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Another Year

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Now available on Youtube in 4K !

I tried my hand at Synthwave/Retrowave, I admit it wasn't as easy as simple 8-bit melodies as I had to work with multiple layers and sound textures. You can hear different time signatures (the drums), I wanted to give a feel of tension and uneasiness.

Inspirations :

  • Hotline Miami 1 & 2 soundtracks. I really liked how most tracks sounded melancholic and sometimes "harsh" as opposed to the feel-good cookie cutter Synthwave songs we got in the past 6 years.

  • The Alien 3 on Sega Genesis soundtrack.

The reason for the lengthy song duration is that I also wanted to incorporate elements of ambient music, separated by "phases".

I almost exclusively used the u-he Diva VST and Ozone 9 for mixing.

Though there are some things I wish to modify, such as the non-existent buildup in the beginning where the drums simply start playing and it sounds really abrasive imo.

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This is dayum good bruh

Intresting, the way the music flow electrifies my ears good job

SuperPlatinum responds:

Thank you very much !


Super Music.

SuperPlatinum responds:

Thank you !


This song feels kind of like a journey, which I really like; there's not that much out there like this, let alone stuff that retains my attention! Also correct me if I'm wrong... your drums are at 6/8 at some parts? That's really cool and creative, it takes a lot of courage to work with different meters and make something that sounds good haha. The synthetic textures in this are beautiful, and the percussion definitely fits the Synthwave genre. Very spacious, great use of reverb, and perfect timing to keep this interesting through all 7.5 minutes. Keep up the awesome work :)

SuperPlatinum responds:

You guessed right ! I was inspired by the drumming in "Nothing Else Matters" by Metallica.
You pretty much understood the song, I have nothing to add, thank you very much for your kind words =]


really nice

SuperPlatinum responds:

Thanks !


Credits & Info

4.81 / 5.00

Feb 21, 2021
1:59 AM EST
File Info
10.7 MB
7 min 39 sec

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