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!
thanks a lot for your comments :)
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.
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?
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
Your best effort in a while. No doubt about that. Seriously. This track is full of awesomeness. A lot better than your original version.
This song reminds me of stuff by another NG artist: ParagonX9. I'm sure you've come across her at some point since you've started. She's one of the best if not THE best electronic music artist on NG so take that as a compliment! :D
Everything is almost perfect. The synths, the production. Damn... All professional.
When it finished, I was left dizzy. Thought you should know that.
In other words, continue making DnB music. Period.
Yay! I got compared to PX9, haha. Thanks for the review. Read your pm's now. :D
I put a lot or work into this song, so I'm happy you liked it. :)
So perfect. The British accent really fits well with it and the background music makes it sound like a real public announcement. The text was really funny.
"...perhaps you vote zero because you have everything in common with this number... you're a fat juicy nothing with a dick on your head and your just jealous because you cant make a basic drum loop and simple chord progression....and so you click zero to give yourself a feeling of self worth...because if you vote zero it means they are worse than you doesn't it?"
"...voting zero is just vindictive twattish behaviour sponsored by Nazis and Atilla the hun."
My stuff gets high scores, then gets bombed so I can relate to this. (with British accent): Good show, old chap!
i think the zero option is vindictive and intended to upset when used. zero bombers will get everything they deserve. =D
thank you for your comments and wonderful vote! =D
I know that you intended each section to sound different but to my ears, it all sounds progressive with the Hammond, the chords it plays, the overall song length, the strings at the end, etc. With a bit of old fashioned rock thrown in. The son is still well composed.
The transitions are actually quite good.
And dude, you gotta let me know when you upload a new song. Your stuff is growing on me!
I will do so, and thank you very much, I am flattered :).
Also, thanks for your comments.
After I heard this, I went to hear the original. There's obviously a huge difference between your production style and his. Your production seems a lot more fuller and bass-heavy so the style more DJOrsa-typical.
I noticed you didn't leave the drums and bass to do their thing in the end like he did, so you emphasized the melody more, which is quite typical of you.
You did a good job making this song your own.
Yeah, I'm a sucker for a good melody.. and I love adding harmonies, which is another big change I made. :D
Thanks for the review, man. I really appreciate it. :)
Really fucking cool
I really like the programmatic feel that you put into this piece. I know you've intended to put someone in your shoes and you did a perfect job with that.
The instrumentation is absolutely gorgeous, the production is quite flawless, the melodies fit, etc etc.
Deserves a 5.
I'm really flattered... thank you very much :]
LOL. So hilariously...
This song shows everything that sucks about rap. Throw in a ten-year-old's voice and it's garbage. Good job. You've managed to take music to a whole new low.
Absolute craziness. Original, too! You are my favorite Newgrounds musician. No question. I feel somewhat dwarfed now :(
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