So after listening to the Land of Fans and Music 2 album for a few weeks now, I’ve got a decent number of favourites from it and I figured I’d share them. I’ve picked out twelve and in the order they are on the album in, I wrote down some thoughts and why I liked them. Theres six in here and I’ll probably do the last six in a day or so from now. Anyways…
Jackpot: A fun upbeat song. My favourite part is probably from about 2:57 until the end, but the little things in the background (I’m not really sure what they are to be honest) sort of…I don’t know fill it out I guess? I’m not exactly knowledgeable about music creation, but I know what I like. Really fun to play through on Audiosurf as well, but definitely enjoyable on its own merits.
Unforgiving Terrain: I’ve been a fan of Silence for a while now, ever since I heard some of his stuff on Tindeck. Combined with The Wanderers being one of my favourite compilation albums ever meant that this was never going to work out badly. I remember someone on tumblr (I think it was Jit) complaining that Mayor Maynot is pretty much the only thing that people remember from the album which is a shame. The Wanderers as a whole is amazing and though I don’t like putting other work down Mayor Maynot is probably my least favourite track from there. Unforgiving Terrain as a combination of what are (in my opinion) the five best songs from the album into a single track was never going to produce something I didn’t love. The closure from about three minutes on is excellently done and even before it was on this album I loved this song.
CR1M1N4L, CR1M1N4L: I’m not normally a fan of music with lyrics, yes there are some exceptions, but they’re generally few and far between….this is one of them. The lyrical work here is amazing and the Harpsichord has been one of my favourite instruments ever since I first heard it however many years ago. I wish I had more to say on this, but nothing more really needs to be said.
Crystalguitarthemums: I don’t think I’ve heard a Crsytal- song I didn’t like and the trend hasn’t stopped with this rendition. Calming and beautiful, the excellent guitar work really brings this song out on this album. For those in the Replay Value community, I can make the additional reference as this is what I think what playing the Song of the Land to awaken it would sound like when the instrument is a guitar.
Psychadelic Psychodelic: This song….just this song. This is, to me, the Lord English equivalent to Rex Duodecim Angelus, and I can give no higher praise then that. This legitimately gave me chills the first time I heard it. The violin at around the half way mark and the reference to Let’s All Rock the Heist at 1:10 were the definite highlights. I don’t know what you were aiming for Konec0, but if dramatic boss music was it, you nailed it. The only regret that I have about this song is that it does not share the same difficulty as RDA in Audiosurf.
Electrocumulus: Another really fun track on Audiosurf (the game is awesome and you should play it), the album art and the comments in the pdf for the album nail the feeling I get from the song too. Its far too fun and high energy to be a strictly Battlefield song, and John being silly with the Car in the clouds fits it so well. I’ve found it help when I’m feeling down or tired and I put this on it helps to wake me up and put a little more energy in me.
Well there it is. Like I said at the top, I’ll probably do the next part sometime this weekend. If any of the people whos music I’ve mentioned here find this, just letting know you’re music is appreciated and well done.
…to Liza and konec0 for flooding their inboxes with Audiosurf notifications as I marathon LoFaM2 on said game.
I’m not quite sure which one you’re referring to, I ended up taking photos of any costumes that looked amazing. But most of the pictures I did take at Hal Con were taken on Saturday the 27th.