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Feb 14, 2010 | 4:34 AM EST
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2.7 MB
2 min 58 sec
4.22 / 5.00

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Rated 4.22 / 5 stars
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A chill breeze slithered among the trees, the buildings. It's touch on his skin, like that of a corpse long since devoid of living warmth, promised a deep, bitter cold night. Detective Ryan Eckelson pulled his jacket closer, a futile effort, the frigid air seeming to pass through his clothes and body to grip his heart. Or maybe it's just his thoughts freezing him to the bone, he muses darkly.
He casts a quick glance around the street of his small mountain town community. One of the main roads, it should be showing signs of life, even at this hour. But there is no one, not even the few wandering vagrants dare spend nights alone anymore. The murders have driven everyone inside, to seek safety in numbers. Not that that's been helping anyone much. The deaths keep piling up.

The detective swears to himself at the thought and quickens his pace, longing to get away from this deathly cold as swift as possible. Nine deaths so far. Brutal and horrific crime scenes, the tortured victims obviously died slowly and painfully. But no evidence could be found, no witnesses could be located, despite signs that the people had screamed themselves dry at the time of their deaths.
Thirty-one years old, Detective Eckelson was quite young for his position. He had risen quickly, however, due to his uncanny ability to get inside the psychology of those criminals whom he hunted. Sometimes too deeply, he thinks angrily, shoving unwanted memories from his mind. Dark of hair combined with striking deep, almost black, brown eyes, he exuded a quiet yet forceful charisma that invariably wrung confessions from those who found themselves caught after relentless pursuit.

This case had stone walled him though. As it had every other detective, specialist, beat cop and private investigator who had been called in to find a solution. Nine different people, no visible similarities, different times with absolutely no criminal evidence left behind. Almost none, he thinks, although most of his fellow investigators have dismissed it. A seemingly inane bit of information, yet it is presented by at least one person questioned after the murders, every time. A tune. A strange, quiet song heard during the night of the murder. None of the people questioned can ever remember it, really. Just that it was slow, that it caused an inexplicable uneasiness. That's all.
Pointless, he thinks as he finally reaches the police station and begins climbing the stairs to its wide double doors. Yet it sticks in his mind, like a thorn he can't remove.

Pausing at the entrance, he turns and looks out over the quiet, fearful town. A strange feeling begins to wash over him. A certainty that freezes him to the spot and makes his bowels feel like lead in his body. Something is happening here, something big. Events, vast and terrible, are beginning to move forward through the darkness and we are powerless to stop them.... We'd all be better off turning and fleeing for our lives.
Shaking his head, he turns and enters the police building, slamming the door against the incessant, moaning wind. It was only his imagination and lack of sleep, he thinks, that caused the passing air to have such a disturbing, malicious edge...



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Hey man. Been listening to this song for over three years now, and I still love it.

Thought I should let you know though that another newgrounds artist stuck a portion of this piece in his work and gave no credit, basically claiming as his own. I'm uncertain if this was talked about with you or not, but I brought it to your attention because he gave no credit.

The song is here: http://www. newgrounds. com/audio/listen/551512

By the way, thanks for the three years of restful sleep this song has given me.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Deffinantly R'yleh Inspired...

The Beauty is haunting and Creepy I tend to Be reminded of H.P. Lovecraft while Listening and the sounds at the Begining that Sound Like Static Remind me of the Shoggoth. So I think Back to At The Mountains Of Madness. (By the Way i look Forward to 2012 For the Movie too.)

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lanky21 responds:

Thanks for the comments Rivoth!

Tekeli li!!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Magix Music Maker...

...Great program, unfortunately a tad too popular with the soundpools lol.
Never the less great job :)


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lanky21 responds:

Thanks! Yes, I admit to using MMM. It's simplicity is nice but it does make it difficult to create the songs I truly want. I appreciate the good review anyways FoA, may the birds of good fortune encircle you and nest in your hair!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Creepy to the max

so bone chilling i feel it through my bones even in the warm bed i'm in. I am getting dark images in my head that not only go along with the story you did but with H.P Lovecraft's Story "At The Mountains of Madness".

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lanky21 responds:

Lovecraft rules. I'm eagerly anticipating the "At the Mts. of Madness" movie! Thanks for the comments TimeStop, keep on creepin' out!


Rated 5 / 5 stars


There's a creature somewhere on this page... THERE IS IT! IT'S LANKYZILLA! AHHHHHHHHHHH

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lanky21 responds:

Oh no! No one was supposed to discover that until the year of Donald Trumps revenge!