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  • Gatlinburg Fall Colors/Smoky Mountain Autumn Song. SNESology chiptune.

    Boy does it feel good to make a new post on here. About time for something new:

    The Gatlinburg Harvest Festival and Halloween season is pretty much my favorite time of year, and when I was growing up in the Smoky Mountains, I used to play games like Secret of Evermore and Castlevania in due season.

    Today, I can't separate the games from the season, and when I learned the Secret of Evermore sample set came out, the first thing I did was start a track that I wanted to dedicate to the area and season. I think this is the first Smoky Mountain "chiptune" in existence!

    While it's definitely not an uplifting track, it's not meant to be sad either. It's designed to be very haunting and provides cerebral images of a wet thicket with mist and multicolored leaves surrounding you as you hike your way through the city and mountains. There is a touch of bittersweet as we all wish this season could last longer, but it never does. Still, at the end is the sunlight coming through the mist, and the season will return again as it always has. Enjoy!

    NOTE: All pictures used in this video are, to my best knowledge, public access and press images I am free to use. I think some of these images are ones I took too. I don't think I am infringing on copyrights here, but if so, please contact me here and we can discuss it on reasonable terms.

    ESPERS is now on Earbits Radio

    This was a nice surprise in my recent journeys to getting my music broadcast - Earbits radio took me on to their internet radio station a little while ago and my ESPERS album is now fully loaded onto it. What's really nice is I was able to upload the full quality .WAVs of the songs on there, most places only do MP3s.

    If you're already familiar with Earbits, the link to check it out is here: www.earbits.com/artists/12-followers-meteo-xavier.

    For those of you who don't, Earbits is commercial-free online radio for top independent music and it's definitely worth looking into. There's a bunch of great indie artists on there in a variety of mediums outside even the loose genre standards of today and its exploding in popularity for a reason. It streams out a lot better than many other internet radio stations (in my experience) and its quite a smooth experience. My family heavily indulges in internet radio stations and I plan to turn them onto it soon.

    Check out Earbits at www.earbits.com.