I see that you were going for some drama early in the piece. I think the drama would've been heightened, however, if you held out the notes for longer and layered the chords to make a fuller texture, kind of like you do at :33. All the little stops during the first 20 seconds kind of detract from the flow, though. In my experience, organs are supposed to sound embeddable, all-encompassing, and intimidating. The first 20 seconds of this piece sound like a baby organ that's taking its first steps while learning to walk. Then, some of the riffs, like at :38, sound very distorted, jarring, and hard to follow. Stylistically, you took a huge risk with this one, but luckily I'm a huge fan of classical music. ;) I like the progression, but one thing that really bothers me is the minimalism, especially during the first couple of minutes. It's a VERY long-winded piece. I did enjoy small moments like at 4:55, though, where the chords clashes in a rather haunting way. >:D I think you allude to the complex and well-thought-out structure of the piece in the description, and I agree that structurally it's rather impressive. One thing I thought you could've worked on was creating more dynamic contrast. It has a sort of continuous flow after around 1.5 minutes in, so that after a while without much "relief" (if you know what I mean), it kind of loses its engaging touch. I will say that I thought 6:49 was a height of emotion and drama, and I applaud you for that. The ending also felt very conclusive, yet it cut off suddenly. In fact, by the end you've convinced me that this is a solid piece. I still would've liked to see you at least slap some reverb on there to give the beginning (and, in fact, the whole piece), that extra huge-freaking-church, meet-your-maker-fiend sort of vibe. Still, I like it and I think that, for the most part, your risk paid off. Keep up the good work, Chris354. ;)
Well this is quite long. I must say, the beginning started out odd to me, but impressive for a long song. reminds me of Castlevania kind of, sounds like boss music too lol. The chord structure and melody is ridiculous (in a good way, just well written in a crazy way). I have to say, I've never heard something like this on newgrounds before. It's just one instrument, but you made it something special, like old cathedral music. It's hard to write something this long. Nice job. I can appreciate classical music, can't beat the classics.
Terrible. Just terrible... The worst thing I've ever heard in my life. Your music's bad and you should feel bad!
Just kidding ^_^ That was fantastic!! I don't know, it sounds like the classic we all know; you know, the one everyone thinks came from 1930s Dracula for some reason; but it sounds somehow different, in a good way! Great organ sounds, good tempo, not too fast or too slow, about where I like it. Yeah, no complaints. This is a great song. I listened twice. You know, I got to play the pipes once. It's a really powerful instrument. It's both the biggest and the loudest and also has perhaps the widest note range, and range of overall sound for that matter. Powerful stuff. Anyway, I'm rambling now. Great job!! : D
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