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Jun 17, 2010 | 5:53 PM EDT
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7.1 MB
6 min 13 sec
4.46 / 5.00

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Rated 4.46 / 5 stars
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This is a song put together by me and Montehawks [http://montehawks.newgro unds. com/ (remove spaces)]. We spent about 20 accumulative hours on this one, spanning about 5 days or so. This is also my first collaboration with anyone so it's my first entry into that world of music. Please rate and review, especially because this is my first collaboration effort so we would both like some nice feedback.



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


-This is quite an impressive song being as you said that it was your first time doing a collaboration with someone else on a song. It takes teamwork and time to get on the same page but I think you two did a great job. Once again though I really like listening to the work that you produce since you do take the time and effort to work on your songs instead of pumping out song after song of menial work.

-The beginning hits very hard and breaks the silence so you can start focusing on the piece at hand. The clapping isn't entirely necessary but I have noticed that you use it every once in a while as a build-up mechanic and to increase the crowd getting into the song. Excellent piano work as usual.

-You have several nice transitions throughout and build-ups abound most likely due to the length of the song. I felt that it could of been shortened so you could of compacted the song more so you didn't come to points where it felt too repetitive. Songs don't necessarily need to be long to be good.

-Review request Club

DJ-Chilvan responds:

Thanks for the review!
Hehe yea, quality over quantity is a special philosophy of mine. I want to make sure that all of my songs are made with my heart, mind, and soul.
I really like these transitions as well, most of them were Montehawks' doing. He's really good with them.

Yea, I'm really working on making my songs shorter. Since this was a collab, it was hard to do because Monte started this song before I asked him if I could join him in it. So he already had like a minute or so that I polished up then we both continued on. And our next collab date is really sketchy because I moved away for college so the only way we can collab is via internet which takes a lot of time. But you'll hear more from us!



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Quite a lengthy song...

While I don't think this is your best, it's still a really nice song. Just like most of your others, it's quite long, so you know what I do when I'm reviewing a long song. Break it up into sections :D.

0:00 - Damn, haha, I just had to have my volume up quite high because I was reviewing a slightly quiet song before this one. The powerful hit at the beginning *almost* gave me a fright, but luckily it's pretty hard to give me a fright :3.

I personally prefer intros which start with a really quick sweep (maybe a bar long) which gets from soft to loud, or maybe a reverse cymbal, instead of starting it instantly with a powerful hit. Definitely gives the listener a little time to prepare for a loud hit.

That being said, the intro was quite powerful and the plucked synth set the mood immediately. I didn't like the clapping and applause since it sounded a bit cheesy but that's probably just me and my hatred for anything generic. Good job on the intro!

0:47 - The song becomes quiet now, and there's an awesome buildup. Loved the transition at 1:01 and the addition of that beat was a really nice touch.

1:21 - Also a nice transition, although from here I'm starting to get a bit bored. The song doesn't really go anywhere for quite a while and nothing other than the fantastically executed transitions were that interesting.

1:56 - A bit of an anti climatic transition, to be honest, and over here the melody is getting a bit repetitive. Still, not too bad.

2:23 - OK that was very cool. After hearing this I was finally convinced that this song has some of the coolest transitions that I've heard on NG in a long while. The climax that followed soon after was awesome and as usual the harmonizing was spot on.

2:52 to 3:20 - I don't know about this part. It seems a little unnecessary to me. Not only because this is quite a long song and could do with being shorter and more condensed, but also because it's not really interesting and sounds a bit boring, to be honest.

3:20 - Wow, amazing. The percussive hit you did was a great way of introducing the piano. Best part is that the piano wasn't used before in the whole song so it really grabs the listener's attention when it comes in. Choir in the background was really nice too.

When some accompaniment and chords come in at 3:47, I was even more impressed. While I think the beat could've been a bit different since the exact same beat was used earlier in the song, I was still extremely impressed.

From then on the piano part was nicely structured and varied well. I think this part would be my favourite from the whole song, but then again I love piano anyway xD.

5:11 - A very nice way to go back to the familiar main melody that plays throughout the song. We can clearly see (hear) that from here the song is getting ready to finish, and while I said that I don't like the applause in the beginning since it sounded cheesy, I actually think the applause over here fits really well xP.

5:53 - Ah, the piano comes in again with another good transition. Nice job here.

6:06 - The song ends. As for the ending, it was great. The only thing that might have been better is if you give a bit more importance to the final note. Maybe give it a percussive hit or something, since right now I think that the final note doesn't really give as much of a satisfying ending as I would have liked.

I'll have to admit that for your first collaboration, I'm very impressed. I've never done a collaboration with anyone before except people I know in real life so I don't really know how the experience is, though.

Heck, even if it wasn't your first collaboration this is still a really awesome song, especially transition-wise and piano-wise :D. Probably the main problems with this song are the fact that it's repetitive and sometimes uninteresting. Keep up the awesome work!

Heh, feels weird requesting a review when I'm in the Review Request Club, but if you could review my song 'Racing Through Eternity' then that would really be awesome. n/322854


-Review Request Club-

DJ-Chilvan responds:

Thanks so much for the review! I read and followed every single word, and will take all of it into consideration. Just right off the bat, I collaborated with a real-life friend. Montehawks (Monte) is a very good friend of mine. We made this at his house. So yea, this is my first collab, and it's with someone I personally knowXD.
I really liked the transitions too. Many of them were from Monte but I spiced up a few and told him where to put them. In a nutshell, Monte made around 40% of the patterns while I made 60% of them. I made the piano part and most of its harmonic counterparts as well (that was so I could show my influence in this collab). I focused on harmonies, structure, bass lines, and mixing. Monte focused on transitions, effects (especially filters), several parts of the structure, and some instrument choice. I also had my instrument of choice in here (the simple saw from Nexus). The cutoff was just lowered, so its more comparable to "Golden Paradise" rather than "Our Nova."
I'm glad you liked my song! I would love to see a review for Golden Paradise if it wouldn't take much of your time.=)