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Apr 21, 2008 | 12:42 PM EDT
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2.6 MB
2 min 50 sec
3.82 / 5.00

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

Rated 3.82 / 5 stars
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2,512 Plays | 165 Downloads
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Metal, Rock - Pop

Author Comments

I haven't come out with anything new in quite a while. I guess this is kind of a cop out, but I hope you enjoy it anyways! Your reviews and criticisms are, as always, appreciated.



Rated 5 / 5 stars


i am generally against remixes, as i usually think they destroy the feeling of song. however, your remix so well preserves the feel of the original, yet has a mind of its own, it should be taught in music collages to students learning how to make and re-make modern music. seriously, if you get into this professionally, (i dont know if you have) you could make alot of money on lessons alone. The song has so many refelections in pattern it is almost surreal, in a happy way. There is no one who could possibly top this song in it's general niche but you.

Turning-Japanese responds:

Thanks a lot for taking the time to comment. Sorry for taking so long to reply.

This version is more of a "remastered" than a "remixed" one, as I'm sure I would have butchered it otherwise. I'm glad you enjoyed it so much! And yes, I really enjoy the busy ambient feeling of many voices working at once. Paul McCartney is the guy who taught me that the best structure in harmony is one where each voice still fits as a melody to the song independently when the others are taken away ("In My Life," "If I Fell," "Silly Love Songs").

Thanks again for your time!


Rated 5 / 5 stars


I just realized that the last comment was written last year, about six months ago... Wow, time flies, and this song reminds of this for some reason. Great work though. It's really upbeat. Nice work.

Turning-Japanese responds:

Time has flown since you wrote this review. Sorry for the late reply!
Glad you liked it, and thanks for listening.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

This song makes me feel happy

I know I've already reviewed the first "I'd Rather Be Flying", but I must say that this is better for a combination of small reasons. Overall the sound feels much fuller than the first (it fills my whole speaker spectrum). This probably has to do with different pads and background synths, and maybe even the drums. The improved sound quality and mastering makes it a more enriched listening experience.

Now, I once said that I'd use your song Call_me in a flash game, but I'm probably not going to. However, I think this would fit in my newest game which should be done by the time school comes around. By the way, I know what its like to lose years of songs because of a hard drive crash. It happened to me about 2 years ago and the whole thing made me break away from my old account sebby_man.

And one last thing, I'd appreciate it if you checked out my song Ethnic Chill or my newest one, Mansion.

Turning-Japanese responds:

The crash definitely sucked bigtime, but I've recovered quite a bit of what I once had; I was lucky enough to have a lot of it backed up. Thanks for cranking the tunes and comparing this with the old version - I wasn't getting a lot of feedback.

Good luck with the game making, and I'll totally check out your song.


Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Good, but....

It was good, but I took 5 points off because:

A. It was made with computer loops
B. I've heard this chord progression too many times.

Turning-Japanese responds:

To be honest, I don't think either of those are very good reasons to think badly of a song. I usually judge a song by how enjoyable it is to listen to, and not by how difficult it was for the artist to create. I'm a fan of novel chord progressions too, but to condemn a song for following classic progressions is, in my opinion, downright elitist.
As a physics major interested in music, I've taken an aside to learn a bit about why certain frequencies are consonant to the human ear, and it's no suprise that the I, IV, iv and V chords share mathematical properties that have pushed them to the forefront of interest in many cultures throughout history. I don't appreciate them any less for their banality in the eyes of others.

I also might point out that writing scores for the donzens of instruments heard here, slaving their velocity and mastering it all are hardly simple tasks to undertake (despite "computer looping"). The bridge also added a fairly complex departure from the chord pattern.

I will still thank you of course for your honesty. I could care less about being scored badly, as long as your reasons are honest and taken seriously.

If unique progressions are your thing, I encourage you to check out "Medley", "The Spanish Laureate" or perhaps "Halloween Piano Score". Maybe one of those will be up your alley.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Not bad

Its good but i still like the first 1 better.

Turning-Japanese responds:

Glad you liked it - thanks for the review!