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Date
07/14/2007
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Song
1.7 MB
1 min 50 sec
Score
3.68 / 5.00

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Author Comments

My dear friend likes to film movies, and he asked me to write music. House of Horror OST.

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LacriosoLacrioso

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Horror, indeed!

I quite like this piece sir, and being unfamiliar with your work, I feel it as my obligation to give you the best review I can, until I can establish your 'style'.

0:00 - 0:13:

A tad cliché in my opinion, however I find with writing for horror flick's, one must be as cliché as possible.

With establishing a reverbed pizzicato string bass line, you also implement the feeling of suspenseful stability. The melody shows the sheer and raw emotion one will feel whilst watching the film, yet it provides stability to the listener, becoming a gentle 'white noise' until the suspenseful clash happens. Well done!

Keeping the melody simple was a nice touch. Keeping simplicity in melodies during horror scenes is essential, so one does not get the 'hint' somethings going to happen in the scene. The clash synth was also a nice touch, adding in the tambourine was brilliant, giving the feeling 'scary' themes should have; suspense.

0:13 - 0:27:

Re-enforcing what I said earlier, with the background strings you add more and more to the suspenseful - "Oh shit, something gonna' happen..." which again is essential to keep. If one begins to get to used to that 'white noise' effect, they'll forget all about the suspenseful crash. Nice touch!

0:27 - 0:42:

The solo Violin was the missing puzzle piece in my opinion. This time, one senses the 'build up' happening, however I think you would've had a better effect should you have used a crescendo at 0:40, with that, the sudden cut off would've had more 'umph' to it.

0:42 - 1:02;

Repetition is key with suspenseful themes, as well as the deterioration of instruments. One must feel isolated fear, does more psychological damage that way. :)
I loved the break between 0:59 - 1:02, fit rather nicely.

1:02 - 1:49 (end);

Repeating the original theme from the beginning was a nice touch, again, with horror soundtracks, I find it best to keep diversity in melodies away from your songs.

Keeping predictability while maintaining suspenseful ambience is key, because once the climatic thrill happens, it is easier to slap in a massive clash chord then lead it to either the repeating melody, or sheer silence.

All in all I find this piece brilliant, you've captured the suspenseful soundtrack rather nicely, and I commend you for doing so. I am yet to write something of this scale, well done!

5/5 from me, and a neat-o Gold Star *

-Tristan

P.S - If there is anything you'd like to discuss, I am more than happy to go over them with you. Feel free to PM me with any questions or concerns you may have. ^^


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