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Still Alive (Portal)

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Date
02/04/2013
File Info
Song
9.5 MB
4 min 10 sec
Score
3.87 / 5.00

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Rated 3.87 / 5 stars
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Genres:
Easy Listening - Jazz
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Author Comments

SMES presents "Still Alive" from the amazing game Portal. This song was written by Jonathan Coulton and we planned to cover it! Recorded with two Zoom H4n's with 4 mics plugged into them and mixed with Logic.

Sax solo, Jarrod Brereton.
Piano solo, Harry Cook.

Thank you for our small fan base that has encouraged SMES and given so much support to us. It is truly incredible. And a big shout out to Camoshark for your support and wonderful help getting us out there. Thank you and I hope you enjoy.

Reviews


hell-digunerhell-diguner

Rated 3 / 5 stars March 12, 2013

Mastering could be improved. The drums and the bass overshadow the piano and sax at times, and the various instruments sound out-of-sync when the tempo picks up. I found listening to the saxophone was more enjoyable than focusing on the other instruments. Sorry Harry :(


SMES responds:

Yeah, I'm just getting into mixing and mastering as we speak. I have lots to learn obviously! Hopefully can get some good quality stuff up soon too. Thanks for your review! =)


WolftacularWolftacular

Rated 1 / 5 stars March 12, 2013

Oh god, I like the idea, but the chords just sound so off. I'm sorry, it completely killed it for me.


SMES responds:

I see. Well, I still think the chords are good hahah. Thanks for your input though!


muniomunio

Rated 3 / 5 stars March 11, 2013

hmm interesting interepretation of the original, i do feel like it's bit to up tempo to my likes, have you considerd making a slower version? I feel like this song just doesn;t really work with this tempo altough that might just be my bias, i did dig the original.

As for the piano part, especially around 2:20-2:40 i feel like it was faded just a little to much for my taste, keep up the great work though


SMES responds:

Thanks for you review! This song I just tried to experiment with groove and feel. i hope with this band we can create some good arrangements rather than just playing off a lead sheet. Very honest so thank you for your honesty. And thank you for your review!


DaladevDaladev

Rated 4 / 5 stars March 9, 2013

Well composed, not a bad listen, just not my taste. When I think of Portal I look at the future and technology. This creates a bond between the way "Still Alive" was created and the idea of Portal. In my mind such a soothing and up beat style such as Jazz doesn't fit the song. The idea of a giant robot that controls your movements through a lab doesn't say Jazz to me.

Again, great piece... just an unexpected style and not as filled with synergy to the real game.


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SMES responds:

Fair enough. Good review so thank you for your input. I do appreciate it! =)


edarddragonedarddragon

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars March 9, 2013

it awsome and if you could add lyrics too it would be awsome too


SMES responds:

Lyrics would be very awesome!! Will have to think about it in the future