I couldn't do it, so congrats on getting it done :D
Very nice - I like how the instrumentation builds but doesn't conflict - the choice of instrumentation and mix works really well. I especially like the woodwinds accenting the harp(?)
From your theme I would agree it's probably too lighthearted for what you describe, but as a piece of music I really like it - the Jazzy organ interlude is fun - I could almost imagine some walking bass in there :)
I like the choice to use SFX as well, it really brings it together nicely when it could easily have been cheesy.
I imagine it was deliberate to leave it without resolution but I could perhaps have done with a final flourish but that may just be personal taste :D
I came here after seeing the piece you did with Tainted Logic. If you're ever interested in collaborating, let me know - I've got a bunch of random stuff on my page for you to judge me by - I like making things.
"I especially like the woodwinds accenting the harp(?) "
=> Yep, that is a harp.
"I like the choice to use SFX as well, it really brings it together nicely when it could easily have been cheesy."
=> I totally agree. I recieved the same comment about a year ago, and ever since then I've been using fx regularly.
"I imagine it was deliberate to leave it without resolution but I could perhaps have done with a final flourish but that may just be personal taste :D"
=> That's an interesting comment, because I actually thought it was conclusive :p I'll bear that in mind for next time.
"If you're ever interested in collaborating, let me know"
=> I regularly look for collab opportunities, so I might :) If you haven't heard of it before, I recommend checking out www.chipscompo.com It's a website and community that hosts biweekly music competitions with themes, and anyone who submits an entry is also a judge. I make most of my music for those competitions and upload the songs to newgrounds later.
Thank you for the reviews! :D
The piano piece at the beginning is lovely, and the dissonance is just enough to be interesting but not off-putting and speaks of a sinister underbelly :)
I like the sparse instrumentation in the second movement, and love some ominous harpsichord, the mix maybe felt a bit off at points for me, particularly the spicc/stacc celli (?)which are panned to the right and sit a bit too high in the mix for me.
3rd movement is beautiful and concise and the 4th has a sweeping sense of grandeur and closure.
Cool stuff. Got to give it the full 5 fingered death punch.
Hey, I liked it - I liked the build up and the progression generally throughout the song. I think the lead may be just a touch on the shrill side, but only minimally so. The first minute or so and from about 1:30 to the 2 minute mark were my favourite parts. Good stuff and sorry it's taken me so long to review your stuff.
Thanks so much Possibly! :D I'm glad you liked the progression - I worked a lot on all those transitions. Yeah, I see what you mean about the shrill lead, though. I'll think about that more in the future...Thanks a lot, though, and don't worry about not reviewing my tracks before. :)
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