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That Soul Binding Light


Author Comments

"Across the land
Ran the rainbow man...

His dance moves dazzle
His face gear sparkles
Once deeming time an enemy
He flies through the wind
Lawless and bright..."
This piece is an extended original Bgm track intended for a level in a video game. I believe its retro nature sets it apart from many others. I'm proud to be its creator, I hope listeners feel the same when they hear it, too! :)
*If you've got yourself a subwoofer, USE IT! This song is awesome under a sound system with a fair amount of bass.
Enjoy !

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I like the powerful chords at the beginning and the full texture. Some of the instruments could stand to sit better in the mix, though. The thin mid-high range pads sound a little indistinct, and the drums aren’t as punchy as I wanted them to be. Some more careful equalization/filtering might be in order. Still, I’m enjoying the melodies and harmonic content. The composition might need a little more shape, though. The progression is smooth, but doesn’t have a great sense of ebb and flow. A proper intro might help, and at some point a bridge or breakdown would’ve helped to add a sense of structural contrast. I like the blissful mood and most of the instruments, as well as the atmosphere, but I think the production quality needs a lot of work. I also wanted to hear you create variety in more advanced ways besides adding and subtracting instruments over time - dynamic contrast, phrasing, automation, change in energy level, etc. Still, you have a good sense of flow and harmony, and overall the composition is solid despite my structural complaints. Keep at it, Jmassie2281! :)

Mixing, mastering, and balance
Structure, transitions, phrasing, and variety
Melody, tonality, harmony, and texture
Instrumentation and sound design
Emotion, atmosphere, and catchiness
Originality and uniqueness
Overall (how do the elements above interact?)
Composite score

Credits & Info


Waiting for 1 more vote

Mar 25, 2019
4:07 AM EDT
Video Game
File Info
6 MB
4 min 21 sec

Licensing Terms

You are free to copy, distribute and transmit this work under the following conditions:

You must give credit to the artist.
You may not use this work for commercial purposes. *
No Derivative Works:
You may not alter, transform, or build upon this work.

*Please contact me if you would like to use this in a commercial project. We can discuss the details.