Compo Status :: Round 89 Voting :: Ended 2015-01-29 00:00:00 *CST () :: 7 Votes

Alone On Windy Moon by Marko

Round 18
Author Marko
Title Alone On Windy Moon
MP3 Link
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Filesize 46KB
Score 2, 1Total Points: 3 (2 Votes)
1st Place Vote5 Points2nd Place Vote4 Points3rd Place Vote3 Points4th Place Vote2 Points5th Place Vote1 point

Authors' Notes


Comment by directionless on 2007-08-23 01:30:15

I really like the laid back mini-orchestral-style. The sounds are a cool FM synth retro edition. The effects used sound nice.

I'm a fan Marko!

Comment by Steve on 2007-08-26 02:37:32

You have some fantastic harmonies going on in this song. A really enjoyable laid-back listen.

Only complaints: I find the Xylophone-like sound a bit loud and harsh, and the percussion is a bit sparse. That's my 2c.

Keep 'em coming! It's great to have some other psycle entries to keep things interesting.

Comment by hexmode on 2007-08-26 06:54:26

Found this very interesting, well scored and arranged. The sparse percussion works for me in this song. Ha, although never really listening to something like this before, I really quite enjoy it.

Although I'm concerned psycle users may be depressed... "alone on windy moon".. "swinging from an elm".. "digital ruins".... not to mention "fibrin glue injection" :P

Comment by directionless on 2007-08-26 16:14:34

^LOL. I've been depressed since forever. What's your excuse? :P Wait, you live in the Pope of Mope's town of origin. So you're covered.

what's going on in Finland and South Africa? Did you guys get the cases of Prozac America sent?

Comment by Marko on 2007-08-27 09:33:57

The idea of name came from open instrument sounds. I downloaded the VSTs and checked, what kind of sounds a none-pro user can create with them. Because only two usable elements first came forward, I got the idea of unaccompanied single instrument playing slightly melancholy tune. The wind represented the silent environment,
and I got and idea to place them together into an unrealistic place.
BUT, the point was that oboe player actually was not alone. Soon a clarinet joins up and repeats the tune with own variation. And the strings verify you are not alone although you thought so - oboe just hadn't noticed that.
Other sound effects just represent of beeing on moon.

Who - me depressed? I am a smiley optimistic realist. But of course the cultural impact may weight what scale
you unnoticed choose.

Comment by Dreamer on 2007-08-27 13:04:08

Hard track to comment on. The track is definitly depressing so for mood capture a big 10 :D. Maybe a little bit more mastering cause i noticed some minor level flaws. overall good track.

Comment by organic_io on 2007-08-27 23:51:11

Marko, i find your description of your song highly difficult to understand, but mysterious and intriguing. the picture that comes to my mind is impeccably abstract.
this sounds like cutscene music in a 1993 video game :)

Comment by plusminus on 2007-08-28 14:01:16

You guys find this music depressing? It wasn't jump-up-and-let's-party, true, but I found it was more mysterious and laid-back than outright sad.

I think you were wise to try to limit yourself to a few sounds you felt confident with, rather than going over the top. The result was a very moody, sparse, well-crafted tune, where it could've instead been a big mess.

Comment by directionless on 2007-08-29 00:54:34

Dj_io nailed it with the cutscene comment. i thought 'flashback' or 'secret of monkey island'.

also feeling the plusminus comment. a wise orchestration option. i might pick up on that a bit next round.

Marko just started using Psycle and i'm amazed he touched my soundtrack fantasy loving soul immediately.

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