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The Wizard's Grimoire

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Open your ears, that you may listen.
Your mind, that you may see.
Sit back, and let me weave you another musical tale...

0:00 — Heeding the Call
0:24 — Apprentice to the Arts
0:50 — A Gifted Student
1:03 — Trained by the Wise
1:29 — Library of the Ancients
1:54 — The Tome of Destiny Beckons
2:07 — Ageless Wisdom
2:20 — Unparalleled Mastery
2:45 — The Sorcerer of Legend

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Really love the musical storytelling in this one! My favorite part of this is that, even though there is a set-in-stone story in the description, it can be interpreted in multiple different ways. The melody really does the concept justice IMO, it's so nice and progressive (not too unexpected coming from you XD), and I think the chiptune elements compliment it well. The drums are nice and soft which makes sense for this tune (though maybe a bit more clarity near the climactic moments would have been nice), and overall this song is just a really nice little musical story! Great job, probably one of my favs of yours beside The View From Here. I look forward to more pixely stories from you in the future :D

ChronoNomad responds:

Ayyy, it's my boy Ackee39! Long time no see, mate. Thanks a bunch for dropping this sweet review on me, out of a clear blue sky no less. ^__^

Musical storytelling is a whole lot of fun, and while there's always some kind of theme in the back of my mind when I'm composing, these video game-inspired tracks always remind me of growing up playing the classics. To hear that this is one of your favorites, alongside The View From Here, is quite the compliment! Thanks for the smile, man. I hope to regale you with much more old school goodness in the future.

This song give me memories when i play Megaman, good work.

ChronoNomad responds:

Great to hear it, joaco2014! The Blue Bomber and Doctor Light love that nostalgia factor, too...as do I. Thanks a bunch for the quick review.

This is really nice!

ChronoNomad responds:

Thanks, man! Very much appreciated.

I think my only gripe was that I was expecting a bit of a climax in that last 30 seconds or so. I was really feeling the story behind the music as I followed along, and expected you to maybe drop a little base or ramp things up a little as this sorcerer of legend shows his awesomeness. In spite of that, I liked it quite a bit!

ChronoNomad responds:

I hear ya, but with stuff like this, even when I have my own ideas from the get-go, it tends to write itself. The climax for the song really begins to build at about 1:54, and it hits right around 2:20, shortly after which I start to incorporate the reprise of "Apprentice to the Arts."

In actuality, "The Sorcerer of Legend" is more about how the story continues to unfold even after the music ends. But that's the subjective nature of music: while it means one thing to me, it can be interpreted differently by the listener. And while the music has to end somewhere, just like any good tale, it continues on even once you've reached the finale.

good! :)

ChronoNomad responds:

thanks!

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ChronoNomad
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Downloads
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Score
4.27 / 5.00

Uploaded
Jan 23, 2019
5:56 AM EST
Genre
Video Game
File Info
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4.4 MB
3 min 14 sec

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