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Date
08/14/2013
File Info
Song
5.8 MB
3 min 33 sec
Score
4.63 / 5.00

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Genres:
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Tags:
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Author Comments

- Second Round submission for the 2013 Newgrounds Audio Deathmatch -

Edit: After listening to the original purely instrumental track of Tir na nOg, Jordi Francis (etherealwinds) suggested adding some vocals. I had already been thinking about this myself, and after listening to and reviewing his Round 1 submission, Blind Maiden I was thrilled at the thought of having his vocals accompany my music. Long story short, that's precisely what we did. If you've already listened to the song previously, you may need to clear your cache and restart your browser to hear the new and improved version.

Tir na nOg is an Otherworldly location of Celtic myth. The Old Irish, Tír inna n-Óc, quite literally translates to "Land of the Young." This is merely my own musical interpretation of this legendary realm, and is intended to be both energetic and mysterious as it tells the tale of the ageless ones, and the few mortals who ever dared set foot upon its hallowed shores.

The instruments and music are mostly in the vein of Traditional Celtic, plus a few more modern additions, mostly of the percussive variety on the instrument side. SoundFonts every one of them, since that is what I have to work with, but I feel that the quality is quite good regardless. I hope that you agree.

Reviews


larrynachoslarrynachos

Rated 5 / 5 stars 1 day ago

Probably my favorite piece from Chrono! Everything is just so RIGHT about this piece. Jordi's vocals are as wonderful as ever ^-^


ChronoNomad responds:

Huzzah! Many, many thanks for that. ^__^

Yeah, I can't help but love the heck out of this piece, myself. It was also a ton of fun to make! I'd be curious to see what you think of an older piece that I did, and my most popular track by far (for some bizarre reason), Forever Fantasy.


KatlaKatla

Rated 5 / 5 stars 3 days ago

This is by far my favorite. I get lost in a story with this music and I forget where I'm sitting, what I was doing, and my creativity begins to churn, I ache to write!

I love it when music becomes my muse......

Well done!


ChronoNomad responds:

Aw, very much appreciated. Thank you so much for the review, Katla. By all means, let the music inspire you to writing greatness! Allow Euterpe to be your guide...


bassfiddlejonesbassfiddlejones

Rated 4 / 5 stars October 3, 2013

This is an NGADM Round 2 Review.

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What an interesting piece!

Things that I liked:
-Unique choice of instruments.
-This takes me back to my gaming days!
-I really like the percussion you use. Very effective in making this feel medieval.
-You're not confined to any specific chord progressions, which is great.
-The panning harp sound is really cool.
-Those vocals are great!

What could have been better:
-While this is a unique track, there are a lot of generic elements to it.
-The samples you use work in this instance, but increasing your sample quality would really take this to the next level.
-The flute is nice, but overused.
-I would like to have seen a larger climax.

Overall this is a fantastic track and I greatly enjoyed listening to it. You make some great music, and the incorporation of etherealwinds' vocals was a good choice. Great job!

Score: 8/10


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ChronoNomad responds:

Don't you mean...8.3/10? xD Stuff happens; no harm, no foul. Thanks for the review, BFJ! You like a lot of aspects of this particular piece, and that makes me happy. It was certainly a lot of fun to make, and I think that manages to shine through. You also offer up some very solid points regarding what could have been better, though not much by way of suggestion. Of course that's part of the journey. Probably just needs more cowbell. ;)

I'm personally very content with the way this turned out, and EW's contribution is like the icing on the cake. I'll definitely view Tir Na Nog as my biggest accomplishment in this contest, and it seems primed to continue as my 'best of' submission throughout the remainder of 2013. ^_^


dem0leculedem0lecule

Rated 5 / 5 stars October 3, 2013

Beautiful. So energetic and elegant. Jordi's voice are beautiful.


ChronoNomad responds:

Thanks! I'm glad that you enjoy it, and really appreciate the quick review! :)


nUMBRAnUMBRA

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars September 6, 2013

First off, I really dig the fact that you're using SoundFonts. So many people believe that SoundFonts don't have good quality, but your piece here just goes to prove otherwise, so awesome job!

Don't know how well you know your RPGs, but this sounds exactly like the game Wild Arms, it's got a nice cultural, celtic feeling going for it, and still keeps a sweet rhythm. Love it.


ChronoNomad responds:

Thanks, nUMBRA! I'm always happy to prove people wrong. ^_~ I have heard plenty of terrible SoundFonts in my hunt for good ones, so there can definitely be quite a disparity from one to the next.

I do indeed know my RPGs fairly well, and Wild ARMs is a series that I am well familiar with. Even though the difference in style from Western to Celtic is so distinct, guitar-like strums can still often sound very similar. You should check out my other songs: Gunslinger and The Gunslinger Returns! They're at least partially inspired by those games and classic Spaghetti Westerns. :D