One Hour Compo - Round 705 (OHC705)
Souperion - I think overall your composition definitely hit all the marks with the theme. On top of that, it was absolutely epic. Could definitely see it used in a space/sci-fi show or movie. Excellent work!
cotmm68030 - This soundscape really took me away. I love all the work that went into crafting a living alien world through pure soundwaves. Sounded absolutely incredible with headphones on. Amazing entry!
Atmospherium - I don't known what else to say other than that this piece was just plain awesome, and it definitely got me hyped up. The chugga chuggas and the Egyptian flair to it were powerful, to say the least. Badass entry!
@Misael.K - Every week it's always about the second lol.
@Souperion - I should hope so lol.
@Suzums - I believe this is a MC Duke break. Of of my favourites probably.
@Xanthos - Kind of an unexpected add on honestly.
@Ethansight - Kind of sparkly as well.
@Atmospherium - Thanks. TVG doesn't skimp out on the grooves. Glad you like!
@Xanthos - It is kind of perfect as running music.
@Misael.K - Or even further, Saturn.
@Suzums - You can tell how much i love my acid music lol.
@Coloradoweeks - I looked it up, and now i'm lost in a weird world of neuroscience....
@Suzums - You can thank the images for that...
@Xanthos - If any of you was in a good vibe tonight, i could have had something to do with it ;)
@Arcana - For a more mellow tune, it's surprisingly funky (Even if i was the one who made it.)
@Xanthos - As much as it's a good idea, it will take me ages to render XD.
@NickC - So do i lol.
@Arcana - It's also a good way to waste 5 hours of your life rendering the whole thing haha.
@Everyone - Thanks for the kind words!
TheVideoGamer - This track is based of an old unfinished project that i both wanted to share, because it was very fitting to the theme, but also because my initial ideas weren't going anywhere, nor did i feel like my idea encapsulated the feeling of both a beach and space (Space Beach sounds like an 80's synthwave project lol). It had the beach vibes perfectly, but didn't feel out there, which in my unfinished project, it had that vibe going. The different between DAW to Table was that my old project was basically a up-tempo trance piece, while the stuff in my finished project, was a breakbeat number. The chords and overally synths pretty much didn't change. I just transposed the key, added some more synth material to fill in some of the spaces, and a dynamic melody, something the original did not have, instead being mostly chords and arps. All in all, quite happy with this one, fits the theme well. Hope you liked it too!
Lyra_183 - Always nice for you to open the party with acapella. It's almost like an introduction lol. Great singing, would totally love to hear this on top of a beat. Good job!
cotmm680 - I need to do something unique in my tracks, like you. When i make something of ambient music, i just stick a few chords in and i'm good to go. You like to make stuff out of abstract sequences it's pretty awesome in my opinion. Even though this is a spectrograph, what i'm hearing is actually pretty cool. I'd thought it sound weird or too avant-garde for the picture (Even though i love experimental music), but not this is great. For the image, i get the feeling of a majestic fantasy kind of mood, yet this makes me tense and nervous. This doesn't change my opinion about the track, however it does make it more harder for me to vote for it. Still though, it was really good so i'll give you it. Well done!
Souperion - Sweet clinky piano. Cool synth textures. Kind of feels like it's an RPG, but set in space. Great chordal material, really digging the airy nature of the piece. There are parts that do need a bit of clean-up personally, however that might just be me. I love the epic nature, perfect for an sci-fi movie, but it's not really the kind of majestic fantasy i was expecting. It's just way too intense personally. I might be one of them kind of people, but these images provoke more relaxing/calming moods, and this track is a little chaotic, fight scene kind of vibe. I mean it's lovely melodies, but not theme fitting for me sadly, and as i've said it could do with a fair bit of polish. Still a ton of fun though, good job!
animatrix1490 - Ooh this is cool. Really liking the live drum approach, and the nice deep synths. I can totally see as this having potential. There are parts where the drums come in and out, that feature little to no sounds, and then parts without the drums where all the sounds are kind of there. Not sure if i feel that kind of arrangement. It also feels like more could be added (I know this is OHC, i take this into account). The drums are good on it's own, but i don't know if it works in this instance, kind of detracts the ambience a bit. Still though it was a lot of fun, good job!
