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Center of Brilliance

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By Solatrus solatrus Bandcamp solatrus SoundCloud Solatrus Twitter.
Cover art by Shelby Cragg shelbycragg Tumblr shelbycragg Twitter.
Released 8/22/2011.
Duration: 3:37.

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Solatrus: (one year anniversary)

Expecting a different song, were you? B)

While this song was started pretty late into production, it was actually one of the first in the entire album to be completed. Both Hallowed Halls and Center of Brilliance were started around the same time, and I really don't remember which came first. It's been awhile, okay?

Anyway, if it wasn't one of the first to be completed, it was definitely the first. I'm actually pretty pleased with this song, because it helped me figure out the other direction I wanted to go in for Prospit.

The best part about this song is, without a doubt, the trumpet lines in the middle and near the end. While it's totally synthetic and sampled, I'm very pleased with how it sounds! I really love the section very close to the end where it's just a single trumpet and the clarinet section. It's one of the better motifs I've written, in my opinion, and I'm quite pleased with it.

That's not to say this song is perfect. The piano timing is a little too off and a little too noticeably cut-and-paste repeated. It's a really tiny nitpick, but I didn't even really notice it until earlier this week.

Oh, and in case you didn't know, this song was originally Prospit Dreamers. Why did I change my mind on it? Well, I couldn't figure out how to fit in Doctor (and by extension Penumbra Phantasm) and Frost into such a happy sounding song. It just wasn't really working for me, nor was the time signature.

But I definitely felt like the song was a great closer to this half of the album, and Shelby's art for the piece fit perfectly.

Shelby Cragg: (Tumblr)

Yay, I finally get to post the art that I did for Solatrus’s awesome solo album, Prospit & Derse! Solatrus is a cool dude and you should all go buy the album RIGHT NOW!!

This is on the track Center of Brilliance!

Quasar Nebula: (wiki editor)

There are two "HQ" versions of this track's artwork. The one used as the main cover art is the version posted on Tumblr, which is 998x998 (appears to be source resolution), but has some JPEG artefacting. Below is the 700x700 artwork used on Bandcamp, which is a clean PNG, but blurs some details (due to downscaling).

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