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AIM - Moon Waker

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The alter ego of Sun Sleeper. Moon Waker is dedicated to a good friend of mine! Also part of the Art inspired music 2019!

Here’s my inspiration - “Echoes Through the Stars” by @ThePsychoSheep

https://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/thepsychosheep/echoes-through-the-stars

Enjoy!

www.mintyfreshthoughts.com for More!

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-- Official AIM review --

Mixing is top notch. The guitars are all bright and clear and really blend well together. That hi-hat is way too loud though, it's very distracting at times. The drums in general also sound a bit dry compared to the guitar, which kinda takes away from the illusion that they are in the same space. A little bit of the same reverb you used on the guitars on the snare and hat would help a lot.

The melodies are nice and engaging and guitar solos are amazing. The guitar does sound a bit too quantized at times which make it sound a bit less human. The drums were really repetitive and could use some variation, especially during the climaxes. Imagine the drummer rocking out on the drum kit and hitting that snare as hard as he can. 90%(arbitrary number) of the dynamics in a song comes from the drums, so I really wished you had played around with the dynamics a bit more.

You've really captured the atmosphere of the artwork, and with some more dynamic variation in the drums this would have gotten an even higher score from me. Great work!

MintyFreshThoughts responds:

Thank you for the review! The drums are definitely my biggest challenge. It’s a whole learning process, but I’m always doing my best to improve! :)

Neato burrito. This seems like something you would find in a stoner rock playlist.

Your music always makes my heart beat faster

MintyFreshThoughts responds:

Thanks man! So long as I keep living, I’ll always be making more!

awesome guitar work, honestly!!!! you have great flow. Structurally, it feels like the drums should be more present during the louder guitar parts. maybe add a little more bass, too. because this hi-hat is, to me, a little overused.
not sure if you used a software for your drums, and that you were somewhat limited.... and I feel your pain ahahah a good, natural drum flow can be pretty hard to imitate with a software.
Keep going, though. I liked this piece. It's very dreamy, spacy (are those real words?)

MintyFreshThoughts responds:

Thanks for the honest review! I was actually thinking that the hi-hat was a bit much too, but as you said it’s hard to imitate realism using software. It’s still something I’m trying to work on though, but for now it did the job well enough to construct the song. Glad you like it though!

This makes me think of Dynasty Warriors!

MintyFreshThoughts responds:

Haha that’s awesome! Great game too!

Credits & Info


Listens
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Downloads
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Votes
46
Score
4.52 / 5.00

Uploaded
May 6, 2019
12:19 AM EDT
Genre
Experimental
File Info
Song
11.5 MB
6 min 16 sec

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