The Silver Monster

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Remastered - rethought: http://www.newgrounds.com /audio/listen/230584

Person I knew..
We once pulsed together.
A total collapse caught us.
Your end. My End. Who's really to say?
Person I Knew..
Maybe I'll meet you again.
Not now. Not in some odd months.
Or even some weird years.
could be a decade..
who's to say?
I've got my bet on another life time.
So you wont have to count the seconds..
Person I knew; another life time.
Yeah, That sounds about right..


further words:

Every week i returned to the shores, stood in the exact place, with the moon high in the sky. It was almost as if i had never moved in between that first night and the new nights. The smell of salty air danced in my nose, and i'd dig my toes into dry sand..

Again, as before, It arose from the sea; the silver monster. Against a frail moon its oblong limbs swayed. From its slim fingers rained falls of water. Its eyes pulsed with a fatigued red glow and its stance held a disposition that translated just that. It lumbered towards the shore with a ponderous step. Like slow motion film in stepped, stepped towards the shore. A gasp, i held my breath, in hopes that i would forget a breath and die, only in order to make sure this event was real. Never have i seen a phenomenon like this before. I couldn't move. Not stricken with fear. It was as if the sight stopped time.

It sank its burly soles into the wet sand and looked down to me. It did not say a word. I could not tell if it even blinked. It stared for a long time, as if trying to translate messages to me. I felt a pull at my heart. Like someone or something dig into my chest and took a hold on my aorta, all the while tugging gently. I said nothing and the giant reached down for me. Its limber fingers dug into the sand with easy and picked me up. I had rattled about. Bouncing from finger to finger, trying to keep balance as it pulled me upwards in a rush of cool midnight air. I clutched its ring finger and off we went away from the shores and towards the forests. Through the tree's we raced, I, holding steady on a ridge of wrinkled water logged skin. As our journey wore on, i loosened my grip, and with the stance of a wayward sea explore i stood tall. The sharp winds cut through my hair and whipped my clothing. Looking past the webbing of the giants fingers i could see i was high above the canopy, high above the earth, above everything.

I didn't know how far we would go. I didnt care if we had stopped. I was sure this monster had to return to the sea at some time. I looked back to it. To see its face, It looked as if it were wearing a mask of some sort. A mask of hardened sand. Etched upon the visage there was an artistic smile. I held fast, standing strong, smiling back.


Have at it... let it swell your temporal lobe.

(Edit* Baseline added, added another set of piano chords, small glitch tweaks, jazzy rides at the end added - Please enjoy - Also, The variant to this track is new! The Black Monster! )


Very deep and touching.

It notes the feel of a significant loss. Very good track. Sounds a lot like something nubbinownz would do. 5/5 10/10

Lapse responds:

Glad you enjoy it. When i wrote it i was thinking of a couple different things, a significant loss was definitely one of them. Yeah, me and nubbin have a similar style / taste in music : D

Good, reminds me of later Flashbulb stuff.

I find the drums made (I am guessing by magix) are on a tone that I find does not fit well with the total ambiance of the song. Personally I would made a little more high meds/treb drum without as much lows and keep the lows on a separate channel.
other than that wonderful stuff to listen to. Love it. The piano piece is good and the repeats of the sounds to drag them out are well placed. This is where you exceed Flashbulb at times. Good job and keep up the awesome work.

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Lapse responds:

I'm not sure what 'magix' is?

But, i appreciate your review and am glad to see someone actually offering criticism for a change! I love the flashbulb as well. So its pretty cool to be compared to him as well. I'm glad you enjoy the track! Thanks for listening.


Every piece of your work is performed with amazing style and perfect precision. There is no equal audio DJ on newgrounds, your music is perfect!

I don't think i've ever given a 10 to a submission on NG yet, but this is going to be my first, might not mean much to you as everyone gives out 10's, but to me its special! hah. Amazing overall work, not just this piece but every audio submission!

I'll be checking on your profile every so often to check out when something new is coming.

Lapse responds:

: D

Thanks man, that really means a lot. There are people out there with a bit stricter voting regimen. So, i do understand what you mean. So it feels pretty damn awesome to get one from you! I'm glad you really appreciate what i do. It makes me want to keep doing it more!

Heh heh, keep checking : D

I'll be waiting for your email when your movie is posted : P

(Also, if you want to check out the 3 part of this story i just finished that up a couple days ago, its entitled 'the black monster'. Let me know whatcha think : P )


Great, another lovely work.
In my opinion drums are too loud but anyways i really liked this song.
What program are you using to do this?
(Drums seems the same soundfont that uses Nubbinownz too!)
Five and download.

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Lapse responds:

Thanks man : D
They might be a bit loud, but i guess i wanted them to be the focal point, really hit you up front. This track would be filed under a genre called 'breakcore'. If you like this you should check out Venetian Snares or The Flashbulb.
I use FL studio for all my stuff. Always have. I've been wanting to check out reason and Abelton live though. Will get around to that some time. As far as the drums go. Its the most famous break..hah..like ever? Its from a Winstons song. Its called the 'Amen break'. Used in a lot of DNB / Jungle / break beat music and such.

really cool man

Loving the breaks. This isn't really the type of DnB I've done any experimenting in but I'm loving this track for sure. I like the whole melodic feel to it and as you stated it sounds like a reminiscent tune. And its so well constructed, original and flavoured I cant help but wonder why you aren't on a label yet :) haha.

I'm more into the jumpstep scene but what would you call this? who cares? cause It's a rinsa!! :)

Maybe you could teach DJ Hype a thing or two for me ;)

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Lapse responds:

Thanks for listening. Its very encouraging to read your words. I try to make melodic an meaningful music. So its nice to see it come across well. I wish i was on a label..takes time. Hopefully soon : O

You could call this IDM, Glitch or Breakcore.

Heh, I'm no familiar with Dj Hype. : \

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4.43 / 5.00

Apr 24, 2008
6:41 PM EDT
Drum N Bass
File Info
6.5 MB
4 min 3 sec

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