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Glitchy Grindy Stuff

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I have fun with music... so yeah
Also besides some quiet stuff in the first 5 seconds the whole song was highly modified beat-boxing made with a Korg Kaosspad3

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Sorry that was necessary to fully comprehend this piece, it's most definitely unique and I love that you experiment like this. The problem is that it's really hard to judge a submission like this one...
Mix: 8/10
I think you did a good job with this. I mean, the recording sounds quite decent and you went all out with your editing and FX to create a very interesting auditory experience unlike anything I've ever heard before. This also means that I can't really say what I think you could improve or what I think you did wrong because of how unusual it is. I hope you're happy to settle for an 8, all that considered.
Composition: 8/10
Same thing here...! How do I judge this? At the very least I think this track is extremely cool. I don't say that often or lightly. In my notes I actually gave you a bonus point because of the risks you took presenting something like this in a composition filled to the brim with EDM and cinematic styles which rely on much more conventional interpretations of the word "music".
Despite this you managed to include melodic elements in there too and they worked well together.

8/10 total and a piece I think deserves a spot on the front page of NG because it shows just how creative you are. Great work.

Tosmatobeef responds:

Thank you! As I said before, after listening to the submissions I was up against, I wasn't expecting to get more than a 4/10 (mostly because I'm usually pretty pessimistic that anyone else would enjoy what I make). But after seeing these reviews, I for sure will be trying to post more of my music here for feed back, and I'm sure I'll also join NGADM next year.

Thank you again, this greatly encouraged me!

This is an NGADM Round 1 Review

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Well, this is quite the submission! Right off the bat, any listener could tell he's in for a pretty unique ride, what with your unorthodox pattern played by that fat synth bass, which makes for a pretty interesting groove when you throw your percussion into the mix. This is experimental music in its true sense, but despite the obscure approach you took, there's some pretty fun stuff in this, such as the transition to introduce the drums five seconds in, the highly creative use of beatbox sounds in the beat, the gated section at 1:03 and 1:32's synth. It's all highly interesting and pretty fun to listen to.

Now at this point I'll pretty much echo what midimachine said. To me, experimentation is never an excuse for poor musicality, and unfortunately this is scattered with issues. The mix is pretty much ridiculously heavy on the low end which simply destroys a lot of the other elements you threw in such as the trippy high synth at 0:58. Some transitions such as 1:32 are pretty abrupt. There's a severe lack of remarkable content above the "glitchy grindy stuff". Lastly, that ending! I'm afraid it simply came off sounding lazy and uninventive to just fade everything out. I mean, sure, it's a very unorthodox and oddly fun track, but due to all these issues it simply loses the interest of its listeners and has little replay value.

Thanks for the fascinating submission though! Hope to see you next year.

SCORE: 7.3/10

hi, you're not in my review group but i already wrote this before i decided that i couldn't be bothered reviewing everyone.

so, really cool sound design and use of filters. mix is stupidly bassy in some parts from all the granular ridiculousness so maybe a high pass filter somewhere woulda been good. there's just enough melodic/harmonic progression to carry it through to 2m30s, but there really could've been more instrumentation on top - the fade out ending is a massive cop out and is really poopy in comparison to the nice reverb freak out section before it. great use of a kp, but i would've liked to hear more than a kp jam for the NGADM.

7.0

Not bad. I like how you experimented with some sounds. It has a strong beat. You already won first price for most original work. For sure, I never heard something like this before.
I really like the synth in the start and in the middle of the song. Really fills up the beatboxing stuff.
The part at 1:32 is catchy and sounds cool, only the transition to that part ( at around 1:31 ) is kinda worse. At around 2:00 and further, the song gets messy and I actually lost my interest of listening till the end. But oh well, I did listen to end. I was disappointed because you fade it out, lol. I expected a 'funny' and cool ending.
Anyways, don't hate on my harsh review. I liked the song! (:

Tosmatobeef responds:

If anything your review was kind. Honestly I wasn't expecting it to get as high of a score as it did. Thanks for the in-depth review and the encouragement! Also, I REALLY liked your song, and I hope you do well in the rest of the competition!

really interesting stuff, beatboxing makes it spicy, nice job!
- Pandasticality

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