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Us - Chapter 2 (Instrumental Edit)

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EDIT: Changed the original instrumental version to include the voice acting but have switched back to the instrumental version because of positive peer pressure. I also never boosted the tracks audio after removing the voice acting from it. Voice actors were compressed to fill up all the space that's missing in this version, blush.

EDIT II: Should probably link to the original cartoon too Us Chapter I. We're currently working on remastering that audio :)

Performed for Bleak-Creep's latest cartoon: Us - Chapter 2.

Big props to the voice actors Felicia Valenti as "Poppy" and Skyler Everline as "Dahlia."

I make this kind of music by watching the animation while playing the piano simultaneously to try and create emotion switch ups in real time. This recording method leads to a rubato sound that rambles a fair bit. I wanted the motif to sound a little dissonant this time to play with the evolving themes in Bleak-Creep's cartoon. It's a sort of crumbly stride piano that aspires to be hopeful but also incredibly disappointing.

IMO, the voice acting sort of hides happy little accidents and lazy arpeggio drawls.

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I like it! Always love some nice lush piano. That pad and strings is pretty ear-tickling too. Makes me want to go back to writing for keys. It'd be nice to hear this solo without the voiceover

Quarl responds:

I changed it back to the instrumental version. This is the kind of feed back I love. Was feeling a little shy by the mistakes in the recordings, tried hiding behind the voice acting :)

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4.95 / 5.00

May 29, 2021
9:19 PM EDT
File Info
8.4 MB
3 min 40 sec
  • Audacity
  • Reason 10
Misc. Kit
  • Sennheiser HD 650
  • Casio CDP - S100

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