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Air Vent Escape
9:47 PM   Thursday
October 25, 2007

This one’s been sitting on my desktop since the end of July! At first I didn’t release it because I was holding out for vocals, but after a while I figured they wouldn’t fit a track like this anyway. Then one night, when I finally got ready to publish it, I couldn’t think of a name. So I brainstormed for a while, got distracted with something else, … and forgot about it. Oops. But now I’ve got a name for it and I want to get it out of the way, so here’s Air Vent Escape. Why this name? Because I’ve been playing Half-Life 2 and Gordon travels through air vents a lot! It wasn’t inspired by anything in particular (I started Half-Life 2 long after this was written), it’s not necessarily gaming music, and frankly it’s not my best work. But here it is in all its glory.

Truth is that I have quite a few tracks sitting around that I could touch up and publish right now, some of which are nearly four years old. I think I’ve been trying to save them for some sort of vocal collaboration which may never happen. They’ll see the sun someday, probably when I don’t feel like waiting around anymore.

I’d like to thank all the people — fans, I guess? — who’ve taken the time to email me and let me know they enjoy my work. Thank you, I really appreciate it. =) I’ll produce more music eventually. I haven’t stopped or anything, I’m just at a period in my life where composing isn’t as high a priority as some other things are. It’ll probably come back around with a vengeance at some point, though. On that note, I just picked up Reason 4. Haven’t installed it yet, but it comes with some new toys that should make for some interesting tracks!

2 Comments
Ice

Hmm…the beginning’s different to what you usually do, but when the rest of the sounds come in around 0:40 in it blends in well, and then the extra string section at around 1:10 that continues on for a while definitely pushes it up, in my opinion. I like how you abandoned the starting beat about half way through the song with the…smoky (not sure if that’s the right word)…sounds. Overall not bad – not as good as Cavern of Ghosts IMO (though that’s my favourite song from you, so…), but not bad.

6:10 PM   Friday
October 26, 2007
yeslekmc

I agree with Ice about the beginning of the song. After the beautiful melody kicks in, it flows well. I like this track! I like it more than anything I’ve ever heard from you over the past 5-6 years. Yeah, it’s that good. :)

10:10 PM   Wednesday
April 9, 2008
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