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Xyirx - Way Back Home

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I put the thunder at the end out.

I submit this song as an entry for MAC8: Sorrowed Tears.

Separated from your friends and find your way back home on the stormy night.

Please vote and comment reasonably. :D Critiques are welcome.

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This is quite happy, although I know where you're getting at with it :P Even though still I'm not totally sure whether I'd get "Sorrowed Tears" out of it. But now, let's focus on the song itself.

Very nice work! The atmosphere is nice, and you create it smoothly with the beginning there. I think the cello beginning somewhere around 00:30 is just about the volume where I would keep it. With a volume like that it creates a soft feeling to it. In the climax there should have been a string quartet, however. Would have emphasized the feeling even more.

All in all, a solid tune. 9/10 and a five ( 3.76 / 5.00 (+ 0.098) ).

Xyirx responds:

First of all, I really appreciate a long and great review.

After listening to it, I kinda know that it leads to a happy mood too, but hehheh, there was not enough time for me to fix the song much at that time, and it probably was the best I could do for now.

Yes, you're correct about the cello part. I just love the sound of it, so I let it first among the string quartet. At the climax, I did use the string quartet but keep them quite soft like you and others said. I should have made it more epic.

Well, thank you very much for the vote too. Your comment has been useful to me. :)


oh dear, starting with a thunder and rain is never wrong. sets up a good atmosphere. I love the Celesta-sound as well as the climax you've build upon the end. what you've could done there is adding a whole string section to emphasize it even more. not too loud of course. But all the instrument come together very good and with a this pretty melody you've got yourself a nice song.

Xyirx responds:

Oh, it's my honor to receive your review.

I'm happy that you like the celesta (which is actually music box, but they have similar sounds anyway. :D), and I actually put a deep string in the background, but it seems too weak to be heard. So I thank you for the suggestion. ^_____^

Please don't end this with thunder =/

Looks like there are 0 bombers again . Your score should be about 3.5 - 4 . This song doesn't remind me anythng about sorrowed tears . Even as I was pretty much in pain all the day . It did othervise =] made me calm and even ahppy . It is very close to the perfection . 5 from me , and it goes to my fav .

Xyirx responds:

Thank you very much for a detailed review. I took out the thunder in the end. :D I appreciate an honest comment. It encourages me to make more good music.

PS. I just hate those zero-bombers. XD

Hits my heart

I my opinion this song transports the feeling you stated above very well.
It's a smooth and catchy song, so I give you 4 / 8 for it.

Keep it up!

Xyirx responds:

I'm happy that you see the visual I want to show. Thank you very much for the vote and review.


It was ok.... could be better.... keep making more man

Xyirx responds:

Thanks for the review. :) And yep, I'll definitely make more.

Credits & Info


4.30 / 5.00

Jul 29, 2008
10:11 AM EDT
File Info
1.9 MB
2 min 7 sec

Licensing Terms

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