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Date
11/28/2010
File Info
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1.8 MB
1 min 55 sec
Score
3.94 / 5.00

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Author Comments

A little ditty I made for a friend, who gave me the challenge to make the most modal (dissonant chords) song I could. Took about 4 hours to make.

I think it sounds great, at least in it's modal form. I don't expect everyone to like it, as this is hard for the ears.

Please rate, comment and enjoy!

Gears used:
-Sibelius 1.4 (Composition and Editing)
-MIDI Converter Tool (Conversion and Mixing)
-Cool Edit Pro 2.0 (Retouch and Editing)

Cheers,
Samuel Hébert

Reviews


FroFro

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

I agree with Steph's review. :P

This 7 is more of a 6.5 in my opinion. It's a neat song to listen to, but something about it just seems very odd. It's like when everything comes together (notice I have no technical terms because I don't know the technical stuff about music) it just seems very out of place and awkward.

I kind of like where you said, "I don't expect everyone to like it, as this is hard for the ears." :P It's not that it was hard on the ears, but it was very different. It's probably only seems out of place to it's listeners because it's not really something we've heard before.

While it does seem to be a little off it seems fitting to be used in small portion of flash games or movies. Perhaps during a time of anguish or in a dangerous situation. (That might seem weird though because a Tango is usually about fun and/or love and this song doesn't seem to fit that theme)

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camoshark responds:

Thanks for the great review, Fro!

The odd progression chord (because that's what's it's called) was meant for this very purpose. I probably should have mentioned it in the author's comment, but the song was created to feel wierd, disturbing at some point, because I was using the most awkward chord movements possible.

It just so happened I managed to make it sound almost decent for most part, but the out of place feel was kept to keep that modal feel, wich is when a progression move around following no particular structure or key.

Actually, when I mentioned it was hard to the ears, I was actually refering to non-initiated ears, those wich cannot truly get what the hell is going on.

I'm happy you still found some good in the song, it proves people here aren't closed to that kind of music, and it proves I'm not going totally in a bad direction with this song.

Thanks again for the review!

Cheers,
Samuel Hébert


RogerBKRogerBK

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Nice dude.

I liked this song, it's pretty cool to listen, but it has a different style, the main piano melody is very strange, didn't fit to the rest of the song, the background piano was cool, the sound was animated and fitted well to the main piano.

I liked the variations and the drums, they fitted really well to the main melody, i liked it in the beginning, it had a different sound, I liked the creativity you had here.

Overall a good song, altough the main piano is a bit strange, but it didn't mess with the whole song, the rest is very nice, but the song was pretty short, for a jazz song, it's super short, it could have been longer, it'd loop better. Anyway, good job here, keep it up dude!!

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RogerBK


camoshark responds:

Thanks alot for the nice review!

The main theme is actually on a jazz guitar, thought it may be hard to hear with all that's going on in the background.

Glad to hear you enjoy the song!

Cheers,
Samuel Hébert


horsebuggerhorsebugger

Rated 4 / 5 stars

nice

the modal chords worked really well, and it has been instrumented very well. it make me think of the game for the mega drive where you were riding a motorbike and it was kinda 3d, cant remember the name of it.

only thing id really say is that it doesn't really sound turkish, id say a turkish song would probably use more of a gypsy scale or somethig similar.

but still great work, im enjoying your stuff.


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camoshark responds:

Thanks for the review!

Don't know that game, I should maybe check it out...

The turkish name actually reffers to the time signature, wich is in 7/8.

Anyways, glad you enjoyed!

Cheers,
Samuel Hébert


NekoMikaNekoMika

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Great piece of turkish

This sounds pretty good but also a bit spastic with the piano playing as well. Not that it is bad or anything I'm just stating my thoughts. Also loving the guitar parts as well. This sounds like some kind of weird dancing song strangely as well. it also reminds of the Turks from Final Fantasy VII as well. The way the song flows is quite nice and smooth.

The guitar gives it a bit faster feel like it would speed up at those moments really fast which is pretty awesome to me anyways.

The piano gives it a more spastic feel to it which is great, good job on that area of it.

Overall, this song sounds a bit speedy but very nice at the same time as well so excellent work on this piece of Turkish music.

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camoshark responds:

Thanks alot for the nice review!

The reason why it feels Turkish is because of the 7/8 time signature. The reason why it sounds like a dancing song is, well... up to you!

Good to see you analysed each part individually, it gives another impression on the song.

Glad you enjoyed the song, and I'm also glad you enjoy making audio reviews, I've enjoyed each one you've wrote until now!

Cheers,
Samuel Hébert


NaerbuNaerbu

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Nice Work

It was a nice use of dissonant chords, actually. Creates an erratic atmosphere for dialogue with robbers or simply exploring an area with many enemies.

Using odd time helped in creating a rushing feeling that tells the player, subconsciously, to "get shit done." Good job on that. Don't see enough music with odd time signatures on Newgrounds (I have a few but they aren't so great).

The drum samples you used in this song sound too basic (although you can say the same about the samples I use on my songs, as well). Also, you should cover up the hissing noise from the reverb on the kick drum.

Very nice song. I hope your friend approves of your work.


camoshark responds:

Thanks for the nice review!

I'm glad you enjoyed the song though, you'll have to read the author's response from the last review, for I'm tired of writing from my Wii!

Cheers,
Samuel Hébert