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!


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

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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