One Hour Compo - Round 268 (OHC268)
Nov 28, 2013 johnfn
There's only 10 people so I think I can just review them individually:
DrumJ8: Nice piano improv keep it up. It's a lot of fun to do stuff like this isn't it? COME TO IRC GOD DARN YOU. #thasauce on irc.esper.net we've seen you there before. Come back to us. <3
johnfn: Though I liked my own tune, I realized upon listening to the whole thing that I kinda derped on the finale with the start/stop thing - it's much better when that one melody just loops through the whole finale. If you want to know what I'm talking about, check here for the fixed track: http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/558112 (I also cut a lot of boringness out of the start)
Forty-Two: Those were some really solid melodies. It's got a lovely celtic/irish feel to it, not just in the instrument choices but also in the melodies. The beat is super weak, I blame Sibelus. Cooooome to the Ableton camp, you won't look back... :D
Patashu: PATASHU VS TURKEY
TURKEY USES TRYPTOPHAN
IT'S SUPER EFFECTIVE!
Patashu is sleeping...
The mixing on this one is really weird, like all the melodies are too quiet and everything else is too loud. But other than that I enjoy it quite a bit, especially the opening section. Those chords are really strong and if anything you could have done more there!
obScene: Apparently the worse he thinks his song is, the better it actually is. I'm looking forward to the day when he smashes his guitar into a piano for an hour and records it and the broken strings end up accidentally playing moonlight sonata. At 1:12, do you want pizzicato strings? 1:20 is just lovely with the cascading piano melody. The rising and falling thingy somehow actually works with the rest of the song (I never would have believed it, but it does!)
Misael.K has clearly been practicing a LOT on vocals since the last time we heard him sing. There are still a few tiny pitch errors here and there (mostly just when you try to hit that one high note, like on "know") but the overall improvement is staggering. The "choral" ideas add a lot, and the arrangement is weird, but in dat Misael.K way we've come to know.
A-zu-ra takes this OHC easily. He nails the theme SO HARD. Not only that but the melody work is awesome and the drums are AZURADRUMS which are kind of setting a new standard for OHC drum work like how DDR's drum work did back in the OHC100s. (Though as he mentioned in the chat, they are a tad quiet.) I love how the melody leads into plonks and a more restrained bell idea at 1:33.
Atmospherium - that was... interesting. O_O Vocal effects are bizarre, nice job. There are some weird compression issues, like maybe the whole track is pushing up hard against a limiter or something like that, so watch out. Still though... this sounds like christmas tunes from satan. Good job.
Arcana's thing was really enjoyable. Every now and then, just when we're not expecting it, Arcana surprises us with something super cool. The mixing is really whacky because I think there's a lot of reverb on everything, makes the whole mix sound blurry. But the melody is just loooovely, and the song repeats it just enough to be enjoyable without being repetitive. Niiicely done.
Trancient ... is epic. He has a really bad habit of making his leads sit way too quietly in the mix, but once you crank dat volume you realize that the melody is awesome. Not that you were expecting anything else of course.
A-zu-ra first, Trancient second, and literally everyone else ties for third. So I gave it to Misael.K for surprising me the most!
Dec 05, 2013 obScene
Trancient, beatiful work and lots of contrast which is my favorite quality in any music.
42, because bagpipes
A-zu-ra, great sound, a little aimless but great ambience.
Johnfn, great track, wrong night!
Honorable mention: Patashu. More please.
Dec 05, 2013 Misael.K
Forty-Two: bagpipes FTW, very well done.
johnfn: dance music or not, this felt very holiday-like.
What I liked a lot:
A-zu-ra; Forty-Two; johnfn; obScene.
What I also liked:
Arcana; DrumJ8; Patashu; Trancient.