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I Sail at Midnight / Can Only Lose   [2012]

I Sail at Midnight / Can Only Lose Released by :

Release Date :
23 November 2012

Type :
C64 Music

Released At :
High-score Power Ballad Competition 2012

Achievements :
C64 Music Competition at High-score Power Ballad Competition 2012 :  #7

User rating:********__  8.2/10 (45 votes)   See votestatistics
*********_  8.6/10 (24 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Music .... Linus of Crest, Resource, Tristar & Red Sector Inc., Viruz

SIDs used in this release :
I Sail at Midnight(/MUSICIANS/L/Linus/I_Sail_at_Midnight.sid)

Download :
http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/110735/I_sail_at_Midgnight.sid (downloads: 758)
http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/110738/I_sail_at_Midgnight.prg (downloads: 227)

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User Comment
Submitted by Shine on 25 October 2019
This song is timeless! So much content and so well arranged! :)
User Comment
Submitted by Shine on 26 August 2016
Revote from 7 to 10!!! :D This is a pure masterpiece!
User Comment
Submitted by celticdesign on 18 January 2013
this is so underated.. wtf. for me it would be a perfect highscore tune. especially for games like ARMALYTE, URIDIUM or ALLEYKAT. okay, lets say it's a highscore space ballad ;-)
User Comment
Submitted by ilesj on 30 November 2012
I love the sounds and arrangement, but can't imagine this as high-score ballad.
User Comment
Submitted by Kristian on 29 November 2012
Again beautiful instrument and I prefer this tune over the other. Love the timestamp and the melody that starts at 0:56.
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Submitted by Linus on 26 November 2012
Thank you and nevermind!

The guy who voted '3' knows how challenging creating sid music can be best - being all grumpy about the rating of his own entry and thus downvoting his competitors is perfectly understandable :) Cheers!
User Comment
Submitted by groms on 26 November 2012
amazing work dude....
and you who voted 3? obviously you dont have the slightest idea about what challenge sid music is
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Submitted by Didi on 26 November 2012
Phat bass, but the melody is very chaotic in my ears.
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Submitted by chuinho on 26 November 2012
crazy programming. a couple of sublime intervals too.
User Comment
Submitted by Jammer on 25 November 2012
But it sounds like multispeed for fuck sake! ;) Madness, I tell you!
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Submitted by Linus on 25 November 2012
I triggered certain freq-, filter- and pulsetable settings at a definite moment in time, fella!
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Submitted by Jammer on 25 November 2012
How did you do this noisy fx, dude? :D
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Submitted by Zyron on 25 November 2012
A 10 from me. I'm weak for 7/8. :)
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Submitted by Dane on 25 November 2012
Linus, I wonder what this tune would have sounded like if you had dared to make it less prog and more commercial? That is the good thing about you, that's something will never happen. :) Sounds are in a league of their own, atmosphere is spot on, but I have issues getting past the tempo.
User Comment
Submitted by Pantaloon on 24 November 2012
this is really an awesome tune, even tho it's short ive had it on repeat for an hour now.
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Submitted by celticdesign on 24 November 2012
again phat and nice. would be excellent fit to a game like armalyte for me.
hmmm unsettled? isn't it dubstlye related with those breaks/cuts? then you could say it's overdubbed of course ;-)
User Comment
Submitted by Ole Marius on 24 November 2012
awesome tune indeed

took a couple of beats before I was able to picture myself entering my name to this one,
but now it works - and i love it.

Fett det der ass!
User Comment
Submitted by Hermit on 24 November 2012
I'm amazed by your instruments. And the overall mood and execution is something I really like as well.
User Comment
Submitted by Linus on 24 November 2012
@Stinsen: It is an acquired taste indeed, I have to admit ;) Keep up the good work, btw!
User Comment
Submitted by The Phantom on 23 November 2012
This seems a bit out of control.

The intro, or first 40 seconds or so seconds of the music, seems unsettled. Like everything is thrown at the listener at one time, in mid-mix.
Once the third voice hits, or main voice, everything seems to be in place.

I wish I was good with remembering tunes as this sounds a little familiar too. I'm past the 5 minute marker and haven't noticed a "wrap", so that's a good sign too. I can't stand songs that stop suddenly or can't mix back into themselves.
User Comment
Submitted by Stinsen on 23 November 2012
That's not plain at all Linus and you know it ;) Still, after looping it a couple of times it makes sense. :D
User Comment
Submitted by nomistake on 23 November 2012
WOW! Astonishing!
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Submitted by Linus on 23 November 2012
Oh, it's plain 7/8 most of the time :)
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Submitted by Stinsen on 23 November 2012
Awesome instruments, but the time signature is too weird for me.
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Submitted by Fanta on 23 November 2012
wonderful in every aspect -> strong sounds, catchy melodies, dreamy athmosphere, progression and originality. confirmed to be the best tune in the compo... for me that is. <3
User Comment
Submitted by Soren on 23 November 2012
I love it dear brother Linus :-)
Catchy and yet special as you handle perfect as always. :-)
User Comment
Submitted by Ole Marius on 23 November 2012
Great :D

It fits in my head too, it's laden with progressive 70s positivity.

enter name please - hell yeah - and look! I can fit my whole first name in those three letter slots at the top for initials!
User Comment
Submitted by Linus on 23 November 2012
Thanks, guys! In my world the tune fits quite well but then again I am a discipline of the church of canterbury prog rock ;) I see where you're coming from.
User Comment
Submitted by spider-j on 23 November 2012
added PSID64 prg
EDIT: about the song: yikes, heavy bass going on here. Really cool sounds. Can hardly believe that this comes out of my C64/stereo :-)
User Comment
Submitted by Stone on 23 November 2012
I love this tune, been looping for a while now :) As a highscore tune though, I don't know.
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Submitted by MacGyver on 23 November 2012
I love it!
Btw, pleease remember to create an executable C64 program. PSID64 is your friend ;)
User Comment
Submitted by Cresh on 23 November 2012
Hypnotizing. Great sounds.
User Comment
Submitted by psych858o on 23 November 2012
How glad I'm to hear something new from You my friend! Fab sound setup. Very nice tune.
User Comment
Submitted by Flex on 23 November 2012
Great to see Linus contributing too! Not much high-score feelings though, like I see it. Soundwise ace once again.
User Comment
Submitted by Shine on 23 November 2012
What Frantic said ;)
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Submitted by Frantic on 23 November 2012
For high score purposes I think the "intro" is a little too long, since people rarely spend a lot of time in the high score list anyway.

..but apart from this, which doesn't really matter in a way, this is a very nice tune!
User Comment
Submitted by hedning on 23 November 2012
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