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The Yanterflum's Grotto

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A flute, clarinet, bassoon, double bass, and glockenspiel, come together in harmony to enchant the senses and send you to a world where you and I romp in an enchanted forest where we enter the Yanterflum's grotto and play chess while eating fine cheeses for an age.

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I liked the combination of instruments and rather impressively-oriented frantic arpeggios! :D It is a little simplistic and bare-sounding at times, but the compositional value is rather good. You have a good sense of progression and structuring, and it's very smooth-flowing. You control the pace of it very well, as it effectively transitions several times from slow to fast and back. An interesting piece, but to be honest a little lack-luster later on. There are some good ideas here, but you needed to flesh them out a little more. I think you should've done more harmonizing and had more melodic development throughout. The beginning was rather show-y, and didn't really set up the rather dry latter two-thirds of the piece very well. I'm being a bit tough on you, though. It's not that bad at all! I loved the instruments and how they worked together, and I see no problems with the mixing or mastering. Keep at it, WingoWinston. ;) Overall, good job. ^^

7.5/10

You must have played Fable 2. YOU MUST HAVE. This is very reminiscent of the soundtrack - playful, warm, mysterious. Enjoyed it.

WingoWinston responds:

A fun fact, I only have a PC so I've only played Fable LC and Fable 3. Fable 2 was not released for PC so I've never played it. But I do agree. A lot of the songs in Fable are rather cheery with woodwinds and a glockenspiel. Russel Shaw has definitely had a large influence on my music.

Thanks for the review!

Magnificoooo!!! Nice waltzing! Those instruments are so reaaal omg. Really love the beginning flute and bassoon conflict and love the part at around 01:00 where the wind instruments kind of rhythmically syncopate and the glockenspiel arrives. It's quite soft, I suppose to play as a support to a storyteller. This makes me think the Yanterflum is a huge, bulking creature that is actually quite even-tempered and refined. The Yanterflum gets more angered and heated in intellectual arguments rather than physical ones, as he quite obviously could best any creature who attempts to fight him head on. I see his grotto is tightly packed with books and gizmos, exemplifying that his intellect is even larger than himself. Really great song, though I think the silence at the end could be cut a bit...overall excellent work anyways!

WingoWinston responds:

I wholeheartedly agree with all of it. I couldn't have described what I imagined the Yanterflum to be any better. The silence at the end is of course an easy fix which I will get to very soon. The issue is a mix of human playback and a ritardando at the end which seemed to prolong what was two quarter rests at 140bpm lol,

Thanks for the generous review!

Winston

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May 27, 2013
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