The beginning was awesome, but you kinda petered out there...
Someone else told me this too actually (not on NG though) and I'm going to admit I just don't understand. One possibility is you just completely missed the synth melody in towards the second half (which is understandable, it's a bit higher up and the aggressive pads somewhat dominate, and later it goes even higher!). The second possibility is that you heard it, but you don't like it. This is hard to believe for me because I think it's amazing! (I am a little egoistical perhaps.) The third is that you don't like the instrument as is but with a more solid synth you would like it. That could make sense, the synth could be a little fatter. The fourth is that you like it but everything else isn't working. This might make sense because the song is a little disjointed in that the melody feels kinda separate from the pads/drums. But I still find it hard to see how you think it petered out when the energy level goes up and up! Unless you were talking about the guitar solo??? It seems extreme to call 2/3 of the song "the beginning" though.
The fifth is that by the beginning you meant the whole song up until the outro!
Ok I overanalyzed that way too much. O_O
Anywho thanks for listening.
Barring the fact that the intro was 25% of the song and you apparently still have no idea how to make an ending that satisfied everyone (lookin' at you, TheDoor), this was an amazing song.
Thoughts while listening:
This piece has a variety of different feels. At 1:36, it started sounding like a montage scene, but once the tons of glitches started coming in, I just stopped thinking about what it would sound like and just sat back to enjoy them.
At 2:07, the melody sounds a lot like you're back in NGADM again. The transition at 2:40 seemed a bit sudden; I felt like it could've had a more driving kick into the guitar solo.
Towards 3:48, the song started getting a bit repetitive, and the glitches started sounding a bit overused. 3:44 was a good place to put the outro, but I guess the extension has its own charms.
The guitar solo was nice. It was relaxing, but with an exciting factor at the same time. I think you didn't need to filter the background as much as you did, but it still sounded good. Guitar is something you haven't done much of (from what I've heard of your music), and I think you can explore the juxtaposition of guitar and your style of music a bit more.
Your drumwork has been steadily improving. I still think Steel Nightmares was your best drum piece so far, but this really comes close. I think you just repeated your glitches a bit too much. :/ Didn't think it was possible, but I think your glitches got too repetitive. Then again, if you made each one individually, we wouldn't hear this until 2017. So, it's a small tradeoff to hear these amazing tracks of yours as often as you put them out. :D
March being drums and acoustic guitar is something I can get behind. :D That 'monthly theme' thing is actually a good idea. It obviously wasn't planned, but gimmicks are cool. :P
Thanks for another great song! May you add more guitar in your work from here on out, seeing how successful it was here.
Hey thanks for the epic review dawg. I imagine that the sum total of all your words is getting close to exceeding the current winner (I imagine it's Step... but then maybe TheDoor6 has him beat in consistency ;-))
> At 2:07, the melody sounds a lot like you're back in NGADM again
Yes it's the return of the grooves! I always felt like my groovy melodies were my best which is why I don't do them too often, it feels like cheating. Also it feels like I might tire everyone (or maybe just me) of them heh.
> glitches started sounding a bit overused
Yeah I can see it though.
> filter the background
Heh, I just couldn't mix it any other way, I just didn't know how to mix recordings with things that weren't recorded. I've actually improved since this song...
> drums and steel nightmares
That song was definitely drum driven so I can see how it would be my best in terms of drums. This one is about a 50% split between drums and melodies, I didn't want one to overpower the other.
> I think you can explore the juxtaposition of guitar and your style of music a bit more.
COMING RIGHT UP. I plan to do guitar in all my songs this month no matter how poorly it fits >:O. In the song I'm currently working on I've done some tricks and it actually sounds pretty good.
Thanks for the review, again :)
great atmosphere and guitar work :-)
Thanks dude! :)
The guitar was pretty cool, it kind of felt like a Pink Floyd song for a moment. Enjoyable song, pretty good mixing job too nothing bad to speak of. Really good.
Yeah I love Pink Floyd, I'm sure I have some of their influence :D Thanks for the review!
Dude, I keep saying this, but I freaking love your work.
Keep up the great work, you did a damn fine job on this song!
Thanks dude! Feel free to praise me as much as you want, I have a fragile ego hahahahaha alright that might not be true but I secretly just want everyone to tell me I'm great.
Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.