Very well constructed.
Better than Sonata of Light, I think, although not as cheering to listen to, of course. Definitely a bit slow at the beginning, but it has a good pace. Why don't you write more music like this?
it's simply not my nature, that's why - I'm more an uplifting happy ambiant type person - listening to my music helsp me to erlax - so if I made more music like this it would just make me depressed haha..
also symphony of darkness is the complete version of this.
thanks for the review!
Especially at the beginning. The melody is great. It sounds like you didn't quite know where you were headed on some of the chords in the middle, and it faltered a bit. But it was real enjoyable nonetheless.
nonsense - I knew completely where I was going :P
I seems like little effort went into this. I've played prettier improv than this seven drinks in, and I'm sure you have as well. This is just average for an average piano player.
Cool brag bro, but you're right, and I made this 4 years ago when I had just started playing.
Nice for a short little piece.
Didn't care for the first part, and the first and second part don't seem to go well together to me. Wish there was more of this sort of stuff on Newgrounds.
They're not really supposed to "gel" if you know what I mean. I kind of had a little story in my head when making this, imagine a 20's silent film with some drastic plot twist/event. Thanks for the review.
It sorta of sounds more like old porn music to me.
Especially with the slower tempo. The one player version of this zone's music is probably my all time favorite video game song, so it took me a moment after I clicked on it to realize what it was. Great remix.
Interesting. Old porn music haha. Thanks for your review! :P
The bells should be more dynamic at the beginning, and start softer. I'd bring in the voices that come in at 0:48 a phrase later and add a phrase with just the low string melody as the voices make for some weird tones. 2:16 is a bit sudden. In fact, I don't like that portion of the song at all. Too much unrelated stuff going on at once. Charles Ives didn't write video game music. Cut some of the parts. The 2:50 transition is nice. I really like the part starting at 3:08. In fact, I relatively enjoyed it from there on out. The trombone synths sound a little funny at times. Love the voices at the end.
So apart from a few funny phrases, transitions, and synths, this is sounding really good. You'll probably want to add some effects to make the transitions smoother. Of course, all this is just my opinion. Hope it helps.
Thanks a lot :)
Yeah, this was a moment of inspiration for us. Killer actually extended the part from around 3 minutes onwards, so He'll be happy to hear you liked his brass :D
But, we are going to completely recreate the song anyway. We really need advice and improvements, which you've gave us :D This took about 3 months, at least starting it did, the brass extension didn't take long on Killer's side (I think) as he used the patterns we already created. Oh yeah, it's also worth knowing that this is gonna (although it started off as the OST) be sliced up so that it can be used during the game :D
First song I memorized on piano.
Something sounds incredibly wrong with the bass drum, and it's much too loud. Also, you are missing a lot of the notes in the second half of the phrases if your goal was to copy the original well by ear. Transcription by ear is a real trick for some people though. It was nice for an experiment, but would need a lot more work to be a real piece.
Yeah, it was simply an experiment taking advantage of the new sounds I got :) It was meant to be an essence of the song, most people recognise it, it certainly wasn't trying to sound anything LIKE the original piece, I just thought it was a bit of twist :)
I don't like recreating songs, and as I said above, I didn't spend long on this. I think it was fun though :D
I understand your constructive criticism though. Thanks.
No denying the talent here.
This is amazing. A little heavy for my tastes about 4:15, but that's taste. The cymbal used extensively at around 4:50 sounds a bit funky. But that's a minor detail. Great work.
I love it.
I'm guessing you played the organ yourself. The organ has so much more soul than the bari. I can't tell if you just had a soulless bari player or if it's really well synthed it's so good though. And as a bari player I should be able to determine that.
Yeah it's all synth. I thought it was a crappy sax, but if it sounds real that's great haha. Not my best work here by far, but it was fun experimenting :) Thank you very much for the review.
Real shrill and harsh at points.
That can't be helped much for 8-bit music though, I know. You are great at writing melodies, which seems real rare on Newgrounds, but I'd like to hear some of the melodies developed more before you move on. The constant moving from melody to melody keeps the song from really going anywhere, I feel. Save the extra melodies that are worth saving for other songs and concentrate on three or four. One of the early melodies was brought back at the end, but it really shifted around too much, in my opinion.
Yeah, I see what you're saying. As I stated in the description, this was more of an experimental thing than a song. I just wanted to see what different melodies I could come up with, because this was my very first time using the VSTs I used, and my first attempt at anything 8-bit. But thanks for the review and the rating! My next song will definitely be more focused on a general melody.
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