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Black Widow

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"The bite of a male black widow is not considered dangerous to humans; it is the bite of the adult female black widow from her much larger venom sacs that has given this spider its dangerous reputation. While there is great variation in specifics by species and by gender, any spider exhibiting a red hourglass on the abdomen and having a shiny black body is an adult female black widow."

Well this track was a shit ton of fun to make. My keyboard broke about a year ago and with it, all the fun of writing melodies. For a good while, that contributed to some serious writers block. Out of sheer frustration I recorded a random note roll thingy with my mouse. That somewhat atonal piano roll I made by accident is the motif of this track. Deal with it.

This track is for the NGADM round 1. Since I'm up against a classical guy I figured I'd play up my strengths while going for a somewhat orchestral/ cinematic sound. Not sure what the judges will think of it but at least it's mother loves it.

edit: I changed some of the intro piano based on The-iMortal's review. I'm still working on the track and I have till the 8th to make updates. Let me know what you think. It helps.

edit edit: no changes to that piano since the last edit but I played around with few more things after getting a few more reviews. expect one more update before the 8th...

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toooop notttttchhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

this should win

Dat beat...

The breakbeat beat is SIIIIIICK, bro. I love how it sounds so fast-paced and yet the track doesn't at all; that contrast is absolutely brilliant. I also love the glitchy main part starting at 1:19, it really has this dubstep/DnB feel to it, but then again it doesn't. All in all, this song is so weird that it's amazing.
And now for something else: I noticed that in the intro, you used a lot of dissonance in the piano. I'm pretty sure this was your intention, but I have a meh-ish feeling about it, it sounds a bit too disturbing if you know what I mean. This might be because we have a different taste of course, as a house-producer I barely use dissonance, so that's why I always get the shivers when I hear it. :P
Also, the vocals fitted in greatly. I could understand them, but that was only because I read them as I heard them. The first time I listened to this track I didn't read them and I could barely make anything out. I think this is because you're talking a bit too fast and the vocals are pitcheda tad too low. If you'd change those things I think the vocals would be more clear.

This song is starnge, but also a freaking killer. Well done! :)

5/5, 9/10, faved

- LiquidOoze

Could you return the favor on my latest song? (from what I've read/heard you're a pretty good reviewer so yeah :P)

Quarl responds:

Ar, deffinatly. Thanks for taking the time to write up a nice review. I'm a big fan of nonharmonic chords so dissonance is typically key in my music.


Simply WOW man!!

You've definitely come a long way from that D&B artist wanna be kid, this ismind blowing, I can't really think of anything to say since this is not quite my area (and since I feel like half mah brain is missing XD), but I'm just gonna say GREAT WORK!

And definitely keep it up, this is your thing man!


Quarl responds:

lol, dnb artist wanna be kid. We all have to start somewhere, right?


This is different. I really like the title, it matches. I loooove the percussion. Mixed/mastered in here perfectly. And I'm digging that dissonant/atonal piano. It actually adds a really nice and fitting atmosphere.

Good job man!

Quarl responds:

thanks for stopping by nate. it means a lot to me coming from you :)

Credits & Info


4.72 / 5.00

Aug 3, 2011
10:47 PM EDT
File Info
8.3 MB
3 min 38 sec

Licensing Terms

You are free to copy, distribute and transmit this work under the following conditions:

You must give credit to the artist.
You may not use this work for commercial purposes. *
No Derivative Works:
You may not alter, transform, or build upon this work.

*Please contact me if you would like to use this in a commercial project. We can discuss the details.