Lover's Quarrel


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Finale cue from the short film "Switchblade Romance," directed by Lewis Farinella.

Since most of my uploads here on Newgrounds are orchestral-based pieces, I wanted to showcase an entirely different side of my cinematic soundscape. I was influenced by the likes of Cliff Martinez, Clint Mansell, Mark Mancina, etc. to convey a bittersweet and unsettling tone for the film.

Watch the film - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_rNXcNGtuI

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I was all set to give this 9/10 and be like "bla bla it's a great piece for a film but as a standalone it doesn't work as well" but then 3:37 came and made me realize it would be stupid to give this anything other than 10/10.

You did a fantastic job here and I'm as impressed by the execution as I am by the change in direction from your past stuff. Seriously, if someone came up to me and put this song right next to music from a mainstream film, I would have trouble figuring out which was which. Mixing was perfect, and I really loved those crazy buildups that drop into something quiet - that's such a cool idea. While I'm listing things I loved, the techy percussion at :43! That stuff is great.

This is one of those special songs that I hear on Newgrounds that reminds me that I have a lot more work ahead of me. Thanks for the inspiration, and keep at it - not that you need me to tell you that :)

Man I've been really impressed by your compositions. Mystical mountain, Ode to the Reader, and now lovers quarrel are just impressive as hell to me. This one conveys such a different atmosphere than I'd expect from you, as you were intending I gather. It succeeds in feeling both ambient and unsettling while remaining extremely pleasant in a strange way. Out of curiosity might you be interested in doing some commissioned composition work for a game? Just wondering, but anyway awesome stuff as always, thanks for sharing.

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Nov 3, 2013
7:44 PM EST
File Info
6.6 MB
4 min 50 sec

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Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.