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Coming Home (Daisy Chain)

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A song for a project of mine called Daisy Chain. The "band" is supposed to be a less ambient form of shoegaze centered more on concise and catchy guitar riffs.

Instrumentation -
Three real guitar tracks (technically four). One rhythm track centered, a different rhythm track panned both left and right, and one melodic track centered with a phaser effect.
Sequenced sampled drum hits (one shots).
A bass plugin.
A virtual string ensemble.

Everything recorded, sequenced, and "mastered" (aka tweaking things with equalizers and panning and anything else I could mess up) in FL.

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I'd rock out with you

It's a little messy, but you said you didn't want it as ambient, so you did very well making a fuzzy, fun little thing. I really, really like it. Again, like most people, I have complaints about the drums. They're very well in the pocket, but the cymbals and high hats are a tad distracting. Still, this is so gosh damn happy! I do hope you keep it up!

Oh, and those strings at the end: phenomenal.

Cornilious responds:

One day....
I will re-record this properly. haha

Not going to mention it

What I wanted to say the most has already been said, but I'll tell you what I thought.

It's very relaxing to listen to, and that's always a good thing, at least for me. I don't know too much about music, but I know a nice song when I hear it.

It sounded very well organized and was never too repetitive or messy at all.

The drums were a little bland, but the simplicity was nice, and all the instruments were in practical perfect unison.

-Review Request Club.

Sounds better

But it is still a little repetitive - everything here has such an air of computer generated riffs, that it does drag the track down in my estimations. With how it has been and the fact that you added what sounded like synthesised flutes over the top of the last run around, I can certainly say that it needs to have more variation once more.

Things like the different drum riffs in the background, slightly tweaked guitar riffs (even modulating the key that it's played in for a run) make the tune sound more human and less artificial.

I'm sure you can do it, but it's going to take a short while to get everything in the right order for it.

[Review Request Club]

Cornilious responds:

Vocals will make it sound less repetitive, I'm sure of that.
Computer generated? I'm not following on that really. I mean, I do focus on theory a lot I think calling the riffs computer generated is a bit of an overstatement.

As stated before, yes the drums will be varied in the next incarnation. Modulating key is a bit of a gimmick in my opinion and I'm not sure if I'd like to change the riffs that much, maybe strumming patterns but not much else.

Thanks a lot though! I really appreciate it when someone takes the time to actually pick apart a song of mine like you did. If everyone gives me tens, I'll never improve!

Needs vocals.

There isn't too much to say here, as its a pretty good song. However, there isn't really anything that makes it very interesting. It kinda drags on, and would be majorly improved with vocals. At about 1:00, it got pretty messy, but got better soon afterwards.

The drum beat could be a bit more interesting, and you could increase the volume of the guitar to make it more recognisable. After all, you say you're centred on guitar riffs..

The outro was nice, and provided a fitting end to it.

[Review Request Club]

Cornilious responds:

Yes, definitely vocals.

Drums will be altered if I ever start this from scratch at a later date.
Which guitar, the rhythm guitar or melody/solo guitar?

Hmm, lets see here.

This all sounded really good. I probably let it play over a couple of times before I could really think about anything to say about it, but I finally figured out a couple of things.

First I would like to say that I think that the guitar is drowned out by the rest of the music a little bit. Not so much that the other music is too loud, but more over that the guitar is too quiet.

Other than that a very decent song all around. Nice and relaxing to listen to. Worth a listen in my opinion. Keep up the good work.

~ Review Request Club ~

Cornilious responds:

I'm assuming you mean the guitar playing the melody. I originally wanted it to be low in the mix because I want to put some vocals in too. I think that the vocal melody and the guitar melody would be similar but varied at some parts so I didn't want them to clash if they were the same volume.

Credits & Info


4.35 / 5.00

Jun 29, 2009
11:07 PM EDT
General Rock
File Info
7.8 MB
3 min 26 sec

Licensing Terms

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