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The Early Attempts

by Fearofdark

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pepperly I put fearofdark's entire discography on my ipod and just listened to it as my life OST while I was traveling. Every time Plagiarism popped up I had to stop what I was doing and check out what song it was. It was always that. I love everything else too, but it stuck out to me every time. Favorite track: Plagiarism.
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Scrizzyl Something about Get A Brian Morans just screams FoD, I absolutely love this track and I also love the rest of the songs in this album. Favorite track: Get A Brian Morans.
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真女神ショーダン クラシックFearofdarkの音。大好き‼クリスマスの音楽も良い。すごいアルバム。 Favorite track: In Retrospect.
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Chromatic To be honest i just found Sleigh ride on youtube and just had to buy couple of albums because of that song. I don't really even like holiday music but there is something about that song that I just love god damnit :D. Rest of the album sounds very nice too. Favorite track: Sleigh Ride.
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Willis Reifsnyder The album's overall sound is cohesive. Sleigh Ride is my favorite track, it gets top priority on my iPod every December. Favorite track: Sleigh Ride.
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kfuzz I always smile when "Sleigh Ride" comes on. Favorite track: Spectronosis.
Influenza 04:06
Plagiarism 03:53
Sleigh Ride 03:49
Spectronosis 04:40


"The Early Attempts" is a collection of 10 .xm tracks made from 2009 to early 2010. So basically, it's a "Greatest Hits" album from that era. I took these songs down from my site a while ago to make space for newer ones, but a few people requested that I re-upload them somewhere. Plus, I actually think some of these are still quite good. So, for your convenience, here they are!

A little work has been done on them to smooth out some of the bugs and spelling errors*, and to make them slightly more listenable. Nevertheless, you can now enjoy all of the dodgy production choices and questionable lead samples (I don't know what I was thinking for some of these tracks) in your choice of mp3 or lossless formats.

As all of the tracks and their source files are already available, I'm naturally charging £0 for this album.

Thank-you's go to ModArchive for hosting these tracks in the first place, and for being such an awesome resource. A thanks also goes to the corpse of 8bc for being the place that really grew my interest in chiptune to the high level it is today.

*NOTE: Spelling errors in Tracks 5 and 7 have been left in, as they were intentional in the first place.


released December 21, 2012

Music (and er... artwork) by Fearofdark (Stephen Hemstritch-Johnston)
Uses samples from various artists
All music made using Modplug Tracker


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Fearofdark Coventry, UK

"Fearofdark" is a chiptune/electronic artist from the UK. He writes melodic, dancey, proggy stuff.

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