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Uploaded
Jul 27, 2016 | 5:22 PM EDT
File Info
Song
11.2 MB
4 min 55 sec
Score
4.06 / 5.00

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Score:
Rated 4.06 / 5 stars
Plays & Downloads:
315 Plays | 8 Downloads
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Genres:
Electronic - Industrial
Tags:
industrial
crisis
identity
dubstep

Author Comments

This is my submission for NGAUC 2016 knock-out round, and also this is the second episode of my industrial series called IDENTITY.

I tried so hard experimenting with this one because I have never made any serious dubstep before, but the final result sounds satisfying enough to my ears despite my lack of dubstep-making-skill.

Since this is a continuation of a series, I just had to make a decent music which is able to tell a story. This series is about a man who have lost everything, including his memories. While the first episode tells about him waking up in an unknown place while not being able to tell who he really is, the 2nd episode (this track) tells a story about his mental breakdown and his hopeless journey to figure out the truth about everything, or anything.

Episode 2
"Lies... Deceptions...
They are everywhere...
The truth is nowhere to be found...
I need your guidance again, to figure out everything...
Or anything..."

Original image: http://modernhippy.deviantart.com/art/alOne-204297986

IDENTITY SERIES:
1. Voices http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/691572
2. Crisis (This track)
3. Discovery N/A
4. Answer N/A
5. Begin Anew N/A

Reviews


secantwavesecantwave

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

I liked the drumbeat, but I think a greater variety of beats would have given the piece more energy.

I really liked the bell-like sound in the opening section and throughout; it made for a good contrast with the grimier background.

That sound at 2:13 was really cool! How did you make it?

I thought the bit starting at 1:38 was nice, especially the twanging lead sound, but I found the orch-hits really offputting--they came across as kind of cheesy and stuck out in an odd way.

Similarly, I wasn't thrilled by the use of strings in the second half of the piece. I thought the sort of cinematic tone they had diluted the industrial atmosphere, and that a more mechanical, synthetic sound would have worked better. The synthesized sounds were really good; they added a lot of texture and helped carry the piece.

Structurally, the piece felt a bit sprawling and overlong, but the transitions between sections were really fluid.

Overall, your production here was very polished, but I felt that the composition could have been more interesting.


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Adhenoid responds:

Since I started making electronic music, my problem is always "repetition" and it seems this track has it too even though I have tried my best not to repeat many parts too much, but well I guess I still have to learn a lot haha.

That sound at 2:13 was made through MAGIC :P (I am fond of it too)

The strings that came after the first drop were actually built for thematic purpose. This track is a part of a series which combine both industrial and orchestral aspects, along with unique genre blending for each piece; for example it was industrial+orchestral+breaks for the first episode and industrial+orchestral+dubstep for this one. But yeah, I got your point, thanks! :D

And finally, thank you for writing a VERY helpful review, kind sir! I really appreciate your effort making such long comments :D

Cheers!!


TheSharkBiteTheSharkBite

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

This is really really really good, but the bell that goes

Do
Do
Do
Do

Got kind of annoying...


Adhenoid responds:

I was also thinking of tweaking this track a bit. I was in a rush because this piece is a submission for NGAUC and the deadline is approaching. Hence, I might change some things from this track, (maybe) including the bell in the future :D

This is not even the final form >:D