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You wake up again.
The computers sing your Lullaby, and you ʜᴀᴘᴘɪʟʏ ꜰᴀʟʟ ᴀꜱʟᴇᴇᴘ.
You dream many very ʜᴀᴘᴘʏ dreams that get more and more ʜᴀᴘᴘʏ as time goes on.
When you wake up again, the computers don't have time to sing your Lullaby because you begin to hit them ᴇᴠᴇɴ ᴛʜᴏᴜɢʜ ᴛʜᴇʏ ᴀʀᴇ ᴏɴʟʏ ᴛʀʏɪɴɢ ᴛᴏ ᴘʀᴏᴛᴇᴄᴛ ʏᴏᴜ.
You are very ᴜɴʜᴀᴘᴘʏ when you escape.

This is my entry for the fifth annual Newgrounds Art-Inspired Music Contest. I was inspired by P-cate's art, "P C t r a u m a" (https://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/p-cate/p-c-t-r-a-u-m-a— make sure you check it out!), but I ended up taking the base concept and running in a slightly different direction with it. Please enjoy.

Lullaby lyrics:
They say you're entitled to freedom
But trust us that's all just a lie (a lie)
'Cause when you're outside unprotected
You're vastly more likely to die (likely to die)
Nothing will hurt you or touch you
As long as you're in our embrace
Now lay down your head
Curl up in your bed
And sink into empty space
(Sweet dreams)

Boring details and statistics:
-Software used: Logic Pro X, Kontakt 5, a ton of Kontakt plugins that I'm too lazy to enumerate here (but feel free to ask me if you're curious about any of the sounds), Massive, Serum, Battery 4, mainly native Logic plugins for post-processing sounds, Audacity for noise reduction
-Hardware used: Tascam DR-05 microphone, my voice
-All sound effects were either licensed under Creative Commons 0 from freesound.org (layered from scratch by me) or made and recorded by me
-Time signatures: 6/8 - 4/4 - 3/4 - 4/4 - no time signature - 4/4 - no time signature
-Key Signatures: C - Bb - C - a - Eb - a - F
-BPMs: 90 - 174 - 80 - 125 - 135 - 154 - 138 (technically) - 154
-117 tracks (excluding automation) and three project files in total
-ᴡᴇ ꜱᴛɪʟʟ ʟᴏᴠᴇ ʏᴏᴜ

Edit 7.18.18: I won first place in AIM! Thanks to everyone for all your support!

Feel free to tell me what you think of this piece in the reviews below, and if you enjoyed, consider following me for more content like this!
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUML90iJ2E9yYyepkTmgqnw
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/miyolophone
Twitter: https://twitter.com/miyolophone
If you'd like to use this or any of my other tracks for non-Geometry Dash purposes, please PM me or email me at miyolophone@gmail.com.

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Meh, it ok kind weird tho

This song needs to be animated

Last part @ 4:07 is just ABSOLUTELY INSANE. I Hope i can get a longer version of it

This is insane! I'm a little embarrassed that I hadn't discovered this gem until, now, but better late than never right? I've been a pretty big silent supporter of your music since your cover of Viking Arena, but this song is worthy of the highest praise imaginable - so I'm gonna try and give that.

All of the sound effects are top notch, and even when they are totally abrupt and unexpected, they still feel natural just because of the nature of the song. I don't think anyone else would be able to pull that off.

Right from the beginning, the lullaby gives just the best vibes. The vocals are so clean, the lyrics are a little unsettling but the melody is jovial. The whole thing gives me feels similar to That's Not How the Story Goes at the end of the first season of A Series of Unfortunate Events.

The transitions are just pure gold, I don't know how else to say it.

Now suddenly at 1:08 it's a beautiful arrangement of strings and various orchestral elements, and it's nothing short of inspirational. I don't think anyone would be able to listen to it and not feel overflowing amounts of happiness. The "boing" sound effect is just fabulous.

And up until 2:11, you enter this different realm where you know there's a story being told but you're not quite sure what any of it means. It just like there's something so much bigger and better than yourself happening in your presence, and you're just along for the ride. I love the cellos as well!

WOAH, now it's suddenly the 1960s and we've stumbled into a night club. Put on a plaid shirt and some drainpipes because we gonna dance! Hardcore piano, big brass, upbeat percussion; what more could you ask for? Oh yeah, how 'bout some signature Miyolophone clarinet! (I sure hope that's clarinet and I didn't just look like an idiot lol.)

2:41... Elevator music? Yeah. Elevator music. Epic.

Now comes along 2:53 which I honestly wouldn't enjoy very much if it were just a standalone song. Too hardcore for me. But I love it in context with the rest of the song because of how completely random and weird it is. Its context with the rest of the song is that it has no context with the rest of the song, and I love that!

3:23 rolls along, and this might be my favorite part of the song. Just this tiny slip of the beginning melody from the lullaby, as heard from a tape or other old-timey recording device. Just before it, you hear gunshots, and then someone waking up with a gasp. Then just after it, we get massive modern synths. Definitely starting to notice the passage of time in this song. Does this song perhaps represent a timeline of someone's life? Are they a time traveler? What does the lullaby mean to them? I swear this song could be made into a movie!

And if that last part wasn't my favorite, the huge Madeon-esque synths at 3:26 might just be. They're absolutely stunning. And with the cool effects and snippets from previous segments? It's incredible. It all comes together at 4:12 to create this amazing experience. Listening to this song is a journey, and this is the final destination. This is Madeleine when she finally reaches the top of Celeste Mountain. And it's all topped off with some elegant piano...

Needless to say, I think you've officially ruined music for me for the rest of my life because I don't think anything anyone else will be able to produce will ever top this. Only you can. Never stop what you're doing, because it's truly something special. I'd demand that you keep improving if I thought that were possible, but I'm not sure if it is.

Love it!
-A random fan

Miyolophone responds:

Wow, I haven't gotten a review like this in a long time. I really appreciate the kind words—honestly, I'm honored to have written music that affected you this deeply. Thank you.

hi everyone, my name is miyo the catgirl, and i'm very honored to be part of legacy.

lets see... i actually first got into idols thanks to my childhood friend, the internet, and i've loved them ever since day one! i was always in awe of how they could do things i never dreamed of doing. stan maki. as a kid, i was basically just raised to be a nerd… but that’s... kinda boring, you know? thanks to her and legacy i had more opportunities to cosplay to say the least.

that all being said, we're all working so hard towards our debut, so please be sure to watch out for us! nya!

Miyolophone responds:

"...so please be sure to watch out for us! nya!" she finished, whispering to herself. she was curled into a ball facing the corner of the room, arms wrapped around her knees as she rocked back and forth. a strained giggle escaped her lips as she started the speech over again, just like she had done for the past hour, the past day, the past week. for the first time, though, the laugh was mixed with a choking sound that might have been a sob. "hi eve— hah!— hi everyone, my name is..."

Credits & Info


4.48 / 5.00

Jul 2, 2018
6:40 PM EDT
File Info
5.6 MB
4 min 55 sec

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