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Sonic Shorts: Volume 5 Sonic Shorts: Volume 5

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Wow.

I've watched all the shorts collections and they've brought back memories for me, back to when Sonic was my life. I was a dedicated fan of the series from Sonic Advance to Sonic Riders. Sadly, I don't really play Sonic anymore, since I've moved on to music but it's little things like this that bring back memories


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Once at the Lesson Once at the Lesson

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Very cool

Such a random concept but I like it a lot! It's got a certain charm to it.


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The Catch of the Day The Catch of the Day

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Ha!

I really like it! it reminds me of the good ol' days when I watched cartoons all the time. I really love this the cartoony qualities!


Recent Game Reviews


Glass Fish Rhythm Glass Fish Rhythm

Rated 1 / 5 stars

2 for graphics. Nothing for everything else

This game is AWFUL. The story is really lame and weak and the controls are so awkward. I just stopped playing after a minute of playing because the controls were so frustrating. I don't see how this is even remotely a rhythm game (but then again, I didn't get past the first level).

I do have to admit the graphics and music add that nice old-skool charm to it and kept me a bit interested even though the controls were crap.

So all-in-all: nice aesthetic, terrible idea and controls. Better luck next time.



DUCK SIM 2008 DUCK SIM 2008

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Life changing experience!

I got so addicted to this game that I skipped school in risk of being held back, just to be the duck. I will never look at a duck the same way again.



It's a Nice Day Today It's a Nice Day Today

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Good for one time only

In my eyes, it doesn't deserve the attention it's getting but it also doesn't deserve the burning FatKidWitAJetPak just gave it.

The joke is pretty good at first but it's only good for one time...


Recent Audio Reviews


Echoes from the Stars Echoes from the Stars

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Wunderbar!

Sorry I haven't checked your music in a while.

What I thought worked really well here was the subtle transitions. This song takes you on a journey though various sonic textures.

This piece has a lot going on in it stylistically speaking without sounding excessive and I REALLY admire that aspect of it. A little bit of ambient, a little bit of blues-rock, progressive rock, fusion, etc. I've noticed that in your style; your ability to incorporate different styles without making it pompous or excessive. Very wonderfully fluid.

I guess my sole complaint is the corniness of the title. Try choosing a title that relates to traveling because that's what I'm picking up. But hey, different people have different associations with certain things. Name it what you wish. :)

P.S. I don't mean to be a review whore but I have some new music uploaded and if you'd check that out, that'd be great!


atmos929NG responds:

thanks a lot for your comments :)


Crock Of Bach Crock Of Bach

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Not bad.

Hmm... this is interesting. I don't think this song is as original as you might think but that's not to say this song isn't cool. It's just that you're not the first to arrange classical melodies into a synth/metal orchestration, just so you know.

It's close to sounding metal but for now it sounds more like electronica. This is because you're using a MIDI guitar. If I were you, I'd go for the human touch and actually play guitar on this (or hire a guitarist). It would make it so much more epic and add more bass, which is necessary if you want that metal aesthetic. The bass was there but it wasn't that "metal" bass (keep in mind, I was using Bose headphones!)

My favorite part was the groove at 2:16 but I would like the transition to be more subtle (this goes for most of the other transitions too).

I don't know about ending on that Orff quote. Maybe it was because the transition was too direct (and awkward as a result). You can't just go directly into a totally different section without some kind of foreshadowing. It throws off and irritates the listener.

Overall, this song is quite okay. You obviously have a great foundation but with a few major tweaks in production and the arrangement, along with the addition of the human touch, this song could be incredible.


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Orsa - Cry for Me Orsa - Cry for Me

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Welcome back to the dregs!

I'm sorry to disappoint you but this isn't your best. I understand the two months of effort you put into it and I know what that feels like but...

Don't get me wrong, it's still great, but not your best. It's probably #3 or 4.

I do love the melodies and harmonies used throughout the piece and the drumbeat. I really enjoyed the saw lead. Very melodic. Just so you know, because I usually listen to non-melodic music, I have your music around to keep my sense of melody in tact XD

My criticism for this is the lack of tension release. Throughout the song, you build tension in a way that it seemed like the song was building up into something big. I thought it was all going to be released at the 2:20 area but it goes back to the main theme. You probably shouldn't tease the listener. Then again, this is from the perspective of a prog rocker.

P.S. Korg M50?

P.S.S. F Minor?


DJOrsa responds:

Woooooooooot!
I am so happy you reviewed. xD
Now, beyond that:

Aw, I thought you'd like this one the most too. Btw, I still listen to your Fugue of the Apocalypse and Inferno on a regular basis. :p
A lot of emotion and thought went into this song, and it might explain why I did what I did.
The story of the song (as portrayed in the lyrics) is a guy and girl who are slowly falling "in love" but something happens and their relationship ends, which is 1:51.. the drastic fall. They go their separate ways and then they begin to realize what they lost (2:04 - 2:16, it hits them at 2:16), and they feel what they had again at 2:26 (so it sounds/feels the same), except the swirling noises in the background is supposed to represent that it's their memory, not really life.
In a way, I suppose the meaning of the song is interfering with what would make the song sound better. Hm. Never had that problem before. :p

An another note, I do see what you are saying, and I really do appreciate the criticism. Making the end more powerful is a wonderful idea that I am seriously considering now. :D

p.s. I actually returned it.. no weighted keys. ><
I'm getting an M-Audio smaller keyboard soon. :D

p.p.s. Yes.. I hate you for having your ears; I'm gonna steal 'em. :p