Heavy and Delicious, Much Like Pound Cake
If I were able to eat this song, I'm not sure I would even realize it. I would devour it so quickly that my mind simply wouldn't even process the act. Quite plainly, this is the greatest track I have heard this month, year, and quite possibly eon.
The pounding, yet in some way comforting guitar and menacing, minimalist percussion brought a terror from my chest, and promptly beat that terror and fear to death with massive quarter-notes. As the fear was bleeding on the ground, the song persisted, and the crushing heaviness of it all ripped manly hairs from under my skin, providing me with a masculine chest-beard and a competition worthy face-beard. If anyone likes heavy music, they need search no further than this track; I find it to be the Holy Grail of music, art, and human achievement.
Lebanon sounds interesting!
As I listen to this, I picture a wanderer in the desert. It's a bit stereotypical, but I think that's because the music hits the core of what most would perceive to be relevant to the emanating region. As the song begins, the hits on whatever instrument (sitar, lute?) bring me straight to an "Aladin"-esque portrait: people garbed in fezzes and pet monkeys walking about in sand dunes.
The song changes feels often, which is kind of distracting, but also engaging on repeated listens. Initially, there a kind of inquisitive feel to the song, as if someone's exploring, but as the percussion hits, it moves the listener closer to a more serious feeling. When the speed picks up, a thriving market scene could be imagined, and after that, we can get a view of the Lebanon area.
I quite enjoyed the variation in style, as it provided a lot of fantastic imagery. Instrumentation, as usual, was impeccable. Flowing nicely, the music changed beats quite seamlessly, which made the song a lot of fun to listen to.
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Thanks alot for the great review!
I'm happy you see such image from this song, it's exactly what I was aiming for!
Also, thanks for the compliments!
This is something I imagine at the end of a video game. The princess is saved, the town is back to normal, the dragon is dead. There's a certain kind of relief that this song brings about, almost a cathartic experience.
The sax sounds really smooth, and I enjoyed the few touches of eighth (or what I assume to be eighth) notes, just to cut things up a bit. They added a bit of a kick to parts that would have otherwise been bland.
I don't think you need much else. The song sounds very finished; any other instruments or percussive devices would either be tacky or simply extraneous. I could listen to this if I wanted to zone out for a little while, but it would have to be a touch longer. Good job.
Thanks for the great review!
Lol, if I see your image the same way you do, than it would probably follow my other song Boss Battle!
The sax sound you here is actually a viola, but I thought it did sound like a smooth sax, so I kept it as is.
An eighth (or straight eighths, as you probably meant) is a for of metric used when you play, straight eighths being the opposite of swing.
I'm guessing thought that you saw the previous commenter below you and wanted to cheer me up, without even knowing what he was talking about. I appreciate the intention though, and I wont pull a grunge on you. ;)
Again, thanks for the great review, and fear not: the song is simply short because it's only one form (complete chord progression), but I'll do this song and many more at my next semester at school, and it'll then be MUCH longer.
Nothing like I've heard recently.
As the song faded in, I kind of lifted my head and went "huh?" This song has a very interesting sound. I'm really not familiar with House music, but as far as my taste goes, this is pretty decent. It's nothing I'd listen to for a long time, but it's definitely not something that I'd shake my head at and ignore.
I think it's a little short, but that also might work to the appeal. The melody isn't exactly catchy, but I'm assuming that wasn't really the point of the song. This sounds like something someone would add to a remix of a popular song, so I thought that was kind of cool. I'd like to see you explore this piece a little more, maybe add a different instrument or melody, play with things.
Thanks for Dropping by, I'm glad you like it!
Yeah, I'll fiddle around a bit more with the melody...
This sounds pretty polished. I love how quickly the song gets going at the beginning. When it drops off, I really enjoyed the moment of tenseness it creates. This could work really well as fight music.
However, the song gets a little repetitive. I very much enjoyed how it changes around the one minute mark, but there are just a few too many bars before that, and the small melody featured there, when it comes back, gets a little tiring.
Overall, I think you can cut this song down, or cut it into two parts. I think there was just a little too much going on. Don't get me wrong, it sounds great. There are no technical hiccups and your choice of instrumentation is brilliant. It sounds mostly like strings, but there's enough of an electric feel to put me in a modern kind of mood. Oddly, I thought of Castlevania when I was listening to this. Good job!
