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NOVEMBER 24, 2023

CASTLES BY B0RYAN

SOUND DESIGN BY PIRATE
BELOW IS A TRACK BY TRACK NARRATIVE TO SET THE TONE AND PROVIDE THE SETTING FOR EACH SONG ON THIS ALBUM. THERE ARE NINE SCORES ON CASTLES, EACH SONG BRINGING YOU ALONG ON THE HERO’S JOURNEY WITH B0RYAN.
SCORE 9, VOL. 1: CASTLES
SCORE 1: ALIMENTOS - THROUGH THIS WARM AND STRINGY THEMED INTRO YOU’RE INTRODUCED TO THE ELEMENTAL FACTORS OF B0RYAN. A CALM SENSE OF CONFIDENCE, READY TO EMBARK ON A QUEST OF SELF-DISCOVERY AMONG THE CHAOS OF MANAGING EVERYTHING THAT LIFE THROWS HIS WAY. NO ENEMIES, SHOW LOVE.
SCORE 2: POSTCARD - THE FIRST STEPS ON ANY JOURNEY ARE SELF-BELIEF AND RESILIENCE. THIS IS A POSTCARD TO SELF, EMPHASIZING B0’S RISE FROM BEING UNDERESTIMATED AND DOUBTED TO BECOMING A FIGURE OF ADMIRATION AND SUCCESS. THE REPETITIVE RHYTHM ECHOES THE DETERMINATION TO SUCCEED, WHILE THE POWERFUL HORN SYMBOLIZES THE HEARTBEAT OF AMBITION.
SCORE 3: CASTLES - A REVITALIZING NEW CHAPTER IN LIFE, WE ARE GREETED ON OUR HERO’S JOURNEY WITH AN ENERGETIC RHYTHM THAT WAS RECORDED WITH A YOUTHFUL AND PLAYFUL MINDSET. WE FIND OURSELVES NERVOUS YET EXCITED TO LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT THESE CASTLES ARE MADE OF. “HALF THESE MOTHER FUCKERS NEVER ACTUALLY EVEN MADE IT BUT WE’RE GOING TO REALLY MAKE IT.”
SCORE 4: SBARRING - THE NARRATIVE UNFOLDS LIKE AN OLD-SCHOOL KUNG FU-INSPIRED STORY, FEATURING TWO FORMIDABLE CHARACTERS WHO ARE UNKNOWINGLY SEARCHING FOR THE SAME THINGS IN LIFE. THE SCENE IS SET BY A SAMPLE LOOP THAT CREATES THE SUSPENSEFUL SETTING OF A WESTERN FACE-OFF, SOME WHAT TARANTINO ESQUE. HOWEVER EERY, THE RESULTS ARE IMPORTANT ON B0S JOURNEY.
SCORE 5: CONVERSATIONS WITH SELF -  THIS TRACK ENCAPSULATES AN INNER DIALOGUE OF SELF-DISCOVERY AND PERSONAL GROWTH. BLENDING VIBRANT, RHYTHMIC EXPRESSIONS WITH A SUBTLE NARRATIVE OF CHALLENGES AND TRIUMPHS, THESE VERSES VIVIDLY NAVIGATE LIFE'S UNPREDICTABILITY. LOOK FOR THEMES OF RESILIENCE AND ADAPTATION CAPTURING THE ESSENCE OF OVERCOMING OBSTACLES AND ADAPTING TO NEW ENVIRONMENTS.
SCORE 6: FULL MOON - SET AGAINST A BACKDROP OF DISTANCE AND LONGING, THE LYRICS ECHO B0’S PERSONAL STRUGGLES, EMOTIONAL CHALLENGES, AND THE EVER-CHANGING GROWTH FROM HEARTBREAK.
SCORE 7: TRAILBLAZING - THIS COMPOSITION PORTRAYS B0S INNER DEMONS LOOKING TO BREAK FREE EMBODYING A FAST PACED JOURNEY ALONG THE 91 FREEWAY, INTOXICATED AND SEARCHING FOR THE NEXT THRILL.
SCORE 8: GHOSTS IN AMIENS - A BREATH OF CALMNESS FOR B0 AS HE REMINDS HIMSELF ABOUT THE GOALS THAT MUST STILL BE ACCOMPLISHED. “NO ES FACIL" ENCAPSULATES A MOMENT IN TIME TO REFLECT ON THE CEASELESS GRIND AND THE REJECTION OF CONVENTIONAL NORMS, EVEN MORE MOTIVATION TO KEEP GOING.
SCORE 9: MT. OLYMPUS -  A VIEW FROM THE TOP, FINALLY REACHING THE PINNACLE. WEAVING THROUGH A TALE OF PERSONAL FORTITUDE, NARRATING PERSONAL COMMITMENTS, AND HOLDING THEIR GROUND DESPITE THE ADVERSITIES FACED. THROUGH THIS JOURNEY B0 HAS GRAPPLED WITH THEMES OF LOYALTY, RESPONSIBILITY AND CONQUERING SELF. THE JUXTAPOSITION OF PERSONAL SACRIFICE AND THE UNYIELDING COMMITMENT TO OVERCOMING OBSTACLES EN ROUTE TO TRIUMPH.
THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO EXPERIENCE CASTLES BY B0RYAN, PIRATE’S FIRST EVER EXECUTIVE PRODUCED ALBUM,
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SCORE 3: CASTLES
VISUAL DIRECTED AND EDITED BY SIMON DAVID
SCORE 4: SBARRING (FT. THA GOD FAHIM)
VISUAL EDITED BY SIMON DAVID