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edit: why does newgrounds screw up perfectly seamless loops?

I'm on a bit of a high so I thought I'd upload a new track :)

I've never really experimented with chiptune, 8-bit or loops, so here's a little something different from me. I'm really enjoying how everything becomes about the composition of the music in its raw state and how strongly the melodies shine through!

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Nicely done. It's got a nice narrative quality and builds up in an interesting way. I see what you mean about the looping. It used to be so much better.

Cute piece! The tempo feels really slow for a VGM track, but I like the melodies and progression. It might've needed some drums to keep it moving along at times. I can picture this song as a menu tune for a game, though. My favorite element of the piece was the victorious vibe at :33 (and again at 1:40). That said, I was surprised when the upper voice in the chord at :46 didn't resolve down a semi-tone like I thought it would. Maybe I just need to unlearn cliches, but it still felt like you rushed into the section at :50 a bit. Anyway, I'm over-analyzing as usual. Fun piece, Jordi! I hope you'll continue to experiment with new genres and moods. :)

Esta canción está extremadamente genial hermano <3
Muy buen trabajo, tienes mucho talento :)

etherealwinds responds:

thank you so much <333

Wow, this is actually really cool, I'm not much into chiptune music, but I feel like I could pump this on my phones and listen to it any time.

Impressive work for a first try on this, I really liked how you used different styles. The song is really sweet and smooth in the beggining, but it escalades in a seamless manner to a very complex high point. Also loved the chod progression on this one (as usual, you're pretty good at choosing them), ut made the song feel very solid.

I love how you are always trying to learn more and are not afraid of experimenting, this is a great attitude!

This is very relaxing for the most part, and the ending is quite satisfying! I like the melodies and chord progression. My only gripe is that I feel that the two sections with the slower rhythm could be a little more interesting; they could benefit from some light countermelodies or flourishes. I think it's a good idea to have these rhythmically slower sections, but the sustained synths in unison don't sound very pleasant because there's naturally little expression. The addition of ornaments could alleviate that.

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Sep 25, 2018
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