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Ballad for Rico


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Far above planet Ragol, a hunter nurses his sorrows and aching bones with a drink in a seedy bar. The artificial gravity on the Pioneer 2 never felt quite 'right' and he struggles to keep the cheap liquor down. Six figures come to the stage and prepare their ballad for the hunter's fallen friend. The hunter thinks, "It should have been me."
Hey guys. I composed this song over the course of an hour as a challenge to make something fun with the stock synths in Logic. It's got a couple of different sounds that I like to imagine instruments would sound like in a far off space-faring society. The lead synth is supposed to be vocals. The verse is in 6/8 and it goes into two measures of 7/8 just for fun before repeating. I used normal drums for this song then bitcrushed them to sound a little chip-tuney.

I was a bit inspired by a marathon session of Phantasy Star Online and watching both Blade Runner movies yesterday. Hope ya dig it. Pew pew finger guns

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Pretty solid stuff, especially considering the time constraints. Well done!

I like the story telling format. It makes this that much more beautiful. It sets the atmosphere for one to dream out whatever they are really trying to figure out inside. Keep telling stories. I never like music that I can't get carried away listening to. This is beautiful!

Station lounges are always full of longing and desperation, but usually the damned are at least jovial for this small respite between their travels. Most times the house is raucous and the band is jumping. The place wails, and the denizens of 'down and out' forget about tears.

As you wander into the bliss of a soothingly reflective melody; You can't help but feel the weight of the room heave itself upon you. "The gravity here sucks," You mutter under your breathe while passing through scattered huddles of candidly conversing individuals. Every step sticks to the floor more and more until you reach the bar.

Swiveling around to post up in order to gain some bearing; You notice that the dancing area is rowed with chairs, Whilst a hologram maintains the somber reflection of all the things we lost along the way. There are at least 8 fellows well equipped to fell the beasts of the wild standing in an organized row just behind the seating arrangement.

Within the hollows of chair alley; One sad soul sits slumped, seeming to only hold himself up by his hands pressed tight to his face. His elbows are braced firmly to the knee. His tremor of emotion chills you to the core.

The only thing you can think to do is turn around to order a drink, but you can't. You're stuck firm. "This damn heavy gravity!" You bark, as the objects around the room achieve weightlessness...

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Jun 6, 2019
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1.4 MB
1 min 16 sec

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