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Oubliette

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Ayyy it's you! Welcome back, whoever you are! Have some cinematic background music from the Tales of Nowhere podcast! We're a tabletop RPG podcast where we take one cast of characters from multiple games and rulesets to tell one epic story.

This piece is the background for an underwater prison, The Oubliette. The heroes approach the prison when it's suddenly rocked by explosions! Then, other stuff happens! And even more things!

Wow

Anyway, this song is in like 13/16 timing for the first two minutes, then switches to 7/8, then 6/8, then back to 7/8 cause why not. But I had fun writing it and it creates an interesting soundscape (or at least that was the intention). So have a good ol' listen and hopefully you like it!

(And yes, I know the BWAAA thing is played out and trope-y. It's like starting your movie trailer with a single high piano note, every fucking thing does it. Which is why immediately afterward I detune the shit out of it for fun)

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Ayyy, thanks for the great music. Might use it in a D&D session with the family soon. :D

Burn7 responds:

Hahah, awesome! That's exactly the kind of thing it was made for!

I like the smooth synths at the beginning. The reverberant percussion is a nice touch, although I would’ve liked to hear a more gradual transition into :39. The production is clean, although the piece doesn’t have a lot of harmonic variety. I like the quirky percussion at 1:25 and the strings at 1:36. There’s a good sense of shape and flow in the texture overall. The melodic content at 3:17 is a good way of hitting the piece home, although at this point I wish the rhythmic content of it was a bit more dynamic. The pitch-bending on the pads at 3:43 is nice, and the ominous outro helps this piece feel full-circle. Overall, strong work with the mixing and mastering, harmonic content, sound design, and atmosphere. Most of my complaints feel like missed opportunities more than things that actively bothered me, which is certainly good for you. Keep at it, Burn7! :)

Mixing, mastering, and balance
2/2
Structure, transitions, phrasing, and variety
1/1.5
Melody, tonality, harmony, and texture
1.75/2
Instrumentation and sound design
1/1
Emotion, atmosphere, and catchiness
1.5/1.5
Originality and uniqueness
1/1
Overall (how do the elements above interact?)
.5/1
Composite score
8.75/10

Very melodic!Drums are great! Timing is fun! Epic! That build tho... I can hear this story unfold right before my ears.

I really like it, Very fun :D
Excellent work as always Burn7

Credits & Info

Burn7
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Listens
908
Faves:
8
Downloads
34
Votes
16
Score
4.76 / 5.00

Uploaded
Jun 25, 2019
4:57 PM EDT
Genre
Cinematic
File Info
Song
8.1 MB
4 min 27 sec

Licensing Terms

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