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A Night Underground

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I really like this, and I'm quite proud of it, so I'm naturally worried that there's something wrong with it or that it's not quite done. So any suggestions/criticisms are very welcome.

As is normal by now, all recorded from either drum machine, synthesizer keyboard, piano keyboard, or guitar.


(Impatient listeners: climax starts at about 2:40. But try to listen to the whole thing, ok?)


yo kevs

I think the best two words to describe this track would be "weird" and "different". Quite an original track right here. i cant say i'm a huge fan of the ideas in this track to much until the climax point, but its got quite a unique touch, which I can definetly respect. The textures and synths are not the most attractive sound, as they were a bit too fuzzy and mostly noise-based (maybe try putting a more noticeable sine wave in here to use a smooth base). thats just what I personally like, but its a nice vintage sound (I believe you said you use an 80s keyboard of sorts?). I do like the noisy drone around 1:05, at the gated/chopped synth around 1:55 adds a nice creepy touch. everything was sequenced quite well with the drums and variated quite well enough to the climax point. there was no real chorus secton from my perspective, if you took like a rock/metalish touch by utilizing the melody at 2:10ish and the laying it down on a heavy distorted guitar I think that would be pretty damn tight, and then maybe after bridge into the 2:40ish part.

and then the main climatic part was very enjoyable- i really like that drum beat a lot, nice use of claps and layered hi-hats- I find these beats more catchy then the march-esque beats that you seem to use more often from hearing a few of your tracks, so IMO maybe it would be a cool if you had just one track that used them more consistently? the smooth gated synth works quite well, and I like the noise-based synths in the background. conclusion is pretty decent too with the keys and strings harmonization, maybe put a touch of reverb on the keys to add some depth tho.

pretty sweet track tho! respectable style indeed.

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kevs91 responds:

Thanks for the very in-depth review.

The general noise of the synths are by design...it's just how I prefer them to sound. Obviously I need to work on balancing that out with some less noise more substancey sounds.

And yeah, I know that I really should improve on my drum tracks. Of the two things I'm working on now, one has the more typical marching beat that I tend to use, but the other has much more movement. So I think it's just a matter of putting in some more work on the drums than I'm used to.

I like the climax too because it's the same synth sounds that are used throughout the song, just with the arp on to make that cut up sound. (same thing with the 1:55 synth you talked about).

Again, thank you for such a great review.

Well thought out

Very nice ambient track. Given it's lack of a specific driving genre, It could easily find home in an mc's repertoire. I really like this

kevs91 responds:

I think it's always interesting to have to put something into a genre when I make it, because I (lately) have been defaulting to miscellaneous and am wondering if it really belongs there. So it's nice to hear that think it's the right place.

And I do think it would be very, very interesting to hear someone try to sing/rap to this.

Thank you for the very positive review.


i dont want to slam it, because obviously a ton of work went into it

i'll say it gets a little repettive sometimes, without a recurring
theme to bring the music back together

kevs91 responds:

Thanks for the review.

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Credits & Info


3.56 / 5.00

Feb 6, 2008
10:35 PM EST
File Info
4.8 MB
3 min 31 sec

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