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Jun 12, 2016 | 12:39 PM EDT
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5.2 MB
2 min 49 sec
5.00 / 5.00

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Rated 5.00 / 5 stars
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This is part of my 16 trade album, Vintage Powered!

It features orchestral and bass elements, with IDM's hard-to-follow glitchiness. I like how it turned out, but I'm hoping other people like this style too :) I was unable to make it the full 3 minutes long like the rest of the album, but I think it's for the better that I didn't draw out some sections too much, haha.

You can get the entire album here:

Thanks for listening! :D



Rated 3 / 5 stars

I like the atmospheric arpeggios. The wet synths and Lo-fi effects were cool too. It has little sense of development before :30, and then launches into this minimalistic, distorted drop that doesn’t really reflect the mood of the first 30 seconds very well. And then 1:04 sounds like a completely different piece. You took some big risks here with the composition and sound design. I personally think that the instrumentation-related risks paid off, but the compositional risks did not. This piece has a lot of jarringly disparate sub-themes and rough transitions (1:04, 1:23, etc.), and most of the time the harmonic depth is not sufficient to keep me engaged. The mixing and mastering quality is solid, and you used a lot of creative effects here. It’s an amusing experimental piece, but doesn’t really appeal to any emotions, drama, or sense of danceability I may have. I understand the theme of radio sounds and strings popping in periodically (as if you’re turning the dial on a radio), but instead of serving to offer pleasing contrast, it comes across as being a detriment to the sense of coherence of the track. So...creative, yet compositionally lacking. I could see you doing a lot with some of these themes in a more flowy, longer piece, though. Keep at it, man. ;)


Zanzlanz responds:

Dude, thanks so much! What a well thought-out, very professional review of the audio. I need friends with this much detail in their feedback.

But you're absolutely right - I should have submitted something way more structured to NGAUC, as a proof of ability, instead of something completely experimental. ;)

Take care with the rest of the event!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Cool dude

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edit: why_did_I_write_like_this_lol!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Suddenly. An eXplosion007 was pleased. Also the beginning melody sounds like Final Fantasy xdddd.
[insert cheese here]

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Zanzlanz responds:

Has the music pleased the cheese?! :3

I listened to a few Final Fantasy tracks, but wasn't QUITE sure what you meant. Maybe the orchestral parts? Unfortunately I don't know the game or its music haha.\

Edit: Thanks for sending a link! I guess I should have checked the main menu theme first hahaha


Rated 5 / 5 stars

man how do you do it??!!

Zanzlanz responds:

Haha! I wish I knew for sure! ;D

I get lucky with an initial idea and tweak it for a few days until it's something I like. Two-thirds of the time I actually don't get lucky, but it's what I learn from the failures that makes it easier to create the next tracks. And sometimes I just have to be in the right mood to make music :)