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(610 replies, posted in Releases)

Warning: Info dump ahead!

Hoo-boy has it ever been a while. But I have worked tirelessly on this album for over a year and it is finally done!! That’s right; The Power of Tojhiro Forest is finally done! I made a big plate of Donion Rings, at last! It’s my sixth released chipmusic album and it’s a big one in terms of how much work went into it.

TPoTF is the third installment of the Hirimono Series that started with Legend of Hirimono and continued with Oceans of Dreams and Darkness. It’s not the end of the series but it’s another step forward. It’s not a vastly different experience from the previous album like the departure OoDD was from LoH, more like a....well, stepping stone to the, uh, next step. Confused? So am I.

In a nutshell it’s pretty much the continuation and evolution of OoDD. I could go into CRAZY amounts of detail about it, but I’ll save that for the YouTube video I plan on doing eventually. Instead here are the specs of the album:

The Power of Tojhiro Forest
* 10 ChipMusic Songs
* Duration of 01:43:59
* Hand Drawn Art by SailodeGrenn (Me, silly!)
* Paid and Free Songs
* One Album-Only Song
* Nearly a YEAR spent in Development
* Total Price (without tax) of $7.99 US
* Available at Google Play Music on October 7th, 2018
* Developer Log available on Twitter, here: https://twitter.com/i/moments/916543506595958784

Will make a post in Releases once it’s live and people can buy it. Currently pending review at time of writing.

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(58 replies, posted in General Discussion)

A lot of my stuff has serious feelings because I was going through a lot of rough stuff at the time of creation. I recommend albums “City Of Forgotten Time” through “Oceans of Dreams and Darkness”. If you’re really down in the dumps, I recommend my Dark Dimension album. It’s not chipmusic, but it’s the same style as my other stuff regarding the darker themes. There are many free songs in my albums so please at least check those out if you don’t feel like buying anything. Also, I get better at making chipmusic with each subsequent album; so that’s why recently released albums sound better than older ones. That’s also due to technical reasons; like older stuff being released at 16 bit depth instead of 24, etc.

TL;DR
I make stuff. Some sad some not. Newer stuff sounds better than older stuff but older stuff is still good. Don’t be put off by price tags because there’s a lot of free stuff in the albums too. Thanks for reading and considering my stuff! If you’re into JonTron you’ll enjoy my extended cover of his intro music, which is also free, titled “Five Years Of JonTron”.

Link:

https://play.google.com/store/music/art … &hl=en

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(610 replies, posted in Releases)

Hey all, SailodeGrenn here. Been a while since I posted and I’m sorry about that. Life as usual is crazy and all that. Anyway. New music on the horizon. The Power of Tojhiro Forest (TPoTF) is almost done. In fact the music is actually 100% done. I’m currently working on the artwork. Hand drawing it instead of photoshop this time so it might take longer than previous art. Follow the seriously-in-need-of-an-update dev log below and watch the release forum for the final announcement that should be coming later this month.

https://twitter.com/i/moments/916543506595958784

Thanks for reading!

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(4 replies, posted in Releases)

SketchMan3 wrote:

Huh, okay. Cool. So this is a hype thread. My brain must've derped @ upcoming. Looking forward to it. Sounds like it'll be intense.

This sub-forum is for actual release announcements. We have an "upcoming releases" thread for posts like these.


Well in truth I wasn't sure how long it was going to take to release it. It's up now though. Been up for a while. Haven't been able to update you guys and girls on the situation here because of life stuff. It was intended that this go up about a week before the album launched, but then life got in the way. I'll be posting future things like this in the correct thread from now on; sorry for the confusion.

Anyway here's the link to the album. It's $6. Enjoy!

https://play.google.com/store/music/alb … 7k4lrf73ai

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(4 replies, posted in Releases)

SketchMan3 wrote:

Link?


It's not released yet, but you can follow the progress in it's Twitter moment, located here: https://twitter.com/i/moments/818764236939673602 until I figure out how I want to do the actual development updates here.

