Newgrounds Background Image Theme
Upgrade Your Account!

Attention! We're rallying new Supporters to help us keep ads off Newgrounds!

Please consider becoming a Supporter today!

Shout out to @travsaus for megaphone tankman!

Adagio for Hope


Author Comments

My first collaboration with Elitistinen, KatMaestro, Dem0lecule, Agitat0r, SnowTeddy, MactaMendax, etc., and he didn’t even know it!! HA. This is what happens when you release your Midi file to the community of Newgrounds.

This track is part of a tribute album with other great Newground artists. For a free download click the following:

"Spark of Hope in the Sorrow" is in the key of D minor and I ended it in dorian. I had to add my own arrangement in sounds since I don’t have his plugins/libraries, nor do I even know all that he does have.

I took the target’s theme and developed it by adding more harmony. The result has freed up even more melodies and motifs that were waiting to be discovered as they derived from the original.

The music's theme has started from it’s original description:
“free as in freedom, not free beer. it's a beautiful piece with great melodies and harmonies, but i don't have the heart and mind to continue."

Sometimes in all that we do, we need each other’s hearts and minds to continue. This one’s for you.

Log in / sign up to vote & review!

Newgrounds accounts are free and registered users see fewer ads!

The first part reminds me a little of Starbound, which is a game I really like.
But it's a little better.
Keep it up

Phonometrologist responds:

I'm really not familiar of Starbound, but I still appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment. Thank you.


Phonometrologist responds:


I love how this turned out! Your style is definitely all your own, wonderfully unique.

Phonometrologist responds:

Thank you backwardecho. Wouldn't have existed without you.

Holy shit half a day and no review! That arp tho. I'm sorry that my original tracks weren't as rad as this one, cos your piece is GODDAMNLY BLOWING AMAZING. And here comes that tempo trick again. You took a beetle and turn it INTO A DRAGON. 2 beetles... I think you sir have done a crazily unique track. I'm super duper impressed!

And those progressions :O. HOW? I admit this is gonna be something totally out of my league. Master. Fucking master!!! :O It keeps getting better at every listen. You guys really blow my mind up to space. Each of you comes up with absolute unique and solid work that could rival each other, if ever entered a contest.

This is just... wow. So mind blowing. You are amazing. In person and in production. Thank you for everything. This is... man I ran out of words to describe... :O Thank you for believing my me, and supporting me and everyone else all these times.

Phonometrologist responds:

That arp is you. I found that midi section, and just exploited it by adding a different instrument and changing notes to fit the harmony. You pretty much created the original melodies, and I merely added the harmonies. Perhaps, you can create more interesting melodies than I, and with how much I like harmonies, we can combine our strengths to create something more interesting. The melodies you created dictated what chords could initially fit, and I just continued the thought process.

Credits & Info

4.30 / 5.00

May 10, 2017
10:59 AM EDT
File Info
7.9 MB
3 min 28 sec

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.