Shattered like dreams across the cobblestone
Another very strong piece. My only critique would be that the main synth (Sounds almost like a church organ or bell) is a little loud and obnoxious sometimes, and on any mediocre speakers it can create some static. Not that I'm suggesting you should please everyone, just that it would make the track less aggressive.
And I think Broken Mirror is a better title anyway :P
Some of the best ambient I've heard
I won't say I'm an expert, because that would be a filthy lie. However I do run a lot of pen and paper games, and I always hit newgrounds for music to emphasize the atmosphere. Lately the ambient section has been full of slow sad music, and a lot of it isn't very good.
I stumbled on your stuff and gotta say its a cut about the rest of what I've heard thus far. This track especially caught my interest, and I'll probably be using it for a nightclub scene somewhere. So thank you, and keep doing what you're doing!
I am truly happy because of your words. Thank you! I would be grateful and overjoyed if you could listen to my other works as well, tell me what you think and see if you like any other songs that i made.
Just to bring the score back up
Because that kid decided to give you a useless, meaningless review, and this song in no way deserves it.
Very well written, good classical string pieces are harder and harder to find in the digital age, but there are some things that simply demand the classics. I'm running a pen and paper campaign, and I was on Newgrounds looking for background music/inspirational music while I finish writing parts of it.
This and Eminent part 1 are the Senate house pieces. Good strong strings fit the classic trial so well, there's simply no other option at this point.
I will say I like the first part more, though I couldn't tell you why, just like the progression more I guess.
All in all, both parts are wonderful, I'm amazed so few have heard this piece, its truly a crime, and for that you get full marks from me. Here's to hoping more people hear your beautiful music!
It means a lot to hear that man. I've always loved classical music and yes it is definately a lot harder to come by in this day.
I'm glad you appreciate my music, I haven't made much recently and I haven't really had much reason to continue my string peices, however reviews like this definately make me consider making more.
Thank you very much.
Very nice melody
Its got a great feel from start to finish, the only thing I have a problem with is the ending seems slightly... off. I like the fadeout at the very end, but it seems like all the instruments end at once and then something else is used to fade it out, and it just seems a little bit off, sorry I can't give you much more than that.
Its a great upbeat song though, definitely going to be listening to this while play games heh. Great piece.
It has a slow build-up, which while nice, seems to last a little long with just the drums, though I have no idea how to correct it, because I'm sure if you shortened it it would sound to abrupt, the string sounds are a very nice touch, they play in nicely with the rest of it.
The only thing I think it lacks is a serious melody, something to make me want to jump up and just start raving right in the middle of class....
oh, and the solo part at 2:03 I would have put it sooner in the track and then used it again later and maybe once more only with the string sound and the snares, that could add some nice little epic breaks in the beat, especially if one more layer was added with a serious melody beat to it.
I like it, it was quite well put together, one thing is the buildups for the instruments were a little abrupt and drawn out at the same time, if that makes sense...
...They were off in tempo and should have entered more swiftly but without the sudden appearence of them... they appeared to quickly but then took too long to reach their full potential... I hope one of those made sense lol...
anyway, the second thing, is taking that little kid's voice and using it for the lyric rather than the synthed version, the synthed version is a bit... odd...
Oh, and I think i would have started with the guitar in the beginning to add that feeling in right away...
That's a lot of critiques... but I still like it!
The title is perfect for this piece, I like the rolling feeling it provides, I get the feeling of a fancified sci-fi version of the story of Icarus. Kid flying across the seas with a steel set of wings for the first time. Ups, downs and flying with mechanical seagulls.
Even the beginning gives me that feeling of jumping off the tower, eyes closed, hoping they work, and then slowly opening your eyes and realizing just how free you are.
*Thumbs up* nice job! ... Now I'm going to have to build me some wings...
Heck yeah. Lol, those wings might be a little hard to build. But good luck. Thanks for the review man.
synthy scratchy guitar goodness!
I like the scratch/synth/juice that comes with those guitar sounds, its the feeling of gears rolling and moving. I don't know what your motivation behind this was, but listening to it I see an army, first you hear the rumbles of it and see the ground shake, then about :18 you start seeing the glint of steel and oil, around ;29 you get an overhead view of the army, then at :52 I can see the infantry bots grinding along over the dirt, at 1:20ish they start becoming heavier infantry followed by archers and long legged spider bots at 1:39 and then I see the full set of the armor division, treaded tanks and heavier steel snowplow tanks at 2:14 crushing everything underneath them...
...That was a huge mumbo-jumbo-jargon post...I apologize...
No need for apology. That was a good description. Goes really well with the song. Similar to what I was picturing. Great review, Thanks bro.
Definately my favorite of all the Doom songs, could listen to it for hours, in fact I think I lost that level on purpose a few times just to keep listening to it XD. The only thing about this version is its not as clashy as the original, and the clash was what made it so amazing.
BUT YOU STILL GET 10/10 for having great taste! XP
I Love the synth and drum mix in the beginning, once it gets heavier it seems a little too scratchy to go with the openning but its still very good.
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