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Close your eyes and let it overcome you. Your heart fills as you embrace sweet release.
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http://agameaboutdepression.blogspot.ca/

This is a song from the soundtrack to the independent game TIE, with art and programming by developer Tony Nowak.

This particular song is the one associated with the final day in the game, and it is the last song that the player will hear while they are in control of the character. I am publishing the songs in order, but technically I started out of order with 'daily grind' yesterday - I think it is fitting nonetheless.

In the game, the player goes through the seven days of the week. They wake up, get on the bus, go to work and come back home. Each day is associated with a song that follows the progression of the internal struggle of the character as he attempts to cope with the drudgery of the daily grind.

Overall the tone of the game seems rather downhearted, but in my conceptualization of the soundtrack and the game itself I see a hopefulness to it. It is a 'leaving behind'. It builds an emotion that is characterized with an ever-present negativity and then lets that emotion die, thus enabling oneself to move on and forward into an open future.

If you would like to listen to the full soundtrack now, you can do so by going to this link:

http://meatanalogue.bandcamp.com

Otherwise, I will be submitting the rest of the songs on NG throughout the next week, and you can listen to them on here. If you decide to download it, I would recommend getting the higher quality (much better sounding) version on bandcamp :)

- if you are thinking of using this anywhere else, I would ask that you please contact me first/beforehand.

Reviews


This one was good as well, but I found I didn't like it so much as the others. I think around 1:07-1:15, whatever that sound was really threw me off. Was also thrown off a little by this discords towards the end, in the last 15 seconds or so. I am thinking you might have meant it to represent some element of discord seeping into the guy's brain, but if that was the case I feel it might have worked better with a longer build and a chaotic end.

Other than that though, I really enjoyed the rest of this. Not my favorite of yours, but definitely still worth the listen, keep it up!


MeatAnalogue responds:

Yeah, the bit-crushing sound is not for everyone. I used it primarily to emphasize the drums, which serve as a kind of heartbeat to the song. But also that type of noise always reminds me of 8bit game sound, which inspired the direction for a greater part of the sound track.

For me the ending song is like a swan song, just one guy sitting there and letting the sound flow from himself. Cause when I look at what the creator Tony is doing with the game, it seems to me like it's exactly that, an attempt to release this ever-present emotion by attempting to encapsulate it.

There is a confidence in the solo at the end, but also some insecurity and awkwardness, and those last few notes are like a mixture of all those things: the whisper of your last words on your death bed.

Thanks for the review!

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Listens
561
Downloads
14
Votes
5
Score
2.79 / 5.00

Uploaded
Jun 1, 2014
12:29 PM EDT
Genre
Ambient
File Info
Song
3 MB
3 min 15 sec
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Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.