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29th Feb, 08: The Last Days of Summer.
6 minutes of upbeat happy techno, as part of my "Colour of Music" series. I composed it about a month ago, and left it for a while, before going back and adding extra panning and effects, audience samples, that sort of thing. It's very much along the lines of one of my other songs "Eternal Train", but this song has more effort on both the composition and the technical aspects of it. The drums and bass are a lot stronger here, but they're still pretty light, to go with the mood. Anyway, it's been a while coming, and I hope you guys like it. Please leave a review/vote, I read and respond to them all.
Thanks. Enjoy!

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Very nice

So this was really nice work you have here I like the style and love how this starts off and that piano in the background is really good now I do favor piano but have to say it was a nice touch in this one and even with that I would push more of that piano but anyways nice work here I really liked the effort here

~~THINGS TO IMPROVE ON~~
Some more dominant piano from the background

~X~

i am beginning to dislike stereo sound..

Well the intro is the best part imho, but the est of the song is quite enjoyable. A little loud on the synth at around :50ish when it comes in there, could be more breaks in the loud synth, good use of drums and crowd and i like the piano sounding thing, lovely melody on it and the trianglely woodwind thing. It would help me greatly if stuff stopped movin around my head tho, its good for the opening but after about 30 sec you could slowly calm it down till it stopped, i think thats the single biggest improvement u could make on it.

you still do awesome simply cause of ur melodies, i love them
-toucanman-

nice and upbeat

At some points in time the synth panning began to become more of a nuisance than a good sound. You should try to limit panning effects so that it doesn't become too annoying in longer songs like this.

The ending was probably the best part i'd say.

Using that synth (the one i mentioned..) in the beginning especially was good.

Overall, a good tune.

8/10
4/5

WritersBlock responds:

Cool. Thanks for the review.

Really cheery melody. Uplifting vibe,

I enjoyed the upbeat cheery melody. It's something I could almost imagine hearing in a club if it weren't for the slowdowns.

I felt the 'buzzy' synth was a bit too overpowering, but enjoyed the fast pace and variations on the basic melody. Some stereo effects were cool, but having the constant panning from left to right started to feel a bit overused, boring and 'cheap' after a while when it was the focus.

Conversely, when there was loads else going on (like near the end), it just made for an added adrenalin rush.

I liked the various instruments you've got - crowd, piano, some bubbly noises, whistly synth...

Just maybe lower the buzzy synth's volume a tad, don't use the panning so much throughout and maybe keep up the tempo.

A probable keeper.

Ta.

- Review Request Club -

WritersBlock responds:

Thanks for the criticisms, a very helpful review.
Cheers, man.

Great

I really liked it, very technical with lots going on, but never seems crowded, except when it's meant to. Great techno sound. I especially loved the build up, great feel off it and a great way to start and liked how you used that same bit over and over again. Kinda had a little retro feel too, great job

=Review Request Club=

WritersBlock responds:

Thanks, man. I appreciate your comments.

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Score
4.17 / 5.00

Uploaded
Feb 29, 2008
12:55 AM EST
Genre
Techno
File Info
Song
5.5 MB
6 min 1 sec

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