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May 19, 2010 | 5:57 AM EDT
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4 min 55 sec
4.18 / 5.00

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Rated 4.18 / 5 stars
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http://jonathangjertsen.b (remove spaces and copy the URL)

Also, notice the "share"-button on that page. Just saying! :)


Note: Now this may sound cliche but I'm noticing so much more detail in this track when listening to it quite loudly and actually listening to it (as opposed to using it as background music). Perhaps that's something to keep in mind? :)


This is a cinematic ambient industrial tune, and arguably my musically best piece of music yet. A few things I've focused on in the making of this tune:

- Keeping the drum beat as hard and deep as possible.
- Creating an immersive, dark and overwhelming ambience.
- Keeping the production as clean as absolutely possible.
- Filling it with awesome moments, listen for: Endless rise (0:10-0:54) wet -> dry mix (0:54), cinematic boom (1:35), clever metal and dubstep elements from (2:28), a bar of awesome (2:50), sick dreamlike psychedelic break (3:16), snapping back to reality (3:38), endless descend (4:30)

Obviously the title refers to another song of mine, Cloudclimber. Much like the titles would suggest, the two songs are also polar opposites in a way. Please have a listen to Cloudclimber, which is more of an ambient pop piece: /audio/listen/176303



Rated 5 / 5 stars

This is awesome! Fantastic job dude!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

awosome job bro!!!!!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I always wonder.

Where do you get all your sound effects, drones, background noises, pads, leads..? Do you make them? They seem to be custom in almost every single song of yours. I think it's what makes your music more interesting than other people. You don't have most of the normal synths that most people use and have TONS of sound effects, chimes, and various things that I've never heard anywhere else.

Now, aside from little questions like that, which I'd really love an answer to...

The song.

It seems to have one bassline that repeats throughout the whole song. This can be good, but... it phases. A LOT. This happens when the higher synths change to a different key, and the bassline stays exactly the same. It's cool, but I think it could go slightly higher as well to a different key to make it better.

Musically, there are a lot of ideas in this. I just wish that it could be formatted better. It seems to do something like this: Intro->A->B->A->C->Simultanious AB->Outro
Not really a good format to have in a song, it doesn't quite work and makes it just "go". Because of this, it just ends and doesn't really have anything leading up to the end.

While the composition isn't the best, and there are some problems with phasing in the bassline, the music creates quite an effect and is quite good. It is deep and immersive, but my music trance is broken somewhat by the little problems in it, keeping it from being a 10.

-SWINT of the Review Request Club-

Buoy responds:

About half of the sounds in this tune I made myself with synths from Reason and Reaktor/Absynth, half of them are downloaded from various sources and edited in various ways (lots of reversing, fading, distortion, chopping, speed fades (fading up in pitch not volume), etc).

also... that's a lot of criticism I don't agree with in one 9-star review :D I'll try to get to everything in one paragraph so no one has to bother reading it:

Other than a small part around 2:00 the bassline always changes pitch along with the other synths. For the record it's one synth with layers in several octaves: one clean sine wave (the sub bass), a distorted sine wave one octave above, a clean sine wave two octaves above and finally a sawtooth thing with a chorus effect two octaves above. There are some unusual effects but I worked pretty hard to get them. Dunno what you mean about it phasing though- the sub bass is perfectly clean and in tune. It's not the same throughout either. It changes to something entirely different around 1:38, and also at 2:25. Nothing ever changes key. I think bjra told me to change the song format too but I think it's fine. Even if it's not a common pop/rock structure. After the ambient part there's a recap of the main theme which ends up including elements from all the previous parts of the song until the long final boom thing. I think that wraps the song up nicely.

I realize all that makes it seem like I can't take criticism but I simply don't think a lot of it is relevant / agree with it. But I'm glad to hear it, thanks!


Rated 4 / 5 stars

I'm in your brain, mining your mind

Pretty impressive. Can't help nodding to the beat.
If you remove those techno-y tunes (whatever u call it) & keep the ambient & drum layer, it sounds more sexy IMO

VOTE 5. Keeping this. Problems?

Buoy responds:

i appreciate the review but that trollface is haunting me, laughing at me, making me paranoid


Rated 5 / 5 stars

5/5 10/10

This makes me think about a combination of Fallout, Mass Effect and Uplink, which equals Epic Win!