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From Earth's Blackest Night ~ definitive edition

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The same on Bandcamp!


Just days before Lent was about to begin in 2021, I looked through my file dump and found an unexpected discovery.


The mid-stage FLP for From Earth's Blackest Night ~ EXTEND ver. was still in my file dump, and it was a file that I thought I'd never see again, given the many file losses I'd sustained over the years.


Immediately upon discovering this I downloaded it, opened it in FL 11 and gave it a mixdown -- before realising that I used nothing but Sytrus for that file, meaning it could be opened in FL 20 without any trouble whatsoever. I also had the added benefit of having Flex this time, so I could add more embellishment. So, changes from the second iteration of this song:


  1. MUCH better mixing, as well as an actual mastering.
  2. MUCH better vocals.
  3. More warmth and rhythmic embellishment.
  4. Much better processing on the drums.
  5. MUCH better dynamics.


This is From Earth's Blackest Night, as it is meant to have been all this time. Four years on, it is still a pertinent song to me. I wrote it in the thick of my asylum seeker years, still holding out hope in the midst of darkness and oppression.


As a reminder, the lyrics are based on the currently stalled game, Song of the Firefly, developed by @Hoeloe and friends -- a post-apocalyptic game with beautiful plot and graphics. Y'all should see it sometime, and perhaps throw money her way because this game deserves to come to fruition.


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Sing me a song from Earth's blackest night

When it seems all hope has faded

Sing with your heart and remember your light

That blows the dark away


Sing me a song from Earth's darkest hour

When it seems that nothing matters

Sing, for the light will consume and devour

The clouds of doubt and shame


CHORUS:

Tonight

We rise

Tonight

We fight for who we are


Sing me a song, when all is in ruins

(Sing me a song, when tears start to fall)

When it seems that dreams are dying

Sing through the tears, though hard it may be,

(Sing through the night, though hard it may be,)

And wonders will come to pass


Sing me a song, and reach out to me

With what scant light you can find here

Sing for the end of the world and beyond,

For we will still survive


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As always, beautiful music that takes a listener on a audial journey!

Wow....

Awesome on stuff! I really like the atmospheric feel of it and the vocals!

Beautiful and full of hope despite all darkness ahead

I love the music, I just dont feel the lyrics lol. Keep it up though!

Troisnyx responds:

If you don't feel the lyrics, the least I would ask you to do is check out Hoeloe's "Song of the Firefly," on which those lyrics were based. Part of why I even released this was to tell people that such a beautiful project exists and deserves to be finished and released one day.

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Uploaded
Jan 26, 2022
11:34 AM EST
Genre
Synthwave
File Info
Song
7 MB
5 min 6 sec
Software
  • Audacity
  • Sytrus
  • Flex
  • FL Studio 20
  • FL Studio 11
Hardware
  • Scarlett 2i2
  • Samson R21S

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