Great, reminds me a lot of the TRON soundtrack or OVERWERK's style. The transition at 1:15 sounded a bit sloppy to me, but I think that may be a matter of opinion. Nice work :D
I had to look up Overwerk was and I think he's interesting enough. I appreciate you stopping by and taking the time to comment. In regards to the "transition," you're maybe right. My intention wasn't to make a "transition" but rather just to create a mess.
First thought, best thought. And I thought F-IT!
Music sometimes shouldn't be approached from a calculated mindset, but rather is destined to break free from conventional thought!!
Doesn't get much more triumphant than this! Was expecting less, really. I love the build-up. Somber, promising, sort and soon almost psychedelically frantic, the angelic voices, the synth, the final push and then... it all fades out. Can see the potential for this being used in a ton of submissions! Hope it does. Don't think I'd class it as a loop though, as it feels like a very finite piece.
Thank you Cyberdevil for stopping by to give your thoughts about it. In regards to looping it, I just wanted the ending to transition well to the beginning since most people prefer to have a loop on their own submissions-- wanted to make it accessible. Worth the experiment anyway.
Good descriptive points given.
I like the contrasting textures at the beginning. It has an even underlying rhythm, yet a pulse that gives it a subtle bite. The entry of the chords at :40 was somewhat unwarranted, although I did like how they meshed with the effects in the background. The jarring tempo change at 1:10 threw me off a bit, admittedly, but the sound design in this piece remains excellent throughout. I love the vocals. I think you could stand to flesh this out a little more and really capitalize on the cinematic mood you've set up here, but as it is this is an enjoyable piece, and a surprisingly good loop I might add. Keep up the good work, Phonometrologist. ;)
Thanks for stopping by TL. The "entry of the chords" is treated more like a surprise. Even I didn't think it had much logic to transition to that other than to treat this piece to have a "here I am!" part. The jarring tempo change at 1:10 and later is really just my attempt to break free from the fetters of "epic" music and commercial principles being treated as background music behind a visual. And I think I got bored for a second. When it comes to musical journaling, I would most likely have "fleshed out" certain sections for a smoother/logical transition.
This is a nice entry! I like the way you played around with tempo, and sounds in general for that matter.
Unfortunately, I always seem to have something else going on every Pico day. I swear that one of these years, I'll participate.
One of them....
At least you have time for AIM. Thank you for the comment! I'm just trying to get as much music done inside and outside of Newgrounds as possible before the baby comes, because I will most likely go on hiatus for a long while. Speaking from observation as that seemed to have happened to my friends. Emid is one example, and Heartgrinder was absent for a whole year until recently. Plus a personal friend of mine went through the same thing while we had an unfinished project.
Congrats for the frontpage. Such an awesome piece. I love the change of pace/tempo and scale through out the track. very original, especially for a hybrid track.
All the picoday submissions are frontpaged-- small selection this year. Thanks for your help and feedback.
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