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Gaussian Jungle (Soft Mix)

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Because you all hate ear rape.

The original can be found here: http://www.newgrounds.com /audio/listen/458011

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smooth intro :]

I really like what you've done with the mix of ambiance/ guitar plucks in this track. The drums are also really nice, and blend with everything very well. The flute was an interesting choice in lead, but with everything else mixed in it seems to help with the flow of this tune pretty nicely.

Things to take a second look at:
- The different sections of this song were all really nice, but didn't transition into each other as well as I would have liked to hear.
- The mixing/ mastering could use some work in this song; Some of those high-pitched computer sounding noises are a bit clippy.

Overall Very interesting piece; love the experimentalism.

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Nice flow

I like the way that this piece sounds - calm and collected, but without being over the top - I'm not sure about the choice of genre though, but overall, this piece has a lot of potential.

If we consider the symbolism, it's almost a cyberpunk setting, with a rainy city and subterfuge of some kind going on, where everyone is trying not to be seen, while doing one thing and another to either each other or the system. Then the woodwinds came in and frankly took that illusion away from me.

Perhaps the cyberpunk is "punking" feudal Japan or some other timescale around then, when that sort of sound would have been more common? Don't get me wrong, this piece is fantastic, I'm just trying to work out the fantasy picture that is being painted here, as a picture is worth a thousand words and this piece of music paints a picture, but one that it out of focus for me...

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WizMystery responds:

One look at the "Hard Mix" and you'd know right away it was somewhat industrial - I removed ear rape that was frankly meant to sound like machinized tigers and the like. I think the removal of that removed quite a lot of the picture as well, unfortunately. I'll have to change things around the next time I do a soft/hard split, I guess.

Thanks for the review!

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Nov 27, 2011
10:32 AM EST
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6.4 MB
3 min 30 sec

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