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Uploaded
Oct 19, 2009 | 10:29 PM EDT
File Info
Song
5.3 MB
5 min 50 sec
Score
4.21 / 5.00

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Score:
Rated 4.21 / 5 stars
Plays & Downloads:
1,194 Plays | 47 Downloads
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Genres:
Hip Hop, Rap, R&B - Hip Hop - Olskool
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Author Comments

My name is curtisbalk and this is my second submission to NG.

I'm based in CA, and enjoy programming beats.

hit me up if you like:
myspace.com/curtisbalk

Reviews


PissomatikPissomatik

Rated 5 / 5 stars

:D :D :D :D :D

PF! Work for 10's!?? This is a 10. Took me a while to get around to checking your stuff out. I blame the WoWcrack addiction. I like it just the way it is. Has a good feel, smooth and glitchy, which is just the way I like this style. I don't get how the intro would be considered "strange", it fits the title. haha. Have fun and keep'em coming. I personally would count this as Trip Hop, but it's whatever you want it to be. Downloaded and added to my playlist. :D


curtisbalk responds:

Thanks a lot man. I appreciate your feedback...I strayed away from trip hop to do some minimal techno, but I have a lot more fun doing hiphop so I'm pretty sure I'm going to be back to this kinda stuff very soon.


EchoEcho

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Pretty decent job...

Intro was a bit strange and off chord in some parts but the build up to the main melody was great. although the background got a bit repetitve in some parts.

Transitions were smooth overall but there were some skips in certain parts. However, u did a very good job on this, and with a little more work, u'll be getting tens and a lot of them.

Good job! Keep it up!

Darklight17
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HaggardHaggard

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Very nice song

Starts off pretty slow and a bit weird and I didn't really like the intro too much.

Good that I listened to the rest of it, because it gets very nice after the intro. The song is very relaxing and the beat is quite nice.

Usually I don't like it too much if there's nothing that stands out in a song. There's nothing in particular that stands out here, but the overall impression of the song is still very nice. It's just so relaxing that it is fun to just close the eyes and listen to it.

Very nice song!

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StepStep

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Nice job ;)

I really can't find many problems in this. It's fun to listen to, and lets you relax. Drags on a little long, so I think you could shorten it a little, but that's just a small problem in a song as well-made as this.

The melodies are relaxing and quite catchy, especially the chorus melody playing the high notes. The background melodies were quite catchy too. The beginning melody did drag on a little, but wasn't bad either. I liked the part at 2:04, where the song gets more laid back, and the guitar that came in at around 2:17 was just excellent. I just think that at around 3:26, the high pitched guitar didn't fit too well with this song, it stood out too much from the relaxing theme of the song. Oh, and by the way, at 0:11, there was a small part where the song suddenly went quiet, which felt strange. The one at 1:13 was cool and fit well with the song, but the one before just disrupted the feel of it.

There was a nice amount of instruments, which were quite good quality. Background guitar was the best, and the one playing the main melody was great too. I liked the sound effects you did at the beginning like the one at around 0:17 which was a helicopter effect; it was timed perfectly in the song. As they said in the other reviews, this'd do well with some vocals. I'm not usually the type to enjoy vocals, but the use of vocals would remove any trace of repetitiveness this song has.

The transitions are epic, like the ones at 1:13 and at 4:20. Other than the part where the song cut off at 1:11, the transitions were smooth and well done. There weren't many buildups in this song, for example the drums didn't have a fade in or gradually come in sample by sample, but usually in Hip-Hop that doesn't happen, so I can't complain. New instruments were introduced really well too.

The structure of the song is alright. I think you didn't repeat the chorus enough times, but the song is well structured in general, anyway. Variety is quite good. In some parts, the song did get a slight bit repetitive, but just when a melody started to get slightly repetitive, you switched to an alternate melody, so variety is quite good.

The intro had a melody which repeated itself quite a bit, but it was still quite a good intro, with, as I said before, good sound effects. It's the ending that needs work. It's more of a badly looped loop as it is now. I think if you ended it at 5:33, it would've been enough. Then add at least 2 seconds of silence, and you have a good ending ^^.

The drums had a very nice beat, with good samples. Still, the beat was very repetitive, and it got really annoying throughout the song. This needs a lot more alternate drum beats, because the drums were the most repetitive things in the song. Also, I personally think the hi-hat could be a little louder as well.

It's a good song in all, with a relaxing and laid-back feel and a decent amount of variety, but the drums are very repetitive, and the ending needs a little work. Good job in general. Sorry if there are any mistakes, I'm in a hurry right now :\. Keep up the good work!
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CoopCoop

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Mellow beat, nice song

I think that this is a particularly nice piece, that bears all the hallmarks of a good hip hop track. The way that the higher notes blend in with the beat is spectacular and it all seems to come together very nicely.

While the track does seem a little repetitive, there are certainly some very good parts to it that carry it nicely through to other phases and keep it moving forward. Perhaps a little more variation in the form of other solos would set you in good stead for the way the whole tune pans out.

I like the way it sounds, but perhaps we're talking a little long for the time that you spent on the track. Vocal samples seem to be the way forward with this, as you could really use a method to give it more body, so a rap, or even just a few obscure voices in the crowd would improve this piece.

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