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Astral Chamber

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Old guitar improvisation from the 2005 vault...

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Very calming...

I must agree with Neophyte-Ronin. This is very calming. But as before, there are some strange parts that go on in it- like the large volume jump at 1:52 tends to grate the ears when you have the volume on your pc up to hear the citar(I think that's a citar) in it. The abrupt ending also puts a damper on it. And that cut at 0:29 also got me wondering what went on... I would love to see a re-master of this.
On a completely unrelated subject, skip ahead that makes Angry-Faic's eyes nod up and down, then go back to the cut out at 0:29- when the music starts, he starts to spin like a globe O_o.

S3C responds:

Thanks man! Yeah I agree with your criticisms, there are some volume problems indeed and the "movements" for lack of a better word dont connect with each other. There actually is no sitar in here, its just two guitars. I had no mixing knowledge and the piece was recorded in four takes with no strong idea of what I was trying to do before hand, thus the abruptness. and lol at Angry-faic

Slender with a Tinge of Grunge

I heard a clip at 0:26, a blank spot amidst the acoustics, possibly unintentional. Another issue is the abrupt cut-off at the end. If the original track still exists, then an echoing outro ought to be finessed and installed near the end to drift the listener away rather than push them into the water. I had the imagery of floating down a calm, misty lake upon a rowboat.

Only on a few occasions through the track does the sound exceed the register and things get distorted. It's a common mistake to make things too loud.

That just means you can take the original chords and riffs and compose a new version later; what's there is very good. Although the track is old, it's a smooth enough tune to be found in a game.

This definitely has a grunge aesthetic to it, as if the Seattle rock music scene influences you. It wouldn't surprise me since you've listed "Rooster" by Alice in Chains as a favorite song and you live in that city in the first place. If I recall correctly, MattZombie is from the area, along with his current band, "Judgment". Their stuff is pretty cool, too.

Anyway, keep it up, and don't be afraid to submit something old. Age doesn't kill a soundtrack, but the elements will.

S3C responds:

Thanks for another insightful review Neophyte-Ronin!

Oh- the sound quality is indeed shit- I knew not a thing about mixing or what even clipping was back then. It's a straight mono-recorded output from my Digitech pedal to the line-in port.

I suppose I could revisit this someday...once I can be arsed to buy some better hardware :P

I honestly can't hear an y grunge influences at all :P But I love AiC, they were definetly my favorite band during the time when guitar harborbed my main music interests. I actually live in Arizona for now, lol. seattle is certainly a beautiful place tho.

Again, thanks for the review man :) And agreed, age doesnt kill a soundtrack, but unfortunately my bad past recording habits will leave some permanent scratchmarks. Haha!

S3C Strikes again!

beautiful stuff here.. Very relaxing. I picture an ocean reflecting the moonlight near a island. Really a beautiful track. Old or not it works wonders.. Keep it up! We'll work on that collab again sometime soon when i'm not working TONS OF HOURS LOL.

Wyldfyre1

S3C responds:

hey thanks man! I like that imagery too. Yeah we need to get cracking with that collab, hit me up on MSN when you get a day off!

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