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what? NGADM is coming up? well i guess i should start writing good music then...

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Very lovely and beautifully intense.

That gliding piano is very outwordly. Very surreal, especially in combination with the other elements. I feel like I'm having a psychadelic dream about space shuttle launches.

johnfn responds:

Hehe, what a description! Thanks for the review :-)

Dude, this is awesome. I'm never disappointed when I listen to your songs.

johnfn responds:

Thank you!

I love the ominous strings and synths - you were always so good at combining the two. It's very melancholy and emotional. You did a nice job with dynamic contrast, too: lot of ups and downs in this one. I love the piano arpeggios that start around 1:55. You had a good amount of reverb and balance in the mix in this one too. The drums at 2:35 sort of threw me off guard a bit. Perhaps you could've had a sweep leading up to them, at least? However, I like the direction the piece started taking after 3:00, and those glitches and harsher-sounding synths after 3:30 really added an interesting vibe to the piece. It's half-chill, half-anxiety-inducing. It's like you can feel the monster trying to escape from the closet for a minute or two, then it's back to the relaxing vibe at 4:15. I love it! :D Instantly fav'd! You started "writing good music" years ago, Johnfn! Keep it up, and best of luck in the NGADM 2014! :D

johnfn responds:

Thanks! I don't know why it took me so long to respond to this review, but I appreciate it nonetheless!

I guess the real monster is... our own emotions :O :O

Feels like forever since my last review. Yet it also feels like mere weeks when i heard your old stuff and then suddenly you start pumping out these beautifully orchestrated pieces of work. You're even getting better at me at all places. Mastering, melody composition, sound design, it kind of makes me feel a little meek really when it comes to music :c

Might go ahead join the NGADM. I need to push myself to see if i can improve as i noticed the last one made you so good.

As usual, very good work on this piece. The pianos that start coming in at 2:24 remind me of someone i can't put my finger on but it sounds very cool and unique. The beat for some reason i don't like. It doesn't seem to fit in the song with me but then again i can't really think of any other type of beat that would fit this.

The synths, oh god the synths. I never get tired of hearing those. And the little vibrato at 3:29 is just the icing on the cake.

I have quite a ways before i catch up with you :). So good luck in the NGADM. Who knows, we might even face each other sometime :D


(PS, the reason why im inactive on soundcloud is because ive used up my uploads. so yeah, sorry for being silent on there :c)

johnfn responds:

Ahhhh nice to hear from you again :) It does feel like forever. I'm glad you're still around! :D

You compare yourself to me too much haha. You do good stuff too, it doesn't have to be better or worse necessarily. Music isn't a competition! (Unless it's the NGADM, then it's probably a competition.)

Can't you just delete your oldest songs on soundcloud? That's what I do when I run out of space lol.

Anyway I'm glad to see you're alive. I listened to your latest song and I thought it was pretty cool B-) I really liked the vocal synth!

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4.61 / 5.00

Jul 6, 2014
2:57 PM EDT
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4.4 MB
4 min 49 sec

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