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He Who Sits Alone

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I got inspired to finally complete and submit this, after hearing some original work here. A simple song, with influences from Nine Inch Nails.

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The Downward Spiral

Heh, I definitely see where you're saying when you mention NIN influences.

You have the background industrial noise down PAT. All the build up to 0:44 was excellent. I wasn't really digging the vox that come in at 0:22. Not that they sounded bad, I just didn't feel they blended as well as maybe more noise would have.

Love the way the piano sounds. The guitar in the first part is great too. It's role in the second half of the song however sounded a little more unpolished to me, almost like the track was clipping at points. I downloaded it and opened it up in Audacity just to have a look and it isn't clipping, but it could just be the quality of the recording (if you actually recorded it).

Also - my apologies if I'm wrong about it being a guitar. For some reason right now I'm having trouble distinguishing the sound.

All that aside, I actually REALLY got into it. Especially great super loud on my headphones. I was disappointed by the length. I felt like it could have really gone on to become something big. Great stuff though.


SukiWukiDookie responds:

Wow, all that coming from you is pretty awesome. :D

I kinda had trouble with the vox, wasn't too sure about it myself. But I decided to leave it because I didn't know what else to put. Now that you mention it, I could have use a guitar instead of the voice.. Hmm..

Originally, there was going to be another voice in a higher pitch, but that eventually became the guitar parts you thought you heard.

You're right about the second half, though I'm not sure what specifically. There are some sounds I want in there, and some I don't. I guess I was going for a feeling of timidness, like the sounds were trying but couldn't really get through.

As for the length, I just couldn't think of anything more to add. But your words inspire me, so maybe I'll think of a version with more substance.

Many thanks snayk, I was happily surprised!

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Apr 10, 2010
12:20 AM EDT
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1.5 MB
1 min 41 sec

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