Hello all! I, SailodeGrenn, return from the depths of creativity to bring you an awesome new progressive chipmusic album called Oceans of Dreams and Darkness. This album is very intense and carries deep emotions from my inner being. It represents a change in my life so powerful that it turns everything I know on it's heels and flips it upside down. This album is about diving deep within yourself and seeing the truth inside instead of what you project as the truth. There's a lot of anger. A lot of anxiety. And even more discovery than City of Forgotten Time. But it all leads up into a crazy finale that will have you begging for more if you're super into my stuff. Speaking of the finale, it's got major Ambient, DnB, and Glitch influences; so it will definitely scratch the hell out of that itch if you've got it.

This album represents a big change that happened in my life a while ago. I had to basically shut the door on my mother's side of my family (her included) for my own mental health. It was a really hard thing to deal with but it's been a year and I'm glad I did it. This album shows the struggles I went through as well as the catharsis of realizing it's for the better; hence the ending.

As far as technical stuff goes, this is the first album that I've used VOPM in and I have to say; it's really a good piece of kit. This album is a transitional one tech wise; featuring the start of my using VOPM and engineering the sort of sounds I want to get from the synth.

Regarding musical development, I feel I've made major strides by embracing alternate styles than my usual stuff. I'm particularly proud of a sea shanty sort of thing and of course the finale. I've also embraced arpeggios more in the later half of the album. Finally, I've found a place for some really old patterns from my middle and high school days that didn't really fit anywhere before. That song is naturally very difficult for me to listen to due to the emotional connection I have with those patterns. Back then was a very rough time of my life that I'd care not to relive.

This album was being co-developed with another album, The Power of Tojhiro Forest, and is considered the prequel to that album. TPoTF signifies the rise from the fall of OoDD. The light and the dark. Story wise OoDD is it's own thing, technically. But there's no denying that TPoTF is a mirror for OoDD.

Aside from that stuff, there's not much else to say that isn't documented elsewhere. I'll probably figure out where to post the actual development logs at a later date.

Edit: Grab the album here:

https://play.google.com/store/music/alb … 7k4lrf73ai

Edit 2: Development log here (warning, foul language):

https://twitter.com/i/moments/818764236939673602

Edit 3: Cleaned up things and made this an actual announcement rather then a hype thread as per the rules. Thanks to those that informed me of my incorrect use of this subforum. Included links to both the album and the dev log.

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(19 replies, posted in Audio Production)

Personally I use a pair of Sennhieser HD280 Pro headphones for arranging my stuff, then I do my mixing on a pair of M-Audio BX-5 Studio Monitors with a Yamaha subwoofer. The cans are good, and so are the BX5s. The sub leaves a bit to be desired in the frequency range department. Anything above like 130-150 hz isn't so great. All in all it's not a bad setup by any means. Everything is fed by my Yamaha MG12XU via USB 2.0 from my Alienware Area51 R2. Expensive, yes, but it does the job. Is also why I'm broke ;D

Just my 2 cents.

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(430 replies, posted in General Discussion)

e.s.c. wrote:
SailodeGrenn wrote:

As far as I know I'm the only guy in MN that's into chipmusic. Not that would expect anything different from Minnesota. Garbage truck of a state. Someday I want to move to like Nevada or something. One day....

untrue. he's not really doing chip stuff these days (more modular synth stuff), but Low-gain is in the Twin Cities and Cryptosystem is in Mankato, i think. it's been years, but there were a handful of pretty good sized chip gigs up there in the past in the twin cities and out at The Garage in Burnsville


Nice! Glad to know I'm not entirely a loner here! Wish the scene would pick up more...it's so hard to get your name out around here.

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(430 replies, posted in General Discussion)

As far as I know I'm the only guy in MN that's into chipmusic. Not that would expect anything different from Minnesota. Garbage truck of a state. Someday I want to move to like Nevada or something. One day....

