Sounds as gorgeous as it did when you showed me the first draft! I've been waiting to hear this finalized for a while.
As I always say, your music sounds like the Age of Mythology soundtrack. :P
I honestly wish I could give more critique, but this isn't really my realm of expertise, although it's great to listen to.
I'm glad you think it sounds gorgeous, and still feeling a bit odd that you keep comparing my music to Civ 3 and Age of Mythology. :P
It's alright if you can't give that much critique, I'm glad you like it so much!
Bonus points for the ring galaxy as the song icon. :D
Where do I begin, I don't usually like minute per minute reviews so I'll just write what I honestly felt by listening to this spacey-sounding piece.
This song has various influences. I can hear hints of progressive rock and the spacey, morphine-induced experimental avant-gardes of the 70's, especially the German bands (Krautrock, the "rock of the roots" comes into mind). It's almost as if Liquid Tension Experiment and Pink Floyd fused together to make something as awesome as this, with the atmospheric layers caressing those lucky listeners' ears in a delicate symphony of acoustic and electronic soundscapes.
Technically, I cannot spot any relevant problems in this beauty, as the track flows very nicely and headphones are REALLY recommended for an immersive and richer experience. I can, however, point out some minor discrepancies in the mix as at some points the drums sound either too overcompressed or their reverb slightly clashes with the other instruments. The snare sound didn't actually satisfy me completely, but I realize that complaining about the very "quality" of the samples is a bit stupid and excessive.
Instrument-wise it's a clever arrangement and it does show up some technical prowess, be it live recorded or programmed - I don't care in either case, with ups and downs clashing together to form one memorable piece. I'm very glad it got frontpaged as I think it totally deserves it, and it actually restores me more faith in Newgrounders' dubious tastes, so so far so good! :D
Thanks again for your support, and as you said in your review, the experiment succeeded in delivering a great shard of your imagination.
Well, good afternoon, my friend! Thank you indeed for the great review!
"Bonus points for the ring galaxy as the song icon. :D"
Hell. Yes. Fitting picture is fitting.
"Where do I begin, I don't usually like minute per minute reviews so I'll just write what I honestly felt by listening to this spacey-sounding piece."
"This song has various influences."
Surprisingly, there's very little influence from any specific song, group, or genre in this. I took bits and pieces of what came up in my head and fit it all together - toward the middle, the song just decided where it wanted to go.
"some minor discrepancies in the mix"
Mixing is, sadly, my biggest problem right now. I think I can get the mix to be clear overall, but I still have the issues of "crap I'm using too much reverb", etc. Compressors were barely used in this, surprisingly. The snare was the drum I compressed the most. Sorry you didn't like it. :c It was part of the drumkit.
"headphones are REALLY recommended"
Indeed, they are! I had mixed this with headphones, though it would probably also sound good on higher-quality stereo speakers.
"Instrument-wise it's a clever arrangement"
I've been around music and music theory for over 10 years at this point. ;) Composition has always been a fairly strong point for me (particularly transitions), and learning to compose in the past two years was essentially just applying concepts I had already encountered and knew.
"the experiment succeeded in delivering a great shard of your imagination."
Why thank you! :D Hope I can get some more like this to you! ^_^ The three songs I have linked in the description of this are also some of my better ones, you might like them.
I listened to this piece of music thoroughly, and enjoyed it. Reviews aren't necessarily something I excel at, but you earned yourself a rating of 5, and a score of 5. I'm assuming this is psychedelic rock just by listening to it. You did great! Keep progressing.
Well hello there! I'm glad you liked this so much! :) It's alright if you aren't extremely good at reviews - anything you can think of that might help me to improve or just what you think overall is fine!
I guess it is psychedelic rock with prog rock elements to it. It's my first experiment in rock music. :)
I plan to keep progressing and getting better! Music is something amazing to me. :)
I tip my oiled kangaroo hat to you, good sir, in a gentlemanly fashion as a way of thanking you for this generous gift of respect.
Well first of all i have to apologize for the fact that this review wont be as good as the other for 2 reasons, first i read some comments and i dont want to be repeating too much, and second after listening to Dreamland Chronicles - Evermore i dont really know what else to say about you xD
You once again showed me that you master panning in an amazing way, i would have to say that the way how you pan and choose the effects of your instruments is your most characteristic feature.
As for the song itself once again you started of great and hooked me with the intro, very dreamy indeed. I love 2:47, that scale with a middle eastern sound that you used on the guitar is really awesome.
This is another very solid piece from you but i disagree that it beats Dreamland.
Another excellent piece, congrats SkyeWintrest!
Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.