Category: Music

Stablehand: libre include roundup

By now I’ve got a number of libre songs that I didn’t create but have included in Stablehand (or considered doing so) under libre licences. There are a handful more less official ones on my tumblr, but here are the main ones right now to round out my music tag.


First of all there’s Portent Rider, aka Sin rumbo fijo, pero avanzado (DavidKBD). Portent Rider’s theme song. I already made a post about that, but here it is again for completeness. (BY-SA 3.0)

Then there’s Kyrielle (Denis RICHARD),

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Neutrality (Ssivyin’s theme)

I don’t like to think politically
Ceaseless quarrels are annoying to me
If only I could step off this reality
And stride out into the blankness of infinity

I’m a freely-floating entity
No container can encompass me
No matter how I might look for group unity
I’ll still be slopping bog-mass mired in an oddity

I’m not full of red-orange sunset rays
Sometimes my grasp on my appearance frays
I’m not a dreamer on the mystic frequency
Nor they to lead your squad to victory

People may think I’m a waste of space
But I can only move at my own pace
I’m not a kettle to pour cups of tea
So why should I try to ought not be me?

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The Legend of Kolonok

There’s a story of a man who had ambition like a whale
He might not’ve saved no maidens or put on no ornate mail
But the truth of it is that bloke was bravest of the brave
There’s not and never ever will be none to trudge the road he paved

Now this man known as Kolonok had whiskers like a fox
And although they were a-grayin’ he had mostly brownish locks
His colleagues all respected him until the day he said

“I’m gonna prove there’s no true magic or I’m gonna end up dead.”

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Incongruity and Duplicity Sing the Blues

Alone
(Girders baulk at the sun)
Unknown
(Them frogs ain’t singin’ yer mead)
On my own
(Dustbrooms fight for blue skies)
Tempest-blown
(Axes grindin’ the lead)

I’ve no name to my name
(When I catch ’em cornhusks twinklin’ in the night)
And no face to my frame
(When I set ’em peaks of deep-fried melodies right)

If I could just get a gasp within my grasp
(For a day when grates can fly like crows!)
To tag this seamless vault without a clasp
(When fir trees’s sproutin’

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El Halcón del Aéter (Arkturuse’s song)

Praise be to Haru of the heavens
The beaked defender of this sphere
For to Him I owe all I have wrought below
The height of which none will ever near!

I’m Arkturuse Miraharu
A bird much like a darkened swan
Between my worldly wits and this unfailing team
We could carve towers to the dawn

Some may call me prideful and bombastic
But is that not all just a part of being grand?
A person of my quality should escalate
Until the skies rain tears of sand

Hail Haru of the desert skies
(An example for all)
Hail Him above the jess
(Yet I fear I may fall)
Hail Haru of all-seeing eyes
(Though I crow and I cheep)
Which I do not possess
(Deep within I just weep)

My doormat spells the name of Haru
A falcon rests upon my head
My faith spans greater than this boundless void
And that’s quite a thing to be said!

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Will I live to face another day?

Hakan Anapa of the balance of eternity
What am I but just a fractured dark humanity
A faceless halo filled with nothing and hypocrisy
A ripple’s ripple on the murky pond of memory

NOW
HOW
CAN I HOLD

Of how tough
Of a stuff
Am I rolled?

How long (how strong)
Will it take (is my make)
Before I keel over and break

Till my shards
Fill the sky
In the cold?

Although I may be capable of pressuring my cheeks to turn
The space around my heartless void is twinging like an acid burn
As much as everyone may try to tell me everything’s okay
Will I live?

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On the Lift to Ruin

On the lift
On the lift
On the lift to Ruin

What a gift
What a gift
What a gift awaits within

Outside the lift
Is it a rift?
Will I be miffed?
Is it a fifth?
Of my expectations?

On the lift
On the lift
On the lift to Ruin

What a gift
What a gift
What a gift awaits within

Outside the lift
Is it a rift?
Will I be miffed?

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Stablehand: Portent Rider

Ok, before I say anything else, let me get one thing absolutely straight: I didn’t create this song, nor did anybody purposefully create it for me. The title isn’t just a coincidence either; it had a different title, but that’s my new nickname for it now.

Now, with that out of the way, I present Portent Rider. It was created by DavidKBD (source here), and I’m now reposting it places under the CC-BY-SA, because remix culture is a beautiful thing.

Portent Rider, along with a handful of others, is basically a historical figure in the Stablehand universe. But there’s a bit of a twist as far as Portent Rider himself is concerned—unlike the others, I recently decided that he actually came from the future. Other than that I still need to work out his story, but one thing I’ve decided on is that he rides some kind of odd mechanical horse-ATV hybrid that’s somehow as fast and smooth as a motorcycle. (Initially it was just going to be a mechanical horse, but when I heard this song it immediately evoked “motorcycle” so… :p)

I love this song. I mean, it’s just the perfect theme for this guy. First it has that ominous buildup, and then those oddly dissonant sax chords as the main melody, and then it just slips into some silly kind-of-retro-sounding randomness that oddly fits with the general style of Stablehand and particularly these past guys’ story. All in all, I don’t think anything could possibly fit better.