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Okay... This is something completely different from the stuff I´m usually doing but I was in the mood...

I jammed this little lick on my concertina once and always wanted to make something out of it. For those who don´t know: A concertina is that small button accordeon you hear all over this song. Now I took some time and aranged a complete track around that short little melody.

The dog in our shared flat always started to sing when I played the song on the concertina. He was actually hitting the right notes! Unbelievable but that´s how it is. Always wanted to record this but he didn´t sing when he was supposed to. Some star behavior I guess ;)

Anyway the outcome is dreamy and full of kitsch but maybe it´s nice to listen if you are in the right mood. Yes, I used way to much reverb (especially on the piano) but this had to be done ;)

P.s: I realized it sounds a bit shitty in mono ;)

The nice artwork I chose for this track is from doublemaximus (http://doublemaximus.newgrounds.com)
Here is the link to the original artwork: http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/doublemaximus/journey-to-faeaway


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Right off the bat, the sounds were pristine. Concertina thing, yes. Piano, yes. Bass thingy, yes. Glock thing, yes. Strings, fun. As you can tell, I am not completely professional in my instrumentation knowledge. Bear with me.

Melodies. I can't say they're really really good, but they're not bad! They're not extremely catchy, but it does reflect the mood pretty well. Well, might as well talk about the atmosphere now that I've mentioned it. The right combination of instruments, dynamics, style, and melodic content bring out something I wouldn't call dreamy, but more of a delicate, light style. I like it.

The last thing I will commend you for is the ending. I liked the way you ended it, it seriously promotes the theme of the whole thing and gives your song a nice finishing touch! Bravo!

Now, complaints. After the first minute I was getting seriously bored. In my mind, I was thinking, "Is anything going to happen?" Finally, at 1:15, you gave me the entrance of a glock, followed shortly by strings. But even then, nothing really happens. The only real change occurs at 02:51, where a suspended cymbal just barely does its job into a bigger section.

Well, I mentioned it, let's talk about that transition. The suspended cymbal does no good. It's a combination of two things. One, the cymbal roll itself was not nearly loud enough. Two, that cymbal had rolled before, and it brought up nothing, leading the listener (me) to think that if it happens again, it will also lead to nothing.

Overall, this is a solid piece! The melodies and the instruments work together to create a beautiful mood fitting of the name "Le Voyage". But despite all that, the song quickly becomes a bit boring; some more dynamic changes would help with that. Good work! 5/5, 9/10

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Azhthar responds:

Hey! Thanks for the review! Actually if I read it it´s quite critically (which is good) and I was surprised that you gave it such a high rating afterwards. So... For the variations I was trying something different here. What I usually do with my tracks is to develop them all the time. This is another extreme and might be a problem because there is nothing that sticks to the listener afterwards. So I tried to be a bit more minimalistic here and it ended in some repetition... For the transitions: I had a completely different percussion part in my first version. It was more experimental and had much more variations but actually I didn´t like it at all, because it didn´t fit into the mood of the piece. Anyway... Thanks again for the review! It´s much better to get some critics instead of just praising because it helps for the next piece. Keep it up and thanks for taking your time to listen.

I Absolutely Love it, the melody changes Just when you start to get bored and just sounds so epic to me! there is nothing wrong with this, nothing at all :)
Keep doing what you're doing!

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Azhthar responds:

Thanks a lot! Glad you like it ;)
P.S. You are my 200th reviewer. Congrats!

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Credits & Info


3.94 / 5.00

Oct 2, 2015
4:35 PM EDT
File Info
6.9 MB
3 min 55 sec

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