Up Above (December Mrac Remix)

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my December submission for Mrac06. I mixed up a few genres... so I'm calling it "Indie."



imo your startoff could be better - also you have the underwater disease going on with your song - the whole thing sound warbly and a bit muted. Also when it comes back up imo you could have done that a tad sooner - stays quiet for like a second too long - but that might just be me. Bass peaks a bit too. As this is a remix i am not so much reviewing you on the song itself but how you created it.

Drums are nice tho I must admit - they go well with it - just enough power. Everything else just sort of kind of seems to be battling for control - its very hard to know what to concentrate on - and from what I see - you were a little unsure yourself when you made it :P

neways interesting attempt - I'll grant you that ;) - nice reverbed ending.


attemptedperfection responds:

I pride myself on my drums :D
but the whole battling-for-control thing was intentional, at least at the ending. I'm not sure what else you could be refering to...
Anyways, thanks for the review!

haha nice

Hmm, it seems we will be competing again.

I really liked this remix. It really changed up the style of the music. It gave it a bit of videogame sound. I could see this in a game like Mario or something.

The drums were really diverse and crazy. At the begining being really quiet slow, then picking up the pace and becoming a crazy DnB song. Although, I think the drum samples seemed a bit low quality, or missing some high.

The added distortion guitar was a good idea. It gave it more character and a nice background tone. I liked the main synth, it had a odd sound and was cool.

I think some of the other sounds and synths were a bit low grade. I'm not sure, because it could just be the compression.

Overall a great piece, I really looking forward to hear more MRAC remixes.


attemptedperfection responds:

Thanks for the review!
yeah, I'm not sure what happened with the compression... I haven't had a chance to listen to it via newgrounds, since I'm stuck with dial-up for a week or so, but the mp3 I submitted didn't seem too terribly bad... The drum samples probably seemed a bit low-quality because I recorded a lot of them myself, and, well, I guess I haven't really gotten the hang of it just yet. I'm surprised you didn't say anything about my lo-fi, underwater-ish, BoC-esque synth featured at the end there; I was actually rather proud of that one. :P Anyway, dial-up or not, I'll try take a listen to yours when I get the chance.


What's the deal with the 99kb/s?

The song was quite good, but I think the melody needed to be something more stable. The up-down-up-down filter on that synth got a bit irritating after a while.

Drumwork was nice and solid, with some cool fills. The bass went along with the drums pretty comfortably, though the entire song is just sorta the same. Dynamics + good song = great song.

attemptedperfection responds:

Thanks for the review!
according to the contest rules, the given melody had to be prominent, so I didn't want to stray too far from it, hence the lack of diversity. but I can see your point about the filter; I'll be more careful about that in the future. As for the 99kb/s, that may be because of my mp3 encoder, or possibly my soundcard... still trying to figure that one out...
anyway, thanks again for the review!

wooot pitch bend

Yeah, this was truly a weird mix of styles... and I´m not gonna list all of that up, either.
But either way, it was really a great remix. It´s based on the main melody... and still diversed! That´s damn hard!


OK, good luck in the MRAC!

attemptedperfection responds:

Thanks, and good luck to you too!


Hahaha this is awesome. Cocky as fuck!

It's kind of Kraftwerk meets Grandaddy meets old-school Prodigy meets George Harrison when he had butterflies coming out of his ass all the time meets Kula Shaker meets a videogame where you can fly through space and shoot stuff meets, well, me, in this case, well met.

So much for my attemptedlegendariness in writing the all-bases-covering review in one sentence!
I will have to improve it, and you will have to supply me with more songs to practice it on!

Or something. 5/5

attemptedperfection responds:

thanks for the review!
I'll do my best to provide you with more songs to practice on, but I've got quite a few projects in the works, so I can't really promise anything... I'm sure you know the feeling. I had a lot of fun with this one, though. yeah... if you hadn't noticed by now, I do tend to mix up my influences a bit. I've actually never heard of Kula Shaker, though... I'll have to turn to my trusty Last.fm for info. At any rate, I'm glad you enjoyed this one, and thanks again for the review!

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3.42 / 5.00

Dec 17, 2006
10:21 PM EST
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2.4 MB
3 min 21 sec

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