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Shiny Things (Ambient)

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Whoa, found this on an old CD I burned. It's an old ambient remix of an even older IDM song I made. This mix is probably from late 2005 or early 2006.

Probably the first time I'd ever made a counterpoint melody in a track. First time I'd used circular panning well... It's one of the oldest tracks of mine that I have any decent amount of pride in. It's dynamic, it's uplifting and it's got an ethereal quality which I really dig. Unfortunately, I had to convert it from one mp3 bitrate to another to get the file size under 8MB :(

I wish I had more half-decent music from that time :(

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That's exactly what I'm looking for. Good work !

That is the only work I have ever heard of you, if you didnt say that it is 6 years old I would not have belived it. Good work!

A great song!

If you're really irked by having to drop bitrates you could post this song on another free hosting site without an 8Mb limit and put a link to it on here for quality-philes.
But It sounds great anyways!

super super chill bro

I'm liking this a lot
i could probaby listen tot his all day

If this is some of your oldest stuff, then wow!

This is a pretty awesome piece. It's quite lengthy, but that's not a prob; just more time to expand on your stuff eh? lol. when I think of this song, it's like a cross between music from donkey kong country and turok- at least, the original turok (i dunno if you ever played turok on the gameboy, but it sounded similar to that bit-grinding that you had goin on). I also like the pseudo-percussion that goes on during the whole course of the song. ultimately, this is a really chill song, one with a lot of layers; if i was making a flash game, or even possibly a movie, this song would be prime fodder lol. really excellent job; i wish i could have half as much pride in my oldest stuff. most of mine was riddled with FL Studio garbage, such that it didn't sound unique. i would still say my stuff sounds generic, and i wish to god i could make something as atmospheric as this.

midimachine responds:

Hey thanks man :)

If it's any consolation, by late 2005 I'd been using FL and making music for the best part of 3 years already. So while this is old, it's not my very oldest stuff. I would never harm NG with that junk ;)

Also, I was listening to my stuff that was even older than this (~2004) last night and I enjoyed solely for the fact that I could see how far I'd developed in my skills right across the board.

Anyway, thanks for the review and kind words :)
Keep rockin' on!

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5.00 / 5.00

Jul 1, 2009
10:13 PM EDT
File Info
7.4 MB
6 min 26 sec

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