oh she-it :D
dude, at first i was like ehh, but come the 3 minute mark, i was definitely diggin it. lmao, is this inception sampling i hear? (i'm typing as i listen) and considering i just switched to high quality headphones, i'm enjoying it even more! the harmonic squelchy bass thing definitely has some good influence on the song.
couple things tho, where did the choir go to so fast? and the pad in the background that started around 3:10 could have used some specialization, sounds straight outta da synthesizer. lastly, if you notice the surround of your sound-bites, it kinda makes the rest of the song seem small and monophonic. other than that. this is a pretty sick beat.
Yeah the choir was kinda last minute and I didn't really think that through. This track had started out as a ten second loop of various over laid bass and drum stuff I had made a few month back. I was reading the forums about Madness Day and noticed the audio contest and I dusted off the loop today. I was going to try and perhaps make something for the contest, but then I started going off in a different direction. I was trying to capture what it feels like when someone becomes evil. I was trying express that emotionally somehow and that REALLY long intro resulted (I consider that to be most of the part with the eerie organ sound).
I had no direct control over how most of the samples sounded. It was ALL loops. You see, I use this program called audiotool where lots of people can make songs from provided royalty-free samples. They can also make samples of there own and add it to the cloud. There are synthesizer tools and all the basic stuff in the program, but I have a potentially bad habit of making a song without adding anything new to the cloud. In other words, you could say all I made was the arrangement of the samples. For this particular song, I didn't even use any after effects.
Oh and about that inception sound, I was just browsing the cloud clicked on a random sample. It didn't even call itself "inception" or any thing like that, just "bass horn" or something like that. Once I knew what I had, I knew it would add some heaviness where I wanted it. In fact that part of the song was kinda rewritten around it. I just hope it doesn't add too much cliche.
When I come back to this song to redo it, I'll look into that surroundness thing.
I'm glad you liked it and thank you for your lengthy, informative review.