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Recent Movie Reviews

My Goats Like To Travel 1 My Goats Like To Travel 1

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

A great movie.

The goats are cute, and the drawing style is unique yet interesting. It is a bit slow-paced at times but it's overall very well put together.

Recent Game Reviews

G-Switch G-Switch

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

And the understatement award of the month goes to:

This game is a bit tricky.

In all seriousness, however, this is an amazingly good game and the gravity switching is innovative.

Recent Audio Reviews

Emmaus Emmaus

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Really nice, really interesting piece. The obscured vocals and the erratic rhythms combined to make a wonderfully hazy and unique atmosphere, which in my mind struck a perfect balance--it sounded neither rigidly controlled nor sloppy. The sounds you chose were all really well-suited and tasteful--I particularly enjoyed the drums (there were some seriously complex beats hiding here!) and the bass that came in at 2:13.

The fact the piece was almost entirely consonant made the occasional "off" note seem very jarring (for example, in the little cluster at 0:14, or the grace note at 1:50). This didn't happen a lot, but it really stuck out when it did. I think the piece might have been better either if you had removed the dissonances entirely, or if you had included more of them to make it seem less unusual.

However, I don't have any more criticism to give. This was just a really pleasant, slightly off-kilter piece. Good work!

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Identity: Crisis Identity: Crisis

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

I liked the drumbeat, but I think a greater variety of beats would have given the piece more energy.

I really liked the bell-like sound in the opening section and throughout; it made for a good contrast with the grimier background.

That sound at 2:13 was really cool! How did you make it?

I thought the bit starting at 1:38 was nice, especially the twanging lead sound, but I found the orch-hits really offputting--they came across as kind of cheesy and stuck out in an odd way.

Similarly, I wasn't thrilled by the use of strings in the second half of the piece. I thought the sort of cinematic tone they had diluted the industrial atmosphere, and that a more mechanical, synthetic sound would have worked better. The synthesized sounds were really good; they added a lot of texture and helped carry the piece.

Structurally, the piece felt a bit sprawling and overlong, but the transitions between sections were really fluid.

Overall, your production here was very polished, but I felt that the composition could have been more interesting.

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Adhenoid responds:

Since I started making electronic music, my problem is always "repetition" and it seems this track has it too even though I have tried my best not to repeat many parts too much, but well I guess I still have to learn a lot haha.

That sound at 2:13 was made through MAGIC :P (I am fond of it too)

The strings that came after the first drop were actually built for thematic purpose. This track is a part of a series which combine both industrial and orchestral aspects, along with unique genre blending for each piece; for example it was industrial+orchestral+breaks for the first episode and industrial+orchestral+dubstep for this one. But yeah, I got your point, thanks! :D

And finally, thank you for writing a VERY helpful review, kind sir! I really appreciate your effort making such long comments :D


Main Title Main Title

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

This seems like it would work well as a main title theme. It's got a sense of building anticipation that worked really well, and although the instrumentation was sparse, it filled out the space just enough. I kept expecting a chord change, which never came, and made the piece feel a bit rambling. However, having the bass drone in the background could be more fitting for the piece's intended purpose.

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