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An Uncertain Venture

By David Ellis (Bandcamp).
Cover art by awakesleeping (Tumblr).
Released 12/15/2013.
Duration: 3:00.

Listen on Bandcamp or YouTube.

Artist commentary:

David Ellis:

This is intended as a walkabout track.

No guitars this time.


This piece has a bit of back story that I made up and I suppose I might've been more than a little self-indulgent here with my otp, but it's what the song made me think of. So the idea is that Dirk and Jake are adventuring together on lomax with Sawtooth and Squarewave (who are providing the hip hop backdrop). I imagine Dirk would be very controlling during tomb raids and such, taking the leader role, or at least being manipulative in some way. I think this would really make Jake feel uncomfortable and.... (wait for it) uncertain about his feelings towards Dirk. I think the song's vibe really matches this as well with the cool electronic instrumentation (Dirk) and the walk around looping anxiousness of it (Jack and his adventuring).

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