All 20 audio Reviews


per sempre il mio amore per sempre il mio amore

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

I know I'm going to get a lot a grief from this, but here goes: You seem to have only one thing to say musically. Your works are all quite nice, but I find myself wondering what might be if you were to apply your talent to something a little diffferent. Perhaps an orchestral work, a fast piece, something rhythmic, a waltz, ect. I've listened to well over 20 pieces from you and they are decidedly one note. I guess my question would be: why do you keep submitting such similar works? Use your excellent talents to do something better!


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MarkySpark responds:

Hi, Thanks for your opinion and my sister says the same sometimes. I have composed a lot of 8bit , 16bit and full orchestra songs but my first love is piano alone or with gentle strings. Too many are making songs with EWQL and too many instruments used. Here are a couple you might of missed that are not piano. If the music sounds all the same to you then classical isn't for you, try techno or hip-hop :-)

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/370234

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/412903


Felyne March (WIP) Felyne March (WIP)

Rated 3 / 5 stars

I'm not sure of the context, but if you're writing a piece to convey a quirky scene or something in the children's lit section, then your on the right track. As it is now exceedingly repetitive. I would suggest extending the main theme a bit (it's currently two bars long in 4/4 time) and making it more interesting both melodically and harmonically. In fact I would make an eight bar theme, using the current two bar theme as your last two bars. Avoid using the tonic and fifth so much in your melody (that's what the harmony is for). For a half hours work not bad.



A Wild West Story A Wild West Story

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Fantastic, perfectly evokes the style you're trying to emulate. Great work hoss!


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SoundChris responds:

Thanks a lot for listening and reviewing! As a morricone fan i just had to try out that style. I just had a great time while making the track. Creating the whistle-sound was so extremely exhausting ... think i needed hundreds of takes :D

So thanks for the kind review. I am glad You liked it!


Highland Battlefield Highland Battlefield

Rated 5 / 5 stars

I'll keep it simple: really well done! Evocative and haunting. Great job.


JosephAS1 responds:

Thank you :)


A Cold Profit A Cold Profit

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

For an hour's work this is quite good. With some time and polish you could have something extraordinary. I use Finale myself, and it's expensive too (around $600 USD) They have a more budget friendly version called Print Music (around $120). I'm not sure if Sibelius has a similar product but if might be worth looking into. If you're a student both companies offer student pricing (around half regular price)

In any case you clearly have talent and your parents would be wise to invest in your future. Good luck!



Tracking a Killer Tracking a Killer

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Great job, though I tend to think of music like this as a hybrid between classical and electronic, I enjoyed it a lot. The piece loops beautifully, and I had no trouble conjuring up an image of a helpless victim trying to evade some serial-killer psycho. Can't ask for much more than that!


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Bosa responds:

Well, I would declare you a madman, but that is beside the point. I too had the same thought as you whilst designing this piece.


_-={When Gods War}=-_ _-={When Gods War}=-_

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

This piece certainly lives up to the description you provided with your submission. Great epic vibe and a powerful ostinato driving it until the end. I have only two minor complaints. First it's a bit too celtic/LOTR for me, especially at 1:15 and on. Second, the ostinato is great but a bit more development and/or variation would have made it even better.

Despite those (very) minor beefs I have, great job as always!


MaestroRage responds:

Very fine points, thank you for taking the time to write it out. Truth be told I had never written a song of this scale before. Every time I try to push further and further and while there was much room for improvement on this piece I finally had to submit lol. I could work on it forever and there is simply never enough time it seems...

once again, thanks for your review, i'm glad you liked it :)


Dark Enigma Dark Enigma

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Excellent work! Great orchestral colors you've got going on there. Sounds a bit like Wagner, Berg, and Webern. While this style is not my favorite, I can still appreciate the artistry that created it. I also appreciate any submission that goes outside the usual types of works posted here.


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descara responds:

Thanks a lot! Berg and Webern especially are indeed influences. Another is Lutoslawski, with how he works in layers with regards to tone material.


Action Orchestra Action Orchestra

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Great job! It is a bit redundant at times (not a major problem for an action cue), but sounds great. The Woodwinds are a bit thin compared to the strings and brass.

Composition wise, the middle section is fantastic and reminds me of Hermann's Vertigo.

All in all great.

ps: I see the zero-bombers got you. They should die in a fire. I'll give you 5's every chance I can. This piece should be heard!


BloodyLoud responds:

Thanks! I HATE those zero-bombs. Probably some douche bag kid who wants his own music to stay on top even though it's garbage.

Thanks for the listen and the review!


Erebus Erebus

Rated 5 / 5 stars

You are one of my faves on NG

You have one of the most unique voices here on this site. Please keep up the good work.
You made a reference in one of my other reviews about using GPO. I do use it and love it, feeling it sounds just as good (if not a little more realistic) that other libraries at 4 times the price. You use GPO very well.

I couldn't spot the Wagner reference, but I suspect its at 2:15, just not sure the source. Great work.