AIM - Nostalgic Recollection

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This track sounds so simple and tranquil, yet it contains my record for the most automations within a song!

Here's the art: http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/errorcell/flower-fields

When I look at the image, I visualize myself alone, under the bright sun, standing in the center of a field of everlasting beautiful nature, recalling my favorite childhood memories, or I should say my lack thereof. One thing that I like about composing music is that I can express emotions that I can't feel.

Plugins and Samples Used:
Session Strings
Vowel Morph – choir
The Maverick – main piano
The Grandeur – reverse piano
Una Corda – secondary piano
3xOsc – white noise/wind
Ambiance from http://www.freesfx.co.uk/

–– edit: I addressed the problem with the harsh piano notes and updated the audio file.

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I love the wind in the background, makes it feel even more real!

Everratic responds:

Thank you!

Good piece. Sonically reminds me of Pachelbel Canon, which while rudimentary, is pleasing. The atmospheric elements and delicate touch are what separates this track from a children's piece. Represents the artwork well, with a few nice surprises. There are some places where it really feels the melody is hammering down on some harmonies, though.

Everratic responds:

You're the first person to point out my secondary source of inspiration; I did indeed take inspiration from Canon.
Thank you for the review!

This piece matches sonically with the artwork. It has some nice harmonies and melodies-- a very light-hearted work. The only thing I didn't like too much was the string sounds, although, it did supplement the piano nicely with it's own arrangement. One thing I would like to suggest to you next time is to try part-writing the strings. Split the notes of the chords up within the different string sections unless of course you're going for a pad sound which is fine.
When I listen to it, I certainly hear myself in the bright sun amid an open field.

Everratic responds:

That's a nice suggestion; I think I'll try it!

Thanks for the review!

Ah, this is just so pretty! Some really nice key changes, especially there near the end. A well-made piano and strings song will always tug at my heartstrings, and yours does just that. It certainly is appropriate for the art you chose, and actually reminds me of the music from the game Flower, which happens to be one of my go to stress relievers. Sometimes it's nice to get away from the world of noise and violence and just float around on the breeze!

Love those playful little grace notes you've got in there too, man. The ambient chimes and wind effects feel just right, so warm. And if I close my eyes, I can almost imagine myself there, surrounded by the blue sky and flower fields. So pleasant it makes me shiver. Thanks for the journey!

Everratic responds:

shit, I accidentally clicked the minus button :( This is indeed a "helpful" review.

I watched a snippet of the game on youtube and I see what you mean; it's really beautiful. I should consider playing it sometime if I get the console (I usually stick with nintendo products).

I'm glad to hear that this track can effectively serve as an escape from reality. Thank you for the comments!

Didn't know you submit a 2nd track. pretty chilling work dude. nice job as usual.

Everratic responds:

Thank you!

Credits & Info


4.10 / 5.00

Apr 7, 2017
5:05 PM EDT
File Info
7.5 MB
3 min 17 sec

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