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AIM - Don't Cry

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I saw this very powerful art and I felt the pain in this person is experiencing. Fortisselle did a great job capturing the pain in the art work, great job!! While writing the music for this beautiful piece of art, I tapped in to my own pain, struggle and sadness. This song was very difficult to write but in the end, I am so thankful that I get to share this with people who I think will appreciate it.

Enjoy everyone and no I did not cry while writing this song!! LOL!!!!

ok maybe a little!!!

Fortisselle art

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This track accomplishes what it set out to do. There is an overwhelming sense of sadness and heartbreak in the emotion. I see the connection with the art quite easily; even the orchestration instantly comes across as an anime/RPG sort of track where the lovers have to part ways not of their own volition.

There are two things about this entry that keep me from completely falling in love with it, and they both have to do with the instruments. On one hand, I think some of the instruments used sound great, like the guitar at 0:37 has some nice details to its tone, especially when the string clips at 0:42, which makes me think of when a guitar's strings buzz. On the other hand, there are the longer held strings and piano instruments that sound very flat to me, and I think that does the track a great disservice, especially given the amount of raw emotion pumped through the composition.

Little details like that help to add that perception of "human"-ness and allows more of the track's personality to shine through with its instruments. Even just simple things like adding a gradual vibrato to the middle/end of the violin/viola section, maybe even a bit more attack in some sections, would help a lot. A similar thing goes for the piano - maybe some notes have slightly more release to give that sense of pedal dampening, maybe some notes are softer than others...having that dynamic change in the notes and not maintaining perfect consistency in their volume (of course you don't want drastic changes) makes a whole lot of difference.

The other aspect of this track that weighed it down was its overuse of the reverse cymbal. Although it works to transition between sections, it became distracting to the composition's main melodic ideas and I felt like a lot of the time, no reverse cymbal was necessary to making the transitions work. I think I get it - the reverse cymbal is used when new instruments are added to the texture, and playing them at the start of the phrase would feel too sudden. Perhaps, in some instances, instruments that enter could gradually build up at the end of the preceding phrase so that they feel like they mesh well with the main repeating melody. And what if, instead of a reverse cymbal, there were a fast rolling drum pattern hit with soft mallets on a giant bass drum that goes from soft to loud? I do think the reverse cymbal does work with the instrument choice, but it is a percussive choice that is more effective when used sparingly, otherwise it can become a nuisance.

Overall, this entry is beautifully composed, with a good approach to the instruments that would work with the concept and art. With more humanization and attention to dynamics and percussion placement, it could actually make me cry.

DigitalProdigy responds:

Beautiful review, and I am defiantly going to implement those ideas on my next composition. I agree with the over use of the reverse cymbal and could have used different percussion choices,
Thank you very much for taking the time to review my song, I greatly appreciate it!!!

Thats very relaxing. So cool!

DigitalProdigy responds:

thank you so much for listening!!!

sad anime music :3

DigitalProdigy responds:

I know right!!!
Thank you so much for listening, I really appreciate it!!

Awesome work dude! It captures the emotions spot on, keep doing what you’re doing!

DigitalProdigy responds:

Thank you so much for listening and taking the time to comment it means a lot to me!!

nice! its very realistic!!! i can feel the emotion and pain! good work!!!!!!

DigitalProdigy responds:

Thank you so much!! I really appreciate you taking the time to listen!!

Credits & Info

4.56 / 5.00

May 31, 2021
8:52 PM EDT
File Info
10.2 MB
4 min 28 sec

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