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Spill the Sands of Time

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Try to envision a room filled with thousands of giant hourglasses,
now imagine each one falling and shattering, spilling its sands unto the ground,
creating what we call Earth.

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this is really kewl. that about all i can say. i loved the industrial effects with the wavy soundin background. this is really cool man.

Aeris responds:

thanks ^^

it appears that i'm getting more and more into industrial - which is cool i like the genre, i just think it needs to be bigger and more dramatic.

I just make what i feel should be heard ^^


Thats quite nice man....!!!!!!!!!!!u can feel it!!!!! feel like floating through some warp or thing...

Aeris responds:

thanks, i love how people tend to envision things in my music :D

Damn Man...

You have the whole concept writing down. This is fucking amazing! And it reminds me of clocks, which is awesome!

I love the transitions from major to minor, and even to a diminished chord in a few select places. The overall sound you got was very nice indeed.

Now, to go a little more into the music itself. I like the quiet, dark intro. It sets the mood very nicely, and gives this song a peculiar feeling right away. When the instruments come in around the 0:20 mark, it isn't too loud. Yet you can definitely tell the song has truly started.

I am not sure I like the strings up to the 1:00 mark. Strings are a good choice, but I'm not sure those strings are. Now the background strings are perfect, but I'm talking about the harmonic strings that are arpeggiating. There is something just not right about their sound. I think you need more percussive strings for that part. Maybe what you could do, is put a piano part playing the exact same thing. It would give it that percussive edge it needs, and if done correctly might just fit nicely into the mix.

I love the "Wah Wah" sound you have going throughout the piece. Very original and nifty, if I may say so. The piano at the 1:00 mark is simply beautiful. Not really that complicated, but the quality of its sound truly enhances the overall mix of instruments. I like it when it comes in earlier as well, but it really shines at the 1:00 mark on.

Now, is that an oboe at the 1:30ish mark? Cause it adds a very dramatic quality to the piece, and really brings this song to a nice close musically. Very nice choice there, very nice indeed.

And am I mistaken, or are there some clock sounds going on in this piece? I love the sound because it gives you that constant that every song needs. I am extremely pleased at how you composed this song. 5/5 and 9/10, because I'm not sure it is perfect. Like I said, I would change those strings in that one section. Other than that though, perfect!


P.S. - I hate people who vote 0/5 on everything. I vote 5/5 and it averages out to 3.2, because the person before me voted so low. I'ma come back and vote 5/5 a few times to raise that score to where it belongs! :-D

Aeris responds:

i'll look into those string timbres, i think you're right... maybe cuz it's kinda supposed to be swelling. But ya i'll fool around with it.

yes i did use clock sounds, in fact, they're the same ones from Dreamin' Clocks x3
I was unhappy with how the sound was portrayed, so i tried again and BAM i'm happy.

That is actually a clarinet, I found that it made an awesome distortion sound.

And yes, unfortunately somebody was a dick and zero-bombed my song, but it's making its comeback.

anyway, night, sleep well

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Waiting for 2 more votes

Jan 21, 2009
12:49 AM EST
File Info
2.1 MB
2 min 19 sec

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