To Them, Who Exist In Echoes

I got a new audio player for the site because I was getting tired of things not working right.  But if I’ve done that, surely I have something new to share with you all?

Amid the hectic nonsense that I inflict upon my own life, I’ve found a bit of respite in music. Some of these tracks reminded me of characters in Eikasia, so I thought I’d do something fun… You see Tite Kubo, creator of Bleach, had special songs for each of his characters–their “favorite” songs, so to speak.  In this case, none of MY characters would reasonably be listening to any of these songs I’m about to share, but the concept is mostly the same.

These aren’t the last word, at all.  They don’t catch the characters as a whole, but capture aspects of them in sound.  They give voice to personal fears, experiences, desires, and aspects of their personality.  Once again, this is me toying around with the idea of a “dream soundtrack”, but in a much more focused way.

Best that you see how this works.  It’ll be four tracks to each.  Naturally, we’ll start with Elle.

Elmiryn

[wpaudio url=”http://www.stonerrock.com/jukebox/Wolfmother-Cosmic_Egg.mp3″ text=”Wolfmother – Cosmic Egg” dl=”http://www.stonerrock.com/jukebox/Wolfmother-Cosmic_Egg.mp3″%5D

[wpaudio url=”http://eighthcirclestudios.com/ns/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/08-Morning-Light.mp3″ text=”Ida Maria – Morning Light” dl=”http://www.mediafire.com/?n2nz2or4kmm”%5D

[wpaudio url=”http://www.killingmadison.net/Anberlin/02-anberlin-godspeed.mp3″ text=”Anberlin – Godspeed” dl=”http://www.killingmadison.net/Anberlin/02-anberlin-godspeed.mp3″%5D

[wpaudio url=”http://www.villageindian.com/thedukespirit_Love_Is_An_Unfamiliar_Name.mp3″ text=”The Duke Spirit – Love Is An Unfamiliar Name” dl=”http://www.villageindian.com/thedukespirit_Love_Is_An_Unfamiliar_Name.mp3″%5D

Nyx

[wpaudio url=”http://www.edublogs.tv/uploads/audio/wtOYouMRvpEc2sgethkI.mp3″ text=”The Pixies – Where is My Mind?” dl=”http://www.edublogs.tv/uploads/audio/wtOYouMRvpEc2sgethkI.mp3″%5D

[wpaudio url=”http://lpbizminutes.ucoz.ru/08-No_More_Sorrow.mp3″ text=”Linkin Park – No More Sorrow” dl=”http://lpbizminutes.ucoz.ru/08-No_More_Sorrow.mp3″%5D

[wpaudio url=”http://kollegedaily.typepad.com/product_shop_nyc/files/foo_fighters_the_pretender.mp3″ text=”Foo Fighers – The Pretender” dl=”http://kollegedaily.typepad.com/product_shop_nyc/files/foo_fighters_the_pretender.mp3″%5D

[wpaudio url=”http://la.gg/upl/Nylon_Smile_(The_Scienticians_Remix_V2).mp3″ text=”Portishead – Nylon Smile (The Scienticians Remix V2)” dl=”http://la.gg/upl/Nylon_Smile_(The_Scienticians_Remix_V2).mp3″]

Quincy

[wpaudio url=”http://www.thewheelsstillinspin.com/files/The_Builders_and_the_Butchers-Golden_and_Green.mp3″ text=”The Builders and the Butchers – Golden and Green” dl=”http://www.thewheelsstillinspin.com/files/The_Builders_and_the_Butchers-Golden_and_Green.mp3″%5D

[wpaudio url=”http://www.indiecentmusic.com/mp3/05%20-%20Dull%20Life.mp3″ text=”Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Dull Life” dl=”http://www.indiecentmusic.com/mp3/05%20-%20Dull%20Life.mp3″%5D

[wpaudio url=”http://stopokaygo.typepad.com/files/the_spectator.mp3″ text=”The Bravery – The Spectator” dl=”http://stopokaygo.typepad.com/files/the_spectator.mp3″%5D

[wpaudio url=”http://yrusso.free.fr/Daft%2520Punk%2520vs%2520Queen%2520-%2520Another%2520one%2520bites%2520da%2520funk%2520.mp3%5B1%5D.mp3″ text=”Daft Punk vs. Queen – Another One Bites Da Funk” dl=”http://yrusso.free.fr/Daft%2520Punk%2520vs%2520Queen%2520-%2520Another%2520one%2520bites%2520da%2520funk%2520.mp3%5B1%5D.mp3″%5D

