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- 14.1 MB
- 6 min 10 sec
- 4.54 / 5.00
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- Rated 4.54 / 5 stars
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- Metal, Rock - General Rock
LOL Frontpage in 5 minutes. It didn't even have a single vote on it. Thank you mysterious frontpager.
Honestly, this is probably the closest I've gotten to something that literally sounds like it was from the stars. Also, this is simultaneously in 5/4 and 3/4. It uses quite a number of random sounds from Poizone, various soundfonts, Harmor, and Reason. There are four guitars, a drumset made from something like 120 samples, and a bass that I made for Step using a soundfont he sent me. I worked VERY hard at humanizing the drums and guitar, which involved a lot of velocity/timing 'mouse fucking'.
Some parts of this, particularly the one from about 1:00-1:40, can sound really sad if you listen closely. I actually could imagine this as coming from the stars, showing their feelings if they were sentient. The section from 1:00-1:44 could show the loneliness of being in space with such a huge emptiness around you.
If you can find the leitmotif, brownie for you.
I am not as satisfied by the last 2 minutes and 30 seconds as I was on the first 3:30 of it. Of course, working for about 7-10 hours straight on a song will do that.
This references three other songs of mine in the last third, so you might want to hear them if you haven't already so you can recognize the melodies. Not a requirement, of course. :)
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/446801 Depth Charge, a song from 2011.
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/489070 Dreamland Chronicles, the song that is undoubtedly my most popular and one of my best.
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/496869 Ipex#836, a song with a name that I have no idea what and an experiment in dubstep-influenced jazz.
Overall, I think this is the best song I've done and I'm fairly pleased with the result, though after 62 hours of work in FL Studio (according to the project info) it gets really really tiring. This amount of time is NOT counting planning. To put that into perspective, I spent more time working on this than what I spent on any of the two songs above.
Any critique on this would be much appreciated.
-I am putting this in General Rock because I believe it is some form of progressive rock. Of course, other opinions are appreciated on this-
P.S. I think I should give a shoutout to people who've helped me along in my music. There is...
Step! Awesome person who writes essays of music feedback: http://step.newgrounds.com/
Buoy! Another awesome person who provides good feedback and makes amazing music - one of my main sources of inspiration: http://buoy.newgrounds.com/
blackhole12! The person who taught me how to mix properly through one of their news posts: http://blackhole12.newgrounds.com/
RunningShadows! A surprisingly underrated artist who has provided inspiration and introduced me to the DSK vsti. http://runningshadows.newgrounds.com/
ConsciousAutomation! The person who suggested FL Studio to me initially and helped me quite a bit to learn it. http://consciousautomation.newgrounds.com/
My piano teacher, Liz Manduca! She has helped me to learn how to compose properly, as well as teach me to play the piano for half a decade, which helped me greatly to learn how to compose. http://www.manducamusic.com/manducaL.htm
TomFulp! I don't think I need to say much about why I'm putting him here, but just in case... Thanks for making the awesome center of creativity known as newgrounds! http://tomfulp.newgrounds.com/
The music community! There are plenty of people I haven't mentioned who have voted on my music, given me feedback, supported me in general throughout all my time here. I give a MASSIVE thank you to all of you people, and I hope to continue bringing you the original music that I have before. ^_^