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Well here it is. I kinda reached on this one, I've never really done this type of thing before but I'm happy enough with it. What do you think?

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Nice clockwork feel to it. I can visualize an old gnomish tinkerer working on a new project.

Yeah Garquille's right..
Its cool if its a Good Headphones ur Using..

The clicks sound crazy with good headphones @_@
I'm breaking-in my SRH840s today and this is crazy

TheBenjerman responds:

Ooh, nice headphones! And thanks. ^_^

I thought this song sounded unfinished. I feel that the clicks don't really fit in what might otherwise be a pretty chill and relaxing electro/ambient track.

TheBenjerman responds:

Hey man, thanks for the review. I was going for sort of a hybrid, but it's nice to know if people think it works or not. Cheers! :)

This is short but oh so sweet, I love it. The clicks are a really cool defining element for the song and really opens a world of possibilities for cool variations and things to do with clicky, detailed high frequency percussion. You do a lot of it, and even from the start you pan it out from hard left to hard right for a nice immersive stereo image. It's a nice breath of fresh air too, replacing the role of the drum kit that dominates the rhythm section in the vast majority of western music.

The electric and acoustic piano parts that kinda sneak into the song from silence are very subtle and add a certain sense of soundtrack-esque sophistication. The way the piano part come in short bursts that kinda glue the track together almost remind me of - bizarrely enough - electro and dubstep tracks (see the last half of my review of MainStreamBeats' submission for reference). Though of course it's magnitude more classy with some tasteful piano! The muffled, reverberated sound of the piano gives it a nice place in the mix and also contributes to the vibe. The bass is as simple as can be, but it does its job and it does it well. The pads that continue throughout the piece add some simple, pretty groundwork.

The ending is just a reverberation that fades out, which is usually unfortunate, but considering the length and structure of the track it was probably the best choice. On that note - there are so many things you could be doing to continue and expand on this piece!! Mixolydian is a really cool mode and I'm excited to hear someone utilize it, but man would it be cool if you eventually brought forth a strong melody that really showed it off, then expanded on it with more intense parts and so on. This is like a brilliant introduction for a 9 minute song (not that anyone would expect that from 2 weeks). It stands strong enough on its own, but leaves a lot to be desired.

9 points for sounds and instrumentation.
7 points for composition and melody/harmony.
8 points for theme/originality/other things that might impress.

Overall impression: 7.5

TheBenjerman responds:


Credits & Info

4.67 / 5.00

Aug 14, 2012
1:32 PM EDT
File Info
2.3 MB
1 min 40 sec

Licensing Terms

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