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Hyperborean Wanderer

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Happy Pixel Day!

With all the snowfall lately, I guess it's no surprise that I ended up crafting a Winter-inspired track. I know that I've historically broken these up into various titled sections, and I certainly have my own story within my mind's eye, but I'd love to hear what kind of tale the music weaves upon the loom of your imagination! That's much more fun and interesting, anyway.

So, go on! Regale me with the imagery that plays out for you, or just let me know what it makes you think of while you listen. Stories and nostalgia are always welcome here. I hope that you enjoy the music, and - wherever you may be - I pray that you are warm and safe and comfortable.

New Journal Entry: Took a wrong turn at the North Pole and somehow ended up at a quaint little hole-in-the-wall known as the "Frontpage." Although it was an unscheduled stop, I shall remember the experience as long as I live. (The rest is redacted)

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I love this one! I really like the pacing and progression of this one; how its divided into 3 "parts", and how the melody evolves over time, sometimes being more fast paced but not being all gas no brakes. The melody itself is also very good, as it works perfectly into the pixel-theme, and helps enhance the nostalgia the song gives off. I can't really describe it; the melody and the pixely theme just overload me with nostalgia. Good work on this one, I'll definitely be coming back to it :)

ChronoNomad responds:

Thank you for the very complimentary review, Ackee! I'm really happy to hear that you like the pixelated jam and that it checks so many nostalgic boxes. The track itself is more on the downtempo side, but the pace seems to pick up and slow down based on the speed of different variables, such as the fullness of the percussion and timing of the arpeggios.

I'm just glad that folks seem to like it! I've listened to a ton of other Pixel Day tracks, and they tend to be quite a bit different from my chosen style. But hey, maybe being different is what makes it popular. Variety is the spice of life, after all!

C'mon back and give it a listen as often as you like! And thanks again. ^__^

I'm just new here in Newgrounds but this music is really good!

ChronoNomad responds:

In that case, welcome to Newgrounds, KitsuneAlpha! I really appreciate the review, and I'm glad that you enjoy the music. May you find much more on the site to your liking. ^__^

This so cool. I can see this in some kind of adventure game. I'm inspired. Keep it up! :D

ChronoNomad responds:

Aw, thanks for leaving a review, HarkuStuff! Inspiration is a vital commodity to any artist, so that's quite the compliment. Onward, to adventure~!

So soothing chip tune fluency... mysteries, adventures, brings back mementos... and it does feel icy. Suitable title. Some bits had me reminded of Paragon X9's ice cap era, fast paced moments amidst an exploitative ambiance. Seems to slow down occasionally to let you look around and experience.

Could definitely keep this looping for a while... shifts seamlessly and starts easily. Vivid wintery work worthy of the Nomad vein! Wonderful Pixel Day strain.


ChronoNomad responds:

Thanks for the review, Cyberdevil! It's so nice to see one of my best haiku bros digging the pixelated jam. And I feel like your Pixel Day rendition of Tomte would be right at home in such a landscape.

Ooh, a ParagonX9 throwback? Don't think I've ever gotten one of those before. I'm honored. I'll definitely have to check out that particular track once the frenzied pace of Pixel Day slows down a bit. Feel free to put this baby on loop and get lost in the frosty flow any ol' time.

Okay I'm really liking this one. I would say my favorite part of this is the start to finish. I never collaborated with an artist before but I'd love to work on a remix of this with you. We can do a drum & bass type of thing or if you want we can even get down to electronic dance or dubstep. I feel this vibe way too much.

ChronoNomad responds:

Ayyy, Teck! Always a pleasure to see a review from you. :D

Wait, did you say that your favorite part is, like...basically...the entire song? Haha, that's entirely too awesome of you. And very much appreciated. It's definitely been a hot minute since my last collab, but I'm totally down for a Teckmo-X remix on this puppy. I think it would sound sweet in any one of those genres, though I've admittedly never really done much in the way of Dubstep myself.

What more can I say? Vibe on, my friend. VIBE. ON.

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4.57 / 5.00

Jan 23, 2021
12:06 AM EST
Video Game
File Info
6.2 MB
4 min 32 sec

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