This is intelligent techno. So many ideas and transitions fill this piece and I really appreciate the amount of time you apparently spent on this track. It's very well thought out. Not necessarily something I can hum in my head, but a very deep, intricate listen. Great job! You've really impressed me.
Thanks for your thoughts! Actually, it didn't take as much time as you might think - the base of the music is rather static, but I tried to economically add variations - I did kind of like how it turned out for the most part though (the intro is kind of short/abrupt, but it was one of the concessions to the theme). I didn't really mean for it to be "intelligent", but ended up having to throw in a bunch of words to better rectify it with the theme. Next time, though, I hope I can make something interesting but also speak clearly without outside explanation.
Hehe, I was thinking the same thing as jared about the lead. Regardless, it sounds awesome!
I really like all the effects and pads used in this, it really gives the song atmosphere!
Thanks for the review. I'm glad you liked the sounds and all - so I guess that they weren't too..uhh... "out there" I guess haha.
VERY cool atmosphere to this track!
Ohhh I love those harmonies in the beginning, and OOH key changes!
The lead and the background pads, the way the rhythm literally bounces my head and up down, icicle synths chiming away and clawing at my brain, love love love the pads, ooh, the gated(?) synth's melody around 4:07 is what I was talking about, and now a distortion effect on the original sine-ish lead! A man after my own tastes. I like the diversity in this song man, I am a huge fan of making things sound new constantly throughout a song. Great work! Why isn't this in the MAC? (Unless it is, and I'm just dumb)
Thanks for the rave review, man! And yes, this is supposed to be a MAC-8 entry, though I didn't explicitly write it down in the description for this version. And yeah, I like the pad parts too :) - often when I do electronic music, it's either very bleak abstract stuff, or pad happy ones like this one (though it does also have a bit of abstractness in it). I'm glad you picked up on the diversity - I tried to keep the basic building blocks in this piece to a minimum, and just tried to play around with changing and arranging them in various small ways.
Oh, and best of luck in the MAC!
The searing lead thing, like a whistle, reminds me of a effect used for the Sonic 4 soundtrack, for that winter stage? Good stuff, I never dabbled much into MIDI. All my effects are guitar driven. Probably making it a lot harder for myself lol.
Heh, I don't think I've ever played Sonic 4, so I can't draw the comparison, but the lead is one of those somewhat generic electronica leads. I did actually throw in a guitar distortion effect on it for when it repeated though.