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Straying more away from reality every second…

the sequel (better remake) to d i s t o r t i o n, which was my first NG upload

for the Newgrounds Underdogs’ Audio Contest :)

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Hello! This is a review for the NGUAC competition.

I've gone over one or two general categories of issues specific to your song, and one section of things I think also deserve complimenting. I prefer being very direct with my critique, none of it is meant to offend. Thank you for your understanding!

Constructive Criticism:

- So, this appears to be organized into a series of 8-measure hypermeasures with the same loop being repeated. It tends to be at least consonant aside from the rapid notes starting at 1:37. In this case, they become very disconnected from the chord progression. However... the larger issue here is really that this is 'speedcore' only insofar as there is a note on every single 16th note. I think perhaps you might find it useful to look up other speedcore tracks or Camellia's high bpm music for inspiration on how to keep this type of high bpm music engaging.

- Secondly, let's look more specifically at the sound design. First of all, each individual instrument doesn't vary in terms of volume. You can perhaps use a psytrance bass instead of filtered saw waves and similar in order to maintain a higher bpm bassline with this rhythm. However, using different rhythms to express more variable points of emphasis will help tremendously. The way the kick drum is used here is rather basic and could certainly be used along with a snare for tension and release.

Compliments to the Composer:

- At the same time, this DOES keep energy up throughout the whole track with the constant hits. I simply think that it could do so far more effectively and dynamically to create a piece of developing music. You can definitely improve from here and have plenty of your musical journey left to go!

Final score: 3

ThePhoenix25 responds:

Very much thank you for the criticism, i will continue my journey of a musician and improve my music. Good luck to the others!

Credits & Info


3.28 / 5.00

Aug 4, 2021
9:58 AM EDT
File Info
5.7 MB
2 min 29 sec
  • FL Studio Mobile

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