Underrated. Short, but there is a LOT of strong composition going on here. Love the counterpoint.
Mind checking out my latest, Satin Doll?
I don't see how it's underrated if you wrote a review of it as soon as it came out, but thank you.
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1:18 to End is pretty amazing, IMO
A bit too..
Western sounding for me.. at least in the sense that it's supposed to be a journey theme in the middle of the desert. Of course, when I think of desert, I think of the Middle East.. this would work in an American desert.
If you're aiming for a more middle eastern sound, I'd check out Maurice Jarre's score to "Lawrence of Arabia"..
This chord progression would work very nicely in a film like Avatar, or Braveheart. Epic, a foreign sound, but not necessarily belonging to any one culture.
The chord progression I usually use for an "arab" sound (using C for the root) will go..
C - Bb m - C# Maj
C - C# - E - F - G - G# - B - C
scale playing on top of it.
Other than that, I think it's well produced, well arranged, the instruments sound authentic, reminds me of the desert race scene in the first Mummy movie, but not quite as fast.
It would def. work in a Mummy type setting, and my above is just my opinion.
Wow, thanks for the in-depth review. It's for a desert that's not on our own world. So as long as it's ambiguously ethnic, it doesn't really have to follow a Middle East desert (which it wasn't). And yes! Another person on NG who knows who Maurice Jarre is, although I liked his score for Dr. Zhivago better.
VVV When is an asshole ever pleasant? Lol :)
Overall I thought it was very well done, technical wise and creative wise;
Technically, it was very well mixed/mastered, and the vocal track was very professional sounding. Even turning up the volume all the way I couldn't hear any distortion or clipping, so that's good, and no imbalance on the EQ.
Creatively, the beat (sans the orchestral sample) is very original, and thankfully not a typical 808 kit XD
The sample.. its good, though I don't know what to say,
If its a full sample, then its a good choice,
but if its something you created yourself, its very, very well done,
lots of detail behind each measure on that,
These guys saying that there was too much n***a this n***a that etc,
are the same kinds of people that threaten to make that word actually offensive.
If we've learned anything from The Boondocks its that a word is only as bad as it's intended to be.
well done all 'round,
Wow, excellent layer
I really loved the texture of the sound, and the progression and everything, only thing is I think its lacking a lot of dynamics and well changes in key, would be a nice layer in a song, but feels uncomplete; add some drum layers and bass and this could be easily one of the best ambient pieces out there (on Newgrounds at least)
Such a good part
Very nicely composed, reminded me of Pink Martini's Black Swan Song
Nice entry for the collab!!
Thanks man... I'll be sure to check out that song you mentioned, I haven't heard it before.
Very nice piece.
Loved the ambient feel of the whole piece in general; in fact i've had it running for about 5 or 6 loops now and it still feels new each time.
At 1:14, the piece basically refreshes and may be the reason for this apparent ambience (note taken) :)
Of course, the synthetic sounds of woodwinds and strings hinder its true ability, but nonetheless a great song; would do nice in a hunting video-game of some sorts, thats what I pictured this whole time was a background song for a video-game.
Sorry for not getting to this sooner :(
Thanks for the review Flash. I'm glad you liked this one and I do agree that the quality of the samples is what holds it back. Over Christmas, /I'll be purchasing the EastWest Orchestra pack and I'll be redoing this, most likely. I'll let you know when I've got an updated track to see if it sounds better. Definitely a hunting-ish soundtrack.
Thanks again for reviewing, glad you liked this piece.
Awesome composition, but what really impressed me were the samples,
Are these GPO samples? They sound very realistic.
Good stuff, peace!
Very nice recording
This is a very cool recording, and the improvised style is done pretty flawlessly, the only thing I noticed that held this back from truly being great is during the section where the drums come in, the strumming is going much faster than the drums, and the downbeats are off; but style wise and overall, great track, awesome work on the guitar!
Reminds of the Doors a whole lot
Gah, I wasn't sure when to introduce the drums. Maybe I should introduce the drums after the fast strumming, might change that soon. A friend had already told me it'd be hard given the fluctuating tempos, now I understand why :P
Thanks for the review :D
Did you personally really play this?
Sorry to be offensive/deuchebag but I don't think so, I think this is a midi or you got a sheet and put the notes into FL Studio somehow. I'll give you an 8 though because either way that is hard.
What gave it away to me was :25, no way humanely possible that can be consistently played PERFECTLY at that speed.
Still, good job on bringing it into FL Studio, and I could be wrong, tell me if I am
Review Request Club.
I got the sheet music and put the notes in FL by hand. This WAS very hard.
Even on FL. Thanks for the review but I say it deserves a higher score.
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