A Song about Clan Daryil (take 1) by tapewolf

A Song about Clan Daryil (take 1)

A Song about Clan Daryil (take 1)

tapewolf

26 August 2013 at 18:10:46 MDT

A while back, Amber Williams drew a picture of :iconcubishax:, depicting him being introduced to his clan leader. In the DMFA universe, the leader of a 'cubi clan is a very large, exceptionally powerful individual with a link to all their descendants.

While trying to put these concepts into song, I ended up writing a song based around Shax' commission, but with Daryil as the singer, as if he was giving an introduction to someone who had recently matured and become part of the clan. Whether Daryil actually serenades new clan members remains to be seen.

The picture which inspired it all is here:

https://www.weasyl.com/submission/203025

...and as for the title pic, Merlin drew that for me. Thanks!

The song was written in SONAR as all my songs are, then recorded on a TASCAM MSR-24 multitrack. Bass and vocals were recorded on my TSR-8 and then copied to the multitrack when I was happy with them.

"Happy" being a relative word since some of the bass playing feels a bit shaky and will probably have to be revisited. If my crazy plan bears fruit I will probably revisit the minimoog and mellotron parts anyway since it's possible I'll have a gear overhaul in the coming months.

Equipment used:

Korg Triton EX - Drums

Roland MVS-1 - Synth bass

Roland JV1010 - additional percussion, distorted organ

Hammond XM-1 organ

Creamware Minimax ASB - minimoog leads and additional synth bass

Waldorf MicroWave - additional synth lead at end

Waldorf Pulse - additional synth bass

TornadoTron - for those choirs, flutes and strings

Epiphone Thunderbird Gothic - bass

Apex 460 valve microphone

I'm fairly pleased with the mix (done on a Studer A807 on SM900), I have made some signal chain improvements and lowered the overall levels to try and reduce the clipping problems that have been occurring recently, and I think I've got it.

And now the lyrics:

Come child, you've turned 23

Now you're a part of my dynasty

Come young one, you've grown all your wings

Now we must talk of many things

I'm Daryil - and I have the power

I'll be there for you in your darkest hour

I am so much, much more than a man

The great, immortal head of my clan

Don't be afraid, I'm not some evil madman

My laws are just and ought to make sense

You must not kill unless it's self-defence

And if you ever eat someone's soul

I'll stuff your corpse down a six-foot hole

I'm Daryil - and I have the power

I'll bring you comfort in your darkest hour

I am so much, much more than you know

My giant form is not just for show

But don't be scared, I'm not some evil psycho

Don't you see? Don't you see?

You're the youngest face in my family

Don't you see? Don't you see?

You're the youngest face in my family

And I know everything you've done and I know everywhere you've been

And I know everyone you've met and I know everything you've seen

And I know everything you love and I know everything you hate

And I know when you've played it false and I know when you've played it straight

I've seen your soul

I'm Daryil - and I have the power

I'll be there for you in your darkest hour

I am so much, much more than a man

The great, immortal head of my clan

Don't be afraid, I'm not some evil madman

Come child, hearken to me

I want what's best for my family

Our clan has status, power and such

I do not ask for very much

I'm Daryil - and I have the power

My own ascension was my finest hour

I guess a tri-wing is kind of odd

Fifty foot tall and almost a god

But don't be scared, I'm not some reckless hotrod

Don't you see? Don't you see?

You're the youngest face in my family

Don't you see? Don't you see?

You're the youngest face in my family

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