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Red Ocean (Old)

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An ocean deep stained red by the setting sun.

An adventure deeper and deeper into the ocean, it's a bit *different than my normal stuff, I hope you all like it. I had fun creating it, hopefully it's just as fun to listen to :3

Night everybody!

Edit: Moving it to Ambient, new outtro will be up on Ambient one soon.

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Alright theres not much more to say that hasn't already been said. I wish i had better headphones to listen to this stuff at work with but unfortuanatly i got a ear bud in one ear so ill do my best at reviewing this.

A) The intro seemed to have alot of dead space at the beginning but then again could have been the headphones.

B) I'm not to sure if this is classified as industrial more so than a classical or maybe Neo Classical ( I know im going out on a limb with that one)

c) As for track flow it moved nicely everything seemed to fall into place and nothing seemed "off" so to speak in the song. Your levels were good and the production quality was up there.

D) and finally add more of an outro, either like what donald said or add a soft drone to end it off with. Good work ill give you a 10 for this piece.

Well then...

I will start off by saying I love the break at 1:30ish. Yea, yea, yea, I'll get to the intro in a second! :-P I really enjoy the filler in the background, that almost has a washboard effect. Not that it sounds like a washboard exactly, but it has the effect of being rubbed the wrong way to get sound out of it. Oh, and if that just didn't sound as perverted as it gets.

BUT ANYWAYS, the strings are wonderful. I love the style of strings you chose for this song. They are regal almost in texture, and have a very nice ring to them.

Now about the intro. I like it. The "washboard" creeps in on the listener, and I like that effect. The sudden presence of the strings and rhythm section is nice. And the bass has a very rich full sound, which is normally ruined by distortion in industrial music. Although it does have a hint of distortion, it isn't overdone. I Iike the soft touch of the bass, it has a very nice feel to it.

Your transitions are very nice. The fact that I don't even notice them really is paramount as to how well you have written them. I love the whole song really, I can't deny that. I like this song much more than "Dreamin' Clocks." You get a 10/10 from me here, which is rare for the audio portal. Great piece all over.


Aeris responds:

Thanks :D

To tell you the truth, I didn't think that this song would get a very high score because it's not a gritty, attacking song. But just yesterday it was number 1 :D
Of course then somebody had to zero bomb it cuz being ranked #1 just asks for that. x3

Thanks again! I'm glad you were so pleased C:

Sweet, smooth Industrial track

You're doing pretty much everything right from the start here. I like how you allow this track to introduce itself so smoothly, and you're using some very full-bodied effects here. Your string melody gets a little repetitive before the end, but I gotta give the credit for writing a really good one to stick with.

It's cool that you left the whole center of the stereo plane largely empty of your major percussion. This has a very immersive, encompassing effect on the listener and seems to work well with the wide stereo presence of a lot of the non-percussive sounds you've got going here. Perhaps it might be judged to be a bit extreme (since it is constant), but I think you did a great job with it. Keeping the industrialized snare in the same place on the right and the BDs (which are very well composed for this piece by the way) in the same general location stage left gives this track a steady quality that really works for the mood you're conveying, while the hats floating around the center still leave a nice subtle treat for those of us with headphones.

I also like the stereo sensitive LFO in the soundscape effect in the background. That's working extraordinarily well here. I'm trying to do something similar on my current project actually, and so far I haven't had the success you've got here. That effect is also really helping your conclusion, alongside instrumental subtleties included mostly on the right channel. Very classy.

I would have drawn out that final note for another beat or two at the end. A track like this seems to demand a slightly (though very slight) longer outtro.

That just about covers it. Nice to find you in Industrial!

Aeris responds:

I love your reviews, they're so intuitive, :D not just a simple "it sounds awesome" or a "it sounds like shit" and moves on. Thanks again, I'll look it over, sleep on it, and relook into the conclusion. If something awesome comes up, i'll be sure to reupload it.

My genre kinda varies x3 I can't really "classify" something, like analytically. But I can hear something, take the subtle differences between the other genres, and decide "so that's industrial, i'ma try" sometimes it comes out awesome x3 sometimes it doesn't.

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Jan 4, 2009
1:33 AM EST
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3.2 MB
3 min 27 sec

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