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The general vibe of this one sounds a lot like Market Town. That's okay, I did that one like 7 months ago so I should get a little leeway. It's just a laid back tune, nothing too snazzy. Almost didn't submit this one but then I DID HA!


WHOA! A PERFECT FIVE STAR RATING! Well, I'm not going to be the one to spoil it. (For future listeners of this song: If it doesn't have a perfect rating, someone's been trolling.)

I don't think I can say much else other than what's already been said. Meh. I agree with most of the points made here. Good job!

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johnfn responds:

Hahaha. Welcome to the video game section of the audio portal, where a song can be totally ignored, even if it has a 5.00 star rating. But somehow you found it, so there is redemption! :)

Thanks for the double review combo! I always appreciate it.

I love the instruments, especially the percussion. It's well-varied and well-structured and climactic. It's a very interesting take on Jingle Bells. That clap that first comes in at :38 seems a bit too emphatic and reverb-y for a piece like this, especially at 1:12. The melodies and harmonies are cool, though. The fade-out ending was a little disappointing, but overall it's a great piece for some light listening during a crazy time of the year! ;D

johnfn responds:

Thanks! Though I have no clue what you mean by jingle bells. Possibly all this christmas spirit has driven you crazy :D Or maybe it's those tams that sound a little like sleigh bells. The clap was a tough call, but you have a good ear for pointing it out for sure, I could have toned it down at points.

I was wondering why I seem to like fadeouts more than everyone else, and it may have something to do with how, like, all of my favorite artists make liberal use of the fade out ending. Though it's also got me studying endings a little more, so I can understand options...

I wish you would have continued this song. What you have so far is excellent, I really wanted to hear another minute.

johnfn responds:

Heheh my philosophy is that it's better to leave people wanting more than have pieces that drag on. After all, if you really like a piece, you can loop it, but if it drags on you can't really fix that problem :P

In this case I was actually rushing to finish this piece because I needed to sleep early for a flight, so I can't 100% use that excuse. I do have a longer piece coming though...

It sounds like a fusion of Zelda: Wind Waker and Maple Story, and that is a very good thing. :)

Your melodies are playful but relaxed. It's a simple, beautiful little tune that I could easily imagine playing at a ocean town in an adventure game.

My favorite aspect of this is how you change the texture at :38 by switching the ostinato figure to a guitar. That figure disappears entirely in favor of a guitar melody at 1:13. I feel like the reverb on the clap sounds a little like ocean tides. Nice touch!

Looking forward to hearing more from you!

johnfn responds:

I've never played Maple Story, but Wind Waker on the other hand... That game had such a warm vibe to it. The sailing theme is so uplifting.

Thanks for a new vocab word with ostinato. The switching was actually kind of an accident. I initially had the whole thing on guitar, but I found that there were some eq clashes at points, so I switched it over to the bell thing. But I thought it had a nice effect :)

Thanks for dropping by.

that was awesome as always! keep it up!!

johnfn responds:

Thank you!

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Credits & Info


4.57 / 5.00

Dec 20, 2013
3:06 AM EST
Video Game
File Info
1.8 MB
1 min 58 sec

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