This is a Demon’s Souls remix I did just before Christmas. It is kind of a medley that uses the music ‘The Beginning’, ‘Maiden in Black’ and ‘Return to Slumber’. I think the music in Demon’s Souls is really stunning, it’s so pure and makes such an impression. It has this feeling of Japanese horror and fantasy but still manages to be emotional and provoking. It doesn’t jump out at you trying to be instantly dark and foreboding, it builds and pulls you in. ‘Maiden in Black’ is one of those pieces of music that makes me think about silence used in music, it’s so well paced, it’s not even just the confidence to be silent, it understands its place. I wanted to celebrate this music of Demon’s Souls without treading on the soundtrack, and enjoy it as an emotional and engaging song.
This remix took me a day to make, I don’t say that in such a way to boast but because it felt like a marriage. I’ve wanted to remix this for some time but on that particular day I just opened up my sequencer and it just started to happen. It’s those songs that seem to come from nowhere that make the most impression, and as a listener sometimes you can just hear that.
Demon’s Souls is a brilliant creation that understands what it is more so than most games and I think that’s why we get it.
Anybody that tells you that you deserve something, right, and we get this all the time in all of our fucking politics ‘You deserve! you deserve, you’re ENTITLED!’ You’re not entitled to SHIT, you’re entitled to TRYING. You’re entitled to getting on the journey and gettin’ fucked up as you grow stronger. That’s what you’re entitled to.
Trust the part of you that puts you on the journey for a reason. And then trust that part of you that gives you hints along the way as to where you should be going next and stop…trying to get something for nothing. Understand it’s going to take a long fucking time. And the longer it takes, the greater the reward.