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Date
06/29/2013
File Info
Song
6.7 MB
2 min 56 sec
Score
4.12 / 5.00

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Rated 4.12 / 5 stars
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Genres:
Other - Cinematic
Tags:
lost
civilization
digging
ngmt

Author Comments

This is for the final round of the NGMT contest. I took a somewhat radically different approach than I normally do, which I think turned out well. For some reason, I thought of digging, and out came a waltz!

We had two weeks to complete it, and the theme was "Lost Underground Civilization" - "As a surface-dweller, you've dug deeply and found a giant network of cities. It appears to have been built by your civilization's ancestors. Are they still alive, or are they all gone, with nothing but the remains of their technology (or lack thereof)?"

This is supposed to musically depict a team of people digging away, deep into the earth, only to find a huge cavern riddled with ancient technology. The bewilderment at this finding is cut short by a looming evil that has lurked there for centuries undisturbed. The diggers eventually retreat, falling over themselves as they run back up their tunnel.

I ended up placing 3rd in the contest overall, which I'm quite happy about! Please let me know what you think, I'd love to hear what imagery comes to mind!

Reviews


mrray06mrray06

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars October 23, 2013

this sounds pretty good good job


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bassfiddlejones responds:

Thanks.


EmidEmid

Rated 5 / 5 stars October 16, 2013

Wow and wow only!
Best thing is tempo shift apart from it being musically excellent keeping listener haunted in its beauty. I have listened it twice and best interpretation is of yours very own imagination. However an era of war also came into my mind where initially a preparation and then an outburst of war is going on.
Your music has always been a type learning session to me by carefully listening all parts, thinking what is where, and trying to implement. Your cello playing is amazing as well and I was thinking all my way that its coming now, and now :) Thank you very much for sharing. Last but not least, congrats on taking third place in the contest and.......its is easy for you anyway!!!


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bassfiddlejones responds:

Thanks for the review Emid! I always appreciate your feedback. I'll have to head over and leave some thoughts on your work!


gav11ngav11n

Rated 5 / 5 stars July 4, 2013

This is so awesome


bassfiddlejones responds:

Many thanks!


MockOffMockOff

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars July 1, 2013

I remember listening to this when deciding which person to vote for. I rather liked this piece, it was definitely an interesting take on the theme. The waltz is really fun and you managed to combine that with some cinematic-esque sounds to it. The song seems to flow pretty well too, only compliant I have is that the ending feels a tad underwhelming. Very good job.


bassfiddlejones responds:

Thanks for the review man. I definitely took a non-traditional approach this time around... glad you liked the piece!


TitanMusicTitanMusic

Rated 5 / 5 stars June 29, 2013

Well done on coming third!
This is one of the most enjoyable songs I have heard in the last couple of weeks.
The first minute, the piano driven piece, was lovely. For me, I couldn't stop thinking of Russian aristocracy dancing in a grand hall before 1917. After that things get darker, the outbreak of war and the realisation that not all is well.
I have been reading a lot of Ken Follet recently so that's perhaps why I got that imagery from the piece.
As I said, I really enjoyed it!


bassfiddlejones responds:

Thank you sir! I'm honored that you found this so enjoyable. I can easily imagine what you have written while listening to this. It's kind of neat to get different angles from the same piece of music!