Sonus Silver
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Song of the Hrossa
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F# Mixolydian at 150 BPM. The title comes from a creature in the novel Out of the Silent Planet.
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Level 10 Chipist
post #52766 :: 2015.02.04 4:01pm
  n00b and kfaraday liēkd this
The beginning was very cool, and then it was very standard for far too long
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Sonus Silver
post #52768 :: 2015.02.04 4:59pm
Could you offer some constructive criticism? What about it was "standard"?
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post #52772 :: 2015.02.04 6:24pm
  n00b liēkd this
i think what mrwimmer was trying to say was that the spacey progression and moody arps of the intro belied the 4x4 dance beat and happy melodies that followed, which i guess is considered something of an LSDJ "standard".

personally i thought the juxtaposition of moods between the intro and the rest was a bit weird but the actual musical transition between the two sections wasn't bad. there were also a lot of clever little details like the swung hats and snares. it just needed more downtime after the beat first comes in and yeah it probably should've been shorter. but anyway welcome to botb!
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Sonus Silver
post #52787 :: 2015.02.04 9:47pm
  MrWimmer liēkd this
Thanks for the clarity, Stepfilter! I needed that. If I were to defend myself, I suppose that what you said is exactly what I was going for. I was trying to capture a moment in a C.S. Lewis novel wherethe protagonist encounters a race on Mars whom he fears at first but who turn out to be kind and particularly skilled in the verbal/musical arts. My work does need work, though, since even this, which I consider to be my best track so far, isn't met with universal acclaim :P Thanks for the welcome. I look forward to doing lots of stuff here. Also, you've got the coolest logo!
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post #52788 :: 2015.02.04 10:10pm
  kfaraday liēkd this
Yeah, Sorry. I didn't mean to come off as rude. I don't think that the intro sounds scary at all! I think it sounds incredibly interesting and very inventive, I was just sad to see it slide into a style I've heard so much from other gameboy musicians. You should try looking into expressing that feeling of happiness in ways that aren't so ingrained in the musical lexicon I guess? That intro though. That is seriously some of the coolest gameboy stuff I've ever heard.
Level 14 Chipist
post #52834 :: 2015.02.05 4:08pm
I think it's cool.
Level 28 Chipist
post #52910 :: 2015.02.07 3:06am :: edit 2015.02.07 3:12am
  stepfilter and kfaraday liēkd this
There are certainly aspects of this that are really good and the sound design of the instruments and effects are tip top, but it is the 4 to the floor stuff that lets the song down. There's enough ingenuity in here to make a 2-3min song without those sections. Keep on tracking, refining your art is the goal for all of us!
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Sonus Silver
post #52920 :: 2015.02.07 6:11am
  kfaraday liēkd this
Thanks, gotoandplay :3 This whole thread has made me wanna experiment more. I'm currently working on an album of four to the floor songs that are each about 4 minutes long give or take, but when that's done, I'mma start pushing more boundaries.

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