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The Messenger Trliogy, part I (dev thread)

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racingstripeAV

January 11, 2018, 12:05:33 am Last Edit: March 29, 2019, 09:14:17 pm by racingstripeAV
Since finishing the second album The Messenger Trilogy, Part III back in September, I figured I'd make a thread for development on the third album, that being Part I (yes, these are being released out of order, it just makes more sense from a narrative standpoint). This thread will probably be solely for any WIPs that I write for Part I, and will be creating a new thread for when the album itself is complete (which I don't know when that will be; I'd like to finish it ideally by late-2019, mid-2020 at the latest).

For now, here are the current list of WIPs for The Messenger Trilogy, Part I:

• 02. Long Live The Kings 1:58 [SKETCH 01a] (2019-01-15)
• 04. The Willing Duke I: Mine By Right 4:36 [SKETCH 01] (2018-11-12)
• 05. The Willing Duke II: An Act of Treason 4:26 [SKETCH 01a] (2019-01-17)
• 06. Defender of the Glory 1:35 [SKETCH 01a] (2019-02-17)
• 07. Innocence 1:59 [SKETCH 01b] (2017-12-15)
• 08. Cold Sweat 2:30 [SKETCH 01c] (2018-11-04)
• 09. The Resistance 4:57 [single edit] (2019-03-29)
• 10. "So They Say..." 3:03 [SKETCH 02b] (2018-11-28)
• 12. Upon a Furrowed Brow 6:53 [SKETCH 01] (2018-05-10)
• 13. The Willing Duke III: Midnight, Tonight (The Last Stand) [I. On My Mark] 1:25 [SKETCH 01a] (2019-01-03)
• 13. The Willing Duke III: Midnight, Tonight (The Last Stand) [II. The Last Stand] 1:47 [SKETCH 01a] (2019-01-03)
• 13. The Willing Duke III: Midnight, Tonight (The Last Stand) [III. Have At You] 1:52 [SKETCH 01a] (2019-01-04)
• 15. Take Your Place 1:58 [SKETCH 01] (2019-02-03)

List will be constantly updated as new WIPs are added.

racingstripeAV

New WIP:

The Resistance 0:57 [SKETCH 01] (2018-03-29)
Experimenting with odd-time signatures (keeping it a steady 13/8 for now).

racingstripeAV

May 11, 2018, 01:19:40 pm #2 Last Edit: May 11, 2018, 10:00:22 pm by racingstripeAV
New WIP:

Upon a Furrowed Brow 6:53 [SKETCH 01] (2018-05-10)
I wouldn't exactly call this a "multipart" song (cf., Fermi Paradox I-V) despite having definite "sections", but as far as what I have planned with the album, this song is definitely more story-heavy compared to the ideas I have for some of the other tracks; hence why you're getting the full 6:53 rather than a verse and chorus.

racingstripeAV

New WIP:

Cold Sweat 2:24 [SKETCH 01a] (2018-10-11)
Considering how SKETCH 01 is already 2:24 long (and is projected to be around the 6:30 mark), I'm honestly concerned that I might be writing too much, as I'm aiming to keep Album 3 one disc (so, 79 minutes total); however from what I've planned, it already seems to be creeping dangerously close to that number, and I don't want to split it across two discs (partially because there's no good place to put a break, and also I don't want to *remove* content because it would take away important story elements).

Still, I've only began building 6 out of the projected 15 tracks so far (two of which haven't been posted here, as they're not quite ready yet), so maybe - hopefully - the issue will fix itself before it even arises.

racingstripeAV

New WIP:

The Willing Duke I: Mine By Right 4:36 [SKETCH 01] (2018-11-12)
This one was actually one of the first songs I began writing for the album, and even though it's still not finished, I feel the structure is pretty much nailed down.

Updated WIPs:

Cold Sweat 2:30 [SKETCH 01c] (2018-11-04)
Not much changes to report, other than a change in tempo. Oh and also it's all been written, even though this is stil a preview version of the Sketch. As is Innocence (which has since been renamed to The Innocent Lies), but again, only the preview version of the Sketch is listenable.

racingstripeAV

New WIP:
"So They Say..." 3:03 [SKETCH 02b] (2018-11-28)

Again, a little more experimentation with using odd-time signatures, but keeping things to a slightly less insane 5/4.. and even then I'm drifting into good-ol' fashioned 4/4 here and there, with a dash of 15/8 to spice things up; It's just how I've planned on writing the album.

racingstripeAV

January 03, 2019, 09:29:38 pm #6 Last Edit: January 04, 2019, 11:52:52 am by racingstripeAV
New WIP:

The Willing Duke III: Midnight, Tonight (The Last Stand) [I. On My Mark] 1:25 [SKETCH 01a] (2019-01-03)
The Willing Duke III: Midnight, Tonight (The Last Stand) [II. The Last Stand] 1:47 [SKETCH 01a] (2019-01-03)
The Willing Duke III: Midnight, Tonight (The Last Stand) [III. Have At You] 1:52 [SKETCH 01a] (2019-01-04)

Similar to Upon A Furrowed Brow, this one's another multi-parter. Buuut, given how this one's projected to be much longer, I figured it was better to upload each part separately (although if I've only started work on half of the total track).

racingstripeAV

New WIP:

Long Live The Kings 1:58 [SKETCH 01a] (2019-01-15)

Planning on this being the opening track to Album 3; kind of a "Queen meets Dream Theater", even though I've always admitted that I am no Brian May nor John Petrucci.

racingstripeAV

New WIP:

The Willing Duke II: An Act of Treason 4:26 [SKETCH 01a] (2019-01-17)

Not a lot to say about this one yet, mostly due to this one being another story-heavy track.

racingstripeAV

New WIP:

Take Your Place 1:58 [SKETCH 01] (2019-02-03)

I'll be honest, as the number of tracks that are left to be worked on decreases (including Sketches to tracks I haven't uploaded here, only 2 of the 15 tracks need starting), so too does the amount I have to say with each upload.

DJ Omnimaga

February 04, 2019, 07:07:18 pm #10 Last Edit: February 04, 2019, 07:47:14 pm by DJ Omnimaga
I started listening to this, but I'm only on the third song so far. I liked the first two and I'm starting to get into the third song. :)

EDIT: Fourth song now. I like the blend between metal and piano in your songs and the fact most of your songs are quite melodic.

EDIT2: Have At You so far  is one of my favorites. Note that I'm quite into fast music though ^^

racingstripeAV

Glad you're liking it so far.  :) Although the piano's only there until I get around to recording the vocals (same with the "guitars").

Speaking of, new WIP:

Defender of the Glory 1:35 [SKETCH 01a] (2019-02-17)

"Imagine if you will, a scenario in which the villain has won. Consider this their 'victory lap' around our hero.. that is, if they were here to see it."

Composition-wise, this is another in the stretch of the more "conventionally-written" tracks for the album. Gotta counter all the crazy from the likes of The Willing Duke III. Especially considering how I'm getting ever closer to that 79-minute mark with the album as a whole.

racingstripeAV

March 29, 2019, 09:13:53 pm #12 Last Edit: March 29, 2019, 09:32:07 pm by racingstripeAV
New Single for the album: The Resistance:




The Resistance 4:57 [single edit] (2019-03-29)


Single can also be downloaded for (minimum) Free over on Bandcamp:

https://notanumber-em-uk.bandcamp.com/album/the-resistance

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