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Date
03/30/2011
File Info
Song
7 MB
3 min 3 sec
Score
4.40 / 5.00

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Score:
Rated 4.40 / 5 stars
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Genres:
Electronic - New Wave
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Author Comments

Before you go and hit the 0 button, please stop and think. I consider this one of my best submissions so I'd appreciate it if you take one exception. Please? :(.

Anyway now that that's over, I'll talk a bit about the song. I made this song with Echo, ages ago (http://echo.newgrounds.c om). It all started when someone asked me to make soundtrack for a game. I invited Echo to help me out and we started by making a game-over theme for the game. Then we moved on to this, which is supposed to play in a Plains-themed level. He came over to my house, and we built the foundations of the track, i.e. the instrumentation, main melody, intro and general atmosphere. Then, he went back and we left it as it was for a while. After some time, I went on a music-making marathon and finished it in a day.

So, then eventually we lost contact with the person asking us to make the soundtrack, and now, months and months after, I decided to submit this rather than leave it occupying space on my hard disk. Echo and I are really proud of this song, and we hope you like it too!

This uses a pan flute, a steel guitar (which is actually a layer of two separate rhythms - an arpeggio rhythm and the main rhythm), cello, a violin a drum kit, ambient effects/drums, congas (more specifically African Djembes or something), a piano and a nylon guitar, which is the weirdest but surprisingly fitting combination ever :P. We used Hypersonic 2 for the nylon guitar, ambient effects/drums and pan flute, Cinematic Strings for the violin, Stormdrum for the djembe things, the reverse cymbal and the drum kit, Virtual Guitarist 2 for the steel (rhythm) guitar and East/West Symphonic Orchestra for the piano and cello. Yeah, we gave this song all we got :P.

Sorry about the genre, by the way. I really have no clue what genre this is so I just put it under New Wave. It's probably the wrong genre, but hey, a genre doesn't make a song right?

I really hope you enjoy this song. We worked hard on it and I personally view it as my best or one of my best songs.

Thanks for listening!

Reviews


ToastedToastyToastToastedToastyToast

Rated 5 / 5 stars October 22, 2011

Im listening

And I like what Im hearing. Im not sure as part of a game what this would be like, I would have thought it was slightly to calm and quite for a game, but maybe thats just me. You say that this is one of your best submissions, I disagree. Because all of your submissions are always so much different and unique from each other, I dont think you can compare them in that way. As always, interesting song, seeing such a good and original beat in a song is rare.

Interesting choice in instruments, yet works so amazingly well. It sounds so natural too, I could even imagine some native tribe playing this music, with the very basic instruments. Its unusual for computer generated music to sound so natural, especially when you look and the Synthetic Diarrhea you see in the charts in todays world. Something just gets lost in the translation somewhere as far as I am concerned and that something seams to have been revived in this song. Nice job 10/10 and 5/5


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Step responds:

Wow, another review? You really rock :3.

"And I like what Im hearing. Im not sure as part of a game what this would be like, I would have thought it was slightly to calm and quite for a game, but maybe thats just me."

It was meant to be background music for some sort of plains, which is why it loops (sort of). The creator of the game really liked it and we finished a Game Over theme for him too, but he didn't give us any updates on how the game was coming along or ask us how stuff is going. He just didn't seem motivated at all.

Then he disappeared... But hey I didn't mind. I managed to get some music done and this ended up being one of my favourite from all my songs.

"You say that this is one of your best submissions, I disagree. Because all of your submissions are always so much different and unique from each other, I dont think you can compare them in that way."

Lol, well they're all made by the same person, so there's bound to be some similarities in the songs. Looking back, however, I'm starting to think that I don't consider this my best anymore. The drum sounds are kinda weird, the pan flute's pretty fake-sounding and there's only one melody playing for the whole song.

Although I do like the atmosphere and instrumentation a lot, and I'm still proud of this despite it being probably over a year old, now.

"As always, interesting song, seeing such a good and original beat in a song is rare."

The beat is something I thought up after hearing the song many times. I have this thing about making percussion - when I hear a song without percussion, my mind automatically offers a potential beat I could put in the song which will fit. Weird.

"Interesting choice in instruments, yet works so amazingly well. It sounds so natural too, I could even imagine some native tribe playing this music, with the very basic instruments."

I'm glad you think that! Perhaps the fact that a lot of the instruments used are recorded from real instruments help it sound natural.

"Its unusual for computer generated music to sound so natural, especially when you look and the Synthetic Diarrhea you see in the charts in todays world."

Oh my God, man, Synthetic Diarrhea is the most fitting name I've heard for today's mainstream music, ever :D.

"Something just gets lost in the translation somewhere as far as I am concerned and that something seams to have been revived in this song. Nice job 10/10 and 5/5"

Haha thanks! I appreciate the review a lot!


NanvanNoordNanvanNoord

Rated 5 / 5 stars July 8, 2011

Great stuff

I like it for some reason.
Maybe because I like Ambient music which is similar to this genre :P


Step responds:

Heh thanks!


DarkKyoushuDarkKyoushu

Rated 5 / 5 stars May 29, 2011

Movie OST?

This is really amazing.

It sounds like something out of a Movie or a MMOs BGM...

This does not even need a Review, this simply needs one word.

Amazing~


Step responds:

Haha thanks. Long time no see :D.

Glad you liked the track!


St1cki3St1cki3

Rated 5 / 5 stars May 19, 2011

Calming

I can listen to this while I sleep! I wonder where my dreams will lead me when exposed to this atmosphere (does music even have an effect on dreams?). Hmm, for some reason reminds me of the times when I was younger and my sis and I used to play with this Yamaha Keyboard our dad got us, thanks for this man. :3


Step responds:

Thanks for the review! Personally I can't seem to fall asleep easily with any type of music in the background, but everyone's different I guess. I'm sure music affects your dreams though - everything does so I don't think music is an exception.

Glad you liked the song!


BloodyN00bBloodyN00b

Rated 5 / 5 stars May 15, 2011

The effort shows

Seems like the guy who made the request missed out on a lot, because this song is great.

The combination of instruments works really well, the mixing is great. The rhythm is energetic, but the melodies are calm. A nice contrast that gives it a very adventurous feel.

There are many details in this song and I'm going to study them. One day I want to make a song like this =D


Step responds:

Wow, thanks!

I'm pleased that you like the track. Pretty surprised you think the mixing is great though because when we made it we didn't know how to mix if our lives depended on it :P.

But anyhow thanks again for the supportive feedback!