One Hour Compo - Round 636 (OHC636)

Votes (4)

Dec 17, 2020 Arcana
  1. Ice Queen Vs Simp
  2. Too Cold to Go
    JH Sounds
  3. luminous
Other outstanding tracks:

Wassup Thunder
Dec 17, 2020 JH Sounds
  1. Ice Castle
  2. luminous
  3. Chisel At Late Time
Ice ice baby
Dec 24, 2020 TheVideoGamer
  1. Winter Lovers
  2. Chillout
  3. Glistening Walls
Hope you guys are doing well! Have a safe and wonderful Christmas!

@Misael.K - It's a multitude of layers, totalling up in total, roughly 4-5 pads instruments. I wanted it to be super atmospheric and spacious, so that's why.

@Starla - I don't think i need to introduce anything lol, you probably know my style by now.

@Misael.K - Big Untz...

@TheSocialContrant - Gooooooooooooooooooooo....

@Souperion - When i have only 1 hour, i tend to forgo some mixing choices, in favour of good melodic ideas (Hence the loud had). I can never be as good as DDR in the mix department, the way he mixes is just too good....

@Canamla - I dig it too lol

@Misael.K - Which kind? Balaclavas or Panamas haha...

@Arcana - Dude i love your modular synthesis, more of that for sure!

@Souperion - Chilly rave i call it haha...

@Misael.K - All aboard the Untz express lol.

@Starla - I guess wait until next week lol...

@Misael.K - I mean i grew up on 90's music, so this comment seems appropriate lol.

@Everyone - Thanks for the kind words! Hope your Christmas is as good as mine!

Now then...

TheVideoGamer - The theme was very chilly lol, and because of the lights, it comes across as kind of atmosphere and spacy. I don't know, i based it on how cold it felt, but in the way the images were presented, it wasn't dark, so i balanced this idea, with happy chords, but also dense pads. The addition of drums were to create energy, and to reduce repetition. It's a very simple experience, but a good one at that.

Canamla - Really nicely done, the melodies were cold and sterile. If it was me, i would reduce the amount of drums, and make it more atmospheric. The drums are a bit too aggressive. Good job though!

Souperion - Very pretty, and fits the theme well. I also love the array of chimes, it's just...nicely done. Awesome work!

Wassup Thunder - Also really nicely done, i love the combination of rock drums, and strings, lots of different sounds. Well done!

thesocialcontract - Woooooooooow. This is so good. Needs to be longer, i can't get enough of the groove. Well done!

NickC - This track sounds a bit angry, it's very dark and dissonant. Idea was great, but that lead synth is your face is probably the word. Good job!

DDRKirby(ISQ) - Why is this mix soo good, like i can't mix as half as good as you...and the melodies and the bass...just, excellent dude!

DarkShadow - Your usually the first entrant, i wonder what happened lol...

Arcana - Idea is spot on, just needs refinement. I feel it's more of a polish thing, than a major change thing. Still like this a lot though, good job!

starla - I was gonna put you in the top 3, because of the eargasmic chords, however the more i listen, the more these 2 things keep popping up. The sub is a bit deep, and intense for me, and the vocals, especially in the background could be further in the mix, however though, i forgot about this, on first listen, it's only as i kept listening. Still though, i just....the chords man, are SOO GOOD, i am always floored by rich harmony. Well done!

Misael.K - It was a tough call, DDR has the impeccable mixing, but you have such a beautiful range of melodies. Like, the melody writing here is sooooo good, just.... beyond amazing. I don't know, the sound pallet is amazing here sure, but this belongs in some part to Minecraft or Animal Crossing or any of that kind of music. just because of the melodies man. Look i thought this was superb, incredible job!

InvisibleObserver - Good potential, i really enjoyed the idea. Few things to note, that really threw me off. First, the fill into the drums is very jarring, almost clashing, which sounds non-deliberate. Second, i feel it's a start on something, not so much a complete product (Which i get it, this is OHC, not a ITunes album...), especially because of the abrupt ending. The rest though, sounded really really nice. Good job!

Atmospherium - The last thing i expected when looking at a shimmering ice display lol. However it doesn't mean i wasn't headbanging. Definitely reminds me of Pantera, Cannibal Corpse and the makings of that. Well done!

nukage - Mmm give me some of that Nuke compression....

ethansight - If this is DnB, then what does Goldie sound like? I feel this is more like, Breakbeat-ish, with a hint of trap and ambient. Then again, why do we need music labels huh? Definitely needs to be longer, 1 minute does not do it justice, especially with the lovely array of synths on offer. Well done!

johnfn - I think you need to cut down on the breakdowns lol. When it get's going, oh man is it funky and beautiful, but then 20 seconds later it breaks down into a solo instrument. Now that could work, and i really don't have any gripes with it, but for 5 minutes, it is a is the best descriptor for it. Still though, i try and be as open minded, and it didn't completely kill the vibe, so well done!

JH Sounds - Louder drums man! That's what it really needs. The rest is lovely though. Good job!

Top 3 - Misael.K, DDRKirby(ISQ), Souperion

Awesome - Souperion, Wassup Thunder, thesocialcontract, DDRKirby(ISQ), Starla, Misael.K, Atmospherium, Nukage, ethansight, johnfn

Needs Work - Canamla, NickC, DarkShadow, Arcana, InvisibleObserver, JH Sounds.
Dec 24, 2020 Misael.K
  1. Too Cold to Go
    JH Sounds
  2. luminous
  3. Chillout
JH Sounds: this rocks! the vocals are great and the song is super catchy.

starla: nnnngggg those chords, that voice!

DDRKirby(ISQ): tight as all hell.

awesum: Atmospherium, DarkShadow, DDRKirby(ISQ), ethansight, InvisibleObserver, JH Sounds, johnfn, nukage, Souperion, starla.
good: Arcana, canamla, NickC, thesocialcontract, TheVideoGamer, Wassup Thunder.