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AIM || Beyond There

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Entry Submission for the 2018 Art Inspired Music Challenge.

Inspired by "Here and There" by ErrorCell
https://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/errorcell/here-and-there
One of my favorite artists not just here on newgrounds but in general and is a big inspiration to me

Now my brain hurts from constantly racking it for ideas and melodies in the last month, gonna go hibernate like, forever....

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Official AIM Review!

Intriguing piece. I can tell you've got a good head for melody and harmony. This piece has several moments like 2:20 which stand out for their melodic content, even if occasionally repetitive.

I will say I don't like most of the keys throughout. Quite generic. Could have probably meshed better with a more obvious synth and laid some FX on that.

It does sound like the piece is overly reverbed, especially on those low strings and the drums used throughout -- speaking of, where did those go? Even a dubstep-esque BOOM, clap, BOOM, boom-clap would have enhanced that final section at 2:20 onward. But the reverb makes your piece sag a bit.

Note, 1:17 or so, I'm not liking the drums there. Feel almost pasted. Too fast. Kinda like an afterthought.

Overall, cool piece, and lots of little riffs to chew on. Thanks for turning out to this year's competition!

---Official AIM review---

I like the cute, pensive synth at the beginning. The bright piano at :15 and atmosphere help too. One thing that bothered me about the progression is that there are a lot of sudden jumps in pitch among several of the instruments (:12, :28, etc.). The bass drone at :30 was a nice touch, but overall the progression seems a bit drawn-out. There’s a build-up into :29 that doesn’t really lead anywhere, and then the energetic beat at :58 kinda comes out of nowhere. I think the drums at :58 have way too much reverb that makes the mix sound pretty muddy and indistinct. The section at 1:35 served as a bridge pretty well, but overall it seems like you wanted to go in several different directions with this piece at once. The texture is largely made up of arpeggios and chords for most of the piece, and when you do have notable melodic content (like at 2:05), I think it’s not as prominent as it could be vis-a-vis the arpeggios and synth harmonies. Nice job making the piece come full circle at 2:53/3:05, although once again the transitions are a little weak there. Still, I’ve been tough on you in this review. The mood, atmosphere, sound design, and harmonic elements of the piece are all pretty strong. The arrangement of the piece just needs a little more thought, and the mixing could use some cleaning up. Keep at it, RabidAutopsy!

7/10

EldritchAutopsy responds:

Dont sweat it, Im actually more grateful for the brutal honesty.

Thanks for taking the time to look at and review my entry. I agree with all the points you made in your review and I'll take it all into heavy consideration going here on for all my pieces.

Credits & Info


Listens
527
Votes
7
Score
3.79 / 5.00

Uploaded
Jul 8, 2018
6:04 PM EDT
Genre
Cinematic
File Info
Song
5.4 MB
3 min 24 sec

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