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! )



This is pretty awesome. Me and a friend are currently working on a 'silent' (well, no dialog) flash with a moody futuristic tone and this would be perfect for it.

Also do you mind if i use a VERY small sample of this for the ident of my logo in my flashes? of course you'll get full credit for every cartoon its used in....which will be all the ones coming out this summer!

Anyways awesome tune, love how laid-back yet frantic it is. Gonna check out your other stuff now.

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Lapse responds:

Hey man, thats awesome your reviewing my stuff. I saw rocket crotch a while back! Was really wild. I liked the art and all that.

Yeah man, as long as you credit me your totally fine for using whatever bit you want to use. Thats what its up for! : D Thats exciting. You do some good work, so it'll be cool to be associated.

As far as the tune goes, i try to do that. I like frantic drums with a laid back melody in the back. Its such an odd, yet powerful contrast in my opinion. Do check some other tracks. Thanks for listening.

damn, by the beard of zeus

holy shit this is a great track, especially with the poem and story. from the songs of yours that ive listened to so far they all have been really good, your songs are more mellow and ambient, theyre amazing
this one reminds me of some songs off of era of diversion, which is an album by evol intent

Lapse responds:

Thanks man. Glad you enjoy the track. : D
I really like this one myself. I try to be a bit mellow and ambient, yet wild and crazy. I like the contrast : P
I have never listened to any Evol Intent. I may have to check them out. Thanks for your review, keep your ears open for more : D

woo, I dig

I like this a lot man, really nice. The soothing Dnb/Breakcore is definetly my favorite. The repeating minimalistic (but powerful) -esque melodies and interesting atmospheres combined with a hectic drum style reminds me a bit of snayk, although his style is generally dark and this track here is quite light.

Real awesome story too. Thanks for sharing your creative writing side with us.

I really enjoyed the piano melody, repetive but well utilized and flows great with the drums. It also kind of falls into a jazzyish progression, which makes the track all the more deverse, and good use of dynamics. I also like the tone on it, with the nice tail end reverb that kinda of produces its own atmosphere making it feel a bit like a pad.

The birds were a real nice ambience in here.

Real interesting drum patterns and chopping of the break, I like how you put some individual BIGGGGG reverb on the some of the sounds to make it come all over the place and the retriggering FX are real great. Carefully placed to give off lots of energy, but never overly hectic or random. I like you stablized the drums in the end, and put them in a steady pattern. I was kind of hoping you would throw in some hats or a ride cymbal to flow with the beat but it might disrupt the way you transitioned into the ending fate.

If I could make a few suggestions:

Unless if you're going for a type of empty minimalist style, I would definetly thrown in something in the lower end. A subbass bass beneath, if that's too overpowering perhaps an upright or plucked bass would work great with the jazzyish sounding piano, or even just some lower piano chords every now and then, in that way you wouldnt really take away from the emptiness. I feel a light pad could also help build the atmosphere.

Also, although really not a big deal for this style because there arent really chord progressions in DNB, I believe the one piano chord, could use more than just one chord :P Which might contribute to the more melodical side of this track

anyways, absolutely kickass track you got going on here. keep the goods coming!

Fav'd for sure

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Lapse responds:

This is the best review i have ever received. For taking the time to pick apart the track like that and fill me in on some other things to try with this track (I've been meaning to go back to this track and really make it stand out. I do like the bass idea and or some sort of delicate pad in the background. Something that doesn't stand out too much, but if its there you'll tell and it'll make for a more relaxed and pulled together song. I do like the idea of the rides or hats at the end, too. Give them a jazzy swing. I may try that. I will be working further on this song for sure. There's many things i want to go back and play around with still. I really appreciate your review it makes me want to go back and put more work into this. When i do implement the changes i will let you know!

if i can ask, or more so suggest. You should listen to "Moonlight Through Misty Air" And tell me what you think (its the story before this actually). It's my favorite track so far and would love to have you take a listen and tell me your thoughts.

If You're Not Already

You need to be selling and/or promoting albums of your work. Every song I've heard from you is inexplicably perfect. Love it!

Lapse responds:

Yeah, i wish i was selling, I've been doing some promoting here and there, doing some shows around town. I've been trying to put together an album / get on a label. Its awesome to hear that you really like my tunes! It drives me further! Thank you.


this is a hard-to-find type of DnB music. and i really like how the mix of the soft playing piano goes along with the fast DnB beats... and i dont find much of these types of tunes in where im at... so for this uniqueness of this pice.. i give my 10s and my 5s

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Lapse responds:

Thanks man, im really glad you dig it. Yeah, not too many people doing this style of music, really. You should check out Venetian Snares and the flashbulb if your like stuff like this!

Anyhow, thank you for the good ratings. Keep listening. : D

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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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