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The Seven Heavens

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Layering those two drum beats gives the sound a kind of cluttered sound, which is compounded more as we get into 0:57.

Overall, fairly simple track. Manages to make the orchestral and techno elements work together. Transitions are a little weak though, and I'm not sure what's going on structurally since we seem to almost be hanging onto the same chord for a majority of the song. I can't tell if you're just letting that held bass arp define the key for us or what.

2:30's are where the most adventurous part of our tune begins.

3:25 elements over top, I'm not sure where this came from and occurs without any obvious transition, twice. Not even like, wikki-wikki record scratches.

Also, random boom at somewhere around 2:40. Not liking that.

In short, I'm not really able to understand the piece. There were no fills or transitions to make me feel like it was anything beyond some moderately appropriate orchestral samples beat-matched to our drums, key-matched to our other samples. The arping bass also didn't do much for me. I would have rated higher for an olskool sounding bassline somewhere in there and some chop-sampled drums rather than loops.

HalfEvil333DB responds:

Thank you for the feedback. It really helps as I make new tracks. The idea for the song is to create 7 different heavens using similar sounds. Which is why all the sudden changes but similar beats. I will work on better segways in the future. The boom at the end was a thunder sound with rain to go into the next track. I am working on a song called when the Heavens meet the Earth where it will be a thunder storm with metal and beat elements. It's a tough one.

Again thank you your insite helps a lot. I want this new album to sound much better.

Boom bap is my weakness, and you really hit the mark here. Not sure why you listed this as video game music - this sounds like straight up hip hop to me. What I like about this there's no smoke-and-mirrors soundscape to make this sound overly complex, yet the orchestral, hip-hop, and techno elements all fuse together and contribute something truly unique to the greater whole.

Two nitpicks - one, it felt like the track started dragging its feet by last minute or so, mainly recycling old ideas. Two, some of the sadder orchestral parts, while interesting, felt kind of inappropriate given the epic/cinematic feel of the rest of the song, and you didn't really do anything to make that transition sound or feel logical.

HalfEvil333DB responds:

Thank you for the feedback. The end was really hard for me on this song, I couldn't figure out why. I changed it a few times until it felt more balanced. And yeah I agree I will most likely change the listing to hip hop. Thanks again, I am glad you liked it.

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3.67 / 5.00

Jun 15, 2018
8:01 PM EDT
Hip Hop - Olskool
File Info
14.4 MB
4 min 55 sec

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