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An attempt at cinematic drum and bass for a dramatic scene. Point out problems!

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It's beautiful.
*squirts chocolate sauce all over my chest*

great song...

but will it allow me to shit cream corn?


this shit bangs!!!!

holy shit

what the fuck!!!!
my mind exploded

great fucking work bro...

Is it really a Night Terror?

The music itself is not too far off from rather ordinary. I am not sure what you were really going for, based off the one-lined description but I am sure you achieved a good stopping point between 'loud and dramatic' and 'quiet and unnoticeable.' I liked the fact that you used rather rare instruments like the bass and the drums for important scene music, and as far as those kinds of mixes go, it went pretty well.

Some problems I had were the constant fluctuations between the melody of the music and the naming of the song. I'll address the latter first. I'm not sure why you named your song "Night Terror" but only a few parts gives of the feeling of heart pounding terror, while some other parts, like toward the middle give off a feeling of regality and, for lack of a better word, pride. But the music itself it good, so there weren't really any points off for that. Naming is hard to do, after all. For the music, however I wasn't entirely pleased with how the music changed in feeling at some points. Like I said before, there were moments where it felt like adrenaline and quick-paced terror and some parts held little of that, holding more of a calm and subdued sense. In my opinion, there should have been a certain theme to your music that you should have stuck to, but not that it made this piece any less interesting and worth keeping.

Have heart, the bad part is over. What I really enjoyed about this piece is it's constant beat, too fast for mental track but slow enough to get a sense of meaning into it. I liked the use of the drums for that, because the drums have rarely, if ever gotten a lead role in a piece. I liked the use of the notes, and though the squeaking near the beginning marred the music, it all blended smoothly into a mindless set where you just really listened to the music, and have enough concentration to focus on something else- which is really what backround music is all about.

All in all, the music was well worth listening to. But the constant changes in the tempo and the emotions that you feel and what the music radiates is too variable- so I'm afraid I'll have to give you a 8/10.

Credits & Info


4.75 / 5.00

Apr 22, 2006
7:02 AM EDT
Drum N Bass
File Info
3.9 MB
4 min 15 sec

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