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Delilah's Theme

By Jai Cafarella on June 14, 2020 7:01 pm

The song I was working on this week just wasn't coming together, so that's on the back burner for now, and here we have yet another last minute... thing...

This track is a clear channeling of my love for 90's J-RPG's and their music. I don't feel that I've created anything as iconic as the many themes that still run through my mind decades on from playing them for hours and hours, but I think this is at least pleasant enough to listen to.

The name comes from similar tracks (sparkly and somber) in J-RPG's being often named "<insert character name>'s Theme", and also that one of my favorite names to use in RPG's is Delilah. In true 90's video game fashion, this track has a 'loop point' at 1:50, which is how they kept the music seemingly endless for hours without taking up much data space, and partly why those songs burnt into your brain (being good music also helped). As this isn't a 90's video game though, I began a fade out at the loop point instead, but as you can hear, it is essentially the intro replaying to illustrate the loop has restarted. I also used only MIDI instruments and only 3 'channels', as most consoles back then usually had 4 channels of MIDI (3 for instruments, 1 for percussion).

This submission is licensed by author under CC Attribution Noncommercial (BY-NC)

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June 17, 2020 11:15 pm

This is perfect - I can definitely imagine that I defeated a huge boss and then there is the super intense conversation with the other character about why they we have to part ways, but will meet again on level 49

June 18, 2020 6:45 am

Usually when the theme plays slowed down with gentle instruments it would be a variation on the character's theme for a certain situation. I can imagine the OST would list this as Delilah's Lament rather than Delilah's Theme.

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