Damn, this would be amazing BGM.
This song is really good. Like everyone else has said, it has an adventrous feel to it.
The name is really fitting. It has that icy feel to it that would work well in some cave or ice level. I hope someone actually puts this in a flash game.
The melody is good, but I like the bouncy sounds that jump from ear to ear most. It makes we want to look in the direction of the sound really bad. Kind of annoying, but it definitely shows that you accomplished something with them, right?
I know that I'm supposed to critique anything that's not good about things, but I don't really have a problem with anything, so... Yeah...
Overall, really good and true to the 8-bit genre. Love it. Hope to hear more.
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(Fuck, I could not form actual paragraphs for this review. Sorry bro.)
Thanks for the review man!
I'm stoked that you thought it was that good. I hope someone uses it in a game too.
Sounds kind of dark.
There are happy parts for sure, but they only really come from the Windwaker songs. Still though, dark isn't bad. I think you did a really good job on this.
The big thing here is how well the songs all flow together. The different songs all transition into each other really well. I especially that transition into the Gerudo Valley theme.
One thing that bugged me is how fast the first five or so songs flew by. There just wasn't enough glory given to them. That being said though, they all still work very well together in the beginning, so no harm done.
The ending... Uhhg... Not bad, but it just cuts off too soon, leaving the song feeling incomplete. I feel like it's going to keep going and then it stops. That's my only real problem with this.
Back on the bright side, I think the instrumentation is really well done. You always chose the best instrument for each part, which really helped this song.
Overall, great interpretation of many tunes from one of the first video game series I ever played that really captured and combined the emotions of each tune into an epic song.
i'd be lying if i didn't hear the rushed pace of the first 5, but i was more concerned about finishing the song and getting all the parts just right lol.
as for the ending, i thought it fell perfectly in place, with a heavy bass hit that concluded the piece without too much cinematic anticipation. but remember, there will be more with this soon ;)
again, thank you for your input!!!
I love your music.
Well, now that I've said that, time for the actual review.
The first thing I noticed right off the bat was how calm and happy this made me feel. It fits the title for the most part.
The guitar that comes in about a third of the way through carries a nice melody and, I don't know how you'll feel about me saying this, but it makes me imagine Rainbow Dash helping Scootaloo learn to fly. I know this isn't really a pony song, but I just had to say that.
Anyways, another great thing about this is the way instruments kind of layer as the song progresses and really gives it a nice flow.
I know reviews are supposed to haave things you can improve, but I don't really have anything negative to say. This is just a great song with a calm, happy feel to it.
Also, this isn't relevent to this song, but I still want to write lyrics to your song "Universe" eventually. I might not have time until summer break, but I do want to do that someday. You know, this song could use lyrics too...
Thanks for the review! I'm glad you like my music. xD
It was made to make me calm and happy, so I hope that it makes everyone else calm and happy.
This song is really good. I'm impressed that this is your first time emulating Newmans style. You definitely did a good job on that.
I like how the song starts out. It has an eerie feel but then it changes to a sad, lonley feel when the piano comes in. The title is perfect for this piece.
The piece flows really well. The way the song progresses nicely and the strings privide amazing support for the piano while working well on their own at the 2 minute mark. Actually, they kind of bring back that eerie feel from the beginning.
The piano melodies are nice. They are what really drive this piece and give it that intended feeling of isolation. They sound really familiar though... Hmm... I'll figure it out eventually. Is there any particular song of Newmans that you would credit your inspiration for this to? That may bewhy this sounds so familiar.
Oh well. I'm gonna stop before I digress too much with my ramblings. Good job on the awesome song.
Also, this kind of reminds me of Zelda at times.
Welp, I'm gonna give you my first review of the redesign.
I fucking love this song. I've listened to it many times, but I knew I had to give you a review when I opened the new audio portal and this was the first song I saw.
The synths are really nice. They all have that happy feel you were going for and they fill my heart with joy.
The melodies here are amazing. They're catchy, addicting, joy-inducing, just about perfect really. I especially love the main melody that almost solos in the beginning.
The break... I think that was definitely my favorite part of this song. The paino worked amazingly well with the Techno sound of the rest of the song. The transition to and from the break are perfect and best of all, there is an amazing build before the song gets back into it.
I like the percussion too. I don't really have much to say about it though...
Anyways, great song. You fucking rock and I'm glad to have given you my first review after the redesign.
