One Hour Compo - Round 98 (OHC098)
For me, it was a fight between DDRKirby, InvisibleObserver and Suzu. All others were good, but didn't quite shine past these three.
Fuck, between those three, though, it's damn difficult.
I'm going to say InvisibleObserver, Suzumebachi and DDRKirby here, though. DDRKirby had an amazing track, but the soundscape was very centered, which mucked up the sound a bit. A nitpick, and I don't expect that much detail in a track in an hour, but it did hold it behind the other two, for me.
Suzu's track just hit me in a softspot with the damn chiptunage. I can't help but piss my pants whenever they're used like that, so he pretty much stole second from everyone. It was a bit short, though (well, compared to the 3 1/2 minute MONSTERS that submit onto here!).
Invisible Observer gets first from me - it just oozes with the theme, and the production & variety is unmatched. It also sounded like a beefed up version of Unreal's soundtrack, which I'll admit I'm a sucker for. I loved every bit of it.
td244 - because it's also flippin good.
IvisibleObserver - because it's slightly less flippin good than the previous two.
Suzu - That's so 80s. Which i like.
Planet With A Pudding Center
Crossing the Circuits
Age Old Question
2nd to Suzumebachi for making awesomesauce.
3rd to InvisibleObserver because I can't seem to not vote for his stuff 9_9. also, PANNING. and, nice example of how to make song develop nicely without even using a bunch of different sound "sets".
2. Nice moody electronica. Was really feeling that lead in the final third of the song. Just wish it had more melodic development and punchiness.
3. I liked when the beat came in (with no lead) at around 0:55. Didn't care for the main lead, but the other synths were nice.
DDRKirby, I feel like the beginning of your song really fit the mood well, and the middle part was badass.
Prophecy, you usually win compo's hands down, but this week I don't feel like I was hearing your best effort; all you did was use a cheap effect and flesh out one of your old midi's. What you did still worked for this week's theme though, and overall execution was better than most of this week's entries.