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Hi! It´s been a while since I uploaded something. Here comes a slow darkjazz piece. I was a bit inspired to do this after listening to the Sinking City soundtrack. Also inspired by other noir jazz legends such as Bohren & der Club of Gore. It is slow repititetive and dark. Like a good doomjazz track should be ;)

Artwork is from Xenzo: https://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/xenzo/treehouse

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So I never knew this genre of jazz existed which is not something I've said in a while but I dare say I love it? Immediately I have to say the atmosphere, sound design and mixing are superb, which is rare in a piece that has so much dark, rumbling pads in it. The whole band is restrained in the best possible way; there is room for more complexity in the drum patterns but since this is a moody, repetitive piece I think that's fine. I think the use of those strange, warbling ambient sound is especially good, they at movement to the piece without upsetting the dark mood. When I listen to this in inevitably think of cold, late night trips back home; I hope some game dev picks this up for their noir/dark RPG or adventure game because it'd be perfect.
Keep it up my friend, you've earned another fan.

Azhthar responds:

Thanks a lot for the nice, detailed review! I know what you mean with the complexity of the drum patterns. They are actually one of the most complex things in the song already but they are also basically the only thing that can be more complex in such a piece. I´ll keep it in mind for the next track. Also I´m glad you like the mixing. Actually I still think the pads could be louder but they would make the piece definitely more muddy If I don´t sidechain them extremely, which would create a strange mood in this track. I´ll try to play around with it a bit more. Thanks again and keep it up!

Certainly not traditional jazz but more of a dark, cool tone. That sax is so brooding and unnerving and I love it. And the occasional bass dips are real badass. Keep it up!

Azhthar responds:

Hey! Thanks a lot! lad you like it.

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4.92 / 5.00

Jan 11, 2020
2:01 PM EST
File Info
4.4 MB
3 min 13 sec

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