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The Same Room (A Billion Trillion Stars)

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Note: Song has been updated as of 5/21/19. I went in and really wanted to clean things up. I just wasn't happy with the way it sounded. Hope it sounds more coherent now!

I feel trapped in a box, surrounded by things.

I started making this a few days ago when I realized the AIM contest had started.

The art I chose to compose to was MatthewLopz's "Room 57": https://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/matthewlopz/room-57

A beautiful piece of art, I found it very relatable and inspiring.

I hope you all enjoy my track! Please let me know what you think! I don't play guitar very much, so I hope I did ok :x

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I really enjoyed this piece a lot. The guitars have a wonderful laid back vibe and I really appreciate the subtle panning and how well the instruments complement each other. I love the flow of the different sections and the reversed parts were so weird, but worked really well. The piece almost sounds like it's dissociating towards the end, but just trying to keep things together musically.

So this was you playing guitar? No wonder it sounds so good. I think the only thing I didn't like was the ending. This piece just sort of ends abruptly, and it felt like that wasn't intentional at all. At first, I was wondering if this was meant to be a loop, but given the percussion lead-in, that appears to not be the case. Maybe if the percussion in the first few seconds wasn't there, it would feel like a loop and I would have been all for that.

I dunno, even though the percussion is a big send-off, I love the mood so much that I would dare to say it's one of my favourites from this compo thus far. It's the ideal piece I would listen to while cooped up inside my room. And I think that fits the art just perfectly.

this whole piece is a ride, really cool. Keep it up!

makes me really happy you found inspiration in my art!

-- Official AIM review --

I'm not really into the calm parts. There's really not much interesting going on in the melody and the tremolo on the guitar is a bit too aggressive. Really digging the riff and the drums at the climaxes, but I think the transition between the calm parts and the climaxes could have been done better. Sounds like you just suddenly switch to a completely different song.
The reverse at 02:00 is interesting in theory, but it doesn't really work here.

The idea is interesting, but it ended up sounding a bit all over the place

Oh yeah! 0:00-0:30 was kind of meh at first, but after that it was excellent!

The mix gets a little distorted/busy around the 1:30 mark... I think it could benefit from some EQ work there to balance out the instruments.

I liked the reversed effect @ 2:00.

Great work!

larrynachos responds:

I agree 100% with your review! Thank you :)

Update: I tried my best to clean up the sound a little :) I hope it sounds better now!

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larrynachos
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Score
4.25 / 5.00

Uploaded
Apr 25, 2019
9:29 AM EDT
Genre
Indie
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3.6 MB
3 min 11 sec
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