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Surreal Traipse


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It is important to always keep track of your surroundings, but what if things you used to recognize turn out to be strange?

This project is finished, but still open for improvement. If you have any feedback on how to improve this one, please tell me (preferably before the deadline of the round of 32 ;))

I have learned a lot with this track I've done for the NGADM compo. I used a lot of things I never used before, and it all turned out to become this awesome super track which I am very proud of.
Special thanks to Spadezer and Demon-wolf for giving a lot of feedback, I am truly grateful :)

I hope you will all enjoy this creation of mine!

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I like the pensive mood at the beginning. The progression is a little slow at the beginning, but the percussive elements at :35 or so are enjoyable, as is the atmosphere. The piece is still very minimalistic during what appears to be the middle ⅓ of the track, though. You’re notably missing a lot of lower frequencies throughout the first 90 seconds, and then some higher frequencies are absent at 1:35. The transition at 2:20 was a little sudden, but I did like how you offered some structural relief at that section. The synth at 3:04 sounded rather harsh and unpolished, even if you were going for a spooky mood there. Overall, the lack of harmonic depth and/or textural fill is the most concerning aspect of the piece for me. I also wasn’t particularly impressed with the melodic content, especially during the first half of the piece. Still, the piece has a cool mood and sound design, and the production quality is pretty strong. Keep at it, Adjeye! ;)


Adjeye responds:

Thank you very much for the much needed review :)

Wow, great vibes you got there!! I really like it :D Missing some variation tho, the drop is kinda one-toned.

Adjeye responds:

During the drops, I tried keeping the momentum of the track alive as long as possible. I felt that changing the bass (the main ingredient of the drops) would destroy the flow of the piece, so I tried to change most other synths + drums around them in a subtle manner.

Glad you still liked it though :)

very cool

Adjeye responds:


This is great, Adjeye. I don't listen to this type of music very often so I can't give an educated criticism, but I enjoy the energy of it. I especially like the drop at 1:30, but also the quiet bridge around 2:30. There's an aspect of musicality in this piece that shines through and gives a breather to the more technical synth production and fast-pace that is often neglected with this sort of music (from my very limited experience). Great work!

I hope you do well in this round! :)

Adjeye responds:

Most of the work in these tracks are in sound design and drums, it takes hours and sometimes days before I myself am satisfied with the produced synths/sounds. I am glad you noticed it :)

I hope I will make it to next round as well, but CloakedSoup is also really good and I fear the worst for this round!

Oh well, being knocked out doesn't mean I won't be able to produce any more, so you will still keep hearing from me :)

Credits & Info


4.58 / 5.00

Jul 27, 2017
8:22 AM EDT
Drum N Bass
File Info
11.1 MB
4 min 51 sec

Licensing Terms

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