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Witches' Hut

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The witches' hut only opens during a solar eclipse. They sell the best potions and brews, but it doesn't seem like a very good business model, if you ask me.

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I wasn't going to submit this but then I figured why not.

(This is NOT my still-unfinished NGADM piece. It's just a thing.)

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I love the oom-pah sort of vibe this has. Awesome melodies, progression, etc. as always. I suppose this is a little more minimalistic than a lot of your other work, and also lacks the structural intrigue of most of your recent stuff IMO, but I still applaud you for uploading content that you don't feel is your best work (which I have to work on myself, so it provides motivation). The rhythms and instruments are cool, though. This piece has a nice flow to it, and I liked the little flourishes you added at several different points (such as :49) to add phrasing and character. The mixing is great, as always. This is one of those tracks that I like more the more I listen to it. I think I'll download it. I download a TON of your tracks though...yeah, wait, I'll still download it. Keep up the good work, Johnfn! :D

johnfn responds:

"The mixing is great, as always"

Heck yeah, I mixed that one instrument SO WELL! :D

I have always really loved the Matoya's Cave theme from Final Fantasy, and while this totally brings that to mind with its oldschool charm and video gamey goodness, it feels even more appropriately sorcerous. You're a couple months early, but this makes has the perfect ambiance for Halloween. The instruments themselves really remind me of Shadowgate, too! So there is just wall-to-wall VG nostalgia packed in this for me, and I think that's awesome.

My one complaint is one that I have with so many of your tracks, which is the way the ending just cuts right off. I'm sure the song is finished, but when the reverb effects of the final notes just end like that it feels strangely incomplete. Not something I'd dock points for outside of a contest, so yeah...an easy breezy 5 stars from me, mate! Keep on keepin' on.

On a side note, I would have sworn that I made you one of my favorite artists years ago, but apparently I was somehow remiss. I apologize for the oversight, but it is one that has finally been rectified. Huzzah!

johnfn responds:

I don't know what you're talking about, the ending is perfectly

For being just a thing, this is pretty awesome :)
Simplicity is sometimes very effective. It's a shame that the piece cuts off at the end though. You will keep doing this to us, won't you? I guess it's time to just start accepting it... OR WILL I?

It's a shame you didn't make it to Ludum Dare or NGADM, but this piece makes up for it ;)

johnfn responds:

I have no shame. I'll keep doing it to my death. I plan to die in the middle of a sentence.

Love it. Nostalgic as FUCK.

johnfn responds:

Hehe thank you!

In reality I only made it this way because I dual booted, installed Ableton on the other partition, and then made a song without any of my presets or even VSTs. Limitation breeds creativity, or in my case more chiptune :>

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johnfn
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Listens
959
Faves:
4
Downloads
23
Votes
10
Score
3.78 / 5.00

Uploaded
Aug 29, 2015
5:03 AM EDT
Genre
Video Game
File Info
Song
1.5 MB
1 min 38 sec

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