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(32 replies, posted in General Discussion)

The longest chipmusic song I've made is the third song of my upcoming album Oceans of Dreams and Darkness, OoDD LVL 02 Legends From The Depths at 17 minutes and 28 seconds (17:28). It's a special song to me though, because it uses patterns and themes that I made in my first years of high school. I've never found a fit for the stuff up to now, and it represents a very rough part of my life. As such, it's a bit different from the rest of the album. But that's okay. It's okay to be different. It's also a very intense song. I probably won't listen to it again because of the memories it brings up.

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(272 replies, posted in General Discussion)

I'm @SailodeGrenn. It's my personal Twitter so there's all kinds of stuff in it. I also have accounts for my YouTube channels; Liquid Horizon Gaming and Liquid Horizons. @SCC_LHGaming and @LiquidHorizons, respectively. I also have one for my photography stuff but I rarely update it: @SCC_Photography. For those wondering, SCC stands for SailodeGrenn Content Creations. It's not a network or company; it's just a group name to connect all the stuff I do. You COULD treat it like a network or company, but it's really not.

All views expressed on my personal account are my own personal views and do not reflect those of SCC or Liquid Horizons. #Disclaimed

-SG

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(610 replies, posted in Releases)

Hello all, SailodeGrenn here. I've got a few things to announce.

I've got an album on hold right now called Mystery of the Torvus Bog. It's intended as a nod to the Torvus Bog in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes by name only. Probably. MotTB.

I've got an album that's 3 quarters of the way done called Oceans of Dreams and Darkness. It's an album about exploring the depths of who you are and discovering your inner power. It's ocean oriented. There's sea shanties and stuff like that in it. It's also the first album to use VOPM. It's sort of a transitional album. I'm going to be moving closer to FM stuff and this is the start of that movement. I screwed up the first few songs by mixing them solely in headphones. I've tried to go back and fix it as much as I can in post, but there's only so much I can do. I've tried to remedy that problem in later songs. OoDD.

The third and final album so far is called The Power of Tojhiro Forest. It's another Asian inspired album. It also has some eastern influence. So far it's pretty cool. It also uses VOPM heavily. It's a happier album than OoDD. Or at least it's supposed to be. Aside from that, I can't say much besides dedicating songs to characters of RWBY from rooster teeth. TPoTF.

Other than that stuff, I do have some singles coming out eventually.

One of which might turn into an EP. House of Horrors, which is slated for Halloween 2017. HoH.

That's all I'm gonna say for now. I might start threads for these once they get closer to completion.

Thank you for reading, and stay tuned to my personal Twitter @SailodeGrenn for more as-it-happens news.

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(0 replies, posted in Releases)

Okay. The gloves are off. Get ready for one of my best albums of all time. Legend of Hirimono represents a solid 2-3 years of development into chipmusic. It is the culmination of a great many months of hard work and head scratching. It's also one of the most infuriating albums I've produced. I actually rage quit for like three months before returning to finish it. But it's done. And it's awesome. It's something that I'm immensely proud of. Yeah it has it's problems. But it's done. It's intended as an Asian album akin to samurai and ninjas and all that good stuff.

The album also has a hidden theme. The story goes that it's a game and you're playing it on a cartridge. But something is messed up on the cartridge and as the game progresses it gets glitchier. By the end you're looking at total corruption and the game just breaks. Is it a cover up for my creative burn out? Maybe, but it's also an awesome ending to a crazy album.

Also, there was supposed to be another song in this album. I love ace of base, and did a couple of songs referencing the song Wheel of Fortune. One of them made it into the album. The other one I felt was too close to the actual ace of base song, so I cut it from the album.

I made the artwork myself in photoshop elements 11. Fun fact: the crossed swords actually hide a screwup on the shield.

Aside from that stuff, I took a long hiatus from music in general to work on YouTube stuff. That's now over and I'm working on three new chipmusic albums.

