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Reviews for "Whispers of Tranquility"

Fantastic! Totally fits to a friendly calm village hidden somewhere between mountains maybe, who knows! Everyones got their own imagination which is why I like this kind of music! Well done!

Neon-Bard responds:

It seems I met my goal then! I wasn't thinking of any particular setting, but the song does seem to have that airy mountain-like sound to it. Thanks for listening! :)

I love the concept of it, and I certainly can imagine a quaint little town (one in the highlands is more or less the image I'm getting) with the vision of some mountainous backdrop. The "feeling" of a highland village is more or less present through the airy strings and flutes, which create a sort of floating feeling that gives the impression of a calm breeze. The melody is quite subtle in this one, but when you do hear it, it's very refreshing. There's a nice variety of sweet and rich instrumentation that gives it a charming progression throughout, as well.

As for suggestions, I have a number of opinions on this. When you first bring in the flute at 00:37, I think you should scale back on the choir (possibly the strings, too) levels, just to begin the descent into "tranquil" village a bit earlier. When the song starts, the music gives a sense of "above the peaceful town", and your instruments then begin to descend to the calm streets. This is another one of the instances I get the "highlands" feeling from your tune, as the instruments go from being cool and light to a bit warmer and quieter. To emphasize this, I would suggest bringing out the flute just a tiny bit more and having the choir start to descend earlier. I'd also like to hear a bit of the lower notes on the guitar during that part. Once the song has gotten to a softer volume, I actually believe it would benefit from the presence of a double bass (string). It's almost like the song's missing a "rich warmth" in the presence of the lower notes. It's just my opinion, but I think that would be nice accompaniment to the present instruments. Aside from that, I think the instruments could have even MORE dynamic motion. Even in calming music, there's much reward to be had from taking your instrument's dynamic range into consideration. :P

Nice work Neon! Still enjoying your stuff! :D

Neon-Bard responds:

Wow...I think this is perhaps the best review I've ever received! Thank you very much DMO! It seems I chose all the right instruments for this piece, and was able to achieve my goal of creating a peaceful village setting. In the end, that's all that really matters to me.

I really like the suggestions you've given here, especially about the dynamic portion. This is something that many others have mentioned before. I suppose it's time for me to realize that I have to listen to this specific piece of advice and run with it. Also, thanks for bringing up the notion of those lower notes, or rather the lack thereof in this song. I can see how the song needs that 'warmth' to it.

Many thanks for listening and taking the time to write such a detailed review. It helps a lot! :)

lovely theme! would fit a town perfectly.
I like your choice of instruments they all fit great together.
Oh and like TheDoor6 said maybe you should make it loopable ,would be great for an RPG game.
Nice work Neon!

Neon-Bard responds:

Thanks Mattashi! I'm glad you think it would make a nice town theme. I am starting to kick myself for not looping this though...then again it would only take a little while to make that happen! :)

Aaah boo bo, le petitm por favor me gusta. MMmm dreamy <3

Neon-Bard responds:

I'm not entirely sure what you're saying, but I know it is positive hahaha! :D

Thanks for taking the time to listen and leave a comment, I appreciate it.

It's the perfect combo of pretty and spooky! :D I can feel the apprehension in this piece! I like the instruments and the simplicity to it. I must say, however- fade-out endings aren't really the most creative ways of ending pieces. Maybe you could loop it. I would also suggest adding a little more dynamic/emotional contrast, but if it's for a game, I can understand your reasoning behind keeping it mellow throughout. I love the mood and the instruments, though. Great job! :D

Neon-Bard responds:

Hey man, thanks for listening and leaving a review! I'm glad you enjoyed the instruments and the simplicity of the song, and I agree with you about the ending. Not to make excuses or anything, but I simply ran out of ideas and wanted to finish up the song quickly (I must have listened through the entire song over 100 times or more). However, on that note, I really like this piece and in all likelihood I will be working on it in the future. I'll be sure to come up with a better, more creative ending next time 'round! ;)

Thanks again for listening! :)