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Prospit & Derse

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By Solatrus solatrus Bandcamp solatrus SoundCloud Solatrus Twitter.
Cover art by Lexxy lexxercise Tumblr Lexxercise Twitter (lines) and Molly Gur guttertongue Tumblr (coloring).
Released 8/22/2011.
Duration: ~28:03.

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Prospit: (~13:53)
  1. (3:35) Hallowed Halls
  2. (3:22) The Golden Towers
  3. (3:19) Prospit Dreamers
  4. (3:37) Center of Brilliance
Derse: (~14:10)
  1. (4:02) Darkened Streets
  2. (3:19) The Obsidian Towers
  3. (3:35) Derse Dreamers
  4. (3:14) Core of Darkness

Added to wiki 11/15/2019.

Artist commentary:

Homestuck: (Bandcamp about blurb)

The twins of Skaia, locked in combat's hold
One a shadow of fate, one a heart of gold.

Watch as we see the children who dream,
Of worlds so unlike anything we've seen.

Now, listen to the sound that has been rehearsed.
The sound of dreams... of Prospit and Derse.

Homestuck: ( album blurb)

It's almost time to go back to school, and you know what that means - time for a new album! August's album is brought to you by Jeremy "Solatrus" Iamurri, creator of "Frost" and "Crystalanthology."

Named "Prospit & Derse," this album chronicles the contrast between Skaia's two moons. Prospit's brassy fanfares, eclectic bass, and melodic piano parallel Derse's somber strings, dark synths, and dirty drums. These two soundscapes work side-by-side to create a lunar ying-yang of harmoniously smooth tracks. Dark or light, Solatrus's production efforts really shine through!

So, how about it? Hop on over to Bandcamp and spend the last of your summertime daydreams on the moon. That desk ain't a quest bed, buddy.

Lexxy: (Tumblr)

In case it hasn’t already been spammed on your collective dash enough yet, music team member Solatrus just dropped his solo MSPA album, Prospit & Derse! Fellow art team member SkepticArcher and myself have long been planning a collab on this, which finally came to fruition this week. Since I ended up having significant time constraints, we decided I would do the initial drawing, and Skep would take care of the colors.

And take care of them she did. They left me incoherent for at LEAST an hour, and I’m still buzzing about how beautifully it turned out.

So enjoy the arts and enjoy the music! I need to go enjoy my pillows.

#homestuck #illustration #collab #sleep deprived

Homestuck: (Bandcamp credits blurb)

Music by Jeremy "Solatrus" Iamurri.

Contains elements of songs by George Buzinkai and Toby "Radiation" Fox.

Cover art by Alexandra "Lexxy" Douglas and SkepticArcher.

Special thanks to:
Nick Smalley
Marcy Nabors (Steamlord313)

Solatrus: (one year anniversary)

Propsit & Derse 1 Year Anniversary Commentary

It's really insane that it's been one year since this album came out. And what's even more remarkable is how much I've improved as a musician since then. But let's turn the clock back and I'll tell you the story of how it all started.

This whole thing is going to be done in the order of how I created the album, which was Derse and then Prospit, but not precisely in that order.

Where It All Began

It wasn't too long after Volume 6 was released that I started debating a solo album. I knew that I enjoyed contrasts, but I really loved ethereal sounds. I had actually considered doing a Medium album, but Clark beat me to it. However, Prospit & Derse had already been started before Medium was out.

So where did the album's concept come from? Well, a conversation I had with Lexxy, actually! We were brainstorming ideas and we got into talking about the moons, and then the idea sunk in for me to do a solo album, which was actually called Derse/Prospit (yes, slash included).

Pretty cool, huh? And Lexxy helped with the album cover, which is really great.

But anyway, I eventually started working on some of the music. I knew Prospit was going to be a struggle for me, because I had never written any proper orchestral music at the time. And the first song I created was this, albeit it was in drum and bass and not nearly as polished sounding.

But I really didn't like the direction, so I ended up scrapping it and trying to figure out how to start over. And then Medium was released and I was incredibly inspired and remembered how great atmospheric music is. Clark Powell single-handedly saved this album from being killed before it even got anywhere.

And that's when I created Darkened Streets.

Solatrus: (2020 rerelease blurb)

My solo album from Homestuck!

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Music © Solatrus

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