A new great song by you. Do I hear some megaman inspiration in this, perhaps? The composition is comparable.
I have one real criticizm towards this. The melody is quite repetitious, so perhaps having some sort of short breather a bit later on would be nice. The actual composition I have no issues with.
This isn't one of my favorite tunes for sure. I do appreciate the compliments! I take a lot of inspiration from Megaman without intending to I guess haha. I loved the Megaman 2 soundtrack and have heard a ton of it, so it's influenced me a lot.
I'm telling you, those glissandos. xD
So then, how did I miss this one? This one tops the majority of your previous music, as does most of you currents. How's it feel to be improving? (Yup, still stuck here....)
Anyhow, this one I can't quite tell you what you did right or wrong, it's just... a good song, that's all there is to it. I can tell you that I believe the best way to put your style of music is a series of joyous and sentimental vibes that flows naturally while upkeeping your momentum within the song itself. (And glissandos... whoa, 3:36, speaking of which. Throwing off the sense of melody there. It's a neat feeling.)
Not much to say here, sorry to not be of much help.
-Liske of the Kira of the 1-2-3
I'm noticing you seem to have generally happier tunes in store, as even the key you used for this makes it feel like a good day. It does give the feeling of corruption of some sort, beneath it all, however. I love the highest accompaniment that enters at 1:05, that really bought me. You do seem fond of those glissandos. They're well placed and flow well with the style of the song.
The odd breaks before 3:00 were a little off putting, but that's natural, breaking the key signature. The composition is fine there, just perhaps if the second wave in the break were to be adjusted, that's the most grinding note there. The buildup at the end was extremely satisfying, but it died down really quickly.
The minimalistic ending makes it feel like there is some sort of expectancy of continuation, if you were to picture it with a vivid imagination like mine. It leaves an interesting feeling of longing and curiosity, and I liked that decision. Well done.
-Definitely KiraLiske123, not that other guy.
Your melody here is more varied and original, I can hear. The first synth that enters could use just a little more note distortion, just by a cent or two.
The... arpeggio(?) synth that soon after begins seems a bit off, perhaps if you had placed it an octave lower? I'm unsure of this, but it did compliment the song itself.
Perhaps I'm biased on how this doesn't sound "ominous" whatsoever to me, but it is a beautiful piece with some original quirks that definitely didn't hinder the song. Lastly, it just sounds... empty. It's just missing some sort of accompaniment. Not a bass, but perhaps a lower saw playing ever so quietly, adding it's own variance to the chord progression. Yup, another song that's definitely yours, you seem to be making your own style. I can't quite place what it is yet, but I can tell.
Thanks for the reviews! I'm really glad you seem to be interested in my music. If I can ever finish another song, hopefully it lives up to expectations haha.
Wow, I guess I never was logged in when I listened to this, I haven't reviewed it.
This is by far my favorite song of yours. The glissandos do give this song a lot of charm, and they're practically everywhere, but they don't sound gimmicky.
My favorite part was the piano undertones. It sounds real, and it's composed wonderfully to compliment the electronic aspects of the song. The biggest drawback is that is sounds rather flat when it plays. It needs more life, somewhere in the dynamics or accents, along those lines.
I was really drawn in by the progressive feel throughout this piece. Though the instrumentation drops out occasionally, the chord progression and variance in the melody feel like it's building up to something.
In the end, I give this a 4.5, as this is very well composed, but isn't quite at the level of what it could be. Oh, just a side note, I don't see anything wrong with the actual mixing, as it all compliments the mood and tone of the song. My biggest suggestion here would be cleaner drums, more acoustic.
- KiraLiske123, long time listener.
I found this interesting. Rating this nine out of ten might be a bit unfair, considering this is just out of my style, but it definitely deserves the high numbers. I haven't really heard anything like this. I don't have any constructive criticism because I'm quite inexperienced at DnB. I write dance and techno. 9/10 5/5
A few pointers.
I do like it, but it seems extremely out of balance in some areas and is missing some things.
1. Melody is not defined enough. I can slightly hear one, and it really fits the song. It is a melody better quiet, but not THAT quiet.
2. The really deep bass created some sort of groan that doesn't fit the general... ambiance of the song. Try some other instrument. Play around with it.
3. It seems like one long build up to nothing. I like the crescendo, but you could have made it perhaps four to eight measures shorter, and have some sort pause for a second with the melody.
Overall, this is a nice start that should be revisited. Good job and keep writing! 4/5 7/10
Another new one from you! This is definitely one of your best. It is relaxed, but a bit of urgency too. Like strolling through a New York street, mesmerized by the lights and sounds for the first time. This deserves a 9/10 5/5
To F14m3Ph03n1x's extensive review of your song, I'm assuming it's like a stand your ground message, where you fight on for one sole purpose until you have no strength left to fight.
The song has a great structure, and the lyrics, despite some other opinions. It's great to hear a song with some clean vocals as well. Good job.
The acoustic guitar "solo" after "despite these thoughts that rape my soul" is actually very benefiting to this song's message, which is somewhat clear with enough thought.
Enough said, flat-out 9/10 5/5
Awesome man. Thanks a lot for the review :) Toss us a like on Facebook if you get the chance! We also just released our album "Red Noise" You can get it at Reverbnation.com/store/wixor
I love the song, but it has a strange effect at 0:52 with the throbbing synth were it makes the notes rise higher, but when the note becomes sharp, it sounds really ugly. Everything else deserves a ten. 9/10 5/5
Ha uh thanks. How can I fix that one issue?
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