The Zero was a demo album, not a fourth album.

The Zero, planned to be released to the general public as a fourth album in December 2015, was cancelled today (November 30, 2015) due to its mostly negative reception from the FamiTracker forums. When I cancelled it, I deleted the original .ftm from my computer. This was because I found it to be of poor quality through examining its process: I took too slow to develop it and rejected many of the ideas that were supposed to be there, a lot which I forgot.

Some of my text documents in my laptop said this album, actually a demo album, was to be full of complexity and intensity. I discovered and kept the sounds included in the album (as those who downloaded it know it) because they were hard-sounding and minimal, thus the complexity was destroyed. The intensity was reduced as well. I did not add in much detail to this resulting attachment in the thread “Nicolas Maeder enters the chiptune scene” since the limitations of the 2a03 felt so large. I considered making a 6th, 7th, and 8th track for the demo out of mind, but ultimately ripped off the 2a03 channels of the vrc7 song “putrinox” to make the 6th song “protoputrinox”, took out and repeatedly cloned a small segment of my “Changequarter” remix of IroncladPhazon’s “Unchanging Season” to form the 7th song “5chan”, and inserted “@in#no¢cent” into the 8th track position. I had modified “@in#no¢cent”‘s to increase the song’s intensity: increasing the tempo from 125 to 172, changing the kick and snare DPCM samples, and altering minor parts of random frames.

That’s all I have to say for The Zero, now a demo album. It was to be circulated outside of forum.famitracker.com as “the fourth album” if it were well-received on that thread there,* but got cancelled because it recieved negative reviews from some of the website’s users. This started as an EP named Germit, then became a 14-track album and ultimately was compressed into a 8-track demo album so that it could be rushed to be released as soon as possible… It was not released in the FamiTracker website, but its circulation was only limited to there because I wondered what reactions could be used to help the album’s development. The album was there in a incomplete state. It was left as it is for the criticism it received, and development on it ended today for that reason.

*: Before 2015, the Famitracker website’s forums were located under famitracker.com/forum.


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