I am not a music critic but i know what i like and listen to a lot of soundtracks so i know this style fairly well. I have to start with the vocals, they are very well done at the beginning. They were quiet enough not to distract from the instruments but they loud enough to compliment and accent the tone nicely. The part at 2:21 when they came in for a moment was kind of discordant, which im not a fan of but its an artistic choice and personal preference.
I also personally feel that the sudden change at 1:30 kind of killed the mood, though it was recovered decently at 1:56.
All in all I think you give yourself too little credit with your comment of "Thanks! I'm nothing really.. My music is probably not even worth listening to compared to other people's music." There are a few different places that I could see different parts of movie soundtracks that would tie in almost perfectly here. The main one that comes to mind is "Chronicles of Narnia, the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" done by Harry Gregson-Williams. The part that really grabbed me was from 1:10-1:30 which sounded like part of "Evacuating London". Keep it up, you are doing well. And if for some reason you dont like this style, which you say is a new try for you, then find the style that moves you. Almost gaurenteed you will move others too.
I actually contacted Harry-Gregson Williams a couple of days ago concerning music.
But thank you for the insightful review. I appreciate your opinion, although I cannot agree that my music is superior to anyone else. I actually think I'm the worst composer this site has to offer.
I bet the music for the game will be the best part about it. I never listen to this kind of music i'm more of a techno house guy but this music is like... lol i'd be lying if I tried to explain it. imo its the best i've heard on Newgrounds. Can't wait to hear it all together.
Thanks! I'm nothing really.. My music is probably not even worth listening to compared to other people's music.
Very nice composition here.
I like use of the reverse cymbals.
The two low notes on the strings riff that starts at 1:29 are a little strange. I would consider using different notes, preferably higher notes.
It sounds like you are experimenting with the harp a bit towards the end there. there are a few notes that seem misplaced, but it otherwise sounds fine.
There should be a bigger buildup and finish to 1:53.
Otherwise excellent song.
- Ziro out.
Thanks for the advice. I may edit this song (as it is being used in a PC Roleplaying adventure game). There are a few things I wish to add and take out.
But once again, thank you. I appreciate you reviewing my music, and I appreciate your willingness to contribute to this site.
Great work here, I love it. It does seem a bit jilted at some transitions though. You don't use much percussion, do you? Well, it doesn't seem to need much.
The transition at 1:52 sounds like it needs a nice harp gliss... however cliche they are, I think it's the spot. From my time knowing a harpist, I can't help but comment on the part. I think a lot more could have been done to the harp part honestly... low notes offer great resonance. The delay before the harp part at the end honestly seems awkward. The little gliss at 2:28 seems rather odd, I could just keep that last motive the same and have the second part merely quieter.
The chord/key change at 0:47 and that little transition seems awkward to me... I would cut out that motive there and just let the voices come in. The part that follows with the chorus is perhaps my favorite part... I'm not much of a strings and chorus guy, but it sounds excellent, and symbolic of his religious side.
The baseline seems boring at some parts, such as the whole buildup in the 1:00 to 1:20ish area, I would have quarter notes to give more of an essence of motion.
The introduction is excellent, but there should be a buildup into 0:12 honestly... a cymbal roll or something. It seems too sudden I think.
It's really a great piece, take my suggestions with a grain of salt... as they are, just merely, suggestions.
Keep up the great work. :)
Thank you, my man! You gave me exactly the right kind of constructive criticism.
It has that feel man... that feel.
I know what you mean man. It sort of had that effect on me too.
Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.