The Necromancer

by Álex Garcigregor

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mikepickle Amazing work by Alex as always!! Favorite track: Summoning (Chiptune).
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ccriss92 Álex se ha marcado un trabajo increíble con este EP. Parte de la banda sonora que hizo para una game jam y la convierte en algo mucho más grande e impresionante. Destaca el temazo de rap The Necromancer. Favorite track: The Necromancer.
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    Apart from the seven tracks of the EP, with your download you will receive a carefully crafted pdf booklet-scroll, with credits, liner notes, the rap’s lyrics in a more pleasant format to read and additional spells, decorated with arcane and necromantic motifs.
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So here I am now, a former summoner’s apprentice I've dishonored my kind just by giving in I’ve upset the set of people who took pride in me being something they could never be And so, you see, I decided to step out of that lifestyle and recover my smile, eager to find something worthwhile It took a while, but I finally found it, by the shores of the river Nile Although I heard of necromancy years ago it never caught my eye, probably ‘cos it was frowned upon by the status quo and I didn’t even know you could look beyond But soon I started to read about its possibilities, its pros and cons, the required abilities to practice this doctrine, and though I knew it would be costly, mostly, I was sold So I became a necromancer Abandoned fame and wealth for just a humble chance to find my path, to make my way through death and decay, redrawing the lines between life and death and crossing them both ways A necromancer Living in a place that isn't a place but an idea, a mental haven among crows and ravens and death and corpses A garden without grass… After the revelation I just couldn’t go on It took me time but then I realized I was not meant to be a part of that elite, making creatures appear at will at my feet No! That wasn’t for me… I was oblivious to the hidden meaning of all this The tease, the breeze, disguised as magic expertise The dominance, commanding other beings brought to me, by me, to work for me But it was hard to believe, and harder to swallow Why nobody brought up the creature's perspective in this inventive ritual reflective of every cruelty committed long before the times of Shakespeare? ‘Cos nobody stops to think if their acts are right or wrong from other sides of the spectrum Treat philosophy as tales for kids, antiquated, obsolete, without taking seven minutes to grasp what the story’s really about and applying it to current times No! But everybody vents and rants and cries when their world is questioned or their views are threatened Become defensive instead of pensive and retaliate to an inexistent attack, never holding back, acting as a pack and not an individual, with their own thoughts and opinions, as one would hope so But even more so, begin to chant a war song to hail their bros and beat the foes they created by projecting their fears onto the people they dictated different So I no longer am a summoner’s apprentice I had to give up summoning ASAP to become what I could be and nobody could see Selective blindness coated with false kindness when they offer their so called wisdom to the apprentice ‘Cos in the minds of others you gotta be equivalent to a doctor or a lawyer or a dentist, and deny your agency for them to relish Your ma and pa, even your nanna, bringing a waterfall of unexpected pressure your way but death and decay were calling your name and gone are the days when you listened and tried to explain, when your words were received with disdain And the only sane thing to attain is the patience and strength to refrain from this pain “One more time, try it now!“ And again and again and again… So I became a necromancer Abandoned fame and wealth for just a humble chance to find my path, to make my way through death and decay, redrawing the lines between life and death and crossing them both ways A necromancer Living in a place that isn't a place but an idea, a mental haven among crows and ravens and death and corpses A garden without grass… Full of worms and dirt, where lifelines revert, intangible paradise, vastly underpriced, surrounded by gravestones wherever you go but still unfathomable to the zeitgeist What’s to say death’s not looking the other way while we live among these creatures with hollow bones? Black cats, rats, bats, dark arts, cold face, true calling, clean slate, new home, safe space They don’t know what’s like to be a necromancer They shout and rage about you being lower class, disgraced them, they can’t understand you made yourself as low as a pole dancer (There would be nothing wrong with that) But their views, archaic and not unlike their holy books, the source of belief systems made to make them pierce you with that looks for not being at the top, the cream of the crop, if you refuse to be a surgeon or a cook, making you both the cop and the crook, disobeying a code they follow that even its writer disavows but they bow to the text ignoring the subtext and provoke distress if you challenge their idea of success Living your life through somebody else, expecting them to thrive Forcing your failures upon them and giving them a hard time for not realizing it was your fault that they weren't aware of the crushing cold one can be in when misplaced as you once were But now… it's too late to project so you regret all the times you convinced us we had to sweat Every time you decreed we’d have to wait to be old to just know you were right, know it all, it was fate I’ll leave you there while Xel prepares gruesome affairs, unanswered prayers The ones who cared will become heirs It’s fair and square I won the dare Now go elsewhere… the rite begins! Succubus Igitur Barada Hex Dalamudis Versus Eldritch Summum Abaddon Behemoth Semper Asatru Saturnae Mortem Grimoire Burr So I became a necromancer Abandoned fame and wealth for just a humble chance to find my path, to make my way through death and decay, redrawing the lines between life and death and crossing them both ways A necromancer Living in a place that isn't a place but an idea, a mental haven among crows and ravens and death and corpses Where you can find more necromancers Who abandoned fame and wealth for just a humble chance to find their path, to make their way through death and decay, redrawing the lines between life and death and crossing them both ways We’re necromancers Surrounded by worms and dirt Lifelines revert Our paradise, your hell Gravestones wherever you go Unfathomable to anyone who’s not a necromancer
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about

This release features the soundtrack I made for a little game I made with Bob Morate for the Global Game Jam 2016, called “The Summoner’s Apprentice”.

Its music appears in its original form (piano tracks), and also remade as chiptunes and arranged for two Spanish guitars.

As I did with my previous release (“Oh God… They’re free!”) I went the extra mile and crafted extra content, related to the game’s setting and events. This time, the very game’s protagonist tells us about his career change in rap form (which has been a real blast to do!) and even shares some sort of magic words with us.

I’m not sure of the effects of the spell itself, but feel free to try it. You can do so acapella or on top of the instrumental track, and even do the whole rap, the lyrics are in the first track’s page (of course, feel free to record it and send it to me if you get to do it).

If you choose to support me purchasing this EP, there are two gifts for you. First, a pdf digital booklet with additional art and spells, as well as the lyrics in a more pleasant and appropriate format. And then, an extra track containing a special version of the ritual chants.

If you want your game to have music like this on your game or media project, you can contact me via my website: www.alexgarcigregor.com

credits

released May 25, 2018

Álex Garcigregor – all instruments, vocals, concept, lyrics, composition, recording, mixing, mastering

Album cover art and digital booklet by Cristina Coll

Special thanks to Alberto Acuña, Nano Cañamares, Cristina Coll, Juanjo Jiménez, Álex Maciá (ladel98), Bob Morate and to “all the Perretes”.

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Álex Garcigregor Madrid, Spain

Spanish composer for video games and other multimedia products.

Also keyboards, iPad and production in the band Fisherman's Horizon.

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