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Author Comments

I made this for a contest. The theme was spring. Didn't win. Never mind, you can have it instead.

It starts as a gentle, impressionistic piano piece, then breaks down before going all medieval.

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Cool Music! This music is good for my new hidden object game : )

BuzzkillSquad responds:

You're more than welcome to use it. I'll DM you. Thanks for your kind comment :)

Very easy going piece in a almost dizzily surreal way, just in the way the piano almost sways back and forth. Cool work, i like it! Sad you didn't win, perhaps next time. Keep it up!

BuzzkillSquad responds:

Thank you, that means a lot :)

Initially, it captivates me. The piano is mesmerizing, and very well mixed...oddly composed, which I think is part of the allure. But...it continues the same refrain, it starts to get kind of predictable and repetitive. I'd like to see some variation on this accompaniment line as the song progresses. As you bring in more and more instruments, things get a bit more interesting. I like the echoey vox and the leading piano line that comes in around 1:00-1:15, but you counter that lead line with some sort of crystal synth that oozes in slowly...and I think it'd be better without it (the synth).

Then at 2:05 it feels like you break out into a totally different song. I can tell it's the same chords voiced the same way through some woodwinds, but the beat of the bass has changed, and the swell of the chords is more aligned with the downbeat. You bring in more and more layers, and the piece gets more and more discordant...then it ends semi-harmoniously. I think you need to revisit the voicing of the chords for the woodwind section - maybe drop one or two notes altogether, and increase the distances on the rest, that should help...you may need to structure the chord slightly differently to make it a bit more harmonious. Mixing and mastering for this stuff is whole 'nother tale, but what I will say is stereo-separation and subtle chorus fx coupled with some slightly stronger reverb will go a long way to smoothing things out in that woodwind part.

Anyhow, good stuff, cheers!

BuzzkillSquad responds:

The dissonance and gear-shift are deliberate. That's how I do :) Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to listen so closely and critically

Nice, not very often you get good classical music on here :)

BuzzkillSquad responds:

Thanks, I appreciate that :)

Credits & Info

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Apr 19, 2017
9:21 AM EDT
File Info
3.1 MB
3 min 23 sec

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.