Well, I liked it anyway.
Have a +.20.
LOL thanks dude. I really don't mind bad reviews, as long as they're constructive. This song has been 0-bombed to hell and back, so I've given up on the score... hahahaha
I don't really know if I'm qualified to review an Industrial song, as A) I don't particularly like the genre and B) I don't even know the genre, but here we go anyway.
First off, positive stuff: it builds up slowly, but well; even though this is a different genre than the one I work in, I learned a lot from listening to this closely. I need to find out how to steadily increase note velocity/volume in Fruity Loops. I also learned that I don't need to end a song by losing instruments one at a timet; building it up and just leaving it worked well in this song.
About the instruments chosen; to be honest, I hate this much distortion on instruments so I won't say anything more about that because I just don't appreciate that part of this song. I love the drums though; you only changed them (twice?) throughout the whole song, so maybe a little more variation just to mix it up a bit. I like the guitar too; it was simple, but it sounded good.
About the structure; forgive me if I'm wrong and I missed something (it's a long song!), but the way I see it is: drum rhythm A, bass, lots of new instruments with drum rhythm B , back to drum rhythm A with new instruments, back to drum rhythm B with the same instruments you used last time with B, back to drum rhythm A with the same instruments you used last time with A, and so on and so forth. There were some volume changes, sure, which helped build up the transition from A to B or the other way around, but still, not too much variation. I don't know if that's an important part of the genre or not.
Also, about the last thirty seconds being "killer"; it sounds much like 1:40 except louder :P if there are many more instruments there, they're hard to hear over the distortion.
All in all:
7/10 for instruments.
8/10 for structure, because I like the build up and ending.
9/10 for effort, because you used actual instruments and I can't write guitar parts to save my life.
8/10, 4/5 overall.
Thank you for the review!
Sweet, a long and detailed review. First: I really appreciate it.
Now to the discussion part (my favorite):
I think you have a point about the drums...there are three main patterns, and then really only two minor embellishments to one of the loops used. I had versions with more diverse drums but I couldn't get it to a point where I loved how the drums sounded enough to get over the fact that sometimes it felt like variation for variaton's sake.
As for the overall sound (it is gritty and distorted, yeah) I can only say that it's how I heard it in my head, and it's how I'd outfit the scene. But I get that people have different tastes.
Structure, honestly, is something I was proudest of for this one. It had three main parts (not many, I admit) but I think there's enough variation between different iterations of the parts there...well, I suppose I could be mistaken; which is why it's nice to hear people's opinions. I do think the transfer to mp3 hurt the ending- there's alot more different there than "louder".
Anyways, I love detailed reviews like yours, and I really appreciate it tremendously...so thank you.
I'm envious of your ability to get away with using that beginning melody throughout the entire song. I try that my music but people always call my songs repetitive and boring. Your song is definitely not boring though, so I guess I still have a chance to make good music.
Everyone has the chance to make good music. All it needs is passion, time and a little TLC. :)
Thanks for the review!
Like your other song, there isn't much there in terms of instruments and effects, but what is there sounds good. It's interesting how your techno songs don't really have drums or something on each quarter note (you know, like UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ on each quarter note), and it makes me question whether this is even techno. Either way, it sounds good, whatever it is.
I don't even know what it is. Somewhere between Classical and Techno I suppose. I'm considering switching all of the songs to the Miscellaneous category.
I'll be submitting a song soon that does have the big drum beat. Coincidentally, that one is my favorite.
Hurr Hurr Garageband
This is pretty good, especially for Garageband :) I used to compose music using Garageband, but I've since moved onto Fruity Loops (you're probably better than me despite that!). It's a very simple song with few instruments and fewer effects, but it sounds good.
If you could get someone to edit this for you it'd be professional quality :) great song, great guitar playing, great voice, great lyrics, just some bad audio at times.
I dunno if i'll ever get so far as to where it would be worth editing. Just a hobby really. Thanks though, i'm glad you liked it.
I really like your music :)
If I ever manage to control my attention span and make some crappy flash movie that might be good at first but will probably trail off into some shit that doesn't even make sense, I'll make sure I use your music ;D
Thanks...I think. :S
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