I do know those kinda songs. :) Sounds very calm, maybe even a bit romantic. I was expecting some sort of rap when i saw the genre was hip-hop, just shows how much I know. It sounds like it would work for some kind of nighttime scene in some anime. ...LOL
I really don't have any complaints about this one. I listened through the whole thing and was actually waiting for more of it when it ended. Excellent work.
-M3 of the Review Request Club
Good, solid bass
Wasn't sure what to think of it when it started, but really got into it once the synth at 1:07 kicked in. You have some really good, harsh bass working for you here, gives it almost a metal feel, especially near the end. This must've taken you both a great deal of time and effort.
The panning instrument near the beginning kind of blew my mind for a moment. It was very disconcerting. The piece overall seems very loud, and could probably do with a bit lower volume. Otherwise, it seems to work just fine.
Good job, keep it up!
What did I just listen to...?
I have a very hard time following this. I'm trying to make sense of the voice clips, but I'm not at all sure what it's supposed to be saying. This would probably go better with some sort of animation. The musical portion of this is much too simple to keep my attention. You could probably do better with some sort of coherent melody, but this seems to be going nowhere in particular.
Interesting take on a classic tune
I always loved the Pokemon franchise. That said, it's always a bit weird to hear a classic track taken in a completely different direction. I like how you started it off with the classic chiptune and then turned it into a kind of techno thing. (not good at reviewing dubstep :P)
The reversed instrument near the beginning throws me off. It's quite distracting from the main melody. I'm thinking you could probably make it quieter , or just take it out entirely. Other than that, I enjoyed it.
Very well made
Really great, powerful bass on this one. The synths are well chosen, and really keep the action going for this piece. Not quite sure how this fits in with the title, but I'm not one to talk about titling one's music. So yeah, I really like this one.
My only problem is how it ended. It sounds kind of like you just left it hanging, like there could have been more but it just echoed off into nothing. I'm thinking it was the delayed synth that did it, repeating instead of just fading out. Just my opinion.
Awesome job, keep up the good work!
Thanks for the review! (it's strange that title sometimes gives a totally different impression of a song)
Great action piece
Really awesome chord work in the beginning. The long, drawn-out note at the end of the intro kind of sets you up to be a bit surprised when the drums come in, so maybe you could shorten that. This sounds like it would work really good for some kind of stealth operation, like ninjas or high-tech infiltration. Really gives a great, dark action feel.
The only thing I have to comment on is the strangeness of the panned drums. It's a little distracting and kind of takes away from the great chords you have going. This weird feeling might've been what you were shooting for, so I won't dock you for that.
Great job, and keep up the good work!
Good retro tune
This is a nice, simple 8-bit track. Brings several things to mind, I guess a snowfield could be one of them. Probably best used as a title screen or main menu, gets way too repetitive for in-game BGM. It's enjoyable for a few listens through.
I'm noticing where you have two of the lead instrument going at once, it gets really loud for a few notes. This, I think, is because you are playing the same note with them. I try to avoid this whenever possible, keeping my harmony and melody separate, yet supporting.
Good work, keep it up!
M3 of the Review Request Club
Thank you M3, next time I'll separate the notes.
Most of the time, I reflect on the meaning of my music after it's composed. I like to make it in the moment, fine-tuning each individual note and chord.
Anyway, this piece has, I think, a lot of emotion in it. It does feel kind of melancholy and lethargic, maybe kind of regretful. I feel that everyone can relate to this at some point, when there are things we should have done and could be doing, but it feels kind of pointless. The instruments chosen convey this well.
I'm not sure what constructive criticism to offer here. This probably took a great deal of effort to make, and very much attention to detail. Great job.
Thank you for your appreciation of the work that went in to this. I'm also glad you connected with it on an emotional level.
I find that I interpret my music after it is complete as well -- I can't build around preset guidelines very well. That's cool how we think alike there!
Thanks very much for the review!
Still not used to dubstep
Great synth used here. Gives it kind of a retro, techno feel. Of course, that's probably a bit ironic, considering the title, LOL. You have some really good chord work here, and it sounds like the finished product will sound awesome.
The weird bit near the end where it sounds like it's being played by a reverse synth kind of throws me for a loop. I did, however get a kick out of "Space!" I guess I have to listen to more examples of the genre to get the feel for reviewing these.
Congrats on the top 5! It feels great to be the best, no matter how briefly (LOL).
To start off, this is a great ambient piece. It reminds me a bit of the mine theme from Donkey Kong Country. You have a really interesting blend of instruments and effects here, kind of makes my hair stand up a bit.
This, I think would work great as a cave or mine theme, as you intended it. I like to imagine there are luminous crystals growing from the walls, flashing in time with the instruments... Yeah, that's all I've got.
Awesome job, keep it up!
Thanks, Mike! No matter how briefly, maybe I can get more on there, maybe more people will help with that now. lol.
I tried to bring in as many interesting effects as I could - I focused on having a HUGE ambient background under the chording and tune. I'm glad you thought of the crystals, that was what the high, er, crystally synth at the top in the beginning and end (main theme) was intending. The memories are crystallized, and if you break one, you can experience the memory. But what you can't tell is which is a good or bad memory, there are an equal number of both... Besides the fact that such a cave would be creepy just on general principle, I think that would make it a bit more eerie.
Anyway. Thanks for the review, I plan on keeping this up for sure.
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