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Sailing Okeanos


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[EDIT: Thank you for the frontpage feature! ^___^]

Hello there!

I haven't been actively uploading to Newgrounds (nor anywhere) lately. I have been working on plenty of music, however! That stuff is mainly tied down to projects that have yet to be released, so I'll have to wait a bit longer until sharing it.

Meanwhile, I thought I could post some of the old stuff that I never put up here, for one reason or another.

To start with, there's this piece. I made it back in 2020 for the "Elysion Contest". Elysion is a VST instrument, and I thought I could practice scoring to a trailer, as I hadn't done that much before. Therefore it might make sense to see the music in combination with the video:


It's not my greatest work, but I hope it's still worth a listen ^_____^

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Excellent to see your growth. Since your first (posted) project, you have increased you talents at composition by leaps and bounds. I'm excited to see how you continue to improve!

Have any of those projects been released yet? I would like to see how the production blends with the creator's intent.

LucidShadowDreamer responds:

Thanks for the nice words! Newer projects I've worked on are yet to be released. But on my profile there are some older games/animations where I only contributed the music :)

I like the ominous and cinematic tone at the beginning and the sense of build into :32 or so. The electric guitar at :36 was a pleasant surprise, and it blends in really well with the dramatic flair during the rest of the piece. This is something I'd really like to see you finish, Ale. The entire piece feels like the background music to the trailer for an epic robots-take-over-the-world-themed action movie. Maybe I can write the movie script, and you can finish the song? What do you say? :D Either way, stellar work!

LucidShadowDreamer responds:

Haha, thanks! I'm glad you like it :D
It's also nice to hear from you, I hope you're doing alright. I've been very busy recently, but in a good way. A lot of it involves music, actually! But I've kind of left this piece behind, even though it was interesting. I hope to be able to share some even cooler stuff eventually, and perhaps then we can collaborate in one manner or another ^___^

GREAT !!!!!!!!!!!

LucidShadowDreamer responds:


Gorgeous orchestrations, strings hella dank, perc nice and full. Electric guitar? Damn. I will be totally frank with you, the synth was the weakest thing but please forgive me for nit-picking that? I'm a little dubstep, you're a little baroque. We have our differences but I still love and respect you. This is such an amazingly strong piece. I could never get orchestral sounds and harmonies to work together this cleanly <3

That high buzzing arpeggio might have been too much stimulus? In your shoes I might have patched something much deeper, just a general tone. A bright synth like this might have decent bass textures you can bring forward with a distortion unit, an EQ, and a filter. With automation lanes on the filter's Freq & Res knobs, a very simple low tone saw synth can do so much more.

I'm so flipping biased. I guess another way of putting it would be that you can program a synth to sound like anything. An arpeggio like this sounds like an arp, I KNOW YOU, YOU WOULD NEVER BLEMISH YOUR HANDS BY PROGRAMMING AN ARP but it's totally ok if you do because those arp machines create classic retro video game sounds and other neat tones that are valuable. I'm so saturated on EDM at this point, a simple saw just doesn't blow me away.

The only reason I say all of this is because your one of my favorite composers here, and hearing some juicy synth work in your music would literally kill me. I would die. I would die six times.

LucidShadowDreamer responds:

Wow, thanks you for leaving such a long review!

I totally agree. It's a bit of an old song, and I didn't spend enough time making it. The later half of the song is most certainly more lazy than the intro, and it's also simple, yet the mixing isn't very good. It does have the right energy more or less, but there's just such a lack of finish on the details.

I hope you're doing well :)
I'm looking forward to when I have the time to make some new stuff for NG, or upload pieces from some of the projects I've worked on :D

I have a few other oldies to put up first though ;)

Quite a beautiful melding of elements. The choir, synths, guitar all fit perfectly with each other. The progression is also fresh. I really like the middle break.

LucidShadowDreamer responds:

Thanks a lot for the detailed positive critiques! I think the song does its job okay, but there's plenty I would fix if I had the time ^___^

Credits & Info

4.56 / 5.00

Feb 5, 2022
1:03 AM EST
File Info
3.1 MB
1 min 22 sec

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.