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8 min 23 sec
4.70 / 5.00

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***Edit 01/09/13*** HUGE props to SkyeWintrest for fully mixing the song and giving some very helpful advice in general!


Wow. Finally done.

With a 6-day tour and a tone of IRL stuff going on, I was certain that I wouldn't make it, or that the finished product would be terrible. In the end, I had little more than THREE days to write the entire song, and through that I had to find the perfect musicians for the job, and then contact them individually. On more than one occasion I was ready to drop the whole thing, thinking it was either too cliche or just plain boring/bad/uninspired.

It was a stroke of pure chance that I managed to get most of the people I had in mind, that they agreed to do this for free AND cope with a highly unpolished MIDI demo and some barely-readable charts. We had two days to rehearse and record the song, and the song was finished ten minutes before the rehearsal. Also, since I had blown what little money I had left on my studio gear, I barely even have the money to print said charts, and so a lot of people had to read on the same page. Add the soprano sax player breaking his horn the night before and needing to call some guy I knew but had never actually talked to for emergency replacement, and the fact that I'm fighting against last year's NGADM champion AND Musician of the Year 2012, and you can understand that this was a HIGHLY stressful project.

In the end, though, it's the musicians that absolutely KILLED IT. They poured their heart and soul into the project, gave some very helpful suggestions and were very patient and receptive to my own comments. I think that the best part is that after the project, every single one of them came to me and told me how much they enjoyed working on this project and would/will gladly come back for any future projects I have.

I thank the entirety of the Newgrounds community that has supported me over the years, as well as the many friends I have made through this site that have given me countless and priceless advice that have made me into the man I am today. I would also like to personally thank Nimble, Samulis and Skye for their feedback on the song throughout the concept phase, and Skye for the very useful mixing advice he gave me.

With that said, I hope you enjoy this song, fruit of the cumulative knowledge, style and musicality I have gained through this year's hardship, and I wish the best of luck to Kor-Rune!

-Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 Soundcard
-AKG Perception 420 Condenser Mic
-Sibelius 1.4 (Composition)
-Reaper (Recording)
-FL Studio (Mixing)

Muscians and Tech Team:
Etienne DG - Piano
Felix Rheault - Trumpet
Maiko Despeignes - Bass
Patrice Luneau - Soprano Sax
Patrick Bureau - Drums
Philippe Brochu-Pelletier - Tenor Sax
Emile Caron - Assistant Studio Tech



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Great composition, great musicians...there's probably nothing I could say others haven't said before.
Mind-blowing, unadulterated awesomeness.

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camoshark responds:

Coming from you, I take that as the greatest of compliments!

Very glad you enjoyed, thanks for the comment!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

- NGADM Round 1 Review -

Okay, so I've spent some time listening to each individual instrument for a while now. When I heard it for the first time, it sounded like quite the mess, with some hardly coherent parts. However, as I continued to listen, and then listened again, and then again, I know I at least won't tire of this song, not for a long while. It's got a great amount of variety, and several parts that sound very experimental, but most of them end up working very well. The recording is excellent, and instrument choice even more so. The style of your composition is very unique; there is so much I like.

There are many cool parts to this song, as well as some very solid parts to counteract the not-so-solid, such as a few rhythm issues. One not very impressive thing about your song, however, is it's ending. After hearing over eight minutess of coolness, it sounded rather...lame, yes. Your title is probably the most accurate title ever - Supercollide, indeed.

Score: 8.7


Rated 5 / 5 stars

absolutely incredible! even though I could never do jazz to save my life, I still love listening to it. my band directors from my high school days would totally geek out to this track. excellent work!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I don't listen to Jazz often, but when I do, I listen to Supercollide. Stay Jazzy, my friends! ;)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

This is an NGADM Round 1 review.


I am left in absolute awe. You had all the odds against you and made something that is definitely one of your best works, spanning over 8 minutes of incredible jazz music with wonderfully-fitting funk influences. There's a superb amount of variety in this track but everything is still structured so well, with well-executed crescendos (like 2:22 onwards which has the most beautifully subtle sax introduction ever at 2:35 may I add) and even a reference to the beginning melodies towards the end, truly bringing everything into a full circle. And the production, the one thing which I was worried about in your track, is actually very good! There are a few inconsistencies, like 6:52's piano not sounding nearly as crisp as it did at the beginning, but overall everything is produced well! Not as clean as it can possibly be, but certainly very good.

I feel like an idiot pointing out flaws in such an incredible track, but really all I could find is that sometimes when a lot of instruments play together, the result sounds a bit messy and sloppy (1:43 for instance). In fact, the points where you've got a more controlled and manageable amount of instruments playing, the track sounds so much cleaner in all. This could be due to little rehearsal time or lack of detailed audio editing work. Your ending is a bit lame for such a long and developed track as well.

Those are all the flaws I can think of without obsessing over this track for hours to look for the tiniest nitpicks imaginable. This is absolutely brilliant and I'm thoroughly impressed.

Score: 9.8/10

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