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Safe inside the dome

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My take in NGMT round 2 (theme: biodome). Aims for happy and safe feel, because after all, biodome is supposed to be the space with life. It's not like there's monsters outside (or, who knows?), so I thought safe&happy should be fine. Apparently it wasn't that appealing take D:. Oh well, next round.

Made with LMMS 0.4.14 using Lmmasters' samples, ZynAddSubFx, Evanessence 1.7GB soundfont, SGM v2.01.

Seriously? You're asking me to submit a hell of text here? You're out of your mind. Go to the thread instead: /bbs/topic/1341687

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Er- I meant to say in my last review that maybe some thought should be given to accepting loops, if there is some way we can make that work on SoundCloud, or another site. :p

So, I'm really liking this one a lot! :D This just has so much style. Very unique. Your mixing has improved from your last submission, for sure! I gotta say when that guitar synth came in at 2:28, I found myself bobbing my head. Man this just sounds so videogamey ! You do nothing to challenge that assertion at 0:55. Greatness everywhere!

So your main strengths for this one? Composition, and mixing.
Yes, it began to get a bit repetitive -- but only chord-wise, because your melodies are just really fun and unique.

I'm just gonna repeat what I said in the thread, and say that this take on the theme was very refreshing to hear. It's as if we settled the biodome on another planet instead of a future Earth. Listening to this, I imagine the atmosphere outside to be hostile in the sense that it's not *scary* or *frightening*, but rather just...we can't go outside. Because reasons!!

Alien life is having a blast outside the dome, while us humans are having a blast inside the dome, too, and it all just works so well. Straight from the beginning of the song, that is exactly what I feel. And that pad in the background really helps establish that 'unearthly" sense.
This song is the epitome of having normal life take place inside the dome - something about your mixing makes the track feel very interior (I blame some of it on your reverb?), which is perfect for being *inside* this fun atmosphere.
I find it interesting that you wrote "It's not like there's monsters outside (or, who knows?)" in your description, because that just fits so well - the "or, who knows?" part. Because this piece gives off the vaguely mysterious vibe while at the same time maintaining it's cheerful, carefree-ness.

So this was definitely one of my top favorites in this last round, which had some very competitive pieces, no doubt! Very well done !

Jernemies responds:

Thanks again for the WOT :p
That view you just described was pretty much precisely what I was thinking about when making this. I'd blame that on the second picture (from the inside) scott provided :p But nah. Points also noted.

While this is a good song in general, it's not particularly my cup of tea. Since this was entered in a contest, I'll review you in my own personal opinion and through the eyes of the contest judges.

The mixing is really quite good, although it is very repetitive, you did a great job building this song, I didn't hear any bad notes, save one or maybe two. So not bad at all.

Contest-wise, this could either be a hit or miss. In my eyes you could write a song about a biodome in two ways. One, what you did, with the safe and happy feeling. Or, two (I woulda done this one) make it a bit spacey, and safe-ish sounding, but add a creepy, eerie sense of mystery with a slight tinge of fear of the outside. If I were judging, I would prefer the latter, but hey, you never know.

Good luck.

Jernemies responds:

Thanks :)
At first I was going to do such spacey thing, but I really didn't get such "spark" to it. Instead, when looking at the other image our artist provided, this was the outcome. Contest-wise, it was a miss, as people didn't really think of a biodome as a place of safety and happiness D: Oh well
Thanks for the rev

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Jun 10, 2013
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