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Squared Modern Nihilism


Author Comments

Hi there, it's been a while since I've done any music at all and just thought pixel day was a great motivator to start making some tunes again.

I'm not sure this could be catalogued as chiptune but more like an inspired modern electronic thingy with chiptune sounds. Hope you enjoy :3

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Man, I keep forgetting to check out your new stuff! This is really dreamy and neat. A little eerie at times, but I can't decide if it's more majestic than eerie. Love the arpeggiated riff at :45 and the subtle build-up into 1:14. The sound design and atmosphere remind me of 1f1n1ty in his prime, and while the harmonic content is pretty simplistic at times, the textures and energy levels are well-varied enough to keep me engaged. The atmosphere is still probably my favorite part of the piece, though, and the production quality is great too. Strong work, dude! ^_^

There's a strong fantasy element that turns into a wise way of feeling absolutely dreamy.

It's not droning as much as it is grounding and complacent in a good way. Reality chimes in with those unique chords applying dissonance to each other to compliment some kind of soft mood. I do feel there is a lack of wanting to be verbose or have an extremely vibrant payoff to those build-ups. I would love to just lose myself at a full part of an extremely volume-filled instrumental at some point.

Very nice and charming T.T

Santi-Montali responds:

Thanks for your comment, really appreciate it! I agree completely with this since I've also felt there could be more climax and less build up

Holy fuck this is amazing. It's so unique compared to other chiptune tracks. I love the song progression, those stereo, bit-crushed sounds playing adds so much to the atmosphere yet still keep the chiptune category.

Santi-Montali responds:

Thanks!! Yes, that was exactly my goal. I'm glad you liked it :)

I love reverb in 8 bit sounds, should be used more

Most chiptunes are mono, so not sure how much something like your track will count lmao. Really cool soundscapes though and I love the downsampled sounds.

Santi-Montali responds:

Haha yeah I don't know about that either lol. Anyway, thanks! It was cool to make some music again besides pixel day :)

Credits & Info


4.71 / 5.00

Jan 23, 2022
8:53 PM EST
Video Game
File Info
7.4 MB
3 min 16 sec

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