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William Ascenzo, Composer

This is the music blog of William Ascenzo, digital composer. I use Reaper and various EWQL and Best Service VSTs. Header art is the cover for "un jour dans la vie de la licorne", drawn by the wonderful lunedraws.tumblr.com
Oct 19 '14
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It took a long time, but thisintermezzo finally made good on her threat to have me compose music for her vampire otp.

Oct 17 '14
Nightfall ~ A Town On The Outskirts Of Shadow

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SPECTRAL SIGNATURE ~ OCTOBER 17, 2014 

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Track Fifteen of Spectral Signature: 「Nightfall」

The six Spectral Warriors have united, and a peaceful silence descends upon the town.

The seventh Spectral Warrior is approaching. Cadecus, running out of pawns, prepares to reveal himself. His successor hides in plain sight, observing the movements of his enemies.

Soon, whether in victory or defeat, the 「age」 begun when Cadecus and Erine first arrived on Earth will come to an end.

Oct 16 '14
Camille's Theme ~ Ink Plot Test

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SPECTRAL SIGNATURE ~ OCTOBER 15, 2014 

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Track Fourteen of Spectral Signature: 「Ink Plot Test」

The theme of the sixth Spectra Warrior, Camille Lautrec!

Camille is a long-time friend of Gina and acts as a sort of conscience and advisor for her. Since they are so similar, the two of them often have to take turns acting as each other’s consciences. An incredible strategist, Camille was a champion chess player in her hometown and once played a game of Risk which lasted well over a year. She tends to think of even the most serious situations as a game, but she takes games very seriously.

Oct 15 '14
Camille's Theme ~ Ink Plot Test

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SPECTRAL SIGNATURE ~ OCTOBER 15, 2014 

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Track Fourteen of Spectral Signature: 「Ink Plot Test」

The theme of the sixth Spectra Warrior, Camille Lautrec!

Camille is a long-time friend of Gina and acts as a sort of conscience and advisor for her. Since they are so similar, the two of them often have to take turns acting as each other’s consciences. An incredible strategist, Camille was a champion chess player in her hometown and once played a game of Risk which lasted well over a year. She tends to think of even the most serious situations as a game, but she takes games very seriously.

i posted the wrong track first! whoops!

Oct 13 '14
Decisive Battle ~ Stand Up And Fight

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SPECTRAL SIGNATURE ~ OCTOBER 13, 2014 

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Track Thirteen of Spectral Signature: 「Stand Up and Fight」

Battles against Spectral Warriors, though fierce, tend not to last very long. Especially not now, in the 「Age of Cadecus」.

Oct 10 '14
Gina's Theme ~ Turn Up The Shadows

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SPECTRAL SIGNATURE ~ OCTOBER 10, 2014 

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Track Twelve of Spectral Signature: 「Turn Up the Shadows」

The theme of the fifth Spectral Warrior, Gina Geroux!

Gina is quick-witted, resourceful, and full of herself, but beneath her egoistic exterior lies a selfless heart. Gina believes that while a good deed may be its own reward, it’s much better to have everyone talking about how awesome you are.

Like Muirgin, Gina was also led by Cadecus Cadence into believing that she had to fight the other Spectral Warriors. Once she’d met them, though, this belief lasted until about twelve seconds.

remember how last night i said tomorrow’s character was my favorite? this is that character

Oct 8 '14
Confrontation ~ Prism Hearts

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SPECTRAL SIGNATURE ~ OCTOBER 8, 2014 

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Track Eleven of Spectral Signature: 「Prism Hearts」

Alice, Charley and Morgan learn firsthand that they are not alone when Muirgin, the fourth Spectral Warrior, appears before them.

Oct 6 '14
Muirgin's Theme ~ Inside the Spiral Tide

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SPECTRAL SIGNATURE ~ OCTOBER 6, 2014 

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Track Ten of Spectral Signature: 「Inside the Spiral Tide」

The theme of the fourth Spectral Warrior, Muirgin Undine!

Muirgin was part of a small merfolk city in the Atlantic Ocean, but was forced onto land after an ecological disaster rendered it uninhabitable. Around the same time, her Spectral Signature manifested itself, and since Spectral Warriors are drawn to each other, Muirgin traveled across the Atlantic to the United States to find Alice. However, she met Erine’s rival Cadecus Cadence first, and was led to believe that she had to kill the other Spectral Warriors.

Muirgin is trusting and very honest, and expects the same from others. Merfolk do not lie to one another, so Muirgin connects trickery and subterfuge exclusively with prey, not people. In fact, she demands honesty from other people and becomes enraged when lied to. She picks up languages incredibly quickly, but since so little of society makes sense to her, she tends to use a lot of mixed metaphors and malapropisms. She’s very convivial, but gets physically and mentally exhausted when spending too much time on land. Since the local rivers don’t have many conversation partners to offer, Muirgin has few people to talk to and often comes across as irritable and truculent.

Muirgin is capable of assuming human form and walking on land, but the longer she spends outside of water, the more difficulty she has with the whole “having legs” thing.
Oct 3 '14
Goodbye to Normal Days ~ Tranquility Interrupted

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SPECTRAL SIGNATURE ~ OCTOBER 3, 2014 

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Track Nine of Spectral Signature: 「Goodbye to Normal Days」

The one thing Alice misses most of all are normal days.

