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Jun 5, 2015 | 6:47 PM EDT
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9 MB
3 min 57 sec
4.09 / 5.00

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Rated 4.09 / 5 stars
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Author Comments

This is something that was inspired by old German Art Songs or "Lieders" I wanted to make a new version of a lieder. Don't ask me why I chose hardstyle, I just liked the way it sounded lol. The poem is "Admonitions for a Special Person" by Anne Sexton read by whisperinginblue. I had to do a research project for a music class and write a paper on a Lied, so I found that they mainly used piano and a singer/poet and later developments used full orchestras, that's what I'm trying to convey with the intro then the full melody.



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I like the ambient vibes at the beginning. The poetry added considerably to the piece, although I thought the vocals were a little too loud. They had the right amount of reverb, but I still wanted the instrumentals to be more up-front in the mix, especially during the first 1.5 minutes. I thought you could've been a bit more creative in how you used the vocals, too. It seems like you didn't manipulate them much. You do bring out the emotion in the words using the instrumentals, though, and I admire your sense of harmony and melody. The piece is structured well around the vocals, and the two refrains are powerful, memorable, and catchy. I'm not sure I liked the snare sample at 1:56, but maybe that's a personal opinion. As far as I can tell, the mixing and mastering is pretty good, and I thought the piece as a whole was pretty conclusive. It can be hard to find pieces with proper conclusions among relatively less experienced musicians. Still, this is really admirable work here, AlenK. Keep up the good work! ;D


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Rated 5 / 5 stars

I loved how different this song is. Loved the poem and the person speaking it as well as the track's build up. Awesome piece!


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Very nice instrumental. Went well with the poem, keep it up! I do happen to enjoy the synthwork.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Really liked it. I think that the synth is overtaking the hardstyle bass a bit, but other than that this is something I'd pay for. Great work.