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Jun 10, 2013 | 8:30 PM EDT
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4 MB
1 min 46 sec
4.58 / 5.00

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Rated 4.58 / 5 stars
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Song I made for the second round of N G M T 13. It's supposed to depict life inside a biodome. I hope I was able to convey the hostile outside world as well as the carefree life inside a bubble, and give it a futuristic feel. It may remind you of other things as well. Like ice coffee. The contrast between hot and cold. Would work well as a video game loop. For example in a level with both lava and ice.

No one voted for this song. But I got a couple of reviews. I wish I could post them here, but there's 3 A4 pages worth of text. It just won't fit.

Btw this wasn't the original composition I made for this competition. I may yet upload that one. This was just a song that popped into my head while I was writing the other song, and I had to work it out in order to get it out of my system and be able to work on the other song. In the end I submitted this one because it felt more accessible and catchy although it fitted the theme less. I wonder what would've happened if I submitted the other song.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

I really digged this track SJ. I think I mentioned before in my initial review, but it reminded me of something they would include in a game like Mario Party. It has this reggaeton thump pulsing throughout it. Anyone can really groove to this. I can definitely picture someone singing over this in one of the romance languages with some gang vocals thrown in. Sweet jam!


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SourJovis responds:

Thank you! That means a lot coming from you.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Wait, do I see the tags say 'threatening'?

SourJovis responds:

Yeah. I wanted to combine happiness with a feeling of menace. I think the happiness prevails. Maybe I should change that tag.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

As a piece of music by itself, this is great! Incredibly catchy, and I absolutely love the sounds you decided to use. A very fun piece for sure, with excellent rhythm. I can certainly imagine walking around the dome now.

I like that little melody you have at 0:18 - feels a bit weighty in a serious sense, even though it sounds so light. When you reintroduced that melody near the end again, I think that was very well-timed.

For the melody that comes in at 1:30 from the left - if that could be lowered an octave, that may sound just a bit better in terms of making it sound less bunched-up, since your other melodies playing simultaneously are also somewhere within that range. It should add a bit more of a bass sound to make up for that deep synth's absence after 1:10.
For the most part, all of your melodies are pretty unique, and just work really well together.

The snare that can be heard by itself at 1:10 sounds too consistent; I think if you place a flanger on there or alter its sound somehow, it could help with the song's diversity pretty drastically, especially after listening to this several times. (probably my 8th time by now xD)

Another thing I think you could do for this one is to work on the looping (sounds a bit cut off, and not smooth at all), or extend it! Of course I know you were limited by that evil time restriction.. but, if you get the chance, I would love to hear an extended version !

Overall, pretty cool stuff. :)

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SourJovis responds:

The looping is cut off indeed. I don't know what to do about that. The rendered wav file loops perfectly. The compressed mp3 just as well. Only now I've uploaded it to newgrounds it's cut off. Yesterday when I previewed it that wasn't the case I think. I've uploaded it again, but I don't know if it's any better now. It sometimes takes a while before my cash is cleared so I can't tell yet. Perhaps I will make an extended version. But I like it when it loops. Perhaps I'll one day put a part in without percussion to break it up more, and make it more interesting to listen to for a longer time. I'll take your other suggestions into consideration.