What an adventure.
I kinda like how the song leads me to different kinds of adventure. It starts dark, then it goes sort of oriental, then back to something tribal. I mean I love the variety even they could create some sort of weirdness and doesn't sound like it belongs there. However, you manage to link them together with smooth transition. Very well done.
Very cool, creepy song
This is one very cool, creepy song. The dark ambiance really gives the song a lot of emotions.
The instruments were well played and mastered, well enough to create a good, creepy film atmosphere, especially the ambient sounds and the bells. The drums were also good. As for the rest like the oriental instruments and clapping (?), I honestly found them inappropriate for this song, their fine, but they just don't belong in this song. As for the D'n'B time beat at 2:10; even though it sounded quite good, I think that for this song you should have stick to the dark ambient side, and not go in every direction, even if it wasn't such a bad idea... So all I have to say is when you work on a specific genre, mostly stick with it, unless you find another one that could go with it. A common example is hip-hop and classical for instance.
I'll skip to the scene now (note: I imagine the scene taking place during the 5 first minutes of the song):
The scene takes place on a deserted harbor, around 11 P.M.
We see a man in a trench coat and fedora walking past a big, dark, old cargo ship full of rust. He's a mobster who left one mafia family for another. He joined this one barely a year ago, and tonight he's being made.
He thinks this whole situation is strange, because according to the mobster tradition, only really respected men get made, men you've known for years and trust your life with. Another thing is, usually "being made" is an excuse to whack someone, and he doesn't like that one bit.
But he sticks around, lits a cigarette, and goes on the old cargo ship. Another fishy detail is that nobody's on it. Well, that's what it looks like...
He walks around, but sees nothing. Things are silent until he hears a brief footstep not too far away. He turns around but still doesn't see anything. He goes towards one end of the ship which is totally dark, but stops as he hears another footstep coming from that dark end. He drops his cigarette. He grabs his gun, and walks towards that dark end...
Far from the cargo ship we hear 2 immediate gun shots followed by a 3rd. We then see the mobster falling from the ship into the sea like a dead weight.
Great scene, it's definitely interesting to read what others see when they listen to descriptive music! This one is such an older tune...I have long since grown used to everything it does and stopped picturing anything new for it, so this is exciting! Thank you!
I agree on your reasoning about the odd turns it makes...I tend to enjoy music that mixes various styles in cool ways (John Powell/Elfman like), but I think sometimes I tend to just wander around rather than have a solid mix.