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Jun 24, 2015 | 12:03 AM EDT
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Song
10.6 MB
4 min 40 sec
Score
4.85 / 5.00

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Rated 4.85 / 5 stars
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Genres:
Electronic - Drum N Bass
Tags:
liquid
intelligent
melodic
j-dnb

Author Comments

New track, new day... new experience.

I've been taking a Japanese language course for the summer and I was feeling to making something outside of the usual western influences. Japanese culture has interested me for a long time, since I was about 7-8 years old, and here are the fruits of my labor, with help from family.

So here is a mesh of both worlds.

Enjoy!

Want more? Head over to www.soundcloud.com/jandre_paris!

Reviews


multiguy445multiguy445

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Wow, this is AMAZING, it's not often that there is a song with great beginning and continues on to reveal and even better... Middle? Body? I don't know, but great work! Definitely downloading this :P


JandreParis responds:

Well I thanks ya kindly! I suppose it's at this point that I may as well enable downloads? lol

-J.P.


SoundGalaxyOfficialSoundGalaxyOfficial

Rated 5 / 5 stars

This is very good!

And the intro by itself is already a win!

I didn't hear anything that would distract me if I would play a game that would have this song as the background music. I think that says something!

Keep it up,
and have a nice day! :)

(I think I should learn some English :))


JandreParis responds:

Thank you, good sir.

I dunno about that intro being an instant win, but hey... lol

A good day to you as well!

(Your English is pretty good!)

-J.P.


aliaspharowaliaspharow

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Hell Yeah! :D
I really like how you went for the authentic Japanese style intro here! Really adds to the ambiance of the track. I usually prefer a more mellow drum & bass vibe this this suited surprisingly well!

Instrumentation:
You got some nice instrumentation here accompanied by some stellar percussion that i can never seem to get right when it comes to drum & bass. The lead in the main synth in the drum & bass section could of been brighter in my opinion but that's really a taste issue. also the lack of a traditional Drum & Bass kind of disappointed me but again i'm just a huge fan of those.

Structure:
Definitely one of the strong points of your music in my opinion. The intro was just long enough to keep interested but progress the song correctly. the first speedy section came in at the perfect time and sounded great. The breakdown, very well placed although i suggest you try working with more cut off automations to give the track a more professional progression. I liked the break at 3:10 kicking back into overdrive, was a great touch.

Production Quality:
Everything was well EQed and controlled and although there were a lot of instruments playing at the same time in certain parts it wasn't overly chaotic. the snare could of been a bit more high oriented when it came to the drums as they were slightly loud/overwhelming but that might just be on my end.

Overall it was a great song with very original ideas. I look forward to hear more of your work my friend!

I would really appreciate it if you would take the time to listen to my latest track (Eternity)!


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JandreParis responds:

Thank you, thank you!

Was definitely going for authentic Japanese (or at least as close to it as I could get!). I've been listening back to this often, and I think the main synth could surely use another pad in there to make it slightly fuller. Just a hole right in the mid-highs that's bothering me a bit, as full as it sounds now.

I was thinking of doing traditional DnB, but the traditional Japanese vision got in the way of that, so I had it play secondary -- forgo that idea for tastier soundscape.

As for structure, I have it down to a formula at this point. But formulas keep me too closed most times, so it's really a matter of playing around with how long each section should be when envisioning it as a whole. Keeps me always out of the box and experimenting more often! Automation is actually something I'm not too comfortable with, but I'm choosing to immerse myself into it because it's a tool, just like everything else, and if you don't use it, why have it there at all, y'know? My auto-game will be up there at some point ;)

Interesting that you say EQ... most of this was just level control with very little EQ involved. The objective for this one was to be as sparse as possible and use when needed. Only one compressor, and that was for drums, and the rest was with brushstroke EQs that didn't do much but roughly shape and mold. And 'course, pre/post-master stuff. Though, I will concede, those drums were quite difficult to tame, especially because I like them to be in your face often. I'll probably tone them down and give 'em an EQ for brightness.

Thank you kindly!

-J.P.


SoaroanoSoaroano

Rated 4 / 5 stars

This is some great work. I usually don't like this style of music but you did this song very well and I enjoyed listening to it. It was good how you build up suspense instead of having a flat melody the whole time. The only bit of criticism that I have is that near the end the song it cut out quickly and would sound nicer if it faded away.


JandreParis responds:

Thanks thanks! Usually, my tracks have one primary directive: progression and evolution. Especially with the main melodic like you hear here, that was definitely something that needed to evolve into something much more complex. Understandable for the outro. I went a little "avant-garde" as Fubaka put it, so it won't really appeal to some. I personally enjoy it, but understand if others don't.

Much appreciated!

-J.P.


FubakaFubaka

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

The song carries itself well, it kind of reminds me of something I'd hear during a battle in Custom Robo, specifically the Noodle Bowl arena.

The ending was a bit avant-garde, which definitely puts it above most songs on here, which tend to not have endings. Still, I think I might have added another flute section there had it been me.

Still, not bad, not bad at all.


JandreParis responds:

Thank you kindly! Man, Custom Robo gives me all the memories. Grand game that was.

Always love pushing the boundaries ;) Another flute part? Hmmm... perhaps! Actually gives me an idea...

Much appreciated!

-J.P.