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Author Comments

Album art credit to Funnygame.

God, how do these contests keep bringing out my absolute best? If I could work like this all the time, I'd be pushing out so much more content.

Well, here it is. This 4 minute track was made for a new Newgrounds competition called NGCHIPS. It's hosted by johnfn, and essentially it's a themed, anonymous, informal competition where you make a track in a week and all the submitters vote on the best. This was the first NGCHIPS ever, and I quickly decided that I would definitely participate in the premier. And also get a bunch of connections to people I always wanted to be able to talk to. Like johnfn.

Anyway, this track does tell a story, so enjoy and here it is:

Part 1 - 0:00 to 1:12 - The Discovery
You've stumbled across a lost civilization. The city is a complex of large, pyramid-like, blue structures with veins of glowing, green energy pulsing within. As you walk between the structures approaching the largest one in the center, you observe the green energy shifting around you, forming runes and ancient drawings. You wonder what all of it means.

Part 2 - 1:12 to 2:28 - The Depths
You enter the central structure and observe the decaying technology within. Almost everything is holographic - the floor, the writings, the altars... Upon reaching the control room, a large computer in the center boots up and begins relaying the story of how the peaks went forgotten into the mist directly into your brain.

Part 3 - 2:28 to 3:58 - The Departure
As you leave the peaks, you wonder what lies ahead. Memory of the initial discovery sinks in as the thoughts cross your mind - where are all these people now? Meanwhile, the central computer shuts down, having done its final job. The peaks go dark.


Congrats for having the highest score in the all-stars group in NGUAC! this track is amazing, so chill and awesome, everything is well here, great ambientation and composition :D

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1f1n1ty responds:

Thanks man I also had the highest score in NGADM so that came as no surprise :P

Honestly idk how this track was that good and still lost NGCHIPS but oh well

***This is a NGUAC first round review. Forgive if it is short, there are a hundred songs to get through!! Further rounds will be MUCH more in detail on your review!!***

THIS. IS. FANTASTIC. love your sounds. Love your ambiance. Love the quality of your reverb. Your overall room. well done!

1f1n1ty responds:

oh hey trunotfalls

yeah i definitely don't mind i've gotten my fair share of feedback from ngadm anyway

ur so good at making music... and plz explain me that "No HTML, por favor." text under the coment box?

1f1n1ty responds:

it means don't use tags like <strong> or <a href="1f1n1ty.newgrounds.com">

Wow! Lovely ambient. The reverb'd quality is well done, and the whole scope of this track makes for a nice, relaxing listen. I can imagine this playing on a video game, or an animated film or show soundtrack.

The soft percussion and piano-like pads in the beginning to the sweet pitched synths and smooth arps are what I like the most about this piece. The percussion softly playing in the background doesn't hinder this track at all.

What you wrote out to describe the audio-visual story here was something I could imagine somewhat. You definitely have a solid audio-visual talent.

Best of luck to you in the NGADM. =D

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1f1n1ty responds:

Hey SilverFoxJams thanks for dropping by

I will say that many of the thungs that are so great about this track happened by complete accident. Many sounds were created by simply shooting in the dark and hoping for thr best so its always crazy to me to see how good it all is

This track is simply fantastic, and one of my favorite aspects is that you have a central theme that grows and evolves in different ways. The fact that it came out of the NGCHIPS competition just shows how important having these ways to challenge ourselves really are. The palette that you use to paint this musical masterpiece is wonderfully vivid, from the instruments to the story that is being told. Even though it's just shy of 4 minutes in length, it seems like it's over in less than half that time, which is always a telltale sign of music that absorbs the listener.

There is really just one thing that retracts from the beauty of this piece, and that's a series of low clicks that start around :32 and last for a few seconds. They seem to be caused by that lower, arpeggiated synth which otherwise sounds so mysterious and ethereal. Actually, upon closer inspection, I can hear an occasional click here and there even after the hats come in. But man, that's it.

Your mixing is really nice and clear, and I can listen repeatedly without losing any interest. There's always some new piece of the overall puzzle to focus on, and each of your ambient effects serve to only increase the level of depth. Your combination of sustained pads and more staccato hits is a beautiful thing, and I have nothing but praise for the percussion! So many different elements, from the nice punchy kicks to your snares that make fantastic use of the stereo field, it all just comes together and sounds right. Of special note are the snaps, which you only make occasional use of, but to great effect.

Suffice to say, this is absolutely one of the best tracks submitted to the NGADM Auditions, and you have definitely earned your spot. Best of luck in the Round of 64!

9.55 out of 10

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1f1n1ty responds:

Hey Chrono thanks for dropping by

Oh I hear those clicks now what the crud never heard those before

Thanks for all the kind words man <3 If I'm going to top this in this round of 64, I'd be really anxious to hear it. I don't know how I'll come close :P

It'll be a challenge but I'll certainly try

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4.69 / 5.00

May 24, 2017
1:07 AM EDT
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9.1 MB
3 min 59 sec

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