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This was one of the most upbeat, energetic songs I've heard in a long time. I enjoyed everything; there's nothing in particular I want to critique. And your synth skills are way ahead of mine so there's not much I could say anyway :)

Weed seems to be the secret tool for making one's music sound great :D

zybor responds:

thank you for your review.

leukemia gives you tons of pain and fatigue during later stages. it's painful and hurt everywhere. feel like an old man. when every medication failed me, i turned to drug. weed to ease my pain, especially i smoke and vape regularly that when i become so numb, i felt no pain. i do acid, DMT, 2cb or even Zoloft because they give me good mood. it also helps me cope with the cutthroat day job that keep myself alive. imagine someone's dying gotta work double shift because he'll die quicker on the street without working. ain't life beautiful!

making music is to give myself a reason to stay alive. i would probably off myself ages ago, if not for music and NG. Leukemia gives you the worst painful death ever. i have been thinking lately, to OD myself on LSD and let it be. let it be...

The high end is quite dull. I think this was either caused by excessive EQing or by the way you mastered the song. The high end of the frequency spectrum is very spacious, so making more use of it shouldn't be a problem. Unfortunately, this trait greatly detracts from the overall experience, at least for me.

I like the chord progression, vocals, and sound design, and the way you modulated the leads. I also love that quick snare roll transition.

UndeadHacker responds:

Thx man, I'll try to fix it next time :), also thank you for being the 1st person to give me actual feedback btw, I need more people like you looking at my songs :D

congratulations on the front page! This is a great loop that has interesting sound design.

zybor responds:

holycrap, frontpage!!! :O

thanks for the review dude! and thanks to the mod who frontpaged me and everyone else!


LucidShadowDreamer responds:

Thanks ^ ^

:39 this is my favorite melodic phrase in the song :D

This is much more memorable than typical jazz music, which is a good thing imo. I like that you didn't hesitate to use many chordal notes.

LucidShadowDreamer responds:

I'm pretty happy with that part as well! I was surprised by how easy it was to get into composing this once I got started. As you probably noticed, you have this piano sample too. It can be pretty nice for certain styles of songs!

I agree that it's a bit more memorable; that's actually part of what I tried to achieve. I was inspired by a couple songs, one being Cait Sith's Theme from FFVII, and the other one being "You've Got a Friend In Me" by Randy Newman.

I'm going to be completely honest here: this sounds like someone experimenting with new plugins and sound manipulators for the first time. This was difficult to listen to; it was like listening to subtle variations of one simple idea for five minutes. I wanted to hear melodic development, new instruments (besides for background synths), more extreme modulations, etc. and I especially wanted to hear a change in rhythm. The mix is clear, but it's also very flat. You could have panned the drums more to make the song sound more dynamic. You also could have used panning automations, which would sound beautiful with the delay effects on the drums.

This could be nice to listen to as background music, whether it's in an animation, game, or just in another tab. So I don't think it's that bad.

With that said, I do like your instrument choices, as well as the effects.

whelpsounds responds:

aww fair enough, it's supposed to be background music accompanying some other action. Thanks for the review tho :)

I listened to this the day it was published but I somehow forgot to favorite it. I usually avoid this genre of music, but your song has so much variation and depth. I love how you establish different rhythms through out the song. The vocals are great. The bass pad is incredible; it drives the song's power and emotion, yet it doesn't change much. Once it's removed, the song sounds so empty, which is a good way to transition into the end.

zybor responds:

:) Thank you very much for your review! This means a lot!

This was amazing. It sounds somewhat like classical music from previous centuries. I love the violin modulatuons.

Bosa responds:

It takes a lot of talented people to make high quality music these days, so I'm blessed to be where I am today. Thank you for the kind words!

The LH arrangement sounds neat and well thought out, and it has nice rhythmic changes and phrases, whereas the RH sounds sort of improvisational. The song doesn't evoke much emotion, and it's not that complex in structure, but it's enjoyable and stimulating. I personally don't think an emotional song is inherently better than a song that's simply fun to listen to, so it's nice to hear something like this.

SoundChris responds:

Thanks a lot BlueOceans! In fact i always try to write in a way that the left hand keeps everything together and gives the piece the pace and order while in the reft hand i always try to add a feel of freedom and improvisation. Hm personally i think its very emotional in its way but maybe it depends how you receive music. The late romantic genre always has inspired and impressed me massively and a lot of these pieces have got a very high level of virtuosity. I also always loved to play stuff like this, so maybe i just have got a crush on that kind of music :D

Thanks so much for your kindness and enjoy your weekend!


Your chord progression is brilliant! It has a lovely contrast between major and minor chords. The mix is crowded, but I can tell you did it intentionally to make the instruments more harmonious. The strings quality is incredible considering you used a soundfont; the sustain is constant because it extend's the song's powerful emotions. I'm very happy for you for what you accomplished through your dedication to music and your willingness to invest in high quality instruments :D

LucidShadowDreamer responds:

Thank you, BO (BlueOceans, not Body Odor...).
Ahh yes, like a major outbreak of happiness, juxtaposed with a minor criminal offence; such is the atmosphere I was going for with this song. Hopefully, the harmonies struck your heartstrings, like the lightning strikes the sea. The sustain is born from the motion of my foot on the sustain pedal, alike the motions of waves in an ocean, creating a powerful surge of emotions, with a mixture of the breezing wind, and a salty smell.
You're welcome for being allowed to listen to this masterpiece, by yours truly.

Hi. I'm a self-taught orchestral composer. For commissions and other inquiries, contact me here or at everratc@gmail.com

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