So I finished the Homestacks a few months ago now, and I said I’d write a bit more about it when I was done, so here we are. This post is the first of two, on the music of Homestuck, the second will be about the trolls, the Kickstarter and some general stuff about the story and suchlike. Let’s get to it.
Oh my goodness, the music is excellent. It’s a fascinating addition to the comic as delivered via the Flash animations, and its inclusion is one of the things that makes Homestuck so different and so interesting, but that’s only the smallest part of it. There’s such a crazy amount of the stuff- around 600 tracks, made by an immensely talented team - and most of it isn’t even used in the comic. There’s a tremendous amount of variety, with electronica and chiptunes predominating, but a substantial amount of orchestral arrangements too, and whole albums dedicated to other genres including jazz and rock.
Here, listen in no particular order are my top
ten twenty tracks from what I’ve heard of the Homestuck discography.