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Date
10/17/2011
File Info
Song
9.6 MB
4 min 13 sec
Score
4.48 / 5.00

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Score:
Rated 4.48 / 5 stars
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Genres:
Metal, Rock - Pop
Tags:
guitar
catchy
unique
melodic

Author Comments

Before I start yapping about the song, I'd like to thank Buoy for being a massive help and giving me loads of tips or pointers while this track was still under development - also this song is inspired from some of his music too. Thanks to Echo and a few school friends of mine for providing some criticism too!

Now, to start with, I'm proud of this submission. I haven't made music in a long while, but somehow, despite the insane amount of college work I'm getting combined with hosting the NGADM competition, I managed to find the time to make this. I thought of the melody many many months ago on the piano, and somehow it stuck in my head. I reasoned that if a melody was locked inside my head for so long, then it must be somewhat decent, and forced myself to turn it into a song eventually.

As for resources, this was made using FL Studio 10, with East/West for the legato flute, strings, piano, brass and cymbal roll. Some of the percussion along with a certain brass hit was taken from Vengeance Essential House. The rest is all freeware: I used a soundfont called BassFing for the bass, a free Kontakt 4 guitar library along with FreeAmp, Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra free soundfonts for the staccato flute and some of the bongos, and then random drum samples from here: (http://www.darkbeats.com /sampleswap/) for a lot of the percussion. This has over 100 patterns, and it's one of my longest recent songs.

The theme of this song is pretty hard to define. Personally I kinda thought this song would represent a traveler entering a mysterious new world and discovering the odd/quirky traditions of its inhabitants. In light of that I tried to add loads of different moods and styles in the song - you'll be hearing adventurous, tribal, uplifting and at some points even jazz-like sections. My friends think this song reminds them of guys with afros in the 70's walking in slow motion, meh.

Thanks for listening, and as always feedback is greatly appreciated!

EDIT: Fixed a lot of stuff that reviewers mentioned. I used the cymbal roll less (and used a gong in certain parts), turned the volume down to reduce clipping (hopefully), added some more elements in the part at 2:24, made the descending guitar run right before the piano solo a bit louder, and did some random stuff like change a note in the legato flute part, vary the drums a bit more, etc...

Hope it sounds better!

Reviews


DecibelDecibel

Rated 5 / 5 stars October 18, 2011

Pretty damn sexy, to say the least.

Ok, the intro started off okay, but despite having a good structure and all that, it could have used some really low bass notes, just to compliment it all.

Also, I hate that snare :P

Other than that it's beautiful :3 Good Job!

Fav'd.


Step responds:

Thanks Dan!

Weird that you don't like the snare because quite a few people seem to like it. But hey, you're quite picky about your snares huh? :3

Thanks for the review, it's also pretty damn sexy. Hope school's going alright with you!


HallbeastHallbeast

Rated 5 / 5 stars October 18, 2011

I likes c:

It reminds me of a blend between Chrono Cross and Worms (and other things whos names elude my memory). I like the happy feel about it.


Step responds:

Sweet, it reminds you of Worms? Love that game.

Yeah this is one of my "happier" songs I think, lol.

Thanks very much for reviewing!


reijifingersreijifingers

Rated 5 / 5 stars October 18, 2011

nice song dude.

its like am travling in a cyber space. In a cool way.


Step responds:

Cyber space? I'll add it to my "things this song reminds people of" list, along with guys with afro's in the 70's xD.

Thanks for the review!


TzunamiTzunami

Rated 5 / 5 stars October 17, 2011

Amazing Work

Besides the 70's afro-rocking vibe, haha, this song really brings out a great amount of talent and skill that you have to create such a atmosphere. The subtle flute sounds here and there and the horns really bring out the dynamic end of the song, the string and piano add a nice orchestral touch, and the drums have a old school groove to them that just bring the song all together.

Real great work and I can't wait to hear the next song you come up with (after college work of course).


Step responds:

Thanks! I got 9 new reviews in less than a day after sending a PM to you and some of the other guys who added me to their favourite artists list. That is awesome, I'm really grateful!

"Besides the 70's afro-rocking vibe, haha"

Don't forget the "walking in slow motion" part :P.

"this song really brings out a great amount of talent and skill that you have to create such a atmosphere."

Thank you! Atmosphere's one of your strong points too, I loved the atmosphere and progression of Astral Hypnosis.

"The subtle flute sounds here and there and the horns really bring out the dynamic end of the song, the string and piano add a nice orchestral touch, and the drums have a old school groove to them that just bring the song all together."

Awesome, glad they all work out!

"Real great work and I can't wait to hear the next song you come up with (after college work of course)."

College work won't be so lenient in that case, but perhaps this song marks the end of the all-summer-long writer's block I had. Kinda sad that I only got inspiration back AFTER summer ended, but what can you do? :P

I really appreciate the feedback, thanks!


Fpp81Fpp81

Rated 5 / 5 stars October 17, 2011

Mmmm ...

That song ... sounds to me an adventure game


Step responds:

Cool! Adventurous was one thing I wanted this song to sound like, so I'm happy you think so.

Thanks a lot for the feedback!