One Hour Compo - Round 694 (OHC694)
@CotMM - More like, sit back and enjoy the view lol.
@Misael.K - So you want me to break the rules?
@NickC - Unless that one entry comes up, and it's 6:01 lol. You never know, i might not just be a purely 6 minute person.
@Ashka - I'd argue Jumbo is a more closely fitting comparison, specifically in terms of light melodies.
@CotMM - Yeah lol.
@Misael.K - Don't give me idea haha.
@Ashka - Dogs are descendants of wolves. So let's say this is more for dogs than wolves ;)
@Eva - Honestly i think wolves are pretty cute. Then again, who doesn't?
@Zovi - Happy wolf, but with a small dose of caffeine in.
@Souperion - If i wasn't put on a leash, my entries could stretch 14 minutes haha.
@Misael.K - Happy wolf is happy.
@Souperion - It's a very chill piece, but with upbeat drums in it.
@Misael.K - It's not unique to Cave Story haha. It's a common type of bassline/chord sequence.
@Suzums - Yep. It's called this, because like with a lot of Jazz tropes, it became overused. Some would even say a meme, in the same vein as "The Lick" and the
@Arcana - Every week, more people seem to be fixated on the length, than the music itself haha.
@Starla - Kawaii Wolf maybe?
@Everyone - Thanks for the kind words!
TheVideoGamer - This track kind of made wolves seem like some really cute pet or something. I mean dogs are descendants of wolves, but they are different animals altogether. I don't know, when i start a track, i end up in a direction that can sometimes be completely different from the theme. Anyways, the track is mainly built upon 3 ideas. Relaxing melodic ideas akin to Ambient music. A lot of people think it's controversial when i call it ambient music, however to me, it feels like a fusion of ambient music with Techno Elements. I consider spacy relaxing melodies/pads to be in the realm of ambient music. The other 2 is, thick techno beats, and acid synths to add a bit of body to the sound. Overall i like what i've done here a lot. I love when i can get beautiful tunes out like this. Hope you enjoyed it to!
Lyra_183 - Gritty basslines. Feels like a great combination and loops. Would be nice if each melodic idea worked together, rather than move from one sample to another. Also a first in a long time, not hearing your voice. Oh well it was a really nice piece. Good job!
cotmm68030 - Very textural based ambient music. Both chilly, and kind of scary. Feels like it's meant for a dark forest, where you're all along, and wolves are howling in the distance. The crackle remind me of a combination of rain fall, and a plastic pouch filled with water. Loving the occasional sounds that creep in, well done!
DarkShadow - Laser type beat lol. Lots of time signature craziness and intense chord changes. Not the strongest you've done personally, but i did enjoy listening to it nonetheless. Good job!
Souperion - Is this a soundfont? Just checked, it is. Interesting how you went for a Secret of Mana style, but i think there were wolves in the original, so all is not lost. Melodies were super fire here, this is a seriously great use of the soundfont. Lovely stuff, well done!
animatrix1490 - Nice orchestral vibes, great military rhythm. Liking the melodies a lot, although they are a little bit muffled, in certain areas (Which also results in a bit of a mix problem, just me though). The ending was super neat though, i really liked that melody. Honestly, i enjoyed this a lot. Good job!
koboldskeep - I've just realized all along, i've been typing it as kboldskeep, not koboldskeep lol. Can't believe i've just realized now haha. Anyways, nice synths here, very experimental. Liking the panning a lot. Feels like a CotMM composition. The panning is a little too excessive personally, but the experimental nature of the piece was super cool, feels like your approached by a wolf a night. Good job!
Dex - Strong Orchestral VGM vibes from you. Feels like some escape/chase scene from a game. Maybe you're running away from wolves? lol. This is seriously good, very action packed, got me pumped. Liking the string motif's here, very cinematic. Lovely stuff, well done!
DDRKirby(ISQ) - Signature square wave melodies, les goo. Great DnB drums, feels like your taking your sound into new places. Loving the syncopation on the chords, loving that idea. Lovely melodies all around, well done!
