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Author Comments

I'm working on an upcoming project about exploration, and finding meaning. The tone is fun, but deep. This song was also a huge challenge to myself for many reasons. I wanted to keep it bare and minimalistic like an actual punk band. I had many set backs from trying to unlearn writing habits, and getting just the right tone, but I managed to make this song in about 4 days. I honestly don't know how it was even possible, but I'm happy. Also shout out to everyone participating in the Newgrounds Audio Death Match! Good luck everyone! :)

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I like the funky guitar riffs at the beginning, the loud, crisp mix, and the rhythmic content. The piece is a little slow to progress, and at times the texture is pretty minimal. It sounds a lot like there should be a vocal track steering the piece through these phrases. Otherwise, the arrangement comes across as a bit choppy. I think the production quality is excellent here, though, and the sound design is refreshing and has a distinct feel-good vibe about it. The piece gets rather repetitive towards the end, though, and overall I think you could’ve done a lot more with the composition here. Still, the mixing and instrumentation keep this piece afloat for me. Keep at it, JamesRennaMusic! :)

Mixing, mastering, and balance
2/2
Structure, transitions, phrasing, and variety
.75/1.5
Melody, tonality, harmony, and texture
1.25/2
Instrumentation and sound design
1/1
Emotion, atmosphere, and catchiness
1.25/1.5
Originality and uniqueness
.5/1
Overall (how do the elements above interact?)
1/1
Composite score
7.75/10

This is sick!

:o

This is insane! I'm hyped af for this project!
Did you play everything yourself?

MisterJames responds:

Thanks FeniX, I’m hype too! Yes I played all the guitars and smacked my Midi-Keyboard till it made bass and drum sounds 🎹

Inst?

MisterJames responds:

Thanks for the review :) My Insta? My Instrument?

Credits & Info

MisterJames
Author

Listens
609
Faves:
11
Downloads
18
Votes
18
Score
4.87 / 5.00

Uploaded
Aug 13, 2019
11:19 PM EDT
Genre
Punk
File Info
Song
3.1 MB
3 min 13 sec
Hardware
  • Scarlett 2i4
Software
  • Logic Pro X
Misc. Kit
  • Quilter Mini Reverb 101
  • Akai MPK25

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