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One of our most ambient songs, feel free to review and critique.


Really have to say this song was quite enjoyable to listen to. The scratching sound makes me think of someone bringing the song to life and generally feeling happy about it.

The main synth has a bit of reverb it sounds like that makes me think of an ambient guitar playing in the background giving the song an overall atmospheric tone. Then the long background synth notes seem really mellowed out and give a feeling of just drifting and floating endlessly as the day passes by while nothing really seems to happen.

The bass is nice and quiet in the background and sounds great. Really like the sound of the guitar playing and the general light noted synth heard from time to time near the middle of the song. The drums are calm and sound a bit chiptune like in sound.

Overall, a wonderful song.

RunningShadows responds:

Thank you very much, the mixing on this took ages and I'm really proud of the end result. It's one of my personal favorites.

I'll be sure to take a look at your work soon

Ambient? This seems less ambient than some of your other songs, actually, rather than being the most ambient. I suppose it has less percussion than some of your other songs, which would make it more ambient, but...

Ok, the first thing that struck me was how in the first minute, it really has a soundwash that overwhelms.

Let's see now... normal sectioned review? I think so.

THE GOOD (also the short section where I say what I like quickly):
-Amazing ambient percussion.
-Amazing background soundwash.
-Nice tune and melodic ideas. Particularly beautiful background melodies here for me: 1:37-1:36.
-Nice idea with the distorted pad towards the end.
-Cool pluck-like effect at about 1:17 and in one other area that I can't be bothered to find the time of right now, since I'm a bit pressed for time. But the message gets through, hopefully.

THE NOT-AS-GOOD-WHICH-I-THINK-COULD-PROBA BLY-BE-IMPROVED-AND-HERES-HOW (Also the-really-long-titled-section-that-I -drone-on-in-frequently):
-I noticed a bit of a mixing issue with the kick drum that's somewhat reversed (I assume you used WaveTravlr - I think that's the name of it xD). I'd guess that it's a bit too quick of a low frequency - it cuts out some of the other frequencies for the half-second that it goes. I love the effect of it, but I think there needs to be a little bit more mixing - I'd guess toning down of the low frequency on it a slight bit, checking for some higher frequencies in it might help as well.
-The overall atmosphere of the song doesn't really change overly much. It's really, really pretty, but just goes on and on. I think a break down or a slight tempo change is in order. A chord change would be lovely.
-The cool distorted pad towards the end stops suddenly, and goes into an ending that does seem somewhat uninspired, though it is one of your better ones and certainly isn't bad. I actually like the last strains of the chords, and it definitely works for one of your mainly ambient songs.

Overall, once again - awesome job. Just a few things that could make it better - and the biggest one is more a tip for artist style overall than this song in particular - I'd gotten it myself from my composition teacher a little while ago, glad I can pass it on. :P

G'day, and good luck in the future! Looking forward to more of your work!


RunningShadows responds:

Hey thanks for the review again. Maybe I should of said spacey or dreamy instead of ambient.:) I used gross beat on the bass drum to get the cool reverse effect, will have to check out the mixing on that. I do agree that it may be a tad repetitive. Composition teacher you say? I've really been meaning to dive into a music theory book I bought, now that it's summer I have no excuse. Hopefully our songwriting will improve a bit with this, also got a massive book on mixing so it should be a productive summer.

Seriously, thanks for the reviews!

Very good, had a nice glowing vibe to it. Flow was pretty nice, not to repetitious like my crap.

RunningShadows responds:

Thanks for the review, glad you liked!

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Credits & Info

4.27 / 5.00

Apr 20, 2012
9:36 PM EDT
File Info
4.9 MB
3 min 37 sec

Licensing Terms

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