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3 min 45 sec
4.08 / 5.00

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Aww yeah! My submission for A.i.m 2014 (Art inspired music contest)

The idea of the contest is to find something on the art portal that interests you and create a song inspired from that particular piece. Since this is something I do often for inspiration I thought I would give it a shot!

The art that inspired this was this:

by cheapcookie.

I was really interested interested by the strange psychedelic colour scheme and the skewed perception of a simple superhero theme.

I tried to create the song to suit the whole 'weird dreamy wonky' theme but also create something spunky and heroic in a way.

It was pretty challenging but I thing the result came out well enough. It's something pretty different for me and I'm really happy with it! I hope you like it ^^



Rated 4 / 5 stars April 22, 2014

Audio Inspired Music Review

Firstly, this is a thoroughly entertaining track on its own! The groove is great and it's funky spunk is wonderful! It definitely fits the art well and I think you did an excellent job.
One thing I do want to point out is that it does need a section with contrast to the main theme. That would make it more awesome!
Keep it up!

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DuttonsaysHi responds:

Hey thanks! Yeah good idea! It seems the main issue was the lack of segments that could prevent repetition. Thanks again for the review!


Rated 4 / 5 stars April 20, 2014

Hi to you too, Dutton. ;)

Despite the simplicity, I really like this song. The main thing I really enjoy is the production quality and the variation of sounds and feels I'm met with as a listener. It has a really clean feel and a great groove to it. I could daaance to dis shizznit, yo!

Maybe something to consider is more stuff in the "middle ground" of the instrumentation- some arps going up and down while the main melody is going and other textural elements like pads and countermelodies... synth strings? some sort of arp pad? Just fill in the spectral areas missing.

Another thing I'd really like to see is a contrasting B section. We have this great main melody, how about something else in the piece to really offer some nice contrast that uses a different progression, melody, and feel? It would really keep the listener going instead of just the same prog over and over again.

Overall a really neat and enjoyable piece. Got my foot tapping for sure!

My ratings:
Originality- 8/10
Relevance- 24/30
Composition- 20/25
Instrumentation- 12/15
Mastering- 8/10
Emotion/Interest- 9/10

Total: 81/100 (NG: 4 stars)

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DuttonsaysHi responds:


Well that's good to know! You pretty much caught on to my main focus on the variation of sounds and production value. So thanks!

Yeah I totally agree! I had some much trouble coming up with a way to extend it and add new sections without it feeling disjointed but what you just said with with using arps and pads to add a little extra flavour gave me a bunch of new ideas of what I could have done. If only I figured it out sooner Dx.

Ah changing the key mid-song, that's actually something I've been doing in a lot of my songs recently but for some reason I evaded it when it came to making this.

I'll know what to do and avoid next time. Thanks for the review! I appreciate you taking your time to really analyse the song and give me feedback accordingly :D


Rated 5 / 5 stars April 15, 2014

Great song. The music fits the image. The cheerfulness reflects the bright colours, and it sounds very action driven. I like the unusual effects in the song. Makes it sound very interesting.

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DuttonsaysHi responds:

Ah that's good! It seems if the contest was to match the image as best you can, I may have had a chance. Thanks for the review!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars April 15, 2014

Felt like the main lead needed a bass-ish synth layer to it. Other than that I loved it :D.
Fits the image well and reminds of a track that would be the theme song for a game or something :D
4.5 stars.

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DuttonsaysHi responds:

Thanks! yeah I had a pretty thick lead to begin with but I changed to to the more high pitched synth since it created less clutter and gave everything a little more breath and space.


Rated 4 / 5 stars April 12, 2014

It is indeed an interesting and fun piece that could work in one of those "casino" stages in the Sonic franchise. What may lack in depth, it compensates with a catchy dance groove that stretches through the whole song. I enjoyed the somewhat varied structure of the piece as well as the melodic, bouncy vibes that it gives, although I wished it would offer something slightly beyond that formula.

Perhaps a more complex progression and the introduction of more sounds would have helped keeping this song fresh enough, without giving around pattern recycling too much. Background ambiances and synths can also create some interesting undertones. In fact, giving the listener the opportunity to "switch" between different layers of focus is a sign of great attention for detail, as well as definitely enhancing the experience because by then, you'd want to play it again just to hear a detail you missed.

Overall, good job

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DuttonsaysHi responds:

Hey thanks for the helpful tips man! Yeah I totally agree with the repetition issue :c The original idea was to have vocals so I structured the song as such. I wanted to have some glitchy rap style vocals (something like Hideki Naganumas work) but that backfired since I couldn't find any fitting samples or anybody to work with.

I tried restructuring it by adding new segments but they all felt disjointed and out of place but I figured that would loose me some points so I tried playing it safe, I guess that backfired xD

Still thank you for the honest review! I 'll try more variation next time.