If this is what you write when you are in a rut, I can only imagine what you come up with when you are on a roll. This is wonderful to say the least.
haha, thanks :] To me, a rut is when everything starts sounding the same and doesn't have that "thing" to it. Thanks for the review :D
Sorry it took me so long to get around to this. I've been busy with school work and some epic Roman and Greek documentaries on the History Channel. And I can't turn that stuff off for anything.
But I'm getting a bit off track. I like this song. It has that TestSubjectA stamp I've often talked about. The mix of this song is very nice, and it creates a very dynamic atmosphere. You do so well with string ensembles my friend, so well indeed.
I like the congas in the percussion. I've been thinking about using some conga percs that I have as well sometime. I just have trouble fitting them into my music. Like you said above about yourself, I've been having trouble writing lately. So I know how it feels to force something out when it just isn't coming to you.
I like the piano in this song, although I'm sure about the overall quality of it. It seems a bit tinny. You should bring out the lows and mids a little, and lower the high end a bit. This will help to warm it's sound up a bit. But this is just me, maybe you went for that sort of sound. I'm not feeling it though. (You know me though, I have a very particular piano sound I like.)
The composition aspect of the piano was really nice though. I like what you created especially the little run(s) I heard. Very nice indeed.
The percussion though, is what makes this shine. I mentioned the congas above, but the rest of the percussion is very nice as well. It helps to create a somewhat mysterious atmosphere, and foreign as well.
When I hear this, I picture a vibrant marketplace in the Middle East. And there is a woman walking through the town square and she is flowing in and around the other patrons buying and selling goods. Her stride is so smooth it is almost as if she is carefully dancing her way through the crowd. She is wearing a veil so it is impossible to see anything other than her eyes. And they a very beautiful dark brown hue, with a very mysterious texture to them.
Yea, I really like this song a lot to say the least. ;-)
5/5 and 9/10 Overall. I'd give it a 10/10, but the piano kinda held this back for me. Other than that though, I really love this piece.
History Channel's bomb diggedy :D
What can I say? I like strings! lol it's what I've grown up with and it's what I can manipulate the bestest :]
I do admit the piano is a little midi-ish or tinny, but it didn't have a major timbral purpose until about 1:17, so I didn't worry about it too much, but i'll see if i can manipulate it a bit :]
Ah, the story, again a nice envisionment :D
Thanks for the review friend ^^ Just as you hold my reviews highly, I do so much your's as well.
I really like this piece. Nice transitions, good compositional material, beautiful melodies, good fusion. The only criticism I could possibly make would be to edit the individual instruments a little more to try to mimic the way it would sound if you recorded it live. That's always the hardest part about strings. :-/ A little bit of processing and just a little bit of swelling into notes etc. goes a really long way. Fantastic work though. That's some pretty awesome vomit you've got there. :) 5/5 10/10 and downloaded. You rock dude.
BTW, I just wanted to draw some attention to the delay in the violin (or viola) starting at 1:18. That was a nice touch.
I may do a little editing with the cello and maybe viola, my concern when doing that is losing its solidity. But I'll see what I can do :]
Thanks again ^-^
your a genius! this is cool! id love for you too add stuff like that to some of my stuff. im a big fan of classical and metal and if they mix properly it can be an amazing mix. But good job! 5/5 10/10
lol thanks, i'm gonna send a PM and see if you're interested in me and gravey doing some work to one of your songs. :]
It sounds like it would go well as backround music for an adventure game or something. Very nice. Even though it was a "spur-of-the-moment" piece, when I draw, that's how I do it. I just draw what comes to mind, and it usually turns out very well. Argentum Reflection worked out pretty much the same way. Oh, and don't worry, my volume is always up 50% or higher, so there was no problem, nyaan.
lol cool, i'm glad you like it :]
Yea I was thinking the same about it being an adventure song or something xD
Thanks for the review :]
Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.