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[HP] Best Served Cold

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In the lab's west wing, he found himself surrounded by cold steel. Experiments on ice - some less frozen now than one could prefer - were scattered about. Even here, he was not alone. There were eyes all around him, waiting to see how he'd move forward.


More delightful Darin project music!

I've a less determined imagery in mind for the stage, but wanted to fuse the generic ice level atmosphere with something a bit more mechanical and technological, the latter half being the theme of most of the project as the game's setting is inside a lab, wherein you are honestly quite tiny.

Honestly not a lot to say on this one. D: Still experimentin'. Kinda how I'm rolling with the OST for this, but am sticking with the mixture of electronic and natural elements in the instrumentation. This one leans on synths more than Artificial Nature, but the environment is also less natural overall, so I guess that works.

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I thought this was a great song! It's mostly because it has this really hopeful mood to it. Then again, the description you gave of it was anything but. Oh well, either way, it's a great song. It seems like you were trying to create the impression of things sparkling. It just sounded very ambitious to me. You don't often come across songs this long and one that is so long usually turns out to be really good.

You may have also been trying to imitate some game taking place in a castle like "Castlevania". It had sort of a medieval atmosphere, now that I think about it. There are a lot of good, contrasting styles going here. It's just a very enjoyable song that has a lot of atmosphere. It does it better than most songs.

ZaronX responds:

Thanks for the feedback! c: Glad you liked it!

The song is part of a larger project that I've continued to prod at over the last year. Hopefully soon I can follow up on this and Artificial Nature with something, as it's been slow going and my time is kinda scattered. The goal of the whole shebang is to fuse electronic sounds with more traditional instruments, most notable here being the piano. If you like this one, you may wanna keep an eye out for the others as I slowly trudge along~?


love the intro


This song's beat had me playing it over and over again. The 8-bit sound really fit right into this bumpin' beat. It reminds me a lot of many old games, specifically ice worlds. I think this is a great tune to listen to and I look forward to seeing much more!

Not bad...but

The tune itself is wonderful but the percussion HAS to be stronger! This is NOT a piece but right around the middle of the song or about 3/4 of the way through the background has to pick up. You could get much higher reviews and rating just by doing this. If you want some help with where the percussion could go or what to throw in there please ask and I'll do what I can. Hit me up at ghost_matter@hotmail.com and remind me of the song itself so I can listen through it again. I value myself on being able to know exactly what a song could use, though I am not always able to pull it off myself.


ZaronX responds:

Really wasn't after strong percussion on this. It's distant, mechanical, and simply rhythmic.

That said, it's really interesting to see what parts of a song people choose to focus on. There's a lot of variety there!

Ice World.

I could see this in a video game, definitely.
The Ice World theme, perhaps, or a dungeon in the Snowpeak Mountains.
So yeah. Fits well to the theme.

Credits & Info


4.65 / 5.00

Nov 2, 2011
3:31 AM EDT
Video Game
File Info
5.5 MB
4 min 49 sec

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