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The Yandere

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Attachment, of any kind, is a weird thing. Not enough of it can bring others to their lowest mental/emotional state, just the right amount can be the best thing to ever happen to a person... oh, but too much of it... too much can be dangerous. Enter yanderes, stage left.

I'm not gonna get into the details on this, but not too long ago, I was referred to as being "yandere-ish"... a claim which in full honesty I'm not sure I can even argue with, negative as it sounds... but as with most other things wrong with me, I decided to address it and kinda poke fun at it with my music, not unlike what I've done in a few other songs, such as Lycanthropy. On the surface level, I was taking inspiration from DJVI's song Nightmare Fuel, but I decided to give it the more eerie and menacing sound that had DJVI's song's tone fall short of its title, via use of the music box and organ as the main sounds here, as well as the use of the Harmonic Minor mode and a set of sound effects specifically catered to a horror theme, making for a rather unique track that kinda blends techno and DnB for its genre. Despite its status as a negative commentary on yours truly, it was fun to make, and I hope you enjoy!

-Key: E Harmonic Minor

-BPM: 155

I own all rights to this track, and all audio in it not directly created by me is copyright free. Any resemblance between this track and any work not produced by me is purely coincidental.

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▼ Lycan

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Whoa! creepy :0

I like it a lot! The music box and the organ go pretty well together :D

LycanOfficial responds:

Thank you, even if one of my other fans said the exact opposite about the music box and organ. XD

First things first, easily the best melody you've made. Its creative, atmospheric, and everything sounds better in harmonic :P
Nice mixing, not perfect as it can be muddy in some parts (buildup go brr)
sound design is cool but why would you chose a generic techno drop lead for a spoopy themed song
But, im sorry to say...
My big ol issue is the mastering and atmosphere. The entire song sounds... idk, exactly the same energy, volume, and intensity the entire time, which, for a song like this, is a HUGE issue. The begginign should feel dystopian, spooky, and mysterious, with a low volume and the drop should feel like a heavy twist on that beginning, which just works backwards if the entire song is quiet asf. It ruins the atmosphere and it was hard to get invested when it felt like nothing was really happening, even though i know the mood changed drastically (or, supposed to, anyway). It also makes the buildup-drop transition feel awkward, as in it feels like little to no change, which ruins any intensity the song was trying to convey. This, and the slightly confusing sound design choice in the drop, makes the atmosphere feel muddled, and took me out of the song.

I'm sure with a few tweaks this could go straight to my bangers playlist, but as is, it felt a bit underwhelming. Still though, spoopy melody, solid mixing, and overall creativity boost it quite a bit. 4/5, i really hope a VIP comes sometime soon

Have a great day :D

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Aug 27, 2021
12:00 PM EDT
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6.6 MB
2 min 53 sec

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