You Ran Outta Time

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Here is our entry for NGAU 2014 knockout special sexy round.
Did we make it in time?
Did we run outta time?
Oh Doc...
Gotta find Biff.
Gotta get that almanac.
Press B to get Little Mac's trainer to rub faster.
Gotta trade in that Holy Water for the Pocketwatch. Slow down Dracula, whip him in the face two times, duck under his fireballs, and then submit the song.


Its a catchy riff, and all the instruments sound mixed well together. Like the door6 said it is very repetitive and lacks variation and creativity.

I like the climactic nature of it and the synths. It progresses a little slowly throughout, however, and I would've liked to see some more melodic and/or structural development. It kind of just oscillates between that higher-pitched martele-sounding synth and the bass-y, staccato synth. You covered dynamic contrast a bit (at 1:50), but overall, the major problem I have with this piece is that it's lacking a lot of necessary variation. I see no problems with the mixing, mastering, and balance, but overall, this was rather lack-luster. The ending was sudden and didn't really add anything to the piece at all, and it was very minimalistic and dry throughout. This doesn't live up to the expectation set by your tryout piece at all, AnalogByNature. The level of creativity is just simply much, much lower. I understand that you were missing a band member until a few hours before the deadline, but I'm afraid I can't take that into consideration when giving you my score. You only have the skeleton of a piece here: the basic structure, bass riffs and beat. It's SERIOUSLY lacking all the pop and p-zazz I expected in this stage of the competition, though, I'm afraid. Hopefully next time you'll have more time to pull out a more stand-out piece. As for now, this is a 6/10 in my book. Don't get me wrong: it's not bad...it's just it's also not very memorable. Sorry.


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3.82 / 5.00

Aug 23, 2014
12:58 AM EDT
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8.1 MB
3 min 34 sec

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