Amazing. I love it.
I've been lurking your music for some time now, and I've finally decided to review one of your songs.
Where to start, the intro... It's so unique that words can't really describe how it makes me feel inside. It certainly fits your style, as far as I can see, and it sounds great.
When the piano comes in, it makes me want to do one of those small, slow head bobs... Like you would if you were listening to Jazz music. (Which I guess resembles this song a lot).
From 1:30 - 2:00, I think the claps were either too loud, or unneeded. Everything else, although.. Sounded amazing.
I loved the climax of the song, as it got calm, started building back up, and then went into a spasm of drums... This part also sounded very good, sort of reminded me of Venetian Snares.
The judge judy part was okay, but I certainly lost interest in continuing onto the end because it lacked the presence of the music I crave.
All in all, my review sucks and your song is very good (: 9/10 5/5
Why thank you! :D
I guess my piano playing skills come in handy, glad you decided to give my songs a review and that you'd compare me to Aaron Funk :D!!!!! ^_^
Hehehe Judge Judy is hit or miss, I guess for the fianl piano part I wanted something to make it sound like more than a granulised ending.
Oh and the claps were sampled, not much I could do about that ):
Thanks again X3
Hi, sorry it took so long to review this.
the intro is incredible, very well-done. Has sort of an Autechre feel and I love Autechre. Not digging the bass sounds, mainly because of the reverb. In my experience its pretty hard to get away with reverby basses.
At 2:25 I just feel like that's like the "climax" and I feel muuuuch more should be going on (my opinion of course). Listen to Aphex, Squarepusher, and Flashbulb and listen to the effects they use (flangering is an incredible effect for the amen). Not just with the Amen either. I was expecting a grungy hoover-synth or something, and generally more high-end stuff. :x that's the part where you go ALL OUT and fuck theory and cookie-cutter bs, you know? just like, slice chop beatmatch timestretch automating shit you've never thought of record yourself screaming into a mic and compress the fuck out of it etc. I dunno, that's the fun part :D. Not trying to tell you how to build your song or anything, just throwing that out there really.
Lucid Bass II by The Flashbulb has some pretty neat phase/flanger effects right of the bat, listen to that song for some ideas to apply to your amen. :>
Overall this is actually really awesomely arranged. Definitely isn't expected and challenging, which is what IDM artists should strive toward. Great job Anwar! :D
Thanks, I'm glad you liked it. Honestly the bass sound had reverb already, I had a like ~3% reverb on the whole thing when mixing it down to give it the 'in the hall performing' sound. . so I guess I'll have to fix that- though I'd have to agree, I've heard very little songs that work with a reverb'd bass.
Honestly, that's the maddest I've ever gone when it comes to IDM drums at that speed (230BPM off the top of my head). I listened to that tune, and this reminds me why Benn Jourdan is so amazing. I mean though I frequent people like Venetian Snares / Squarepusher / Aphex Twin a lot more, his stuff is epiclu awesome indeed ^^. I suppose I'm just not that aggressive when it comes to sequencing drums, but I'm getting there :D! Oh and I actually remember that theory. gooood times gooooooood times hehehehehehehehe. Also- basic slicing is the pure winner in this situation, no need for envoloping (just thought I'd add that) :D!
Oh and also, I'll let you do that recording stuff first. . .I just don't want it to sound like ear rape *Cough* making orange things XD!
Thanks for the awesome advice as always Ron, it's always good to hear your opinions and pointers. It always helps greatly. I'll be tuning in a lot more :D! Oh DbX ^______^
I am liking it, I am liking it :D :D :D :D
Cheers dude! ^^
is awesome, so so so awesome I love it :D
You're making such a cool use of it, very cool!
Good job dude, keep it up :D
Thanks man, wouldn't have been possible without you dude! Thanks a bunch :D!
Very well made..
Tasteful fusion of jazz and break beat that isn't overly hectic (which is good imho). Great syncopation.This is what would happen if Squarepusher and Aphex twin had a child perhaps...haha great stuff man. Dialogue might be a little long at the end for my taste, but regardless keep up the great work...can't wait to hear more.
Thanks man, it's an honour to be compared to greats such as Aphex Twin and Squarepusher, They're huge inspirations when it comes to IDM. Even their ambient / Jazz stuff is amazing. Thank you, the amen break is just so flexible. . I'll be looking to play around with Take Five by Dave Brubck soon enough. .
Oh and yeah, 30 seconds after the audio finished can be considered to be a bit long, but it's Judge Judy. . I have a soft spot for her! XD
I'll be sure to turn more out! Thank you for the kind words! ^_^
Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.