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I will keep trying. Jazzhop. Submission for NGADM.

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I feel like the line between lo-fi and jazzhop is really slim here, at parts. i love the sax solo, tbh. really well done! although some of the mastering / mixing in this song is not as clean as in your others, I have to say this is one of my favorites. Incredible work, as always.

Imma use this beat for my song Bye Felicia. It's like a bittersweet breakup song dedicated to my fake ex-gf Felicia. Nice work dude I'll hit you w/credit stuff when it's ready.

Very nice

So first off great job on bringing in the instraments choices drums trumpet are really great and did give this piece some nice options and even some jazzy feel the drums seem like they could have had more of a bigger role but overall this was a nice element of sound so nice job here really good sound I do however think it could be longer then the two minutes anyways nice work here I really liked what you have done here good quality too

~~THINGS TO IMPROVE ON~~
Could be longer and more role of drums could take place

~X~

The trumpet reminds me of the 1950's blues, smooth.

This is an Official NGUAC '18 Knockout Round Review:

Beginning Comments: Aww yeah. Bringing in the good lofi stuff. Hard to pull off correctly, but this is a pretty decent listen. A nice short song.

Production / Mixing: You had the right lofi feel going on, but my ears felt tired towards the end. The balancing was fine I think, but between a low frequency heavy piano and slightly piercing trumpet solo, it wasn't as pleasant as what this type of song should have been. The organ was spot on though.

Composition / Structure: You've got the right chord structure, you've got a blues scale going on, and you've got the relaxed and slightly swung feel. All of the right ingredients to make a good lofi/jazz song. Nothing offensively busy going on with either the chord structures or the melody which is good. It was easy to bob my head to. The structure felt adequate for the style, it was a little short so you couldn't have developed it as much as I think you could have gone with this. For example, you could have dropped out a few instruments to take the energy down a little bit, similar to what you did with the outro, to rebuild the main theme again with possibly a little different flair.

Sound Design: Not fond of the beginning piano. It sounds too filtered and hot in the low frequencies. In spite of that, the way you handled the instruments did not detract from the feel of the song. No I couldn't have thought of any other instruments to get the feel you wanted from this, but you handled well. They had the right dynamics and humanization to them (using most of this is MIDI). Also, I love organs.

Ending Comments: Not bad. Sounded a little rough, but I enjoyed it.

Score:

Production - 0.25

Composition - 1

Structure - 0.5

Sound Design - 1

Replay - 0.5

Total - 6.5

*Disclaimer - to make judging consistent with other judges, individual category scores are multiplied by 2 to make a total possible 10 points.

ACXLE responds:

thank you! glad you liked the organs :) will try to keep a more natural-sounding piano next time!

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Aug 7, 2018
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2 min 19 sec

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