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Sep 5, 2014 | 10:38 AM EDT
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5.1 MB
2 min 14 sec
3.16 / 5.00

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Rated 3.16 / 5 stars
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Author Comments

This is the last minute rush. I worked on this piece at 3 AM this morning. My father was hospitalized again (fuck cancer) and only my sister and I around to take care of him. I even took 2 days of work off (yesterday and today) to take care him whole day.

Sorry for the terrible mixing, everything was cramped together in less than 2 hours.

Good luck to MetalRenard & bassfiddlejones! :) Your works are amazing!



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

This is really inspriring and great... I really love it! Please don't tell me you've quit Newgrounds...


Rated 5 / 5 stars

cool stuff, even though incomprehensible lyrics :D


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

You did very well for a last minute rush. You are an inspiring person.

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Rated 4 / 5 stars

This is a NGAUC Finals review. I apologise for the massive delay in reviewing -- I am with you wholeheartedly, as someone close to me has been found to suffer cancer as well. (This is part of my delay.) Props to you, however, for coming up with this in just two hours: you have rightly earned the respect of those who have listened to you.

What I am about to review, however, is the piece itself -- strengths and weaknesses alike. Bear in mind that I'm listening to your piece on loop as I review.

Right off the bat I have a vibe like sophisticated paint or makeup commercials. The female voice doesn't sound like it's made with a VST -- gosh, it sounds like someone's actually done the thing! It reminds me of the voice from Emil Karma and Emil Sacrifice in Nier, in that it has the same tonality and plaintive quality to it. I enjoy it a lot! The male choirs.... hm, what to say. I'm torn between thinking it was done with a VST, and thinking it was not. That is neither a good thing nor a bad thing, just a thing. The solo male voice is just as plaintive as the soprano female one, and tugs at the heartstrings just as well. A little more expression is needed, as in greater difference between loud and soft. There is great passion here; it just needs to be fleshed out further.

Your foundations are drums (and I enjoy those drums). There is very little bass, and I will admit it would have contributed to a bit of warmth. The backing strings (and horns? do I hear horns?) are warm too, but I'd appreciate some lows, lower than 80Hz.

You acknowledge your mixing weaknesses -- I can hear them. Sounds blasting through the headphones, mainly. But this is a weakness many of us do, a mistake I am guilty of from time to time.

All in all this sounds like a solid piece of trailer music, or even something for a sophisticated commercial involving falling petals, snow, and artistic depictions of opulence -- Scenery Porn (according to TVTropes' definition of course), majestic, proud lions, or even beautifully dolled-up ladies in haute couture. It gives a very regal mood. If you've seen some of the Cartier watch ads, this piece of yours reminds me of them. ^_^ Gosh!

A suggestion would be that, around 1:11, when the solo male voice kicks in, tone down the percussion and lengthen the strings. Build up from there, say around 1:30, making it a sort of calm before the storm. Right now I do sense changes in atmosphere, but they can be fleshed out just a tad more. I think, much of the function of a piece like this is to inspire regal-sounding highs and lows. I'm getting loads of highs, but I'd like to see the lows become lows.

All in all: solid piece. Amazing for the amount of time you had. And while I will sadly admit it has its kinks, I cannot help but feel in my heart that your head is brimming with ideas that would make you a fantastic trailer composer someday. Keep up the good work, and congratulations on placing high in the NGAUC.


P.S.: If you need to talk, and would like to share with me, please, feel free. Keep strong (this is something I need to remind myself of). It's a trying time, but this too shall pass -- we will overcome.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Great piece, I would love to hear it fully mixed.
There is something about choral music that gets me.
Congrats for your result in the NGAUC.

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