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The Verdant Badlands

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This is my submission for the Newgrounds Orchestral Composition Contest 2021. The composition is inspired by the contrast between thriving greenscape and barren wasteland, which is portrayed through dissonant instrumentation and overlapping countermelodies. I wanted to create something triumphant and upbeat, and I am happy with the end result! I hope you all enjoy!


Instruments Used

  • Full Brass Section
  • Full String Section
  • French Horn Section
  • Trumpet Section
  • Grand Piano
  • Electric Guitar
  • Square Synth Bass


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Sounds very open world fantasy indie RPG-ey (now that's a lotta words).

Hypervolt responds:

I was trying to invoke a sense of exploration and grandness, so that kinda fits :D

Despite this not being a 100% "correct" entry because IMO there's a little too much non orchestral sounds in the mix, I like the vibe.

Hypervolt responds:

Thank you! I am used to entangling electronic sounds into my music so I couldn't really help myself lol.

Sort of reminds me of ELO when the drums kick in, really like the combo of synth elements and orchestral elements

it's as if something glorious just happened and that glorious thing was as beautiful as life

Credits & Info

Hypervolt
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Faves:
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Downloads
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Votes
27
Score
4.22 / 5.00

Uploaded
Feb 19, 2021
12:25 PM EST
Genre
Cinematic
File Info
Song
8.1 MB
3 min 34 sec

Licensing Terms

You are free to copy, distribute and transmit this work under the following conditions:

Attribution:
You must give credit to the artist.
Noncommercial:
You may not use this work for commercial purposes. *
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*Please contact me if you would like to use this in a commercial project. We can discuss the details.