One Hour Compo - Round 790 (OHC790)

Votes (4)

Nov 30, 2023 Koekepan
  1. the end of that
  2. End
  3. the end?
coloradoweeks made it simple, and heartfelt. Doesn't get much better than that. Lunarice was nicely playful.
Dec 02, 2023 TheVideoGamer
  1. Fairy Funeral
  2. Epilogue
  3. the end of that

All comments are replied to on Discord, so this section is irrelevant. On to the voting!

TheVideoGamer - So everyone has sort of identified just how epic this piece is. It's like you are being sent to heaven, but it's non stop Christmas, and the choir section takes up 90 percent of the room lol. I wasn't initially gonna make it epic, but my first idea was boring, and also i felt doing something a bit different, instead of relying on the same ol' music tropes. The epicenes developed throughout, i kept just adding stuff in as i went, because i felt it could be even more epic. To keep it from being just drone based, i included a dynamic stringed intro, of varying chords, and a sweet piano ending, that sounds like it goes through lots of varying melodies and chords. It keeps it from again being a single drone. I do get carried away in some of my tracks, and this is essentially no exception, however it was in good fun, and it is in the spirit of the theme. In terms of the track, since i've rambled a bit, all i've done is essentially combined gabber with ambient like elements. There's 4 pad layers here, with one being a choir, there's a piano layer, a string section, 2 drum kicks, and a few percussive layers, and lastly there is a strong reverb in parts for the light and shade parts. All in all, glad you liked it!

Lyra_183 - So did the AI generate the lyrics? Or did you make something out of a prewritten template? Either way i really like what AI has done here, it can get pretty advanced for a machine. Whilst not completely original (Hope i don't offend you), the melodies are super nice! You really are excelling here, keep at it! Lots of potential, good job!

Koekepan - It's getting to the point where Me, You and CotMM are submitting 6 minutes every week lol. The Dynamic 3. Loving those white noise wind effects, and the really deep Koekepan sounding pads. It's that lovely 80's swell like pads. The chords are especially Melancholic this week, and the effects were just really lovely. Even if this is a slow developer, there's so much changes to this, i really feel like i'm getting something new. This is just very pretty, another strong one from you, well done!

cotmm68030 - One day i will lobby for an OHC round where every entry is 6 minutes haha. This is some seriously cool textures! It reminds me of a printer, topped with distortion and some cool granular delay's. The pad sounds really amplify the chill aspect of it. It's not just a pure noise piece, but the pads really cement the piece together, and results in this really great mystical mood. Loving the second half, really great chord dynamics, makes for a more airy feel. Whole thing was relaxing, despite it's intense like drum nature. Lovely stuff, well done!

DarkShadow - Oh wow this is a really great kick, and the bass synths scream Synthwave. Chords are bit loud this week though in my opinion, but i like them. Second half is pretty...Aphex Twin styled atonality, which is....a bit much for me. Sometimes the melodies are soo random and chaotic, i almost feel dizzy by the end lol. But i do love your ideas, it's very uniquely you, and it's always a lot of fun, so good job!

DDRKirby(ISQ) - Ooh i like that detune on the chords there, it's like really natural vibrato almost, especially for a synth. The chord at the end is super magical, definately not expecting it to go in that direction. I also was not expecting double time, i assumed it was Downtempo, but no you hit me with the fast NES vibes. It's racing music for the NES. The melodies are absolutely fire as usual, and the different breakdowns are always a nice touch. Your music is always just so fire, and professionally produced! This was just absolutely lovely, well done!

Arcana - Cool hi-hat patterns! The chords are really great too, i'd say my favourite Arcana progression at the moment. The vocal lines are soo great too, the effects are super nice, it's like were in a Telephone. The coughing is not...intentional? I was not expecting drums and bass, wow that is pretty great! The vocals can be sometimes a lil' loud, but honestly i'm super impressed with this! It's soo catchy! This is definately an exceptionally strong entry from you, well done!

NickC - Strings! More like Cello's and Double Basses! These are some great RPG strings, that progression is very fire! Always interesting to see you provide me with some super unique progressions. Not expecting those time signature shifts, makes for some very interesting rhythms. Loving the chords and melodies! This was really great stuff, lots of strong hummable melodies, well done!

Coloradoweeks - Let's hope these dreams don't affect your music lol. These are some sick Jazzy like chords! I don't know who to compare it to, but i am weirdly reminded of Frank Sinatra, i don't know. The tone is lovely here, it's not a typical Colorado sound, but it has that essence of your voice. This is just wonderful stuff, well done!

Lunarice - Nice impacts there, getting that Cinematic vibe. Loving those chords, and effects. Subs are a bit...deep personally, but the rest of the stuff is great, including the mallet sounds. So many really cool melodic ideas! Lots of great changes, i even dug that one tremolo synth part, it's super great! The warping at the end was crazy, but sometimes we got a bit of normality. The slowdown was very cool too! Honestly i liked this a lot, well done!

Misael.K - That waveform looks pretty wild. I expect there's gonna be a lot of intense moments and a lot of quiet ones too. Loving those cool chords, quite spicy but also kind of specific. When the drums come in, the dynamics are very sudden, it feels like we've gone from a calm peaceful sleep to a full on party. I don't like the intense tom use personally (Or at least to me it sounds like a tom), it results in something a bit too boomy for my liking. The melodies though, are surprisingly soo nice! At first i thought it's a bit too random, but when the melodies and pads come in, it really makes it more jazzy. Still not the most tonal, but i like it a lot. The only other thing that puts me off (No offense), is the sharp contrast between the intense parts and the light parts, i don't feel like there is a long enough transition period for each one, so it feels like unexpected jumpscares. I do like this track, there is a lot of seriously amazing unique ideas, but there's also somethings if i have to be honest, are not really my cup of tea. I feel like there could be a bit more...smoothing. But taste is personal, so if i don't like, yet someone else does, that's completely ok! It's all your prerogative. This was a really cool idea though! Good job!

Top 3 - Koekepan, DDRKirby(ISQ), Coloradoweeks.

All 3 are awesome, but i went with the order of what i think is the most theme accurate.

These 3 also deserve to be on the list:

cotmm68030 (Shame this can't be on, it's super pretty!)

Arcana (This was soo good, it could have easily been a voting contender!)

NickC (Loving those cool chords!)

Awesome - Koekepan, cotmm68030, DDRKirby(ISQ), Arcana, NickC, Coloradoweeks, Lunarice.

Needs Work - Lyra_183, DarkShadow, Misael.K.

Dec 07, 2023 NickC
  1. Not Until It's Really Over
  2. the end of that
  3. amid the ashes and tears

Dec 07, 2023 Misael.K
  1. the end of that
  2. Epilogue
  3. End

coloradoweeks: very heartfelt song, beautiful.

DDRKirby(ISQ): lovely arps and pads, great melodies.

lunarice: whimsical and mysterious.

awesum: coloradoweeks, cotmm68030, DarkShadow, DDRKirby(ISQ), Koekepan, lunarice, NickC, TheVideoGamer.
good: Arcana, Lyra_183.