Weird mix of things for sure.
First of all, I agree with the other reviewers aboiut the Ice Cavern sound in the beginning. The instrumentation and chords are very similar.
The different styles and feels in this song are no doubt weird, but they're unique and definitely sound good together. One thing that really sounded awesome was how (in the first half) you kept the icy feel and at the same time you used minors scales to give it that egyptiany sound similar to the desert level in Banjo Kazooie.
The center part reminded me of Kirby 64. I'm not sure why, but they just sound similar to me.
The instrumentation of the song is odd, but everything seem to fit together really well. The percussion, chords, melodies, etc. It's like listening to an audio version of an awesome puzzle. I commend you for being able to do that.
Overall, I see why you classified it as Miscallenious and I look forward to hearing more of your stuff. (Ending the review early since it's late and I'm drawing a blank. Good job on the song though. XD)
This is amazing. I love how it has such an epic feel.
The main (probably only) problem I have with this is that I wouldn't really classify this as a Heavy Metal song. It seems more like it would fit as Classic Rock or General rock. I'm not gonna take away points for that though. (It seems like that would be obvious, but I've seen people be assholes by subtracting points from a songs score because they didn't agree with the genre it was classified as)
Anyways, this is, like I said, amazing. The guitar sounds nice and it is backed nicely with piano(?) melodies which sound amazing together.
One thing that is cool about this song is that it works perfectly without vocals and with very little percussion, but at the same time I can imagine both in my head while listening. I should write and sing vocals for this someday if I get a better mic.
Overall, I love it, but I don't really think that this is heavy metal. Eh, good job.
Thanks for the review! Like I said earlier, dunno where else to put the song. I'd like to hear your vocals someday. ^^
I don't think I've heard the original, but this sounds amazing.
The beat/percussion is great. There's decent variation within it and they are always in appropriate spots. That being said, I would've liked to hear just a little more percussion in here.
The synths sound really nice. I love them. They sound cool and they all play amazing melodies and sub melodies etc. Did you make them or did you get them some where? (Should I just Google trance synths?)
Another thing about this song is its build. It builds up nicely and has amazing breaks throughout it that always pick up at the perfect time. :D
Overall, I really like the song and I hope you post more stuff for us to review!
Actually, I might have heard the original before... This does sound a little familiar and I some how knew it was gonna be a Trance song when I clicked it... Meh.
thanks for the review!
Yes, I make all of my own synths.
They aren't anything special.
I'm glad they work so well, though. (:
The original is in the description.
Check it out. c;
Damn, this is great. I'm not even sure where to start my review...
The strings were amazing. I liked the way they all had there own different parts and they all fit together perfectly like a puzzle. How many different tracks did you have for the strings? Just wondering.
The percussion... Oh Celestia, the percussion. The drums just make the song. Like I said, the strings were amazing, but the percussion just, like I said, makes the song. The beats are all perfect and fit in exactly where they belong changing up the feel of the song so much from modt classical while not actually changing the genre. What percussion samples do you use? I need percussion samples like this. The ones I have kind of suck...
The feel that the song gets across almost sounds industrial or a quite a bit like steam punk. I really like it. Alot.
This sog is perfect as an Octavia battle theme. I'd even say that this is way up there with No Strings Attached by JeffTheStrider. Seriously.
Overall, It's amazing and I can't find any flaws. Good job.
Thanks for the review! Funny thing is I used to get hammered for my shoddy percussion all the time. I was actually quite reluctant to write this piece but it seems it turned out very well.
To answer your question, I googled "drum and bass samples" and the first result has a lot of them available for download.
Thank you very much for the review!
I'm gonna start by saying that this is the first one of your songs that I've listened to. That being said, I 've already taken the liberty of listening to alot of your songs. I've gotta say, you're a really good musician. This is my favorite song by you though.
There's alot of stuff going on here, but everything manages to fit in its own place really well from the melody to the beat to everything else. I really like the melodies here and wouldn't change them a bit. Same for the beat.
My only problem with this is the length. It's not that I don't have the attention span or anything, it's just that it seems like it's longer than necessary. You probably could've changed a little bit of things towards the last minute or two of the song. Like, maybe change the sound of a couple instruments or a slightly altered beat.
Overall, great work, hope to hear more.
Also, what program do you use?
In response to Retrosamarai: I'll get back to you on that...
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