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KVRAF
 
2781 posts since 2 Mar, 2003, from The only civilized county in Texas

Postby VicDiesel; Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:52 am

I was going to write something between light and dark, but in the end it was all Shades of Grey

Victor.
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19 posts since 31 Jan, 2013

Postby andrew.mack; Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:01 pm

I don't think you should change a thing. Initially, I felt that the drones in the beginning lingered too long, but the build up was perfectly executed, starting with the change in your hi hat rhythm. The palette of instruments was carefully chosen... definitely couldn't keep my knee from bouncing once that funky lead guitar / square wave duo kicked in.

This will probably sound cheesy, and I hope it doesn't embarrass you, but I felt that the tension of this track lends itself to a bit of a rescue scene. My only gripe is that the "all-out" measures at the end didn't last a bit longer. You had a great thing going. Can't wait for the next submission.

P.S. Not sure if I correctly identified any of those instruments. I'm not really a musician, I'm just here for the free music.
KVRAF
 
2781 posts since 2 Mar, 2003, from The only civilized county in Texas

Postby VicDiesel; Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:37 pm

andrew.mack wrote:I don't think you should change a thing. Initially, I felt that the drones in the beginning lingered too long, but the build up was perfectly executed,


Thank you kindly, and I hope you avail yourself of a download if you are so inclined.

Not sure if I correctly identified any of those instruments. I'm not really a musician, I'm just here for the free music.


What you identified as a funky guitar is probably Synplant, run through an amp simulator and a wah-like effect. No problem, just enjoy the music.

Victor.
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KVRAF
 
4240 posts since 5 Aug, 2006, from UK - Here!
  

Postby folderol; Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:48 am

Liked the slow build and sense of menace. The end was unexpected, sort of like some (perceived) monster was right behind you, then fades into a cloud of mist as the sun comes up.
It wasn't me! (well, actually, it probably was)
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KVRAF
 
6106 posts since 13 Mar, 2009, from UK
  

Postby seismic1; Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:54 pm

I thought this started out feeling like a John Barry movie piece. It had a good build-up and I definitely thought that the atmospherics would lend themselves to OST work. Nice ending.

Good work :)
KVRAF
 
38497 posts since 20 Dec, 2005

Postby hibidy; Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:06 pm

This is why I don't like cruising the music cafe :lol: I end up liking just about everything and posting even MORE than my norm :lol:

Very nice. Could use a touch of "sheen" but I really enjoyed the piece!
D.H. MOD
 
7669 posts since 20 Jun, 2008

Postby D.H. Miltz; Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:38 pm

Hm. When I listened to this a few days ago I liked the first part but wasn't keen on the second. Tonight it all works for me. I still like the beginning the best, but I kept waiting for the part I didn't like to come in and it never did. Enjoyed. Thanks.
KVRAF
 
2781 posts since 2 Mar, 2003, from The only civilized county in Texas

Postby VicDiesel; Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:48 pm

D.H. Miltz wrote:I kept waiting for the part I didn't like to come in and it never did.


That's a very peculiar compliment. But I'll take it. Thanks!

Victor.
KVRAF
 
2282 posts since 21 Jul, 2004
 

Postby macmurphy; Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:51 am

i like this. it definitely has a cinematic feel to it. if anything, i feel the drones could have gone on for a little longer at the beginning, but then i like drones. drones are good. the drums sounded a little dry but nothing a dab of reverb or subtle delay wouldn't remedy. all in all good stuff!

neil.

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