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Angels In The Sky

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The song is featured on Telurica's newest album, "We Are Here" - available for free download here: http://www.mediafire.com/

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The buildup was kinda long but worth it IMO. Also the pace and theme of the song spike ina very good way. I would play this in a FaKtor-Y club. I think this is your best track yet.

idfpower responds:

Thanks, buddy :) Best of luck :)

I agree with many others in that the intro was quite long. That synth could've started muted, and then went on progressively brighter and brighter until 1:15 when everything started kicking in. Because, were it not for the drums, there wouldn't be too much of a dynamics change.

The synth around 1:40 sounds beautiful and true to the title -- very angelic.

There was a sudden change of mood around 1:59? There was a gradual progression back around 2:22... and then the drop after that was alright.

I like the sense of buildup you have around 2:40 onwards. Everything is introduced gradually, and there's a sense of something greater coming on.

3:40 onwards was my favourite part of the song. This could've been made as a theme for this piece in and of itself.

The fact that this piece is called "Angels in the Sky" kinda hints at the fact that this piece is meant to have an ethereal quality to it. Yes, it does in some places, but there are places where there's a sudden change of mood with those sawtooth synths. And it.... doesn't fit. Throughout the piece, I swear, I was THIRSTING for a warm pad somewhere to balance out the basses, drums and the highs. There were very few mid-range sounds that gave a sense of angelic warmth. Right now, it sounds like something dirty and gritty, rather than something angelic.

Great effort, just try and see what can be added to complement the mood of the piece.


idfpower responds:

First of all, thanks for the very detailed and to the point review :)

Now, a little explanation about the song's title... this one is part of an album that was built upon a main theme: aliens. So the "angels in the sky" - although hinting a bit at the more ethereal nature of the song, is in fact reffering to extraterrestrials. Hence the "unexpected" harsh sounds used in the song. And there's a reason for the longer intro, because its role is to calm down a bit the album's pace. I can see though why taking it out of context may draw such observations :)

Thanks again for the suggestions & all the best :)

Sounds pretty good...my only real complaints are that the beginning goes on a little bit too long (or do I just need too much instant gratification?!?), and that some of the sounds are a bit static at times. Maybe a little mod-wheel tweaking at some point would liven up the soundscape?

Composition, Sound Design, overall concept are really good, and the mix is very appealing. There are a good variety of ideas, and they're connected logically and organically. Good stuff.

idfpower responds:

Thank you very much :) Yeah, there's always room for improvement :) All the best :)

After listening toa few of your tracks, the way your Synths in general are sequenced sound metal-influenced in structure, I bet that if you used the same Score but with a Guitar Kontakt Library like Shreddage II it would sound like a metal-like guitar driven track as well :)

Now what I have noticed is your synth sounds while they go well together, they seem weak individually (if that makes any kind of sense). I would say add a chorus plug-in and deepen the depth and see how that sounds. I'm not a fan of that snare sound, it sounds like it's cutting off too suddenly and it's too tight-sounding for the track. A little bit of extra reverb might do wonders for it.

Overall, a solid tracks but there's always room for improvement :)

idfpower responds:

Interesting observations :) And you're right: I've been playing metal on and off for a long time and I do have another sort of "in between" project - an industrial band. From there I ventured into the Electronic genre so yeah, that can be felt in Telurica's songs. Metalheads have a distinct way of composing/arranging a track and in my case it's still a bit difficult to shake those old habits :) I do try to come up with non conventional structures, but no matter what I do, I'm still addicted to arrps and harsh edgy sounds in general :)

On a different note, the synths might sound weak individually if you dissect the songs, but that's on purpose, because I prefer to use multilayered themes so each sound is just a small part of the whole, and in order to make them blend well, IMO it's best to use presets that don't stand out on their own. Of course, that doesn't mean I'm right :)

Agreed, there's always room for improvement (especially considering that mixing/mastering is not my strong point...yet) :)

Thank you very much for the honest opinion and for listening to my music :) All the best :)

We especially enjoyed the track at 2:41, since it changed the mood just enough for it to feel fresh and various. Towards the end it feels like something is missing in the lower registers. Like a bass or something. Other than that, we enjoyed the tech-y futuristic feel to the track. We hope to see more tracks like this!

idfpower responds:

Thanks, much appreciated :)

Unfortunately I had to finish the mix on headphones (my dear daughter "took care" of my reference speakers) to meet the dealine and that's probably why it sounds the way it does. That, and also since my main "job" is playing bass in a band, I tend to go the opposite way when composing Electronic music, hehe :) Thanks again for the constructive input :)

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4.36 / 5.00

Jun 25, 2013
5:36 AM EDT
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5 min 34 sec

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