Barley - Now this sounds like some Alice in Chains/Pearl Jam grunge. The guitars are really front and centre in this, so much so, the drums end up getting lost. This sadly seems to be a recurring problem in all of your tracks, however i don't know if this is a taste thing. The guitar tone is very nice in this one, lots of great feedback. The guitar also sadly pierces into your voice, almost introduces an unnescary amount of hi-end. There is also a lack of a bassline in this. I won't go on about the negatives, because this was a lovely idea, the guitar tone is great in this. (Your screaming took me by surprise too!) Good job!
Dex - Funky hi-hat riffs. Great chords, definately provokes a bit of majestic fantasy i get from looking at the images. Really nice swells in the brass and guitars. That main lead synth, is very cool. It's almost bridges the gap between an electric guitar and a square synth it's a really lovely sound. The melody is a little...un unified personally. However that might just be a nitpick. The second half is just a copy and paste sadly, and i feel we could try for more than 2 chords (Although i have heard tracks with only 2 chords, that sound pretty awesome, so i digress). Honestly the idea is 100 percent, but the details could really make it a 110 percent, if you get me. It's a lovely idea though, good job!
Nukage - What is that voice patch!? Man it sounds sooo good. Then again you are known for some seriously killer synths. The choir really produces this cool background space feel, that kind of matches the images well. The drums were very sick, i love how you switch between styles, whilst using the same synths. Sure it doesn't really have the signature Nukage compression, it does however have the makings of an awesome track. I loved this one a lot, well done!
Xanthos - Your beats fascinate me. Kind of this cool hybrid between dubstep/and techno, with a mix of an oldschool feel. Really liking the emphasis on the 2nd and 4th beats. Your approaching it like a dub reggae track really. The synth stuff is also really sick. It's very space like, fits the theme well (Although it's not beach like. However everyone has their own interpretations.) The chords and motifs were really funky and enjoyable, i love the live performance this has. If i really had to critique, a kick could finish the drums for me. However i do think it could also remove a lot of the dub aspect, so this is really more of a "You could try this", kind of approach. Plus the kick comes in the last half anyways. Long story short, since i'm rambling, this was pretty awesome, loved the whole thing. Well done!
Atmospherium - METALLLLLLLL. Totally expecting this from you. Loving the pause between each repeat of the riff. Really makes it go harder when it drops. The synth stuff is really cool, bridges the gap between space and intensity. I don't know if some of the intense fuzz is intentional, but it really adds to the lo-fi nature of the whole thing. The solo is wild. This is farthest than what i think when i see these images, however the metal vibes were sooooo goood, i gave you this one instantly. Well done!
NickC - Cool square pads, really brings out a bit of the calming nature of the whole thing. Loving the distortion, also feels intentionally lo-fi. The chords are also really nice too, great mix of darkness, but yet calming sombre. Perfect representation of the theme. The drums are weird, in a kind of good way. The subs, are going ham, really liking how it adds to the experimental vibe. The only downside, is the sub reminds me of a trap 808, and these kinds of drums are known for changing in pitch, which alas this doesn't. This can make it protrude a little. However the extremely good side, is the idea is awesome. The kick is the only thing i would work on personally (Even if it's a nice idea). Thought about this for a long time, and in the end, the awesome melodic ideas won me over. Well done!
Misael.K - Thursday night lol. So when i do OHC something strange happens, that i never get to see? XD. In all seriousness, the intro is very calming and peaceful, but kind of desolate and cold. When the arps come in though, the direction changes, and man it's....beautiful. Then again i do like me some complex space stuff. This is also personally, the most fitting to the theme (Even if i don't rely on that as my number one selling point in my votes). The detune is seriously strong here, which while it would normally be a little bit of a problem in other cases, actually benefits here big time, to the point where i'd argue it's needed, more than not. The basslines are quite aggressive here, which is both awesome, and also confusing. However i didn't bother me too much. I'm rambling, the point is, this is a extremely beautiful piece of music. Awesome work!
