Compo Status :: Round 85 Voting :: Ended 2014-08-12 00:00:00 *CST () :: 9 Votes

mY fEET dONT tOUCH tHE gROUND by JustinCredible

Round 21
Author JustinCredible
Title mY fEET dONT tOUCH tHE gROUND
MP3 Link http://www.adambomb.info/mp3/jUSTIN_cREDIBLE_mY_fEET.mp3
Module Link sdc21_JustinCredible-Myfeet.rar
Filesize 1434KB
Score 3, 3, 3, 2Total Points: 11 (4 Votes)
1st Place Vote5 Points2nd Place Vote4 Points3rd Place Vote3 Points4th Place Vote2 Points5th Place Vote1 point

Authors' Notes

Hi,

greetings @ all - I hope you enjoy this tiny tune.

Justin

Comments

Comment by directionless on 2007-11-24 11:34:43

Nice percussion. You made good use of the tribal stuff mixed with dance beats... something i was kind of going for in my own way. bass kick is too loud in the first part maybe.

Especially like your synth that comes in at 2:10.. Adds great JM Jarre pop quality to this one. I think this is my favorite of yours since i started the compo. :)

Comment by ambtax1 on 2007-11-27 17:27:31

Enjoyed. Muchly. I don't think the claps sit terribly well. They make it sound a bit GM drumkit ish. More please :-)

Comment by directionless on 2007-11-28 17:41:12

Thanks man. I too want to explore assembly and production including all sounds that will add to the 'effect' of the song.

I have a lot of experimental stuff... ranging from really bad to interesting to actually going somewhere good. It's fun to explore and create outside the genre and textbook frame. percussion certainly can help with that.

Here's rough preview of a song I'm doing with jazzy beats and guitar and ambience electronic shtuff:

Directionless_ExpiredRegistration(preview).mp3

last night i got experimental with mixing some beats and funky around with my little baby on the Roland Alpha Juno II. This is the kind of stuff i can chunk up into WAVs and use as a construction kit for a new song in the tracker:

Directionless_Martial beats_mixdown01.mp3

Comment by techtonic on 2007-11-29 18:59:50

A crunchy and punchy tune with plenty of motion. The layered approach works, monotone while it's building then that beautiful sequence, but then its grinds its way until you play it again and then fade out... A remix of this would work wonders. The sound is rich and full with many lovely frequencies.

Comment by aGIANTpupafish on 2007-11-30 11:55:45

awesome. i think that the percussion work was excellent, but i think you could have made more of the melodies. i particularly like the breakdown where u just had the two synths.

Comment by tenfour on 2007-11-30 12:56:50

Awesome intro - my wife asked "cool what CD is this?" when she heard it. The kick drum is a bit loud for my tastes though. I love the breakdown around 2:23 (and later) - it retains all the song's energy with no drums at all. I always find myself waiting for a melody though, and not finding one. Great hi-fi background music, but hard to listen actively to it for 6 minutes because it's too repetative.

Agree completely with techtonic - this has such a rich lively sound!

Comment by organic_io on 2007-11-30 13:02:08

Hi Justin! Sometimes your percussion reminds me of something out of an Angela Bassett movie. In this one, i thought the blend was well ... production seems to be on the base, putting it into the camp of avant guard post almost post apocalyptic visionaries. melodies starting around 4:40 are pretty acceptably good. indeed, this happens to works

Comment by organic_io on 2007-11-30 13:03:23

i thought the kick was a good volume myself

Comment by tenfour on 2007-11-30 14:33:51

probably my crappy laptop sound card + crappy headphones - I really don't have the authority to criticize anything about frequencies or mix because of that.

Comment by directionless on 2007-11-30 15:30:11

well my headphones ain't all that either... but i'm pretty sure the intro kick is a bit on the loud (bass) side for average mixing standards. but let the rules be damned! ;)

Comment by organic_io on 2007-11-30 19:06:55

no you guys are right, i just like em loud :-D

Comment by Sonicade on 2007-11-30 22:13:57

You have a great flair for percussion Justin, it's incredible! :) The intro and beat are excellent. Kick sounds nice and firm on my Rokit 6 monitors. I likey the bleeps, cool winding texture that gets going. The title is a great description of the track. Sweet break!
Ok so far I've been heaping praise so here is some constructive criticism. After the break, nothing sounds off but sound is very similar to the first part of the track. Having heard that first part, I would recommend putting more of a twist or change than you already have onto the 2nd half. The 2nd half is like the 1st half very good but with more of a departure, the replayability increases. Otherwise an excellent, very nice listen and I will listen again!

Comment by iddy on 2007-11-30 22:43:35

A great showcase of synth technique - this track is built on some very sharp sounds. For me personally, I was hoping for some melodic direction as well, but I feel like you were going for something else.

For those with a taste for this kind of slow-moving but high-energy composition, the consistently interesting sounds and the slowly rolling motion from section to section will make for some great listening!

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