Pretty sweet, amigo
Me like, yes? My only suggestion at this point would be to decrease the amount of time inbetween new layers of the song. It sounds really sweet with all the bells going at the same time, but it does take a bit too long to get there.
Also, I heard STANMARSH1234 likes to perform fellatio on his kittens.
That's What I'm Talking About!
Very well done, sir. As I believe I stated on the Starcraft Techno song, the melody is pretty bangin'. You're becoming very good at variation, and I noticed that very little of the song is reused. The background melody (and beat of course) is detectable throughout the song, but the actual song itself morphs from point to point like it can't sit still. The "main" melody (at 0:15) is very nice, as is the transformation at 0:52. Above all else, however, the rising bit at 2:00ish takes the song to a very clean climax before you wind down to the end. Speaking of which, your ending was very well-placed again. Nothing special, but I didn't think the song ended pre-maturely, which is all that really matters.
By the way, its very interesting that you don't listen to a huge amount of electronic music. Even if you're searching for your own sound (which you've honestly begun to find, in my opinion), I'd consider at least sampling the field. After all, part of finding your own sound is discovering what you like about other's. Anyway, if you get bored, try listening to Boards of Canada, Aphex Twin, or Orbital. If nothing else, you'll know where I'm coming from when I reference them in reviews :)
Keep up the good work.
XDDD Im glad you think im beginging to find my own sound XD. Now, believe you me, i have sampled the field here and there, and honsetly im more than 87% dissapointed with what i hear.....at least out of the 170+ techno songs my frind has on cd. Hattaway's "what is love" is still by far my favorite piece of electronic music..thats the old-school goodness right there!
There are a few other songs on there he has that i really like, but i dont know the name of the songs or the composers so yea :\
Next time i get a chance i will definately check those guys out XD
Thanks for the review!!!
Not too great, compadre. Probably your worst song, actually. Mr. Green Apple there summarizes everything for me; no variation, no build-up, and nothing particularly note-worthy. With that said, its amazing how your music has evolved from 2006 to 2007. Midnight Opiate is so far beyond this song's league, its not even funny.
Oh my God do i know it. Everytime i make a new song, i sit there and listen to it for 30 minutes straight thinking just how far i've come from making stuff like...well.....this lol. Again, as i told Senor Apple, im hoesntly surprised this song is anything over a 2.37......cuz its not that great at all. I think this ones intent was more for a flash-loop than anything, but i guess it wasnt even good enough for that lol!!!!
Yea...this song blows XD
Thanks for the review anyway man!!
The song itself is pretty good; I don't have any specific remarks to make. The only reason I'm reviewing it is to plead that you do NOT associate this song with the Goth genre. Because it definitely sounds nothing like it. Honestly, you're fine with Techno, man.
eh, ive really given up on the goth genre of music. regardless of the fact that i dress goth/punk/whateverthefuckpeoplewantto callit, i dont much care for that style of music. Im more into metal, classical music, and techno. Goth music just sounds......pussy........imho....but i guess there are one or two songs out there that i do like in that genre, simply for the fact they portray the genre beautifly by simply constructing an even Semi-complex melody with ANY sort of instrument. And you're most certainly right. Techno is definately my thing, so, we shouldn't worry any more about that ^^
Thanks for the review though, i got a chuckle out of that :P
Slow to start
This really is a good song, but the first 1:20 minutes desperately need to be condensed. Not because its particularly bad, but because the melody that kicks in is AWESOME. Too bad we only get to hear it for 40 seconds :( I can't remember the composer's name, but have you ever seen Pi or Requiem for a Dream? The melody reminds me of that composer's approach. Oh, one final note: I liked the outro, as short as it was. (I'm talking about 2:00; it capped off the song very well).
hmmm. I can understand that. I think i was jsut being lazy when it came to this song, It was a first for using that specific sample for the melody, and i guess i was a bit over anxious to get a track out to really care to make more verses. Had i of made another verse or two, the insanely long intro would not have been there. But i figured.....eh....lots of other slack-offs ive seen posting sogns like this have insanely stupid long intros.....i guess one of mine can one for once. Lol, i should probably stop doing that, as im trying to create my own personal method of making music.
Doesnt do much good imitating others lol.
As for the two bands, no, i cant say i've heard them. Almost all of my techno is inspired by pure thought and experimentation. I dont normally sit down and analyze how others compose their music unless im in my friends car as he exlodes techno *other than music like the night at the roxburry music, baby dont hurt me....stuff like that, i just jam to those XD* so most of my stuff might sound like other things by coincidence O.o;
And whats this??? An outro someone actually likes XD I guess that means im takign a step in the right direction when it comes to those!! Glad you liked it!!