I don't have dedicated music videos for this album, but it's scattered across my YouTube career.

Here's a link to the google play page:

https://play.google.com/store/music/alb … &hl=en

As always, I'm open to feedback. However, most of the issues have are being fixed in my upcoming albums. Thank you for reading, and enjoy the music!

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(0 replies, posted in Releases)

Whoa now, this is a huge leap in the right direction. City of Forgotten Time is a monumental album that takes my chipmusic to a whole other level. This album is designed as a story of sorts. Basically there's this city that's in ruins and you are exploring it. Along the way you accidentally step in time portals and get thrown back and forth in time. It's a pretty crazy thing. I start to get chipmusic down to a science in this one.

I'm extremely proud of this album just because it's so much better than anything before it. Musical value is through the roof on this one, and the synths aren't that bad either. I made this album pretty much immediately after my breakup, so it's sort of edgy. This album is also dedicated to Jake Roper for winning his fight against cancer. He hasn't acknowledged the album beyond giving me permission to use the Vsauce logo in the artwork. Speaking of the art, it was made by my friend's then girlfriend, Sage Todd. I did modify it in photoshop for various reasons.

Anyway, it's a really cool album in my opinion and I'm definitely proud of it. I unfortunately don't have dedicated music videos for it, but again it's scattered across my YouTube career.

Here's the link to the google play page:

https://play.google.com/store/music/alb … &hl=en

As always I'm open to feedback, but remember that most of the issues have been fixed in later albums. Also I don't really think that this album has many issues, if any at all besides being repetitive. Thank you for reading, and enjoy the music!

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(0 replies, posted in Releases)

Hello! My name is SailodeGrenn and I'm here with my second chipmusic album, Dungeon Explorer! It was actually my third attempt at a chipmusic album, but the project before this one called Zeptar's Oddyssy was put on indefinite hold after my relationship was starting to get sour. DE is my second released chipmusic album. It's intended to be sort of like a game soundtrack (an idea that will stick around for many more albums), and is arranged as such.

I feel that it's a big stride in the right direction from LToM. It's not 100% perfect or anything like that, but it's definitely more refined than Lost Tomb of Magonza. This is another one of those learning albums. I learned a lot about chipmusic and the software I use to make it. I also learned a lot about music in general. I'm pretty proud of this album. It might have synth issues, but again the musical value is big in this one.

I unfortunately don't have any direct music videos, but the music is scattered throughout my YouTube career. I do however have a link to the google play page. Remember that you can preview before buying. Or you can watch some of my older YouTube videos and get a sample there.

Link to the page:

https://play.google.com/store/music/alb … &hl=en

As always, I'm open to feedback. But again, remember that most of the issues have been fixed in newer albums. Thank you for reading, and enjoy the tunage!

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(0 replies, posted in Releases)

While this isn't a *new* release, it's probably new to you awesome folks. Lost Tomb is my very first chipmusic album. It definitely shows that it's my first, due to the varying quality of each track. I'm gonna go ahead and say that I don't really like this album, even though I reference it all the time in my newer stuff. I mean I respect it as a first album, but beyond that it's not so great.

That isn't to say you shouldn't check it out. I mean it's a piece of my history and played a huge role in forming the rest of my music. It's got great musical value even if the synths aren't consistent. It was intended as an eastern/eygptian sort of theme, but I've heard people say it's more Asian than anything else. I'm not sure I agree with that but whatever. As long as they enjoy it I don't care what they think. (I do but I don't; hard to explain)

Anyway, I consider LToM to be a double length album. It's got good songs, bad songs, and everything in between. All in all I'd say it's worth checking out. Here's a link to a YouTube playlist with some music videos of this album. It's only a few songs. (Epilepsy warning!)

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL … kW7vv6h008

And here's the link to the album on my google play music page:

https://play.google.com/store/music/alb … 5myrb5m4lu


I'm open to feedback but take note that I've probably fixed most of the issues in more recent albums.

Enjoy!