Whenever I picture the soundtrack for a dream, I would imagine something quiet and simple like this, but maybe not as accented. Like JoshuaHughes said, since you're writing an experimental piece that is supposed to reflect a dream, I wish it were longer, and even more experimental. Also, while the experimental genre would definitely include a minimalist piece, eventually I think this piece gets too monotonous. If you are actually trying to write something that's minimalist, I'd suggest including a lot more variance and development in your thematic material.
Overall, definitely an odd track in a genre I don't write or listen to a lot, but catchy in its own way.
Yeah, it's not supposed to have a lot of instruments and it was going to have variations, but I wanted to keep this wandering feeling. I might make additions to it or something.
I play a lot of older video games, so I'm heavily influenced by old systems I've played since I was a kid, like the NES or DOS. There's a lot of repetitive music in old games. Hell, Burger Time and games like that only play a crappy little loop.
Another thing I'm going to say is that I enjoy playing with repetitive sounds that interact with a bass line or melody to create a new feeling instead of completely changing the part. That's what I was doing here.
It sounds completely different with the beat over it, or with the big synth than it did by itself.
One more thing, I didn't create the song with dreams in mind. The title came after it was complete. It's more about wandering and feeling stuck.
Intense and enjoyable at the same time. When I first saw that it was an audio play, I was hesitant to listen to/review it. However, after about a minute, I was hooked. The characterization was excellent, and so were the actors. To be honest, it reminded me a little of the radio dramas from the 30s and 40s, a little bit of the crime dramas, a little bit of the comedies, and a little bit of the early USO music camp shows, but with very different approaches to each aspect. The only negative I have is that some times it was difficult to hear Vic Morrison's lines over the background noise.
Thank you for the review David! I know it my not be the audio everyone is expecting, but like you said, once people listen they get hooked! I'm glad you enjoyed it and it gave you nostalgic memories of old audio dramas!
0:00 - Okay, let's see if I'll even like this; 0:11 - Picking up a little; 0:21 - YES. SynthGoddess hit it dead on. Based on the electronic music I've heard, the percussion is usually much stronger, but somehow I don't think it really detracts from this piece. If by 'first month of creating music' you mean you've only been writing music for a month (I'd assume this based on what's written), you definitely have an ability and talent.
R4R - I don't really listen to much rap, nor is it a genre that I particularly like, so I will be approaching this from an outside perspective.
I agree with SyhtnGoddess that the lyrics are okay, but the beat itself is very catchy. The only thing that I don't really like about the track itself is the first few seconds, since they don't seem to fit with the rest of the song. Again, not listening to much (if any) rap myself, I don't know if something like that is common or not.
R4R - Nice. My favorite part of it was how happy the entire piece sounded. My only big critique would be that it started to feel repetitive near the end. I don't know if that's what you wanted, or if it's just because I usually listen to non-experimental music, but it somehow fit the style and sound of the overall piece nonetheless.
Tenebrys, you're right, it would be nice in a romantic scene of a modern movie or cartoon.
Hey, thanks for the review, I know what you mean about the repetition, I was working towards extending this, but it just didn't seem to fit too well, so I stuck with this length and tried to avoid too much repetition!
It is a very happy piece overall, been making a lot of happy uplifting pieces recently, more to be uploaded soon!
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