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This track is deeply inspired by the (in my oppinion) awesome soundtrack to Dario Argento´s Phenomena from the italian prog rock band Goblin (who did a lot of great soundtracks in the 70´s and 80´s actually). The style of music is a bit special, because the mix of a beat from a processed 909, a djembe, a slap bass, cembalo, piano and an opera voice maybe do not fit together. Or do they? ;) Okay with the end I was a bit lazy...


Great track, sounds catchy and fun, without taking itself too seriously! Love the bass in particular- is that recorded or did you use a VST for that?

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Azhthar responds:

Actually original I´m a bass player. So it´s a bit embarrissing to admit that I used a vst (it´s the slap bass from acousticsamples). But if you ask than at least I did my job with the programming ;) Glad you like it!

i think that all those elements really fit together. I liked the voice, and the Bass gave it a strange feeling, but a good one. I liked how it ended. It fits perfectly in a Castleva nia game hahaha. The piano melodies and, the harpsichord, i think, were excellent. I really liked the non-synthethised percussion. I would panned it a little different but im not sure. Overall, it's a great job.

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Azhthar responds:

Thanks ;) Yep it´s a harpsichord mixed with a piano. Nice ears you have!

It's a cool song, I really liked the intro. That vocal, though, is jarring. I agree with below (except with it being a choir, it sounds like one person), it needs reverb. In addition, may I suggest breathing points? That could add towards the sound and make it less jarring and maybe more realistic. If you were going for a choir, then I'd try adding several vocal layers either detuned a bit (never tried this, may be painstakingly unbearable) or have chords be sung out.

I really like what you did with the noise in the beginning, making it sporadic and almost like a high-hat. The ending isn't too bad, but maybe changing the notes that the guitar is playing for the fade-out to make it seem more melodic. That's what I would do if I could, but it's your song, and you may like it like that. Different tastes and whatnot.

Overall, this song is nice to listen to. It's a cool-sounding track, but I would like to hear that voice become less jarring.

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Azhthar responds:

Thanks a lot! I will try to go a bit deeper into the track and revise the voice if I find time ;)

I liked the into. It's an interesting song for sure, but then the choirs came in. That could have worked, very very well, it's just that the voice sounds too... I dunno... Flat? Harsh? It just wasn't soothing like I would have wanted it to be. Maybe adding reverb to it would have helped, or cutting out some of the highs. Or maybe just a different vocal sound altogether? That's my main complaint with the song anyway. I think the rest of it made for an interesting piece.

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Azhthar responds:

You might be right with the reverb. The voice sounds indeed a bit better with some more predelay, but actually I think that is not what you didn´t like about it ;) The cheesy feeling the voice gives to the track is actually by purpose. You have to listen to Phenomena by Goblin to understand what I mean. This track was meant as a tribute to it with all the cheese it brings ;)

Our pale faced hero steps from the darkness, catching a glow from the streetlamp above. The creatures of shadow dance grotesquely between pyramids of light with a look like blood on their eyes. His sword drawn, claws extended, fangs cutting smile, the blade is a deadly glint of white smiting the black. This is duty, this is justice, this is fun, thought the hero.

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Azhthar responds:

Goblin heros always liked to smash ;)

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4.69 / 5.00

Feb 6, 2015
11:52 AM EST
File Info
4.9 MB
2 min 29 sec

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