Sorry for the lamely long intro XD
wont doo it again ^^;
Thanks for the review!
The melody here is superb, escpecially around 2:14 (I've noticed you're really good at those "chill out" sections, little lulls in the music. If you took those sections and gave them some nice beats--think IDM--you'd sound pretty similar to Boards of Canada, which would make me flip my shit); as a matter of fact, you weren't too far away from a 10 rating. My only two points of contention: first, the driving beat (or should I call it a pulse) could have been more elaborate. It's basically just BOOM, BOOM, BOOM, BOOM, over and over. Second...you don't think you could rerelease this without the soundbites, could you? I know that defeats the Starcraft part, but I really want to download this and they're standing in the way...
i could indeed rerelease this, because as a matter of fact i was rather upset with myself for limiting the possibility of more verses. I really like the synth setups that i used in that one, but had to make constraints for the sounds. That project was more out of request by some friends of mine, so i think i would enjoy remaking this and adding to it....i feel i can probably drive a stronger "story line" with the piece without the use of the sounds used here.
The only reason i left the kick at the same 4th beat pattern was because thats the main preferance for my friends, and after you hearing my newer songs with experimental precussion styles, i can understand and totally agree with the docking of that point. As well as the second point lol. So yea...that will prpbably be my next project.....i just have no honest idea as to when i'll get started on it.
Basic, save for da lady!
This isn't a bad song by any stretch of the imagination, its just nothing special. Your melody this time wasn't particularly catchy, and even if it was, the beat allows little room to explore it. I did, however, love the vocals at 0:55, which reaffirms your desire to experiment (and continues a trend of experimenting well). Have you considered using the vocals as the primary melody, and then basing the song around it instead? Because its a very good sound; beautiful, but haunting. Just a thought.
as a matter of fact i have thought about doing that once, but only for a moment. I have a really bad habit of becoming lazy when it comes to long, drawn out melodies, which would more than likely be required when using that sample as a base melody. I will however start fiddling with that idea now, because, well, you are representing what people want to hear!!! And its not entirely often i get that kind of feedback anymore....so, i shall further experiment with that!
First and foremost, thank you for picking a title that actually feels like the music. That aside, the song has something most techno songs don't: variation. The beat was consistantly morphing, at points reminding me of Aphex Twin (particular 0:46; ever heard Bucephalious Bouncing Ball?). The beat that kicks in at 0:55 is also fairly strong. Still, the beats are nothing compared to the melody, which is where the midnight feel comes from. Definitely downloaded, definitely given a 5.
Variation is one of the biggest things i try to incorperate into my techno now, which is why it takes me longer now to post new songs, because im not throwing the same few loops in together and repeating it fifty billion times.......
I cant say i've heard the song you're talking about, i dont normally listen to that much techno to tell the truth. I love to listen to it, and love even more to make it, but honestly, the majority of the music i listen to is metal XD.
But again, i've been using different beats and blending different things together to try and create a style of techno that people can enjoy without getting bored to death by 5-8minutes of the same loops... My songs might be short, but i feel they do a bit more in the department of portraying a "story" XD
Im really glad you liked the melody for this one, its actaully one of my favorites atm XD
Thanks for the review and the download!!!!
Could use a little bit more, though. I have to say, though, the strings are pratically perfect. Provided just enough melody without being a hook, which made this wonderful background music. With that said, maybe a bit of a hook is needed, considering this submission feels lacking for some reason. Do NOT mess with the strings, though; they kick some serious ass. One piece of advice that's a little more concrete, though: shorten the fade-out at the end of the song. I thought it was unneccessarily long. Well, keep up the good work; I downloaded this motha'.
Gotta agree with Setu-Firestorm
I think he/she said it perfectly: this sounds like a body without a head. With that said, its a damn good body. I thought the beat was the focal point: really crisp, but also really repetitive. The measure could be mixed up a bit, or at least have more to it. Other than that, I liked the synth; I kind of enjoyed how soft it sounds, seemed deliberate to me, but I suppose not. Seriously, though, all the little things aside, take this piece and add some sort of melodic hook to it; a good example of a song that sounds much like this (with the hook) is "Roygbiv" by Boards of Canada; if you listen to it, I'm sure you'll know what I mean. Still, I really enjoyed it; let me know if you rerelease this song or something.
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