One Hour Compo - Round 438 (OHC438)

Votes (3)

Mar 02, 2017 Koekepan
  1. Darkest Shine
  2. Jaws by the Lake
  3. Backseat
Thematic concerns put these three candidates at the top.

Musical flexibility put Random-storykeeper on top of the pile.

I also really enjoyed OMGitslewis's sound design.

Backseat is good as well, but short, and feels incomplete.
Mar 09, 2017 Random-storykeeper
  1. Tough Friend
  2. Gatorskin Boots and Tequila Concert
  3. Backseat
1) "Tough Friend" - Because electric guitar sounds fit the "toughness" aspect you're going for here. I hear them and think motorcycles, then leather. Some of the instrument choices are a little too lush for me, but they're mostly overpowered by the guitar drive, and I actually really like that.

2) "Gatorskin Boots and Tequila Concert" - If that bass was boosted and the lead was mixed in better with the rest of the track, this would have been my first pick. I hear the introduction and I think "slick". And I do like that lead; I just think it sticks out a little too much.

3) "Backseat" - I really like the mix of sounds you're going for here, with the piano and those chords with the delays. It's a bit on the short side, and I wish the piece had more of a "drive" to it. But what you ended up with is a very nice blend of music.


Honourable mentions:

"Shittin Chitin" - My 4th place pick. I like the instrument choice. Love the intro. But I wasn't really a fan of the melody this week.

I also like "ice zone" but I can't come up with a proper reason for what I like about it. It's just...nice and very johnfn... :)
Mar 09, 2017 Misael.K
  1. Backseat
  2. Losing another day every day
  3. Crazy Smooth Touch
A2Z: love those sounds and those chords. Great job!

NickC: very dark and ominous, not what I imagined the theme to be, but very good nevertheless.

obScene: pretty tunes and melodies. Really enjoyed this. Some mixing issues with the lead, though.

awesum: A2Z, johnfn, NickC, obScene.
good: Arcana, Koekepan, OMGitslewis, Random-storykeeper.