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FD - Moontears

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My entry for Round 2 of the NGADM '13 audio contest.

This track invokes various feelings like sadness, emptiness, loss, despair, inspired by real life happenings around the world with a hint of dreamy, abstract soundscapes and a surreal structure. It's also part of a personal project I will reveal in its conceptual phase in a fairly close future here on Newgrounds and my related social blogs.

May you enjoy the piece.

Note: This track "borrows" the main melody of Apeiron, a track I made in 2010, back when I was KKSlider60 here. I just felt like revamping it a bit.


Rad stuff. Gets me in the mood for killing. or something.

ForgottenDawn responds:

Vengeance? Interesting.


ForgottenDawn responds:

Thank you

Great work man. I especially like the string part after 2:12. So beautiful. Reminds me of some of Jóhann Jóhannsson's work and at least as good. I don't have any hints for you this time, other than to continue like this.

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ForgottenDawn responds:

Thank you for your comment, I appreciate your support. I will leave a review to your entry soon.

absolutely beautiful! the string arrangement is my favorite part. the way it's written and the samples themselves sound so lush. the portamento slides are well-placed, and not overdone like a lot of people tend to do. you definitely nailed the somber mood you were going for, and I can't wait to hear what the concept will be. good luck to you in the results!

ForgottenDawn responds:

Thank you for your kind words. :) About my project, I still have to decide where to put my current state of work, so right now it's pretty much "in the air".

NGADM Round 2 Review


As per usual, you continue to place me in a state of awe ForgottenDawn. You have the uncanny ability to produce the most unbelievably mystical, atmospheric, and imaginative tracks. I must admit that the title of the track was the first thing to open my imagination. After hearing some subtleties, I decided to turn up my volume a little. I can tell you that I was quite amazed by the different elements of detail you have sprinkled throughout this track. In fact, it was a little disturbing. These little details seem to transcend the idea of fundamental perception and they appeal to something of a primal nature. The 'cinematic' portion of the song was beautiful. I keep getting so many different images of despair and of mystery and mostly of the unknown...the theme could be interpreted in so many ways it seems. The mixing was superb.

While I enjoyed the message, themes, and atmospheric qualities of the track (wholeheartedly, might I add) I wish there was more to the 'instrumental' section of the song. The strings brought about raw emotion, and they do so quite easily, but I just feel as if there wasn't enough. I understand what your aim was, but just a little more detailing with the instruments would have been wonderful.

The track, in its entirety, is so solemn and full of atmosphere that is makes you realize that music is not all about pure melody and composition. Sometimes it is the message and emotion that matter most. Well done, my friend. :)

Score: 8.75/10

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ForgottenDawn responds:

Thank you for your kind words. I really have nothing else to add to what you said, other than the fact I try to explore different realms of sound every time, as my imagination can't be confined to just one particular view or emotion. Thanks again. :)

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4.34 / 5.00

Aug 23, 2013
8:44 PM EDT
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5 MB
4 min 21 sec

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