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8.9 MB
3 min 54 sec
4.52 / 5.00

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So, I never really intended for Only The Beginning to end the way it did... I wanted to do more with it, but I just couldn't figure out what at the time.

And over the past few days, I've figured out what I wanna do with it... so here it is...

On top of extending the song, I also redid the first "big section"... because I didn't like how I did it the first time. And to be honest, I'm still not 100% satisfied with it, but it's a hell of a lot better now than it was before at least.

Also... this is officially the most CPU intensive project I have ever done, I have so much automation and so many VSTs running that it lags my computer like hell every time the autosave kicks into gear.

Lastly... I've used a new synth (NI Razor) I bought not that long ago for the first time in the extended section. It's just a lame little lead to compliment the bass and plucks... but gotta start using it somehow.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars 2 weeks ago

Damn, I wish I could make music this good, this is one of the best D'n'B songs I've ever heard.

Back-From-Purgatory responds:

You flatter me...


Rated 5 / 5 stars 3 weeks ago

This is crazy good!

Back-From-Purgatory responds:

Glad you think so.


Rated 3 / 5 stars 1 month ago

There are definitely some out of tune notes around :17. I think you did that on purpose, but I wanted to mention just in case.

I of course enjoyed the drop at 1:15 or whatever. Like you said, I still feel it's a little underdeveloped. NEEDS MOAR NOTES. Or something like that.

Also, that glitchy transition into 1:35 is awesome!

The song almost loses its way around 2:20 or so I feel, that section may go on a bit longer than it should. However, the thing that it drops into isn't really selling me at all. The melodies seem pretty random to me, and the mixing seems off too - the presence of the bass is almost overpowering. (Though it's not really a bass, it's more mid-range).

Again, love the glitch effects in the outro <3

All in all, I feel like this song, particularly after the drop at 1:15, is a bit directionless. The biggest problem for me personally is the lack of melody - the plucks aren't really keeping me interested. I think that the drop at 1:15 is my favorite bit. If you had stopped the song right there, I think I would be giving this song a much higher score. Why not spend some time fleshing out that idea some, I think it could be really cool!

Back-From-Purgatory responds:

You were talking like you were being a total jackass or something in your newspost reply... I was expecting you to like rip it to shreds or something, but that's not the case at all.

It's all valid critique, and a lot of it I agree with. This isn't really a comfortable genre/style of music for me, this is really the first time I've tried something of this sort, I played with a lot of new ideas and techniques I've never used before. I'm surprised it took that long for someone to really dig into those flaws.

Regardless though, I'm glad you liked some of it at least. Thanks for the review.


Rated 5 / 5 stars June 18, 2014

Oh man, I really like this song :D

Back-From-Purgatory responds:

Glad you like it.


Rated 5 / 5 stars June 18, 2014

Really loved it, and i likes the part where it picks up near the last minute in tempo and beat, but i wish that was a little longer, then the ending where it kinds slows, then stops. Overall it's Really gggooooooddd.

Back-From-Purgatory responds:

Thanks, glad you like it.