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I tried especially hard with one. I hope it's varied enough and not too generic.

08/04/2014: Updated track. Most reviews refer to an older version.

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I like the quirky piano and progression. The piano really led the piece on in this one. Definitely has a good sense of direction about it. That said, I think the piano needs more rhythmic variation. I also don't like how the strings at 1:20 have this sort of pulsing nature to them...kind of sounds too punchy for a rather calming piece. You combined the calming and energetic vibes well, though. Sounds like I'm flying high above a futuristic cityscape. Creating imagery like that is always good. By the end, though, the fast-paced rhythm that's going in the piano for almost the whole piece is starting to bother me. I wish you would've shaken it up a bit at the end, or even in a break-down section. You channel emotion and energy really well in this piece, though, Blacklawn. It's very upbeat, fun, and catchy. I like your instruments and moods. It's smooth-flowing and well-structured, even if it does lack some dynamic contrast and relief from the repetitive rhythms. The ending seemed fitting, though. Anyway, keep up the good work, Blacklawn! ;D

8.5/10

Very upbeat. I like it. I would like to see the score of this song lol. Those piano arpeggios <3. There really isnt anything i can say, in my opinion, that I did not like about this piece. Great work.

I love the piano melodies! This sounds sounds like it belongs in a video game.
I didn't like the transition at 2:49. I don't like the drum samples you used. And the piano is so loud that it overpowers the drumbeat a lot.
I wish you made a slow and relaxing break in the middle of the song. That would have made it much better.
More instruments would have made the song better too, similar to how the strings in the song currently enhance the piano.

Blacklawn responds:

To be honest, I tried several drum samples and these were the only ones that sounded decent with the piano, lol

Hey! I'm here for the review for review thread!

This is a nice little track. The fast piano is a nice touch. The main melody showing up by accented piano notes is a nice idea! The chords you use are really pretty. And I think you have some really cool ideas! The song sounds like something that would be a flash game so I think you came to the right place to post this :p It's very pop oriented and melodic, and the chord progression is fun!

The intro to the song is very nice with the piano starting fast but playing something kind of dark before going into it. There are some things that bug me that are mainly things that are most likely opinion based. I think that the drums are a little cheesy for the song. The song would have been a lot prettier if it didn't have a drum kit. At least the drumbeat you used seems to be very unfitting. It's that it doesn't seem to fit with the song, and it feels a little repetitive. Perhaps if you were to take it out in some parts of the song or maybe change up the drum beat. Maybe it's the drum kit sounds that you used, or it might stand out too loudly in the mix. I'm just not sure, it's all up in the air for interpretation!

The piano is probably the best part of the song. The only thing I would have liked to hear is some more diversity with it. Going full speed all of the time can get a bit boring. There are some parts like at 1:50 that are really nice, but I think it would be cool if you put something taking over as the lead melodic instruments instead of the piano. But this track would sound really good if it had some loud and soft dynamics, and even if it just hit some whole note or half note chords and went into a softer section.

Another thing to consider might be to have a larger range of instruments. Like I said having another instrument taking over as the lead instrument might be cool! Like a solo violin or a french horn or a synth. The accented piano notes works for some of the song and can still work nicely along with a lead melody on a different instrument. The only reason I say that is because it does start to get a little repetitive. Again, all of my criticisms are just opinions. I really enjoyed writing this review :)

7/10 review
5/5 star rating

-Ryan

Nice! I liked the piano intro with the strings. But that's one crazy piano melody going on, haha!
Very well made though! I love the melody really much! I really like the note switch at 0:36.

10 out of 10! I would make a electro remix for sure!

Blacklawn responds:

Thanks a lot!

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Blacklawn
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4.40 / 5.00

Uploaded
Oct 9, 2013
2:48 PM EDT
Genre
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7.1 MB
3 min 6 sec

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