The melody and progression of the piece is really fantastic, and the vocals are gorgeous.
I felt like I should nip a few stars because the whole piece sounded like it was being played in a tissue box. It almost sounds like you cut out anything below the 800hz range. The complete lack of low-mid and lower ranges makes it feel extremely tinny and wispy. I understand you were going for ethereal, but I don't think that necessarily precludes the lower ranges. A huge swell in the lower end around the 1:30 mark would have turned my spine to jell-o.
It's a really beautiful piece, and I guess I just wanted to hear it more "fully". Great work, and I look forward to hearing more from you!
I hear you...I think it has more to do with the VST plugin I was using than anything...I tried everything I could think of to try and boost the bass and treble a bit, and failed...which means I probably should have used a different tone, but since I was trying to make it as a part of a larger set, I didn't want it to stand out too much.
On the other hand, I'm flattered that you think it's so pretty! I'm a little late seeing this, but it made my night! So thanks for that!
Man, this is really great. The first 30 seconds or so really feels like Grant Kirkhope's work in Banjo or Conker. And then you transition into this maniacal Elfman-esque tirade that's equal parts joyous and menacing. Then you wrap it up back into Grant's wheelhouse at the end with the organ grinding up and down and the low brass and piano bouncing away.
You can be proud of this one, dude. Really solid. If this showed up in a game I was playing my character would be idling for a minute while I gave it a good listen.
Thank you for your review! With Grant Kirkhope being one of my major inspirations, this put a big smile on my face. Also all the other comparisons are exactly the style I wanted to go for which makes me feel like the hard work paid off. Thanks again and glad you enjoyed it! :)
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