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Fractured (NGADM Ver.)

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My submission for NGADM 2019 Round 2!


I named this track after my shoulder after a very nasty fall I had 2 weeks ago at the start of this round. The pain is no where near as bad as it once was, but it's still pretty horrible.

A few days before I broke my shoulder, I also suffered from one of my Hard Drives failing. The one with all my music stuff on it, so I had to redownload all my stuff off the cloud and reinstall a few of my plugins.

After all these shitty things happening, I still managed to write this track in 3 days from scratch.


Since having some more time to work on this track, I went ahead and finished it up. https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/902859

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I like the pensive mood at the beginning and the warm, rich, emotional quality of the piano and pads. The piece is a tad slow to develop, and I think the sweep at :35 sounds a tad undecorated. There was a good sense of climax into :44. I like the bass slide there too, and there’s a sense of profoundness in the drive and tone of the piece. The texture comes together well by 1:28, although the drums might’ve been a tad over-compressed. I would’ve liked to hear some more dynamic melodic content, but I applaud your return to the somber piano solo towards the end. The one-climax model rarely works as well as it does here in my opinion, and I admire the sound design, production, and atmosphere of this piece as well. Strong work, MegaSphere! You really told a story with this one. ^_^

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

This beat is nice, I also hope your feeling better

MegaSphere responds:

I just got back from surgery yesterday and am now in as much pain as I was when I just broke it. The swelling and pain should go down in a few days.

Really emotional piano on the beginning and end of the song that really sets the mood while reading the description of the song making it a journey starting from a kind of sad melody and then turning into a more bright mood on the drop kind of inspiring someone trying to let himself down and make something to minimize the pain.
Or probably im just thinking to much about it haha
Also, i hope you feel better soon :D

Vey good great job

Credits & Info


4.60 / 5.00

Sep 29, 2019
8:29 AM EDT
Drum N Bass
File Info
5.5 MB
3 min 0 sec

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