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Hi! I make stuff. — Grad Student by day, Noise/Doodle-maker by night // Please, read my licensing page.

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Posted by ForgottenDawn - January 22nd, 2020

Posted by ForgottenDawn - January 3rd, 2020

So, new decade, new life, right?

No, don't worry, folks. This won't be one of those new year resolution kind of posts. I would rather just spend a few words on things that I have already planned ahead of time and will likely see the light of day at some point in 2020. In fact, it's going to be a huge year in terms of FD releases, and it's mostly due to the culmination of several ideas birthed way back that I have been slowly carrying on as commitments kept piling up.

It's potentially going to be the first year where my own community could have an active role in turning Forgotten Dawn into a creative crossroads for any kind of creator, fan, lurker and casual listener alike. I feel like it would transition the project from a (mostly) isolated one-man endeavor to more of a virtual hub where people can actively share their own creations and be the community. In other words, there may be regular community events in our Discord involving fan-made content I would then showcase on YouTube in dedicated videos and playlists.

Secondly, I've been taking a small break from soundtrack commissions lately because I felt the need to focus on my own content first, on top of facing IRL duties outside of my personal creative sphere. I honestly don't know when soundtracks or VGM-related content like covers will return at some point, but rest assured they will come back into the public spotlight if not by the end of this year, 2021 onward.

Thirdly, if I'm still riding the wave and haven't depleted myself entirely, I would love to design my own commercial sample pack of lo-fi ambiances and sell them in various marketplaces like the Unity Asset Store, since it's something I haven't done in well over 5 years. I wanted to renew my own storefronts (either Unity or Audiojungle) starting last year, but I just couldn't. So, hopefully, small steps will get me through the finish line.

Last, but not least, I'd like to address my doom metal audience coming from difference places around the internet. I haven't forgotten about you. I even have demos for future "atmospheric funeral doom metal experiments" beyond #4, which is still in progress. I've sadly had little time last year to further progress with any of them, since as you might tell I tend to be just a little busy, so I can only hope to at least release a couple finished tracks this year, though, as always, please take it with a pinch of salt.

That's about it. And now for my obligatory e-begging: feel free to leave a dime to my Patreon or anywhere allowing you to buy my own stuff if you'd like, even just the equivalent of a coffee means the world to me. Subscribe, follow, comment, reshare, do whatever you like.

Stay tuned, folks.



Posted by ForgottenDawn - December 24th, 2019

Have a wonderful Christmas, everyone~



Posted by ForgottenDawn - December 3rd, 2019

Hello, everyone.

I've been wanting to write an update for a while. It just didn't happen for a number of reasons which can all be summarized to life simply happening. It's going to be a surprisingly short heads-up.

There's stuff in the works, that much I can say. I've been getting commissions done and furthering progress on some of my personal albums. I've got enough in-progress material to cover potential future singles and, of course, my "atmospheric funeral doom metal experiment" number 4, which some fans have been highly anticipating on my YouTube channel.

Now, I don't like keeping promises nor the prospect of feeding a self-imposed tight schedule like some kind of business. Things will be done when they will be done, as always.

On a few more PSAs, SoundCloud has recently announced (thank you @Troisnyx for providing the link) their eventual compliance to COPPA by 2020 along with new updated restrictions to the upload limit for free users. Since I still got a handful of tracks there merely consisting of audio previews from really old Unity Asset Store products, I might back them up here on Newgrounds as a countermeasure, so don't freak out if you see relics from my 2014 self suddenly resurfacing in a near future.

It's no big loss if my account will one day be terminated there, as I haven't been minding the platform in a really good while and I frankly don't care what happens to the website at large. It's just funny to me how Newgrounds is becoming the going back to parents' card for certain communities (see Tumblr) after some disastrous shot-themselves-in-both-feet ToS update. Speaks volumes about the state of 2020 Internet and wildly popular web-based services, in general.

Speaking of mass content creator migrations, there's still no viable alternative to YouTube yet. One can only hope there will be one day, but for now, things will stay as they've always been and I have no intention of going anywhere point blank, anytime soon. I will still upload 1-hour ambiances, I will still upload full albums and singles, one-off experiments, covers, tributes, anything you and I can possibly think of. Besides, we're nearing 1000 subscribers. Why leaving before the party starts, right?

And that's all for now. As always, feel free to leave a dime to my Patreon or anywhere allowing you to buy my own stuff if you'd like, even just the equivalent of a coffee means the world to me. Subscribe, follow, comment, reshare, do whatever you like.

Stay tuned, stay real.


Posted by ForgottenDawn - October 8th, 2019

Hey everyone! I hope you're having a good time. Summer's finally over, it's time to get back to work, which means new music coming up soon™! Here's something I've been working on for a while, hope you enjoy.

Posted by ForgottenDawn - September 23rd, 2019

"Write like there's no tomorrow" reads Patreon's placeholder text.

I thought that instead of writing a comeback post, I would rather come clear on what's been going on lately. Truth is, not much. I feel exhausted. I have crunched my studies and school-related commitments for an entire year without giving myself a chance to truly disconnect from everything.

In the last few months, I've been feeling like all that pent-up stress has finally caught up with me to the point any activity right now feels incredibly fatiguing and mentally demanding, leading me to get frustrated and bored and irritable for no discernible reason my short-term brain can rationalize.

It's heartbreaking. As a workaholic creator, having to come to terms with my own limitations and muster the humility to accept them as temporary is, perhaps, the worst hurdle I can imagine right now. I finally have some time for myself; some semblance of space where everything is possible with no deadlines looming in to paint the skies with gloom and anxiety.

And yet, it feels dull, insipid, stuck between doing and non-doing, fretting for something to happen; to get me out of this grey zone. And that's really it. Maybe there will be new music by next month. Maybe there won't. Until then, I will try unplugging for as long as I feel necessary.

Thanks everyone for your support. Love you all.


Posted by ForgottenDawn - June 23rd, 2019

Posted by ForgottenDawn - April 28th, 2019

Hello, folks. If you've ever wanted to batch download all my singles at once, I got the solution for you. I have uploaded them on Bandcamp in a neat bundle called Anthology - Singles Collection.

It contains 51 singles produced between 2013 and 2017, excluding collaborations and covers (and "Strings Dynamics Test" because, well, it's only a test track) for a grand total of approximately 4 hours of music.

As per usual with most of my output, it's not only free for the taking but royalty-free.




Posted by ForgottenDawn - April 19th, 2019

New album now available on Youtube, Bandcamp, and Newgrounds.

Download links in the description.


Posted by ForgottenDawn - March 3rd, 2019

New album "ruins" now available on Newgrounds, Youtube, and Bandcamp.

Download links in the description.