often in the song :p

Monster (2016) - I wanted to write something a little dark and sad. As if the song was written for a monster feeling alone and feared.

No Ticket ~ChillyBilly~ (2016) - A remake of ChillyBilly's wonderful song "Stuck Outside Without a Ticket" from the Songs for Gamers album. This time around, I wanted to make it more focused on the piano, so I rewrote the first part for piano. I also wanted to use bells in the second part.

Gradient Divide (2016) - The title was suggested by Occams when I was looking to create a fake game soundtrack. It would've been a bullet-hell type shooter. The song is probably similar to Silkworm, in that they are both written for shooters. This song seems a bit loud compared to the other songs so far, so I might rework the volume for the album release.

Looking Back (2016) - I wrote this song after writing up the blog, and decided I wanted to share it now, even though some people have already seen the blog post. When I post the completed album, I plan on linking all of the songs again, so it won't be missed either way. Looking Back is one of my classic pieces from when I was writing music for a game that never released.

Everything I've Learned (2016) - One of my favorite classic tracks. I think it's a pretty sad song, similar to Looking Back. I wrote it using chord progressions I'd been kicking around in piano journals at the time, which is why it's called Everything I've Learned. Obviously it's not every chord/melody :p but my favorites at the time. I highly recommend this one. 

Convulsions (2016) - Oh man listen to this gem. I'm really proud of this remake. I wrote it back in around 2004-2005. It's one of the first songs written "by the instrument" I used (the chords fading in and out). 

End of the Line (2016) - A nice piano-focused track to end the album. 

I'm not sure what the next album will be, but I'd like to try to keep writing music if I can. I have a lot on my mind, including dealing with suicidal thoughts and depression. Also got some things that need to be resolved. I hope you enjoy at least one track on this album :p Thanks for listening, as always.

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About Alphadeusone of us since 4:33 PM on 04.02.2012

I am Alphadeus. Local gamer and music writer. I've written over 800 unique original songs, many of which have remixes or rearrangements.

I have written music for over 140 people in this community in the form of "Songs for Gamers" albums, which are on my Bandcamp page. They definitely show off my range of genres.

I have been here a very long time, since around 2008 or 2009. I did not start blogging until 2010 or so. I nuked my original account, so a lot of my history is gone, but I've been back for a while as well.

I play casual games mostly. Bejeweled, Final Fantasy XIV, Animal Crossing, Diablo III, and others. I'm 40 years old (as of 2021), and have been playing games most of my life since Atari 2600.

I highly recommend you check out my music sometime. It's the best part of me. It is mostly in the style of video game music, but I mix it with different genres.

Thank you for taking the time to read my Bio.