It's a joyous walk in the woods here. Nature's all around, the birds are singing; life is good. I think you accomplished that in a very short amount of time, and I commend you for it.
It's that same short time that is the song's shortfall. If this were a loop (which it very well could be), this would be a different story, and I'd give you a 10, but it's a song, and as such, I expected a little more. I don't need a lot, just another minute or two of some variations on the melody or beat. Small changes would make me really happy.
Other than that, the song is fantastic. I really love the mood it creates, and if I ever need some menu music, or credits music, or even something for a happy scene, I'll come here.
Thanks; that means a lot!
Funky, clanky, but just a little off.
I liked the kind of gritty feel of the song. It sounded like someone was pounding away in an instrument factory. That said, the sound wasn't incredibly appealing to me, and I think the melody left a lot to be desired.
I realize this might be an experimental piece, but I would have enjoyed a little bit more of a coherent melody. There are the few bars that are repeated over and over, but they just were not enough to satisfy me. The percussion, however, was steady and very pleasant.
If you could extend this mix, I think it'd be great. Leave the melody alone, don't mess with its length or tone, and it will sound a lot better. Add a couple more sounds or instruments, to make it sound less like an experiment. Other than that, it's pretty enjoyable.
thanks for the review, i will see what i can do.
Fun, light, and easy.
There comes a certain point where I just get sick of listening to experimental music, heavy stuff, or anything that's majorly out of my tastes. Almost like a return home, this song comforted my ears; its slow build helped me appreciate all the little things going on.
The main rhythm throughout the song might be a little repetitive, but I'm not complaining; it was positively infectious. I was reminded of the song that played in Pokecenters in the Pokemon games. When the beat finally changed at 3:14, I was a little surprised, but not disappointed; the light bopping tones were still there, so just a bit of funk changed a song that was otherwise getting ready to end.
As the song progressed, I was happy that it didn't stray too far from the beats and melodies substantiated in the intro. I didn't have any problem at all with the transitions, as they kept me interested; I even said "Oh!" as the beat hit at 3:14. No complaints here.
I can just hear this on the radio.
I hope you don't mind me saying, but I can really just hear Lady Gaga singing this in my head. Seriously, take that as as much of a compliment as you can. What I mean is that you have huge commercial appeal in my mind. This is a song that touches on a little bit of a taboo, but doesn't cross the line of obscenity that George Carlin would praise you for and the FCC would fine you over.
The song sounds professionally produced. You've got a decent voice, and whatever filters, if any, you put on it, add to the sound, rather than the life-sucking drone that Autotune creates. My biggest complaint is the repetition. I think you could have had a few more funny verses and less of the title.
I think you guys did a fantastic job with this, and I'd like to hear a version with a little more complicated lyrics. I loved "More friends means more fun/ I have a secret, I've never had a threesome," and if you could work more lines like that, then you'll have something ready to throw on a demo.
Although we were a little worried when you started off by comparing us to Gaga, we see the compliment in it.
We actually take a lot of pride in our ability to mix and master. We aren't perfect at it just yet, but we're proud of ourselves (mostly Darco).
We appreciate the kind words and hope to consistently produce good tracks!
I have to say, I'm very impressed with your choices of instruments. I'm not sure if that was a qanun in the beginning, but I'm thinking it was. That shows a real breadth of knowledge when it comes to your subject. Representing cultures through music can sometimes come off as disrespectful or even ignorant, but I'm glad to say that your piece was well thought out and tasteful.
I really enjoyed the melody of the song, even though the instruments sometimes make it a little hard to follow. My only complaint is whatever happened at 0:38. The instrument that takes over there is unidentifiable to me, but I know it has to be some kind of wind instrument. The notes just don't sound crisp enough to me to be catchy. That's no huge issue though, because the problem doesn't last long.
I'm really looking forward to seeing this project completed. It's a very interesting concept, and this song works very well as a bit of a teaser for future releases.
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Thanks for the great review, I'm glad you enjoyed!
Thant's actually the sound of a Sitar, but it was indeed meant to represent a Qanun!
The weird wind instrument you hear at 0:38 is actually simply a Tango Accordeon. I guess it can be a bit problematic when you first hear it, but I assure you that they use it quite often, mostly in the nomad culture.
I'll probably shoot the second part soon enough, it's been lying on the workbench for some time now, I've simply been caught in schoolwork and other projects.
Once again, glad you enjoyed!
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