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I made this track for a kinda cancelled game and sadly it ultimately won't be used there. For a long time many things were unclear about the game and the only thing the guys agreed on from the beginning was that they wanted relaxing rock music. My response to that wish was "I could try" and this is what I ended up with after about fifteen attempts while getting a feel for the game and constantly having gameplay of a fairly similar title running in the background on YouTube.

Rock music is a bit outside my comfort zone but the developers were apparently happy with it and I also got surprisingly positive feedback from friends who know a lot more about rock music than I do. I especially put a lot of time and effort into the drums and bass and recorded a ton of variations for each segment as I wanted to keep things interesting and avoid a robotic feel with the same loops playing over and over. What I'm least happy with is the guitar pad that plays from the first moment on as its sound is a tad too aggressive (at least the fluty high-pitched notes).

Anyway, the goal was to create a track that remains interesting during a single play from start to finish but that also won't become annoying the tenth or hundredth time you hear it. I think I got at least pretty close to achieving that.

The plan was to replace the VST guitar here with an actual performance from a talented guitarist buddy if the song was accepted (which it was) but well, it will remain as is now that the game is on ice (at least in that form). I also would have liked to put some more effort into mastering it but oh well...

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It's really sad to me that such a multi talented musician like you who manages to create so many great works of music receives so little recognition. For what my opinion is worth, i'd rate you high up there with other musical geniuses like Zack Hemsey.

F4LL0UT responds:

I don't think I'm anywhere near the level you're suggesting but those were some very kind words. Thank you.

Quality take on atmospheric rock, really liking the part from 3:00 to 3:20. I'm hearing some slight timing issues though between the drums and the guitar, which was pretty obvious in the build-up leading to 3:00. I get that there was a slow down at the transition, but it wasn't quite adding up to that since the hi hats weren't slowing down to the tempo of the guitar.

F4LL0UT responds:

Thanks! This slurring of the guitar in the build-up to 3:00 was of course intentional but I see what you're saying. The problem was extremely prominent initially but I tried to eliminate it by limiting the percs here to hi-hats and synchronising them with accents in the guitar solo. I noticed that some of the hi-hats still weren't exactly on point but I figured that it only bothered me because I knew how it was before and listeneres won't care or notice. Well, you proved me wrong. Will definitely put more care into that kind of stuff in the future. Thanks for the feedback!

It's a good music but you need more basses

F4LL0UT responds:


Credits & Info


4.61 / 5.00

Nov 22, 2019
2:55 PM EST
General Rock
File Info
12 MB
5 min 16 sec

Licensing Terms

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