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To Absent Friends

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Made this thinking of my father, who passed away in August of 2006. My favorite trait about him was that no matter what I said I wanted to do, he told me I'd be great. If I told him I wanted to be a livestock hairstylist, he'd say "That's amazing! You'd curl pig hairs better than fuckin' anybody!"

So, here's to you Dad. See you on the other side. As usual, comment away.


I've received many messages saying this song is similar to the soundtrack on Spore. I've never actually played Spore, but now I wish I would've pitched my music to Will Wright while he was working on it. Thanks to all who've messaged me, lol.

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Nice song

The piano and guitar kinda looked like "My Happy Ending" by magumanu (here on Newgrounds) but I dunno which one came first and that doesn't matter since it might just be a coincidence, people do say that brilliant minds think alike. Anyway, this song is amazing! I've been listening to some of your works and must say I'm impressed, you compose in such a huge variety of styles and perform well in all of them! I'm glad I found "Our special place" by chance here and got to listen to your other jobs. Awesome job!

lanky21 responds:

Thanks Leo! I haven't heard Magumanus song, so it's probably just coincidence. Keep checking back, I'm a little slow on new works right now but hopefully I'll get some free time to start working on music again.


My birthday is coming up the 29th Januari, and I wanted to animate a movie about my nearest friends.
"Where the heck am I suppose to find nice, calm music with a love and a 'thank you for being there' touch?", I said to myself. I searched on the Audio Portal on the simple word; friend, and I chosed this one first. To the point!
This is exactly what I was looking for! 5/5, 10/10! You damn sure earned those points, I can't understand why no author on Newgrounds ever thought of add your music into their flash? Let me make that for you, I shall create a flash and have your music to it, becuz you have talent, my friend.
// Sigge Sjöholm

lanky21 responds:

Thanks skarp! Certainly send me a link when your flash is finished, I always enjoy viewing other peoples creations. I'm glad I was able to help with your project, keep on rockin' my friend!


I like this. I wouldn't have thought of spore if you hadn't mentioned it in your description. For all those that say it sounds like spore's theme, you sir are SILLY. Spore doesn't have a theme. The music is procedural, it's different every time. Though granted, I can see where people draw the similarity from, I hear it now too.

Also, your responses make me giggle on the insides. I was actually lead here by another of your songs. I don't remember which. Oh, right. The silent hill one. Dig that one too. Make more ambience! You're good at it.

The song's relaxingly fantastic. Will check out the rest of your works. Kudos, sir!

lanky21 responds:

Kudos are really good candy bars....mmmm.....

Thanks for the review Brae (can I call you Brae? How 'bout "B" for ultimate laziness?)! Yeah, I got no less than 6 messages saying this sounded like spore. I was like "WTF? I've never even played it!!" one guy accused me of copying it. Loser. Anyways, thanks again for the words B, keep checking back from time to time.


i love it!

lanky21 responds:

Aaaaah!!! Thank You!!! :P

Dude Awsomeness!

This is going in my game im making, its perfect for the ice village, although i may up the tempo a bit but greatness!

lanky21 responds:

So cool! Send me a message when it's done so I can be sure to check it out. o_O

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4.89 / 5.00

Jul 23, 2009
5:01 AM EDT
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4.5 MB
4 min 56 sec

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