“Joy” and Other Updates

A piece of new music, and an explanation of absence.

Lee David Tyrrell

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Cover art to my new single, designed by yours truly.

It’s been another one of those times, where I’m absent from Medium for quite a while. I hate it when this happens, and I miss your work as much as posting. It’s always the same reasons that cause it; exhaustion, busyness and mental turmoil. The latter sounds worse than it is, and largely I’m on an improvement drive. But that doesn’t come without quite some struggle, and many things suffer as a consequence.

Medium is one of those things, and I feel terrible about not being here. Sure, I’m not adding to my personal oeuvre, but I’ve not been reading either. As per usual — some of you must be used to my rhythms by now — I’ll be back in stride for a little while as I try to keep on top of things. Each time, I hope to make that permanent. We’ll see. Once this is published, it’s time for a read; I’ll try to keep it up.

I’ve actually been working on quite a lot, and I can’t wait to share it all with you. Of course, much is Decent Land based, but I’ll also release Chapter Five of ACME. Finally, and most excitingly, I’ve worked on plenty of music. So, I’ll keep this post quite short; just to say, “Hey, I’m alive”. Much more will burst through now; it always does when I log in.

Concept art for “A Decent Land”, again by yours truly.

So, how about this music?

Many regular readers of mine are likely aware I’m a musician too, and may have seen one of my other musical posts. I posted at length about my last “album” — Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy — which you can read about here. Although I’ve recorded a lot of acoustic, rock and live hip hop, these days I’m inspired by game music.

That comes from my previous podcast about the subject — The Sound Test — but I swear I’m not just trying to shill previous creativity. It’s more of a pre-amble, a context, to the type of thing I do today. I happen to think this latest tune of mine is quite an improvement.

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Lee David Tyrrell

Fiction writer, mostly attracted to sci-fi and strange, experimental tangents. I’ve also worked as a music journalist for Clash, eGigs, eFestivals & C64 Audio.