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

1000 miles by iddy

Round 31
Author iddy
Title 1000 miles
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Filesize 2727KB
Score 5, 5, 4, 4, 4, 3, 2, 2Total Points: 29 (8 Votes)
1st Place Vote5 Points2nd Place Vote4 Points3rd Place Vote3 Points4th Place Vote2 Points5th Place Vote1 point

Authors' Notes

Moody, spacey, ambient. Just as melody-oriented as usual, but a lot more mellow.


Comment by directionless on 2008-09-23 03:57:11

mmmmmmmmm... :)

been listening to a lot of new new age lately. luv it!!!!

Comment by antismap on 2008-09-23 09:02:36

Nice atmosphere and cool slow beat :)

Comment by AnnonAshera on 2008-09-23 11:01:06

Vanessa Carlton Cover?? just kidding

interesting. I like the reverse sample before the snare on 4.
6/8 is an interesting time signature. I love your kick pattern, syncopation, but it isn't too distracting, it fits just right.

Alot of really good effects going on, the instruments by themselves sound great. I really like the stacatto delay instrument.

Comment by Airmann on 2008-09-23 11:27:52

Very very nice sphere sounds. Plus very good mix (at least on my low-tech sony headphones).
Like the lead melody (wich sounds a bit sad). Moreover, like the drums.
Maybe song is a bit too long, but for this kind of music style I think it's ok.
Really a pretty good and well done song ! I think one of the best ambient songs of this round.
Great work !

Comment by andyray on 2008-09-23 14:39:28

nice mix. good instrumentation and the composition/production feels complete in a way that most songs in this round doesn't..
but there's one thing that bugs me... in some places there's a tail or a chord-change that clash and turns sour... well... otherwise I like this one really much...


Comment by juolac on 2008-09-23 14:56:19

Feels like contemplation. deep!
High class!

Comment by chunter on 2008-09-23 21:02:24

Nice build, bringing in the percussion in the middle.

Comment by Storm on 2008-09-24 11:05:31

this track is beautiful atmosphere !

Comment by Knetter on 2008-09-25 12:46:14

Great work! Love the different melody lines all crossing each other and not interfering with each other. Beat could have a bit more variation after a while being shaken in slow motion... The end part without beat could be a bit shorter IMHO. Overall a very complete sound, keep it up.

Comment by hexmode on 2008-09-25 15:58:54

Mmm very classy song. Lovely instrument sounds and very nice FX usage all the way through. I like it :)

Comment by CAG on 2008-09-27 15:43:51

this really works in the background... I think I like it! :D

Comment by iddy on 2008-09-29 02:38:16

Thanks for the comments!

A lot of the unusual sounds in this track came from samples played in reverse and/or fading in - it started with the snare, which led to the idea of fading the background pad in on the same beat as the snare (as you can hear most clearly in the intro), and eventually I decided to write the whole thing around this theme of smooth fades (even the heavily distorted leads!). The 'bottlebell' sounds just happened to have a nice, sharp percussion that sounded great when reversed - the glassy sweeps came from a bunch of these played at once with different offsets.

The 'sour' tail notes were all intentional - the moody feeling this track is all about comes out best in a melody that is constantly chasing resolve (which, I hope, the soft transitions afterwards satisfy!)

Comment by nt on 2008-09-29 16:14:57

Love it. Unfortunately some dissonant parts make it hard to replay this wonderful piece. I think that's the sour notes Andy and you are talking about. In my opinion it's more important to follow the way the music would go (with some ornament) instead of forcing it to express a certain mood but I'm violating the liberty of arts here :) Except of the dissonances I had to mention that I love it.

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