Koekepan - Late entry? From Koekepan? Well ok this isn't a late entry, but it is late by the standards of the entries i normally listen to. You are usually placed in around the 3rd to 4th position on the tracklisting. Still though, this sounds very space-like, fitting to the theme. Kind of spooky and mystic in parts. i'm loving the pad and choir swells, this has a lot of airy sustenance to it, perfectly encapsulates the cold desolate feeling of space. I couldn't really find anything to critique here, it was just extremely well produced. Awesome work!
Ethansight - Loving the white noise swells, perfectly capture the beach feeling. Great moody chords, loving how they slowly creep in. Has a lot of textures in the arrangement. Filtering and phasing is pretty wild. Second half is a perfect build-up into the a seriously satisfying beat drop. The drums are basslines, are just....groovy. The sad thing for me, is the main lead melody is used for no more than 5 seconds, and then disappears. It's also quite in the mix too. When the beat drops, i was expecting another 2 minutes of funkiness, however it ends after a mere 30 seconds to a minute. Not a major problem per say, but it definately left me wanting more. All in all, so much potential for this one, especially in the intro. Good job!
Arcana - Some cool string chords going on here, really feels like a science fiction movie is taking place. Hans Zimmer vibes. Some of the chord choices are really weird in the beginning, but then it all makes sense as you progress, it's just soo cool. The mix in this one is kind of beautiful. Each chord works very well, especially in the first couple of minutes. Really makes it spacious, and fitting to the theme. I'd argue honestly, this is one of my favourites from you, and what solidifies that, is the latter half. The unusual chord choices become justified, whilst also bringing some more deep harmonies (Both vocal and string. Your vocal work in this one is just amazing), that really make it sound beautiful. I could totally imagine listening to this for 10 minutes, it was actually pretty awesome. Incredible work!
DJohn - Melancholic piano and pads, this is another one that is super fitting to the image, probably the most fitting. The piano and vocals are just....super emotionally charged, it's just...honestly awesome. I mean your known for excellent singing, and emotional chordal material, but this is just....wow it actually meant something when i looked at the sunset photo. The pad sounds really brought the piano to life, this is just honestly just incredible, really awesome stuff. Incredible work!
JH Sounds - Interesting chord modulations in this one, really feels otherworldly lol. This is a really nice backing, great instrument choices, and lovely lyrics. Nothing bad to say, well done!
Top 3 - DJohn, Arcana, Misael.K
It was really difficult deciding between Arcana and DJohn for the number one spot, both were amazing. So this could have changed on any day. I was feeling on the day of voting.
I also forgot to mention: Happy 20,000 entrant to Arcana! You are indeed the lucky one. You should get a trophy for that or something lol.
These guys also deserved a spot on the top 3:
Koekepan (I nearly put you on, over Misael.K, this was also really good).
Awesome - cotmm68030, Nukage, Xanthos, Atmospherium, NickC, Misael.K, Koekepan, Arcana, DJohn, JH Sounds.
Needs Work - Lyra_183, Souperion, animatrix1490, Barley, Dex, Ethansight.
1 Arcana - Grand, almost tragic mood and perfectly fitting the theme. Love the vocals here
2 Misael.K - Lovely sparkly slightly-off place. Reminds me of Ulrich Schnauss
3 Xanthos - Really enjoyed how the beat evolved, last section was very spacey
4 cotmm - Very fitting of an alien sunset
Barley - Super crunch, and the drums are more present!
Dex - Crisp, great synth solos
nukage - Etheric beat
TheVideoGamer - Quite crystally, wonderful sheen to everything and gotta love the whistle
Atmospherium - Huge tom game with a killer solo at the end, can't fit it with theme though
Koekepan - Dramatic, with a solemn air
DJohn - Well put together, good verbs
JH Sounds - Happy carefree beat