One Hour Compo - Round 90 (OHC090)
Jun 24, 2010 starla
Flik's gets first from me because it absolutely sets the atmosphere and it made me laugh :)
Sci next, because it really tickled me and was what I wanted to hear.
IO since again this was really what I itched to hear from this compo, in my opinion nailed the theme.
Jun 24, 2010 Usabell
Second place goes to Suzumebachi: Great composition, even though it could be worked on a bit more. I can clearly hear your idea here and it definitely nails the theme. I wish I would have had time to make my drums groove like this too :/
Third place goes to Draconiator: I really like the calm laid-back atmosphere with the SFX here. I can really imagine a foggy lake in the morning where you set out on fishing all alone.
There were a lot more great entries this time, and I would have voted for more if it would have been possible. Thanks all for the listen, it was a great theme :)
Jun 24, 2010 djtuBIG-MaliceX
Usabell - Somewhat reminds me of certain Nintendo games listening to this tune, with an Earthbound feel to it. Melodically it certainly fits a slow cruise on a boat, though there were no signs of conflict there. :P Nice fitting tune however.
InvisibleObserver - Quiet night fishing turns into a raving disco battle against the school of piranha and sharks circling around your piffy little raft. :P Nice production work here, even though repetitive but driving at best.
Suzumebachi - Nice melody and chords, somewhat reminds me of music from visual novel games, or even a bit of NAMCOxCAPCOM. No fish battle here, but it certainly fits the peaceful setting of fishing.....on a port. :P
I'd write special mentions but there's too many this time. :P
Jun 30, 2010 Aetherius
I chose Usabell's for second, because... well, it felt like it was about fishing, and it was groovy, and it lacked any awfulness.
I chose OCRE for third place, because his was catchy enough that I wanted to hear it again and again. The man has a talent for 'hooks'. Hardyharrharr.
Jul 01, 2010 DDRKirbyISQ
Relaxing Fishing Trip
Action 52 Presents: Boat Shot
Generic Boat BGM
This is awesome.
sci - An Afternoon on the Boat
HOLY SHIT WTF tight drum loop. Synth entrance at 0:34 really hit the spot, though I wish the percussion would have cut out for longer. But it's fine as you gave us more of that at 0:53. Overall just needs a slight bit more variation (for instance in the drum loop) and you've got me sold.
Obtuse - A Beer and a Pole
The lead at 0:18 could be a =slight= bit more in the foreground, methinks, but otherwise is great. The bass drum is cool at first but gets a little grating later.
InvisibleObserver - Big Fish
Damn this is a big fish. DAMN. Some neat sound mangling going on here; and fits in really nicely. Transition into 1:26 was killer. And the synth at 1:39, yeaaaaa really digging that filter automation. This is music that I'd want to play if I were a shark killing people.
Flik - Bill and John's Excellent Fishventure
Wow Bill's voice. Wow. Anyhow, you really manage to pull the transition into and out of melody-land very nicely here, so good job on that. ...Wow.
Xanthos - Calm and Storm
Puny intro, haha cute. Is this FL Slayer? =O I like the really low growling sound =X
bjkmenu - the fish is biting
"You Kick My Dog". This guy needs to get together with Bill from Flik's entry. Love the lil synth riff here, and the general groove. Very catchy, while still going all over the place. How do you do it!?
Shadix - FISHED
Hahahahaha. hahaha. Slightly too compressed, but otherwise, fun entry!
mv - Fishing for Goldfishes
The release at 0:56 is a bit too...sudden for me; I would have rather had that sustain for a bit longer. The transition into OMGYAAHH rock drums is neat though, so very nice on that. And whoooo theme reprisal, I really like that.
CJthemusicdude - Fishing for the perfect tune
Sustained note at 0:20 was held a little awkwardly long without any fade or anything. =X Fun!
Destroid - Fishing in my anus
Long entry O_O. O wait it's silence >_<. My favorite part of this was actually the kick drum roll at 0:27.
djtuBIG-MaliceX - Generic Boat BGM
Instrumentation for this is amazing. 0:15 is genius! Hahahahaha, it took me a second to get it but then I was like OHHHH, hahahah yeaaaaa!
cyrilthewolf - Gone Fishing
This is what goes through your mind when you go fishing!? What kind of epic fishing trips do you -have-? O_o
Aetherius - I fish with my guitar
Very peaceful, very nice. The filteredstretchish drum thingsamajigs are a neat touch.
Jakesnke17 - I Went Home Empty Handed
Neat! But I think somehow I was looking for a little more contrast between the beginning and the end of this; perhaps I didn't get it because the fluteish melody stays constant throughout. Which was a nice touch, but didn't give me the contrast I would have liked.
Draconiator - The Lake Beckons...
DAMN THOSE BUGS. I hate flying bugs; it's the worst part of Summer. That's my main complaint about this song. Well, I guess the guitar could have been a bit more in the foreground. But this is very peaceful; if I listened to this while fishing I'd forget I was fishing at all.
Arcana - Life in the Deep
I didn't quite like the arp melody here that much in the beginning, and the 4-bar pads repeat a little too often here, but once the bass comes in there's enough variation in things to be alright. I also feel like if you added a little more in the drums it would have spiced things up veerrrry nicely.
TheoryOfNonexistence - Loli Fishing!
Hehe, cute. just needs a little more variation and you're set. Cute ending xD
swordofdestiny - Nigerian Prince (I'm a Phisher Baby)
Blues! o oo oooo bleeehehe lelelee leeee woodalii dii deee dooo wadoo aboo whadoo badoo beepooo!~ Fun song xD. It feels a little empty though, since you've only got bass drums and the voice.
Usabell - Relaxing Fishing Trip
Awww yeah, when the drums came in I knew exactly what I was in for. The harmonicaish whatchamacallit it amazing here. Makes me think of Kirby; and the kind of tune I'd hear in a videogame and feel almost -sad- because it was just a game.
OCRE - Robot Fishing
uhhhhh iono. I like the drums though; yayyy.
just64helpin - Something at the Lake
Yay overused chord progression. Long song o_o. Could use slightly more variation; the changeup at 1:42 was nice but I needed variation before that xD
dusthillguy - sx3
Whooo flams on the drums! That was the best part of the song.
Kaxon - Underwater Fishing
omgahshhhhh! omgasshhhsh...great idea. The ocarina is great...I wanted more out of this =(
Suzumebachi - You Caught a 6ft Kanye!
Really nice on the lead melody. Yeah this would be in a korean MMO haha. Though in that case it would need a delay on the lead I think. I might like it the way that it is right now better, but I'm curious as to how it would sound.
liquidwind - 346435
Those chords in the background are eerie. This isn't very fishing but has a very interesting surreal quality to it. I didn't like it at first until I got into the right mood...I think the piano + chords are the strongest point here, though the lead on top is alright too.
Jul 01, 2010 siebensus4
2. Aetherius: good atmosphere.
3. DDRKirbyISQ: good synth which represents shimmering water.
4. usabell: also a good entry again!