There really is a lot of power behind this melody. This one sounds especially Tron/Daft Punk influenced. Could totally see it for a level in a game, it'd fit really well. Something with a sort of "evil cathedral castle of darkness" type atmosphere to it. I just love the melody, but as well, the instrumentation here is great too. And of course, the loop is splendiferous. Loops/transitions/endings are what I always listen to the most it seems.
.. and I like Dubstep
The intro was excellent, but in the dubstep break down section, it just seemed like all the stereotypical dubstep "sounds" were just thrown into the mix and it detracted from the experience of the rest of the song. And there wasn't much of a "drop" per-se, it felt more like a long transition. The ending was also good.
It's very well done over all, but the dubstep section could have been better, and as it is, takes away from the rest of the piece.
To be honest, I wasn't sure what to expect based off the intro. But then the rest came in and immediately removed any sort of negative notion from my head. You really changed around the song (in terms of beat) and the melody sounds great with the DnB going on. I thought the breaks added to it, since the original was a dubstep piece, not sure if that was your intention, but it's what I got from it. Great work here.
This really is amazing, I can feel the emotion behind it's creation. The section with the rain and the breathing just is surprisingly simple yet incredibly effective, I found my heart to be racing, feeling abandoned and alone. Plus the beat is great.
I also like how you've left it up to interpretation. It really is superb work and can tell how much of your feeling is in it. I don't think anymore really even needs to be said.
dude. people like you are the reason i make music.
We're all WIP'd now
These selections are terrible teasers. You sure know how to make people want moar. As for my favorites out of this, that would be 0:52 with the great melody and neat chill effects. Then 3:55 for similar reasons, it's a great melody and surreally calm in all it's awesomeness. 4:51 almost sounded like it's still part of the previous section, either way, it's great from 3:55 - 5:18. Lastly, 6:35 on out, again for the same reasons, maybe I'm just in that kind of mood, but all of this chill work is superb. Heck, all of it's great in it's own degree.
I also like 0:30, mostly due to that fade in, not sure why it grabbed me like it did, but it sounds cool. As well, 2:20 was pretty cool, but it became awesome when the dubstep drop hit, that part is sweet at 2:41.
It was amazing, then that break out at 3:17 freaked me out, that's so frickin' sweet! I really love it when orchestral and any means of electronic work can be blended together, and this just works so well. At the intro, I wasn't sure what to expect as it slowly built up, but then once the bass hit I knew it was going to be awesome. The epic sounding strings played over the bass just sounds so cool, and it's also great that each side has it's own solo time as well, some alone calm strings and the dubstep heavy bass.
It's really great and I hope you carry this concept further into other pieces!
Thanks for a review, man.
I'll agree with you that this version is better. I felt the first one wasn't necessarily "thin" as you said, but this one brings out a lot more and gives the piece a wholly epic feel, as if it's from a soundtrack to a movie. In fact, I can totally see it as music that would play over intro credits, as the camera sweeps the hillsides.
You sure can paint a picture with your music, great work.
And that is a shame about the file, sorry to hear that, but at least you got this much out of it.
Thanks for reviewing this one now. Much appreciated!
"I'll agree with you that this version is better."
Thank goodness for that :3.
"I felt the first one wasn't necessarily "thin" as you said, but this one brings out a lot more and gives the piece a wholly epic feel, as if it's from a soundtrack to a movie."
Haha maybe I thought of it as very thin after comparing it with this one :P.
But thanks for comparing this to a movie soundtrack. People tend to do that with my songs and I'm OK with that I guess!
"In fact, I can totally see it as music that would play over intro credits, as the camera sweeps the hillsides.
You sure can paint a picture with your music, great work."
Good to hear :). I try and aim on making my orchestral pieces have a certain identifiable atmosphere to them. Makes all the difference in my opinion.
"And that is a shame about the file, sorry to hear that, but at least you got this much out of it."
True. Would've loved to continue it though.
Anyhow thanks a lot for the supportive review!
Wow (an understatement)
While it was beyond amazing to hear all of this -- such a huge range of beauty, I was completely in awe at 1:56. I can't make things bold, but, oh, how fantastic it sounds... That was just amazing, I would love to hear much, much more of that. (I wasn't able to tell if it was part of 1:28 for sure, but it sounded like it was). Really, more of that. More. Did I mention more?
Another part I enjoyed above others was 9:40, quite gorgeous. At 0:21, aside from the voice sounding a tad too crazy, it totally could be expanded into awesomeness. 7:02 was majestic, and I could totally hear that breaking into some sweet dubsteppin. 8:58 was really unique and enjoyable.
In some other spots, I liked the calms at 0:44, 2:22, and especially at 3:05 - which seemed to fit surprisingly well into the next bit at 3:26. The intense parts were also good, my favorite being at 6:00. My least favorite part was at 3:50 (because I have to balance my praise a bit). Probably pure opinion, but it lacked a certain punch leaving it feeling weak. It sounded secret agent-esque, and I'm sure you could still morph it into a loop, however.
As for everything else not mentioned above, I think you should take all of these and at least slightly extend and make them into loops or something. All of it is wonderful work and deserves it's rightful individual praise. Plus you could totally, at least, make an astounding loop of 4:48, 5:32, 7:30!... Seriously, the ones you don't expand into full pieces, please grace us with their presence in a loop form!!!
And, after listening to this, you have become God to me. That's just in case you weren't already before.
At first it seemed like it was really strange and out there, but after having it repeat many times, I can't bring myself to click the stop button. It's oddly happy, bouncing rhythm keeps it interesting and entertaining. And maybe I'm thinking a bit too far out there, but within the first 20 seconds or so, I was totally thinking it sounded kinda like Tomita. Maybe? Anyway, great work!
Voice ruins the mood
This version is really awesome because it keeps on going, but in both versions of the song, even though I love this one so much, that annoying "breakdown" voice that pops in really kills the mood the song is conveying. It just really doesn't fit into the song, I don't think... I can't give this piece 9/10 because it is too amazing, and the voice didn't appear in the extension at all (which was even better than the original section).
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