Hakeem

[wpaudio url=”http://toolshed-media.com/ts/TVOTR-staring-at-the-sun.mp3″ text=”TV On The Radio – Staring at the Sun” dl=”http://toolshed-media.com/ts/TVOTR-staring-at-the-sun.mp3″%5D

[wpaudio url=”http://www.madmixmustang.nl/mp3/Remember%20The%20Clocks.mp3″ text=”MadMixMustang – Remember The Clocks” dl=”http://www.madmixmustang.nl/mp3/Remember%20The%20Clocks.mp3″%5D

[wpaudio url=”http://outtheother.typepad.com/music/Bonnaroo2009/Cage%20the%20Elephant%20-%20Ain’t%20No%20Rest%20for%20the%20Wicked.mp3″ text=”Cage the Elephant – Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked” dl=”http://outtheother.typepad.com/music/Bonnaroo2009/Cage%20the%20Elephant%20-%20Ain’t%20No%20Rest%20for%20the%20Wicked.mp3″%5D

[wpaudio url=”http://nim.pansarvagn.net/pub/msc/mp3/electronica/ny_musik_beat/02%20-%20Different.mp3″ text=”Pendulum – Different” dl=”http://nim.pansarvagn.net/pub/msc/mp3/electronica/ny_musik_beat/02%20-%20Different.mp3″%5D

Lethia

[wpaudio url=”http://indierocker.net/songs/Pearl%20Jam%20-%20The%20Fixer.mp3″ text=”Pearl Jam – The Fixer” dl=”http://indierocker.net/songs/Pearl%20Jam%20-%20The%20Fixer.mp3″%5D

[wpaudio url=”http://aurgasm.us/music/julija/Yael%20Naim%20-%20New%20Soul.mp3″ text=”Yael Naim – New Soul” dl=”http://aurgasm.us/music/julija/Yael%20Naim%20-%20New%20Soul.mp3″%5D

[wpaudio url=”http://www.themahoganyblog.com/audio/Busta%20Rhymes%20-%20Decision.mp3″ text=”Busta Rhymes – Decision (Feat. Jamie Foxx, Mary J Blige, John Legend & Common)” dl=”http://www.themahoganyblog.com/audio/Busta%20Rhymes%20-%20Decision.mp3″%5D

[wpaudio url=”http://justiceformichael.com/media/Pat_Benatar_-_Hell_Is_For_Children.mp3″ text=”Pat Benatar – Hell Is For Children” dl=”http://justiceformichael.com/media/Pat_Benatar_-_Hell_Is_For_Children.mp3″%5D

Some of these might get you scratching your heads–whether you think the genre is odd, or the lyrics are confusing, or the mood seems off…but believe me.  They fit.  Some of these songs might take time to be understood in full.  I can’t wait for next year!

So I hope you guys liked my peace offering!  Some of these songs (if you’ve been reading Eikasia the whole year) you’ll recognize from old playlists I’ve made.  I tried including new things…but hey.  When the shoe fits…

EDIT: And I figured I shouldn’t be a bitch and leave you all hanging, because I really have no idea when this next update will be done. (I know it sounds bad–because I SHOULD know this–but I’m not sure if I’m going to resume Chapter 13 or start Chapter 14…which is why I keep saying “the next update”) So here’s a small preview, because I haven’t done one in a while.  Remember, it’s subject to change:

Paulo sighed. Elmiryn watched him with arms crossed over her chest. The boy stopped behind Nyx, who had gone to where she had left her bag sitting near the rock wall. She knelt on the ground, apparently rifling through her belongings.

“Ah…” The boy glanced behind him. Elmiryn raised an eyebrow, lips puckered. Graziano waved for him to go on. Paulo turned back with shoulders visibly sagged. “Thank you…for doing that. You don’t know us, but…this telescope is very important.”

Nyx stood and turned around. “I didn’t do it because I like you. Or even for your father.” She held up her hand. Elmiryn came forward, spurred by curiosity to see what the girl had in her palm. As she neared, she saw that it was a ring. “This belonged to my dead brother. I thought about how I’d feel if I were to lose this…it isn’t…it isn’t who he was. I’m not holding him in my palm right now. But it’s a piece of a better time in my life. I didn’t want to be responsible for you losing a better time in your life.”

Nyx sat down, and Argos came trotting to sit next to her. She looked up at Paulo, who had turned his head away. “I’m enough of a blight just existing. I won’t let myself soil things further.”

Elmiryn frowned, eyes on the slim girl with wild dark hair and tawny eyes that gazed up in resignation. Paulo muttered something, perhaps another thank you, before trudging back to his scultone.

“Nyx…you little fool,” Elmiryn thought.

And of course, I can’t leave without some holiday something to give you guys, SO…

Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays!!

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