One Hour Compo - Round 281 (OHC281)
Feb 27, 2014 blastron
Arcana: You are making some serious progress on the guitar, keep that shit up.
Atmospherium: Great song! Some feedback on the vocals, though: your screaming has so much force behind it, but your clean vocals feel like you’re not supporting them at all. Try put as much air behind them as you do with your screaming!
A-zu-ra: The world needs more 3/4 (6/4?) electronica... but this track needs more vengeance. It’s very well produced, but it’s too twinkly and floaty!
CaptainFluffatun: You’ve captured the feel of a gritty antihero on a quest for revenge very nicely.
DarkShadow: Grindy 7/4 polyrhythms? Excellent.
DDRKirbyISQ: *sighs, votes* Amazing 9-bit synth work as always, layered on top of some great breakbeats. I feel like the bass drum in the breakbeat sections could use a little more punch; the track is pretty light in the low frequencies overall and feels a little less aggressive than it should be as a result.
DucksUnlimited: Props for live instrumentals! Bagpipes... aren’t my first choice of instrument to listen to, but you’ve put together a pretty nice piece with them.
Forty-Two: Good job for a rush job. You’re probably already aware of this (since you rushed), but you need to vary up the attack and timing on the orchestral instruments to make them sound less obviously mechanical.
Hollow: These glitchy beats are straight-up amazing. It took me a while to warm up to your synths, though, they’re just a little too discordant and grindy.
JamesonSutton: Holy shit, this jazz.
johnfn: You have been on a roll lately. I am consistently amazed at your ability to throw down so many different sounds and ideas in such a short period of time.
Misael.K: Superb progression.
Obscene: Interesting lead choice. Great composition, but it feels like it ends halfway through. (The fade-out ending doesn’t help at all.)
R3M: Even taking into account the cold, it sounds like you could really use a lot of warming up before you start singing. Practice hitting intervals running up and down the scale, it will make it much easier to stay on-pitch. (Also, you should totally write your own songs for OHC!! Do it!)
SketchMan3: A Mario Paint entry. Astounding.
Trancient: Amazing sound design. That slidy (synth?) guitar is unreasonably sexy, and then you’ve got all these synths and strings and drums too. Great progression, great composition. My only complaints are that it feels a little too reserved and contemplative for this theme, and I generally dislike fade-out endings.
Feb 27, 2014 Arcana
johnfn: Outdoing yourself every week. The leads are REALLY good in this song, especially around 3:45.
obScene: I really liked the rock orchestra style here. It was very very solid.
Many other people had good songs. There aren't enough voting slots. Atmospherium, MisaelK, DarkShadow, blastron, Transcient, Acuity, A-zu-ra were all really good. Ducks and R3M get compliments for their versatile and interesting live performances.
Feb 27, 2014 johnfn
trancient's piece is just asdfghj beautiful.
Atmospherium's piece was freaking amazing
Misael.K's piece wasn't just a step forward for him - just in general, it was awesome.
There were a lot of other great pieces. my 4th, 5th, etc picks look like this:
DDRKirby(ISQ) - I don't even know how I'm not voting for this
A-zu-ra - really good, enjoying those bird like sine noises :) Another one that I'm stumped isn't even making the top 3. TOO HIGH QUALITY PIECES. goddd that piano at the end.
Acuity - dat sexy piano amg
hollow - dat sound design adfglkj
Feb 28, 2014 ethansight
CaptainFluffatun... awesome job with the orchestration.
Mar 05, 2014 Acuity
Atmospherium - Best fit of the theme.
DarkShadow - Also pretty good fit of the theme.
DDRKirby(ISQ) - Dark conveyance of the theme, but good.
Mar 06, 2014 Misael.K
Trancient: close second! amazing job.
DarkShadow: a fitting intense entry, in the DarkShadow style.
A-zu-ra: lovely, but not very fitting to the theme.
What I also liked:
Acuity; Arcana; Atmospherium; blastron; CaptainFluffatun; DDRKirby(ISQ); Forty-Two; Hollow; SketchMan3.