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Dec 26, 2013 | 9:51 PM EST
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7.3 MB
3 min 11 sec
1.72 / 5.00

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Rated 1.72 / 5 stars
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From JacobCadmus request --- "gimme an experimental piece, no shorter than 3 minutes; the first half consisting of nothing but the ugliest, most disturbing noises that one could think of. then very gradually transition into the most beautiful, ethereal music ever. synthetic, organic, doesn't matter. but make sure that there's melodic and rhythmic merit, and not just some copout pad/soundscape surfing the whole time."

This is Audio Secret Santa 2014 submission. A gift to JacobCadmus, a great cinematic composer. :( I don't even know he likes this or not, yet!

The first part, 2/3 of the song was already quite complex for me to made. The last emotional part has sheer amount of difficulties to make me frustrated for weeks. Making something beautiful is NOT EASY! Sure, I co-wrote Frozen River, but this is totally different. Asymmetry, organic and smooth... way over my current skills!!!

Now I share this for the world. MERRY XMAS PEOPLE!



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

The beginning sounds like a quick drill before the soldiers get into their positions. Raising their guns, responding on time. Then 0:37 sounds like they're moving into their positions, getting their rifles ready, etc.

1:05 gives me the vibe of a chase scene, very similar to the ones I find in Jak II and Jak 3 -- similar music too. This goes on all the way till 1:40.

The tension evolves through every section of the piece until we come to about 2:16, and I don't know what vibe that gives me. Fallen soldiers? Or perhaps that one hour on Christmas Day during World War I where the people of different squadrons enter into a truce, share cigarettes and food, and shake hands and embrace each other? This section almost brought tears to my eyes.

The only complaint I have with this section, ever, is that while it ends the piece, the ending sounds quite abrupt -- and a slower, more gradual ending would've been appreciated here.

The change of mood at 2:16 made it really exceptional, and apart from the abrupt ending... kudos to you for nearly making me tear up.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Sounds good. Long track without repitition. One part flows smoothly into the other. Filmic. I like how the mood gradually changes over the course of the song.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Well, that was interesting. I wouldn't call the first half "ugly and disturbing", but it definitely gets prettier on the second half. It's quite unique, good work.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

That's a cool request. I'd love to try to make something following similar requirements as a fun bit of composing practice.

Glad it worked out well! The ending was indeed beautiful. Now make a full track based around that ending! Bwahaha! Sorry, didn't mean to make you cry. XD


Rated 5 / 5 stars

OHHH MY GOSH I'm sorry I didn't see this before! Dude this is a killer track! Definitely nailed the "prerequisite" from my description. I didn't know what to expect (intentionally), because I tried to be as ambiguous as I could with the request. So great job with the track. The sample quality is top-notch and some amazing sound design work.

Btw, I chose not to look at the forum, seeing as I didn't have the time to do my secret santa track for midimachine, and I just felt really bad about it.