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Fallen and Forgotten

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This is a bit of a continuation of one of my previous works "Arise and Fight" which I released last year. I thought it would be cool to keep the theme going, like a musical story taking place inside the listener's head.

Here is the previous entry to the story:

Maybe I'll start a playlist if I continue the musical journey.

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i own all of that shit and you still make better music than me lmao :D proof tools don't make good musicians!

awesome work. And stay safe, don't get the germ!

AceMantra responds:

Thanks! Your music has a lot of complexities that I admire. You stay safe as well.

Funny to see that I own half of the named Kontakt libraries myself, haha. :)

I must say your style does remind me on my own, at least when it comes to the composition of the following chords - I could swear the violin's melody playing at 1:28-1:45 could be from me, too. :D
The piece is very emotional, a mixure of hope and dramatic, to me.

I also like your sound design, mixing and mastering. I like the amount of reverb you use. It neither sounds too wet, nor too dry.

Transitions could be done better overall in my opinion. A good example is the moment at 2:01. The new phrase comes a bit too suddenly. Here I would suggest to wait one or two bars, let all the sustained notes stretch and go become quieter, before the part at 2:01 starts.
At 2:50, I'm missing something. Be it a reversed cymbal crash, or an instrument like a string starting a half bar beforehand - something where your mind would think "Okey, something is coming now".
The ending just as well is too quick and abrupt. Never forget that a song's outro is just as important as its intro. :)

Within your next compositions, I also would like to see more variation in terms of melody and chords. By that I mean, you have been working with the A-minor key chord all the time. I would have wished some mood swing here, maybe for the side-parts of the soundtrack, while you keep the main concept for the main parts of the song.

Although, I'm still going to rate this with 5 stars as I enjoyed listening to it very much nonetheless. :)

P.S.: I could swear the legato cello at the beginning comes from the Tina Guo plugin. x)

Cheers and stay healthy!

AceMantra responds:

Hey! Thanks for the detailed review!
I use the Tina Guo cello quite a bit. In fact, it was my first kontakt instrument.

Yeah, you got me there. I really like writing in Dm and Am, and I thought I could get away with little variation in chord progressions. But you saw right through it! Clever. XD
As for the transitions and outro, yeah I'll have to agree. Call it a moment of laziness, or impatience. I really wanted to release it and not see it fall into the sea of unfinished works I have.
Keep an eye out for the next one, I'll be sure to use your suggestions next time. :)

Great sound! Really excellent work

Nice work! You've done a really great job on this. :)

AceMantra responds:

Thanks! I'm glad you like it.

Credits & Info


4.82 / 5.00

Mar 23, 2020
6:56 PM EDT
File Info
9.2 MB
4 min 0 sec
  • Kontakt
  • The Giant
Misc. Kit
  • Red Room Audio - Saga Acoustic Trailer Percussion
  • Cinesamples - VOXOS Epic Choirs
  • Cinesamples - Cinestrings Core
  • Cinesamples - Cinestrings Solo
  • Cinesamples - Cinebrass Core
  • Cinesamples - Cinebrass Pro
  • Heavyocity - Natural Forces
  • Heavyocity - Vocalise

Licensing Terms

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