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I felt enveloped in the depths of the soundscape

I like the feel of this piece. The feel is very good.
Yet I feel that there is somewhat something.. that needs to be reworked upon in this music.

It reminds me, in a sense, of the music you'd hear on Age of Empires etc.
I feel like it's very mellow - a bit too mellow. The grand chords/feeling coupled with the drum, lead me to want to hear some almighty crescendos etc yet I find that the music never leads me to such..

I feel like there has been a damping field placed around the music and that I am hearing only half of what it has to offer.

I suppose the best way to describe it, is that it is like a beautiful masterpiece in the making, which has the right shape outline, but the outline is sort of faded and the colours used are not very contrasting. Bring this piece to life in every way it can be, and it will be truly majestic!

In terms of composition, this is very good. I feel that the instrument dynamics could be varied a bit more, that you could use a bit more silence with which to highlight the more important levels of the music - a lot of the time the background was entirely filled out with a bed of strings, sometimes playing the solo instruments over an empty canvas, really grabs the listeners attention.

Good work, Keep it up
5'd too, this deserves more than a 2 that is sure..
-Review Request Club-

Stargenx responds:

Thanks for the review and the rating! I'm working on new techniques. ^^


Finally! An awesome classical piece to review. Right from the start, I loved the gradual crescendo. Really builds up well to something amazing. You have all the right harmony parts and instrument samples. Masterfully done.

My only problem with this one is that it isn't any longer. I could do with another minute of epic, i think. :)

Can we get everyone to improve this guy's score? This absolutely does not deserve a 1.33. 5'd and fav'd.

M3 of the Review Request Club

Stargenx responds:

Thanks for the review! I usually try and keep songs concise so as not to lose the feeling and message to boredom. Thanks a lot for the score improvements! Makes me feel good. :)

Well composed

Seems like someone's going around 0-bombing classical pieces, I don't get why, especially the ones that display talent from the composer.

To me it sounds like you went for a quite epic piece, and I'd say you pretty much succeded, though I'd like to hear more from the rhythmics and the bass section to make it more grand. The strings and flutes/oboes/ clarinetts sounded absolutely amazing. The melody is really flowing well and emphasizes that grand, epic feel of the track.

I'd love to hear you try out some dynamics, even in these shorter songs, dynamics can completely alter the sound and overall feel, and if used right, it can make this piece truly epic.

Review Request Club

Stargenx responds:

Thanks for the review! I am working on dynamics, don't worry. ;) I'm sure you'll find that coming submissions are much better.

Epic Montage?

I Applaud you sir.you can truly write music like a pro.

i like the oboe/flute that you're using,it gives the song a feeling of hope and such. you have a great transition between minor and major chords.the chords are well versed,and it seems more like a Concerto than anything.the drums have accents,which i like,and the violins have a repeated rhythm that works(it always does work when it's the violins)

from what i hear,there's an electric bass in this song.

I have to say though,the drum beat could be a bit more complicated,don't you think? i also think the other instruments should have a chance to have the melody,which is why i said it seems more like a Concerto rather than an epic song. you should also give more volume to the song,it's too robotic,the dynamics.and a key change,even for a song so short.

overall,it's a good song,but it's not musical at all,if you get what im saying. experiment,do loads of stuff that you're not supposed to do in music,see how that turns out! it's always fun experimenting,if you don't know what you're doing.i ask that you try harder next time.

Review Request Club

Stargenx responds:

Thanks for the review! I'm working on getting better dynamics, percussion and whatnot in newer songs, don't worry. I'm constantly improving.


Well it certainly has that classy atmosphere with it. Surprised to see that this even got zero bombed too. That's just sad actually. This piece sounds quite nice as well.

The drums are softly playing and good here. The bass line is very evident and plays out a well done fast piece when it comes into play. The flute is also really nice in this one too.

This piece kind of makes you think you just won at something and are finally and happily resting. You no longer serve the kingdom and go deep into hiding to be able to relax and hopefully start a new life.

Overall, very nice, calm, chaotic, and classy piece.

Review Request Club

Stargenx responds:

Thanks for the review! Yeah, it's too bad about the zero-bombing but what can I do? Heh.

Credits & Info


4.10 / 5.00

Jul 5, 2011
3:17 AM EDT
File Info
5.3 MB
2 min 20 sec

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