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Oct 7, 2014 | 7:11 PM EDT
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3.2 MB
3 min 19 sec
4.52 / 5.00

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Rated 4.52 / 5 stars
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Morphogenetic Feels

Pure 8-bit, straight out of tracker. 2a03, MMC5
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Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

The intro isn’t bad, but the chord progression here is cliche. The glitchy content at :08 was a good idea, but you could’ve mixed it in a lot better, with cleaner, more dynamic white noise and fewer harsh frequencies in that mid-range bass. Also, you seem to be lacking smooth transitions at several points in this piece, such as :09, :26, :34, and others. I liked the more melodic content that started creeping in by around :30, but :52 is another clear sign that this piece has major mixing and mastering flaws. I can barely make out the arpeggios between :52 and 1:00. I also think you should’ve done a lot more with the drums in this piece. Maybe adding some drum fills and crashes would help smooth over some of those transitions, too. There are just so many moments in this piece in which you vary the texture but fail to prime the listener as to your doing so. I wasn’t a huge fan of your kick sample. It sounded a little too aggressive and sub-bassy for a piece like this. Otherwise, the instrumentation was not satisfactory. Your synths have this annoying fixed vibrato (i.e., 2:17) that just screams “stock sample” to me. You could’ve done a lot more to modulate those synths to not be as harsh-sounding or in-your-face, as this is fundamentally a cheerful song. I also would’ve added some more reverb, as the sound quality overall was pretty dry. You tried to bring this piece full-circle at 3:07, which is another good idea, but you still need to connect it to the preceding section more. The piece also had a constant energy to it, which I generally discourage. It’s usually more structurally effective to channel the emotions and interest of the listener by creating dynamic contrast and an ebb and flow of energy. I’d suggest inserting some sort of breakdown or re-intro section to accomplish this. The fade-out ending also came across as a bit lazy. I just realized that this is a really negative review, though, so let me give you some positives: I enjoyed the melodic progression and texture. You also have a good sense of harmony. Still, I think you need to clean up the mastering, transitions, and sound design before this piece maximizes its potential. Keep at it, man! ;)


Genclops responds:

Appreciate the criticism, it is refreshing! Thanks for the listen


Rated 3 / 5 stars

interesting. seems a bit over-compressed. then again i don't know to much about 8-bit

Genclops responds:

This track actually has no post-processing, it came straight out of tracker.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Where'd you get your DPCM samples, and can I have them? They're really nice


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Interesting. Not really much to say here, didn't like it or hate it, so I feel a 4 out of 5 isn't being too unfair. Good job!

Genclops responds:

Thank you for listening / reviewing