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Guide to Sophisticated Living

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There is no other song I have written on my own of which I am more proud. This song grew out of a fledgling of an idea and took shape through my own months of writing as well as in the recording process with Joesph Blair. It went from an acoustic solo to a straight three and a half minutes of groove with an edge.

This song will mess with your mind. Catchy is not what you know it to be.

EDIT: Top pick of the week after only having gone on for a few hours. I have to say thank you to everyone who took the time to listen to this track and give it such an outstanding rating. Feel free to check out my own info at www.WesleyBoynton.com, and the info for this project as it rolls along at http://www.entersubhyster ia.com. My album is also on iTunes, the album name is called Hemiola (Artist: Wesley Boynton).

If you like this, check out two other songs from Joseph and I:
http://www.newgrounds.com /audio/listen/195305 (Outlive and Outlast)
http://www.newgrounds.com /audio/listen/165966 (Drunk Punched in the Pneumatic Pressure Gauge)

I love NG. Great place.

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realy loved it

smooth, its like some of the stuff i hear when i sleep, just cool, relaxing, most of it is a lot like this. i hope you guys are put in an anime or something, it seems to fit that sort of music fixture.

And can you tell me how to get that funky sort of sound out of a guitar, like um wowwwowwwaaakaawaakaa, thanksits like at 1:22.


I love this song ive been listening to it for ever i love it!!! it almost sounds like a song you would hear in startcraft, man that takes me back a ways

like the begining

The Wahs were a bit overbearing until the end. Try to reduce those a bit.

Good work

I really, really enjoyed that! The beginning parts reminded me of something by King Crimson, and man, that's saying a lot! Well executed riffs and the mastering is lovely... Very professional! The only thing that nagged me was the little hihat groove that played from time to time, for example at 01:26. I just disliked the sound of it, but that's just my personal opinion. Great work overall, you've earned my respect, I know how hard and time-consuming it is to create something like this :)

Hyper-Freak92 responds:

Much thanks. Not many people appreciate the effort behind a good song, though effort never counts in comparison to the product that comes from it.

I'm glad you liked it!


My message got deleted, but here am i again.
First:4.33 / 5.00.
After:4.33 / 5.00 (+ 0.0021)Rated 5!


Hyper-Freak92 responds:

And as I said on your last message,
Nice name. =D

Credits & Info

4.79 / 5.00

Dec 23, 2008
8:16 PM EST
General Rock
File Info
3.3 MB
3 min 37 sec

Licensing Terms

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