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Dance No. 1

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Modified version from upcoming "Something Underwater" EP. Exciting!

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Alan Osmundson - Trumpet

Endor & Bradly Thies - Trombone

Biggolo & Tom - Tenor Sax

Tommy389 - Bari Sax


Shall I dance

One last night

Have I left you to die?

Shall we dance

On this bed

‘Fore we sleep again

Have we danced

Our last time?

Tell me a little lie, my favourite eyes

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I like the furtive mood at the beginning and the quirky sound design. The piano at :32 sounds a bit unpolished, and the different brass instruments at :52 could probably blend better. I like the vocals, though. The slow pace at which they’re delivered is rather haunting, and the lyrics themselves are also really good. The brass melodies starting at 1:46 are really great, and together with the drums, strings, and mallets I’m really enjoying the authentic sound design of this piece. The syncopations at 2:15 or so are great, too. At 2:55, I think the vocals could’ve been a bit more up-front in the mix, especially since it seems like the “conclusion” of the lyrics arc throughout the piece. The electric piano and generous use of percussion at 3:45 were also neat - great use of structural variety there. The percussion gets a tad buried underneath the brass at 4:10, but the section at 4:41 ties the piece together well. Overall, the structure feels a tad drawn-out here, but the flow is smooth and the sound design and mood are great. Rich textures and solid production quality throughout, despite my occasional complaints with the balance/mixing. Compositionally, the piece is a home run, and you really captured the emotional quality to the lyrics in your vocals. Strong work, Glassedhouse! Thanks for coming out again to the NGUAC this year. ^_^

Mixing, mastering, and balance
Structure, transitions, phrasing, and variety
Melody, tonality, harmony, and texture
Instrumentation and sound design
Emotion, atmosphere, and catchiness
Originality and uniqueness
Overall (how do the elements above interact?)
Composite score

Glassedhouse responds:

Yeah, the section at 2:15 is my favourite bit of the entire piece. Syncopation go crazy. I do agree with the mixing/mastering likely being the weakest aspect of the track, but that probably had something to do with the amount of time it took to construct a brass band, as well as the sheer amount of Audio/MIDI tracks playing at once. I'm definitely going to rework this song in those aspects later in the near future. Thank you for appreciating the compositional aspects! Those were what most of my work and time went into, and is my favourite aspect!

cool. cool work.

Glassedhouse responds:

when the work is cool!

This is way too good for you to just casually drop on us like this. This is great!

Love it, and would love to use this to create something!

this really has a really good beat to it you know what I LOVE THIS!!!

Credits & Info

4.73 / 5.00

Sep 17, 2021
11:48 PM EDT
File Info
10.2 MB
5 min 24 sec

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.