haha lol i totally agree with saican
Glad it reminds people of the old-school awesomeness. :D
Reminds me of something I would hear in Zelda
I really like this song. I see a Zelda-like game with your little pixelated player running through the forests fighting off trolls and bandits and such. Or this could be a great piece to be used when the player enters a house in like Oblivion or Morrowind for that matter. Hmm, just got to the cymbals. Maybe not for a game like Oblivion. Either way this is great. I'm really feeling something celtic and peaceful. Also some excitement from the adventure. You have really captured visuals in this piece. Well done!
Sadly though I don't foresee a place for this in my game. Oh, well. It's too adventurous and happy versus what I need for a very creepy game that is meant to scare the player. Although, come to think of it, this could work well with a multiplayer game a friend of mine came up with that I would have to build since his Doom mapping skills realllllly suck. This would work great for that. I would be just quirky enough to make players be like "wtf?" when they are in the forested part of the game. And then they get fragged by a sniper! lol! that would be great! Or even a Heretic map! I like! This song is giving me ideas! Keep it up! 10/10!
Heh, if I have conjured images and given you ideas, I have done my job. :D
Once again you've reminded me of a game I used to play (you're really good at this) called the Illusion of Gaia; very nostalgic.
I can tell this wasn't meant to loop, but it seems to flow so well with the silence at the end. You've managed to pull another one under my nose (not a bugger, mind you. I'm a childish loser.)
I can imagine hearing this in a movie with a scene overlooking the rainforest or something similar. Perhaps even a Celtic scene of Ireland or Scotland (because it sounds sorta medieval at the end.) It's just so soothing to listen to.
I love the instruments used in this one, as I can tell you carefully chose them as well. You're just full of musical goodness that I can't help but love your work! I admire you in some ways as you remind me of myself when I was making music a couple of years ago here on Newgrounds.
I do hope you continue making music,
You know, it's really nice to get a review from you, as I've been ninja-listening to every song you've got- I actually never reviewed any of them, and I kind of think that's just kind of rude.
The instrument selection in this song was one of the parts I spent a lot of time on, I'd get to a part where I had finished writing an entire part for an instrument and then deciding "Wow, this sucks balls" and then re-write it (like for the oboe, that went through about four rewrites.)
I will of course keep up making music! :D
...the finger cymbals (too loud!), everything was top notch, brilliant work!
Glad you liked it- and I will check into lowering the finger cymbals' volume.
This is unlike anything I've heard before. It's sort of like taking a little bit of MaestroRage's stuff, tossing it in a blender with a Pokemon game soundtrack and a saxaphone, mixing that with some cool guitars, baking it for an hour at 400 degrees, then icing it with a good amount of SolusLunes. That probably was all over the place, but my main point is that I like it! The flutes were fantastic, and the jazzy/guitar stuff you added in here really made the track sound like this could be about anywhere in the world.
I don't really know what the chime-like percussion that opened the song was, but it never really got old. Normally when I hear something playing for that long I get tired of it, but there was enough going on in the rest of the piece it didn't bother me.
This is a great song, and unique! It's going on my favorites for sure.
I'm glad you liked it! The chimes were, in fact, finger cymbals (like ImperfectDisciple said) and the reason they were there is because I thought they moved the song along and kept the tempo up. Did you notice that the song felt a lot slower when they weren't playing? It was a good way to keep the music moving. :D
But if you want to hear something that's all over the place, you should totally go check out Forever Never. I tried to blend about five genres into that song.
Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.