Lo and behold the debut extended play of one of the dumbest ideas I have ever concocted.
What is "The Master Thief"?
This is a progressive rock project that covers the story of the Sly Cooper series. Yep that's right. It's a video game rock opera(??). Let me just say this started as a joke to try and write some prog rock songs. But they ended up actually being really good. So eh, why not? I would like to note I claim no copyright at all to the game series, I only claim rights to the songs I make.
So before you comment I want to make this clear:
1. Any things i have added are just my interpretations to the series. Artistic license after all.
2. I don't add anything that is extremely out there, just plausible feelings and emotions.
3. A lot of these songs also do have a bit of my life thrown in there, a lot of it about kinda my bad relationship with a family member. So there's some dual meanings going on in a lot of the songs.
Ok so what's "Orphan Inheritance"?
This is the beginning of the story. That fateful night, and the horrible aftermath. This EP represents events pre-Sly 1: the night when his parents were murdered and being dumped at the orphanage. There's a lot of topics about death, hatred, remorse and the drive to push forward. It's the capture of a swing of emotions through it's most vivid outbursts and pale drifting.
(And technically all of the music here is made by one person here, I did all the work here. The album credits are more of a joke thing Sadly I am not a full band, but maybe someday if this project takes off but considering I had put off this EP for 2 years I don't know how likely that will be. But if this does well then anything is.
Considering though this was all by me I am quite proud of this work, despite its faults. It gives it character after all, at least I feel it does.)
released December 30, 2015
The Master Thief - vocals, piano, organ, synthesizers, accordion, drums, harp, hammered dulcimer, effects, mastering, string arrangements, brass arrangements, samples, artwork
Encoder Ace - synthesizers, organ, piano, concertina, brass arrangements, effects, mastering, samples, artwork
Herculean Champion - drums, extra percussion, bell, cymbal arrangements, string arrangements, brass arrangements, artwork
D. Losteau - guitars, acoustic guitar, piano, synthesizers, drums, effects, programming, samples
Montoya - bass guitar, acoustic guitar, synthesizers, glockenspiel
(But in actuality:
Mapache - All musical arrangements, vocals, sampling, artwork, effects)
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