Oct 1 '14
Legacies ~ The Spectral Warriors

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SPECTRAL SIGNATURE ~ OCTOBER 1, 2014 

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Track Eight of Spectral Signature: 「The Spectral Warriors」

Through untold centuries, the Spectral Warriors have been warriors and healers, revolutionaries and warlords, prophets and heretics, heroes and villains; sometimes fighting against each other, other times joining forces.

But the 「rules of the game」 changed when two unicorns traveled to Earth and began studying the 「Prism Orb」. The one, driven by greed and lust for power, began to hunt and kill Spectral Warriors in search of the Orb’s 「possessor」. The other took the side of the Warriors.

It was then that the Spectral Warriors became 「survivors」.

Sep 29 '14
Reynford's Theme ~ Reynford Withdraws Coolly

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SPECTRAL SIGNATURE ~ SEPTEMBER 29, 2014 

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Track Seven of Spectral Signature: 「Reynford Withdraws Coolly」

The theme for Erine Persero’s loyal assistant, Sir Reynford III.

Sir Reynford is a magical fox whose family has served as Erine Persero’s assistants for three generations. Magical foxes are very long lived, so those three generations spanned several centuries. Reynford is brave, selfless, quick-witted, and incredibly perceptive, but other than his ability to speak, he has no special abilities or superpowers. He is fluent in over thirteen languages but, embarrassingly, never learned to speak Fox, and at his age he just thinks it would be embarrassing to try and learn it now. Sir Reynford has stood alongside at least three iterations of Spectral Warriors.

i don’t have a visual reference for reynford yet but just imagine speedwagon as a fox and you’d be fairly accurate

Sep 27 '14

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SPECTRAL SIGNATURE ~ SEPTEMBER 27, 2014 - BONUS UPDATE

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Over the past week, the first three Spectral Warriors have been introduced!

Alice, with the power of 「Light」

Charley, with the power of 「Wind and Fire」

Morgan, with the power of 「Knives」

It will be a few weeks before the remaining 「four」 Spectral Warriors reveal themselves…

Sep 26 '14
Morgan's Theme ~ Workshop Of Knives

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SPECTRAL SIGNATURE ~ SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 

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Track Six of Spectral Signature: 「Workshop of Knives」

The theme for the third 「Spectral Warrior」, Morgan Magus!

The Magus family has long been a family of sorcerers, wizards, witches, warlocks, and various magically-endowed people. It has been foretold that the seventh child of the seventh child of a Magus would have magical powers far beyond that of any mortal. However, Morgan, preceded by six brothers, was born with absolutely no magical aptitude. Her father was very disappointed. Her mother was just happy to finally have a daughter after six boys (even if it took her a few years to realize it). Having a child who was actually normal and didn’t draw unwanted attention to the family by giving pigs wings and siccing them on local physics professors was nice, too.

As a teenager, her rebellious phase involved donning a labcoat and reading as many books on physics, biology, and chemistry as she could carry from the public library.

Sep 24 '14
08 Charley's Theme ~ Owner Of A Blazing Heart

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SPECTRAL SIGNATURE ~ SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 

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Track Five of Spectral Signature: 「Owner of a Blazing Heart」

The theme for the second 「Spectral Warrior」, Charley Hartell!

Charley was a childhood friend of Alice, both of whom connected over old episodes of Doctor Who on PBS. Alice always thought it was weird that Charley always wore long pants and fake antlers, and could never tell whether Charley was a boy or girl. Charley’s father couldn’t either, so he just let Charley choose on their own. Charley decided not to choose.

Despite usually being timid and shy, while manifesting their Spectral Signature Charley is unafraid to fight using overwhelming force. Charley loves their powers and considers themself a “superhero” more than any other Spectral Warrior, dedicating themself to protecting others. They haven’t quite got the quips down yet, but they’re getting there.

Alice doesn’t quite want to admit it, but Charley’s enthusiasm for having superpowers can be a little infectious.

Sep 22 '14
Alice's Theme ~ Spectral Signature

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SPECTRAL SIGNATURE ~ SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 

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Track Three of Spectral Signature: 「Spectral Signature」

The theme for the first 「Spectral Warrior」 and owner of the Prism Orb, Alice Kuiper!

Alice nearly died shortly after she was born, but was saved by Erine Persero, a family friend and 1700-year-old unicorn in human form. What Erine gave up to save Alice is what led to Alice manifesting a Spectral Signature eighteen years later.

The daughter of two astrophysicists, Daniel and Grace Kuiper, Alice was raised with a love for science. Her rationalistic worldview is a bit dogmatic, and she still refuses to accept the supernatural as an answer unless all other possibilities are exhausted, no matter how many supernatural creatures she encounters. Alice is a natural-born leader and inevitably takes charge of any group she’s in, even if only out of a sense of obligation. She only fights enemies head-on as a last resort, and would rather use her agility and athleticism to subdue and misdirect opponents.

Alice’s dream is to be a physicist like her parents, but most of all, she wants to live a quiet and peaceful life. This was a dream she wasn’t really aware of until she started having superpowers and a magical orb for a heart.

Alice can’t help but admit that it’s fun to have superpowers sometimes. Constantly having to fend off attackers because of her superpowers, though, she could do without.

Art by missmagikarp