Zovi - Lovely melodies and chords, sounds like a very intentional lo-fi piano, loving the sounds. Great vibrato on your voice! (Assuming that's an effect. It could just be your natural voice). Great melodies, lovely stuff, well done!
Suzumebachi - Lovely fill there, great intro. Sick rocking vibes, such clean mix. The synths were more weird to me, than interesting, but they don't appear frequently, so it's all ok. The pads were great, adds a level of tension to the track. I feel this has room for expansion, not gonna lie, however there was a lot of pretty dope stuff, so much so, it outweighed all of the critical stuff. Well done!
Starla - That's a Starla intro alright. The beat is weirdly incredible. It's in 4/4, but yet i can't follow the rhythm. It's only when the hats come in, it becomes more stabilized. The vocals are amazing, not just because you sing so well, but because the reverb is just top notch, it's ridiculously good. Loved this one, awesome work!
Eva - Thick beats and hazy guitar. Really liking the drums in this one, very well processed. Like your vocals, they have some cool sort of psychedelic effects on it. Personally i think the beat, while lovely, is a bit on the powering side, in contrast to the guitar parts. Also i feel there should be more emphasis on your guitar chords and vocals, than the single syncopated notes that come in. Really i think as a whole it's just polish. The whole thing was super nice however, loved the idea. Good job!
Ashka - This is very pretty. It's very airy, and cute. Almost exactly the approach i went for, but this one is super relaxing. The chords and melodies are just....i mean this is Ashka were talking about here, the dude who makes such incredible harmonic and melody ideas! No but seriously, even if i was listening to you for the first time, this is just incredible. I love the way you trick my brain in the beginning thinking it was super 4/4 straight forward stuff, then bam, you go into shuffle 3/4. This is outrageously incredible. YOU ARE JUST SOO GOOD, ALL THE GOD DAM TIME.......
Arcana - Tracker this time? I believe you said you had a new tracker. The only time i got to hear you program it, was in 2hts. I'm not sure what you did in OHC. Very lovely stuff you got here, sounds like NES chiptune. The melody is a tad bit overpowering in contrast to the rest of the stuff, and the beat while nice, could be stronger. However i do like this one a lot, you have a really cool idea going on here!
Misael.K - Great FM piano sounds, loving the mix with a real piano. Very calming and cute, but isn't specifically happy. More like wolves in the snow, than Kawaii wolves lol. The melodies are lovely in this, especially when the funky synth guitar comes in, ooh boy that was very good. Love the basslines in this, extremely funky. beautiful chords, awesome work!
JH Sounds - Is this JH Country? A la Johnny Cash? I'm all for it, especially liking the rhythm of the beats. It's very upbeat, but not too fast. The lyric writing is especially solid, great movement. Well done!
obScene - Haunting piano opening. Very cinematic as you do in your trademark style. Feels very tribal, like Wolves and Native Americans or something. Actually no the flute makes it sound like it's from Japan or something. I really like the beat, it has a combination of fast and slow parts. Very brooding, i could totally see this for action/fight with wolves and humans. Lovely stuff, well done!
Top 3 - Ashka, Starla, Misael.K
These entries also needed to be on the list:
Awesome - cotmm68030, Souperion, Dex, DDRKirby(ISQ), Zovi, Suzumebachi, Starla, Ashka, Misael.K, JH Sounds, obScene.
Needs Work - Lyra_184, DarkShadow, animatrix1490, koboldskeep, Eva, Arcana.
DDRKirby(ISQ): perfect mix of cuteness and energy.
ashka: another good vision of "being the wolf" in a pretty way.
starla: super tight and beautiful.
Zovi: a close fourth place! lovely tunes and signing.
awesum: animatrix1490, ashka, cotmm68030, DDRKirby(ISQ), Dex, eva, obScene, starla, TheVideoGamer, Zovi.
good: Arcana, DarkShadow, JH Sounds, koboldskeep, Lyra_183, Souperion, Suzumebachi.