Africa calls

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I suddenly had a flash of inspiration when I came up with this, so I hope you folks will enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed making it! The theme kind of reminded me of Africa, hence the name. Of course, feel free to associate if with whatever pops up in your mind!

Software used: Reaper 5
Tempo in bpm: 190
Time signature: 6/8
Key signature: C major

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Nie almal van Afrika is 'n walglike onopgevoerde gemors nie!

EagleGuard responds:

Dit is reg, maar hierdie lied is veral geïnspireer deur die ou kulture van Afrika.

Absolutely beautiful track! There was never a dull moment! Certainly reminds me of Africa haha! Nice work!

EagleGuard responds:

Thank you kindly!

I like the percussion at the beginning and the cheery melodies at :09. Somehow this reminds me of The Lion King...which is probably an indication that you nailed the African theme. ;) The melody drags on for a bit too long IMO...and then you simply repeat it using a different instrument at 1:17. This would’ve been fine if you had more harmonic support in there to keep things interesting, but after a certain point I was seriously wondering if there would be any structural relief. However, to your credit, that moment finally came at 2:17. The song is very smooth-flowing and pleasant, but as a stand-alone piece it loses a few points in my mind because of a lack of overarching direction. For example, you didn’t really vary the main melody in any sort of climactic way later in the piece. That said, the sample quality is excellent and (again) you made the African theme really come to life here with the atmosphere and instruments. I also have no complaints with the mixing and mastering. If you fix the small structure and progression-related issues I mentioned above, this would easily be one of my favorite pieces of the competition so far. Keep up the good work, man. ;D


EagleGuard responds:

Hey man, thank you so much for your in-depth review! Definitely agree with all your points, and I'll certainly take it into account for future works.

Glad you enjoyed the piece as a whole, and thanks again for your review!

I dunno why, but it make me think of Donkey Kong-esque level. Up to 01:30, anyways.

You totally could play this song at some sort of feast though, or a fair!

EagleGuard responds:

Awesome, I love Donkey Kong, haha! Thanks for the review, and I'm glad you liked it!

I feel like I'm playing an old RPG, good times, and damn nice song :D

EagleGuard responds:

Good to hear, thanks mate!

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4.74 / 5.00

May 23, 2016
1:07 PM EDT
File Info
5.3 MB
3 min 48 sec

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