Wow this is fantastic you did such a great job with the inspiration from other elfman scores that not only does it sound a piece of his, but rivals some of them as well. fantastic.
There were a lot of great songs submitted in the MAC and this is one of my favorite ones. I don't wanna write a long review, but I thought the track was fantastic and wanted to let you know I enjoyed it. Great work.
This reminds me of 'Dreamfall: The Longest Journey' and 'Fable' at the beginning. Very, very magical sound which is nicely arranged and could drive any fantasy themed motion picture or a video game. My only suggestion is that it might be beneficial to use a little less compression over the most intense moments.
Overall it is a solid piece, so keep it up!
Yeah it is overcompressed....I ran outta time.....theres a lot of small things that need doing.
Thanks for the kind words!
Good to see some videogame by the traditional NG'ers. :D
A thoroughly creepy yet enjoyable piece. If only you could find a Glass Armonica sample... that would sell this. Also, consider waterphones. Gorgeous little bastards for creepy music.
Strange dissonance at 2:39 in your trombone line... doesn't seem fully right even with a strange piece like this.
Amazing work as always!
Looks like we were both last minute submitters to the contest =)
A glass harmonica is a cool idea. I do already use tons of metals and upper register instruments though so im not sure where I'd fit it. I was looking for a smoother resonant instrument like that though, so maybe it coulda been a good legato line to counter the crotales.
I thought of waterphones and I avoided it for one main reason. That being that I was trying to maintain a tonal feel to the piece even considering the dissonance of the progression and melodic lines.
I thought about changing the melody at 2:39 but it kinda grew on me so I ended up keeping it. A little strange here and there is ok as far as my style is concerned =P
Thanks for the compliments and your time to review the piece.
Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.