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Tzu - Astral Hypnosis

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I'm not sure where to start with this one. I've had various inspirations for this piece, so clashing them together really made it come alive. I'm uploading a project that I really can't do any more for; the seldom EQ work I've been doing is giving me a slight headache, so I'm going to work on it later and hope for the best.

Clashing together ambient melodies, seldom but punchy drums, and space-age themes (like most of my other songs just manage to have..), Astral Hypnosis is a journey through the mind, almost like adventuring through space. The enigma that is the mind and the void that is space are things that are one in the same. I don't think I've used as much automation or effects in any other song, or have come up with a heavy but complex layer of VSTs and sounds to make this song come alive.

I really hope you like it as much as I do, I'm still working on EQing as I type this, hopefully for the best. Please comment and tell me what you think about the song: What you liked, you didn't, even constructive criticism. In the end it just makes a artist like me learn and become better.


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Very well done.

As a fellow musician, it's obvious to me how much time and effort you put into this one. It's very well balanced and does everything it should do. The track keeps you in the mood, in the motion, which is generally easy to start, but hard to complete.

Very nice; very nice.

Tzunami responds:

Correct. No matter what, the end result for such a time consuming track either ends up a masterpiece or overworked to the point it doesn't even sound good. Balance is a must with such a large amount going on at once. Thanks for the review.

Drum n Kick Ass!

That was very amazing, it was like one of the top drum n bass songs I've heard in a while

Tzunami responds:

Haha, thanks.

It lives up to its name.

I like this song a lot, it has a lot of components that i do like and few that i don't which is why i gave it this score. There's parts that matched and things that sounded out of place, I can start to hear the diversity of your influences about halfway in. Which, has a taste all in its own, but its more like an acquired taste.

Tzunami responds:

Correct. Being influenced by many types of genres always is a double-edged sword. It's true that the diversity can give you a broader range to focus on, but people have to be able to enjoy the level of complexity that you create. Only the listener can truly say if the song is a success or not. Thanks for the review.

You read my mind

As I listened I thought it was very beautiful and flowed elegantly. Then I thought, okay now would be a great time to cut out the drums for a bit to make contrast, and then you did. I thought this song really needed a soft melody of synth or piano in the background to finish it off, and sure enough I got my synth melody at 2:45. You must be hypnotizing me xD Way to get the rating you've earned!

Tzunami responds:

Thanks a lot. It really is a mesmerizing song. It always helps to mash genres together, you come up with something amazing.

Damn...damn damn damn...

This is the drum and bass that I love. The sound of being out of this world while still being down to earth from the beautiful drum line and well-placed bass and synth. The pads were gorgeous. The VSTs were out of this damn world, man. Wonderfully done. Truly a work of art. You have a gift, and I hope you continue to share it with the world.

Tzunami responds:

Thanks a lot Gundam. It really is a amazing song... I keep wondering how I even came up with it, but I guess that's how real inspiration works.

Credits & Info


4.93 / 5.00

Feb 10, 2011
7:07 PM EST
Drum N Bass
File Info
13.5 MB
5 min 54 sec

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