00:00
00:00
Newgrounds Background Image Theme

Our goal is for Newgrounds to be ad free for everyone! Become a Supporter today and help make this dream a reality!

AIM - Singularity

Share Download this song

Author Comments

This is one of a couple of songs I worked on for months now. The sound I was trying to get to was similar to some of my favorite artists and as a matter of fact is inspired by both Notaker and Au5. I've been trying to improve a lot and when I have time I make more music. This one is particularly special to me because it's exactly the sound I was trying to get to. I've learned new things and mastered new plugins. The story behind this isn't just inspiration, it's also about evolution. Singularity is said to be one of the hardest things to reach and sci-fi is the only way we get to experience this. I do believe that in the future we will reach this sort of height but right now it's about the music. I haven't given up on becoming a well known beatmaker and I never will.


I put so much work into this for the last few months and I hope you all enjoy this new found sound. I'd like to also give a special thanks to Kamikaye for allowing me to use his artork for this years AIM Contest and I also want to wish all you amazing people for participating and bringing more content to share with the community of Newgrounds. It's an honor to be present besides all you beautiful talented people. Good luck everyone!


<3

Log in / sign up to vote & review!

Newgrounds accounts are free and registered users see fewer ads!

This entry has an engaging introduction, with the buildup of those synth arps and the piano melody presenting a pleasantly singable higher melody that conveys a large sense of scale. I think all the parts are in place - the piece has a good sense of structure, with the long, drawn out intro and the super intense second half. The transition from the first to second half was very effective and I love that three-note repeated pattern in the bass.

While I found myself enjoying particular elements, I felt that this piece didn't leave a lasting impression on me. It was engaging to listen to just enough to hold my attention, but after multiple listens, I didn't really find anything I could take away from it. Personally, I think a large part of it had to do with the composition and the chord progression, especially during the opening. Despite the melody in the piano complementing the undertones of the synth arps, I found the chord progression to be unsatisfying such that when the fast snares come in, I didn't feel like the composition, as a whole, was progressing. Yeah, it had the parts necessary for a distinguishable transition, but it didn't feel like that transition was satisfying. Not to mention that by the time the quick snares came and went, the arps were still playing at more or less the same manner and by that point, I felt quite sick of hearing them.

There is a great repeating section towards the end at around the 3:20 mark. I loved hearing that extra synth that interjects between the melody and the choices for the notes evoked a certain degree of emotion that I felt was missing when I first heard the melody.

Overall, I felt like the components were fine - the sound design was good, the structure was good - there were parts that I really liked, but nothing that really made a lasting impression on me. I do think a big part of it has to do with the composition and the way some layers were arranged. With a huge turnout at AIM comes the unfortunate cut to entries that would have probably made it in smaller compos. I think this would have been one of them.

pretty dope shit. those some nice juicy kicks.

Teckmo-X responds:

Thank you I did my best

This is great. Cheers for buzzing up my Friday morning work :-)

Teckmo-X responds:

I'm really glad you like my song! I'm hoping to do more similar work in the near future and and the tower isn't done yet but definitely a work-in-progress so it was a rush to submission.

Very cool, cosmic vibes here, Teck. I think it fits the imagery very nicely, and I can totally envision traveling across the limitless expanse of space. When the beat hits hard and the tension kicks up, I envisioned epic dogfights among the stars.

Honestly, about the only thing I'm not in love with is that abrupt bass cutoff at the end. A smoother fade, even a really short one right at the end, could have made that feel a bit less jarring.

I really hope that they'll allow your tracks in the contest. They were only a few minutes past the deadline, so I'm thinking you'll be good. Best of luck in the AIM!

Teckmo-X responds:

I'm actually really happy with the way this turned out. The whole Notaker and Au5 vibe I was looking for actually became the reality. I really want to try and continue to make music similar to their style. This is by far one of my proudest moments of beat making. I really want to improve and I've come a long way but it's not enough. I must try and replicate similar work like this. Singularity is no doubt one of my favorites too. Thank you!

Credits & Info

Teckmo-X
Original Creator
Kamikaye
Production

Listens
322
Faves:
8
Downloads
7
Votes
27
Score
4.19 / 5.00

Uploaded
Jun 22, 2020
11:59 PM EDT
Genre
Experimental
File Info
Song
6.1 MB
4 min 25 sec

Licensing Terms

You may not use this work for any purposes.