All but one of these tracks were recorded on a PlayStation 1 using a “game” called Music 2000 (or the earlier original, Music), which offered the equivalent of a 24-track studio. As incredibly generous as this was, there were some trade-offs. To write the stereo vocal effects (that start at the 3.50 mark) used up nearly every free track I had to spare, as relatively simple as they may sound.
I'm really proud of the drop, btw, at 3.22, when the music suddenly disappears entirely!
The truth is I'm a much better writer than I ever was a musician. Have you read Octopus? Is it something you might enjoy?
Gooseberry, the fourteen-year-old Victorian boy detective, is having his fair share of problems. Not only must he juggle the task of being Mr Bruff’s newly-appointed chief investigator with the unwanted responsibility of managing London’s entire criminal underclass, he also has to decide whether a drunken wretch of a man—who turns up on his doorstep claiming to be his father—is who he says he is.
But when the leading actress dies in mysterious circumstances on stage during a performance of The Duchess of Malfi at the Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Gooseberry feels duty-bound to investigate. It is, after all, a great deal more exciting than the last case he was assigned to: the tracking down of a rich old lady’s errant cat!
Join Octavius (AKA Gooseberry, AKA Octopus) and his ragtag bunch of friends on their latest adventure, a revenge tragedy (of sorts) in (roughly - very roughly!) three acts.
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