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Author Comments

For the Newgrounds Audio Death Match, group 2, round 1.

Naming this felt very sluggish.

Will probably balance/mix a bit more after the voting process for the contest is done.

Edit: Updated with a slightly higher render quality, fixed an issue with one of the early basslines (it was repeating a loop instead of playing a 16bar bridge), fixed mixing on some of the drums, added a few altered sweepy FX and added in some stereo on a few instruments. Some small issues still occur, but that's because of the 128kbps quality.

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2023 and this shit still goes hard af

It took a while for me to write this review

I'll have to say man, that this is most definitely one of the most unique songs I've ever heard on the site, and I dig it. I didn't want to vote or review anything till I had the courage to listen to the whole thing all the way through, and I have to say I'm very glad I did. I admire the harsh omnipresence of the whole thing. Overall, the production is beau-beau-beautiful. The drumwork and all the little background things really make this one stand out to me.
However, there is one thing that I'm not entirely sure I dig. It's in the very beginning, that robot thing you add. In my opinion, you could have picked a different sound there, something that would make it feel more creamy, as opposed to so sharp and jarring, if you know what I mean. In other words, the robot voice feels kind of out place there in the beginning. But, I refuse to dock the whole song on one sound, because this song is so good otherwise; it reminded me of theme music to Galaga for the original PS lol! Good stuff man, really good stuff. Out of the other producers in the NGADM, you're definitely one of the best! Good luck man!

InvisibleObserver responds:

Thanks for the kind words, scoring and review.

My work stands out from a lot of NG, which sometimes people really enjoy, or they crinkle their nose and grit their teeth (Though frankly I'm happy with either response).

The robot sounding voice throughout the song I integrated much more smoothly in a manner that the garbled sounds it make punctuate the song in some way, however the ones near the beginning are somewhat intentionally breaking the flow, or to stand out. While this song has been written to be quite smooth, I kind of like adding in jarring sounds for the sake of disrupting what people may want to hear. I think in the case of this song though, if it had way more 'surprises' it would fit better, or if it had none at all it would be as you said "Creamy". But instead its at an inbetween, some sound good, beginning ones don't.

I may consider trimming them up for the sake of not scaring away feeble minded listeners who get daunted within the first 10 seconds.

Me Likey

I love all the stylistic changes you make in this. The asian string sounds great (you need to show me where you got this! :) ) and the track is mastered well overall.

InvisibleObserver responds:

Technically speaking its mixed well, it hasn't been mastered though. ;)

I think you listened to this like right before I updated and fixed a few issues within it.

Pleased you like the stylistic changes, this girl today was badgering me about my music being all over. Her and her feeble mind.

I'll send a PM regarding strings.

Credits & Info

4.77 / 5.00

Jan 24, 2010
11:13 PM EST
File Info
6.6 MB
7 min 13 sec

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