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AIM - Music Identified

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EDIT [6-16-18]: I modified a bunch of drum rhythms, added some new synth stabs, added content to the intro, moved some piano notes, filtered some sounds, changed levels, and hid an Easter egg. Also, since I can't modify the track on soundcloud without paying for or deleting it, newgrounds basically has it's own supped up version. A+

THIS TRACK IS MEANT TO BE PLAYED AT MAX VOLUME TO FUC UP YOUR EAR DRUM

We got permission from Zephyo to compose a theme song for her painting "Music Personified." Zephyo has a really unique style of painting with alot of energy and spastik use of color. It's hard to pick a piece of art to compose with because every work of hers is so full of intrigue and fantasy. Eventually I choose Music Personified because I identified with what the artist said. Words from the painter:

"Inspired by people who yell at me where I then put on headphones and crank the volume to full blast in retribution. They mindlessly waste their breath while I chill and drift off."

Don't actually listen to this song at full volume because you might fuck up your ear drum. I'm a drummer, a percussionist, and I blast my music loud. I'd slip my headphones on as a kid and just ignore the world around me. As an adult, I drive around with sound at max. Music is a heroic aspect of life.

Don't be a Quarl. Protect your ears.

genres:
Drum and Bass, Gabber, Happy Hardcore
bpm:
183
painting:
https://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/zephyo/music-personification
art inspired music contest:
https://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1431735

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Official AIM Review!

Points for appropriate SFX, tasteful risers, and overall interesting presentation. Those chord stabs provide a sense of alarm, an illusory chaos, and a nice drone for a later major I chord development. Although I /did/ hate your string synth. Something obviously synthy or even low quality may have blended better.

After a while, it did feel suuuuuper repetitive, so despite those sick ass breaks, I did start to wonder what I was listening for. Solution may have been changing up some instruments, maybe tribal drum break, industrial noise, metal chairs... I can't quite nail any critique beyond hoping for a shift of the root somewhere along the line. Maybe some dirty wubs in a section to spice things up. Love my drone music, and I could totally zone out to this though.

Production quality was ace. Levels were where they needed to be. More points for that.

Thanks for turning out to this year's competition!

Quarl responds:

Much love Andrea :D

Credits & Info

Synthesizer

Listens
835
Faves:
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Votes
16
Score
3.65 / 5.00

Uploaded
May 28, 2018
6:32 PM EDT
Genre
Drum N Bass
File Info
Song
2.9 MB
3 min 13 sec

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