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Thrown togeher (justwannavote) by juolac

Round 36
Author juolac
Title Thrown togeher (justwannavote)
MP3 Link
Module Link throwntogether.xrns
Filesize KB
Score 3Total Points: 3 (1 Votes)
1st Place Vote5 Points2nd Place Vote4 Points3rd Place Vote3 Points4th Place Vote2 Points5th Place Vote1 point

Authors' Notes

Changed my mind...
Throwed something together so I can vote :)
Done in one loong night and it sounds like a chainsaw.... Hope someone will find it enjoyable.


Comment by keith303 on 2009-03-05 10:33:26

xrns download ain't working. :|

Comment by nt on 2009-03-05 12:32:04

Tetris? :) Well done and mixed for a quickie!

Comment by juolac on 2009-03-05 17:30:26

XRNS - weird... Im sure I entered the correct link... Was exactly the same as the mp3 except for the suffix of course..
This should work:

Comment by Willisica on 2009-03-06 06:35:19

The old 8-bit tetris songs are better

Comment by organic_io on 2009-03-06 10:26:30

Damn somebody beat me to the Tetris punch ... Definitely the melody part at 1:22 - 1:28 is the exact same melody as Tetris and almost the same rhythm.
Juolac, was this accidental or intentional? I was thinking it was accidental and you've just been playing too much tetris. :)

And... you don't have to enter to vote. Now that you've entered 3 times, you can vote even on rounds where you don't submit. :)

But this song, is pretty good for something you "threw together". A pleasant dancable number.

Comment by juolac on 2009-03-06 12:18:30

@ All the Tetris references: Its actually an old russian folk song I belive it's called "Katjusja" about a girl that has lost/is missing the love of her life and is weeping at the bank of a river somewhere in Russia :)
Please don't see it as the TETRIS song. To me it's not the "Tetris song" Back in the 80's when I was a 4th grader my class was a little choir and we sang this for elderly people in our village.
The lyrics was in swedish though. It is actually a beautiful song. It meas something real for me. Not just an 8-bit chiptune.

That part was implemented the last hour before submitting. It wasn't there at the beginning but after listening to the harmonies I decided to put it in there because it fits well.
Without it the tune would've been just a minute long.

I can resubmit without the "Russian" part if the tetris resemblance is too disturbing, because the original part was the second and ending part.

Told u it was "thrown together" ;)

Comment by juolac on 2009-03-06 12:22:37

Tetris is not an original song. It's a cover!
Proof: :) I was not thinking of the old game..

Comment by nt on 2009-03-06 12:58:40

joulac, you did well with the Russian melody. I actually knew that Tetris is not the original but I didn't know the original title so I chose the easy way. No, you don't have to take it out, it does fit well.

Comment by organic_io on 2009-03-06 13:02:24

Yeah I don't think anybody is going to squabble over originality here. Most of the song is original, it just has a brief tribute to ... uh.. Katjusja. So, you're golden :)

Comment by juolac on 2009-03-06 13:08:16

Haha.. thanks for understanding :) Cheeers

Comment by ambtax1 on 2009-03-06 17:10:29

I am not aware of any of this. This is fucking cool though.
I am aware of the tetris tune.

Comment by Airmann on 2009-03-06 17:51:27

Thrown together ? You are a good in throwing, I guess.
Like your intro and percussions pretty much. Good groove. Interesting pattern fx tricks -> base intro !
Good usage of 9xx fx. Interesting: compressor after Reverb ? Better than lowering wet-level ?

Is the Mellow a cover now or an adaption or your own stuff ? For me it's not very familiar.

BTW: I had a total different Tetris melody in mind. It's the Amiga Tetris Sound from 1988.

BTW2: You could've been voting without submitting !

Comment by juolac on 2009-03-07 14:15:25

Read somewhere some months ago that submitting was needed to be able to vote.
But I'm happy I made this quickie because I think I'll continue working on it later. :)
@Airmann.. Actually I'm not really sure of how to use the DSP:s I just tweak around til it sounds something close to what I want and then I leave it that way.
There is always room for improvement, especially in works with less than a month deadlines as we all know. ;)

Comment by nt on 2009-03-07 18:11:13

joulac, I think the tetris song was rather a remix of this one

Comment by nt on 2009-03-07 18:14:27

While in Tetris they added a bridge to the song (sorry, had to double post, otherwise the urls get crippled):

Comment by CAG on 2009-03-08 11:28:42

compression post reverb can be used to make some interesting sound. if you feed it enough reverb through a hard enough compression, I believe you can pump the reverb tail. that's the theory, anyways.
I should try this.

EDIT: ok, about the song, I like the folkish melodies. the conga-ish percussion definitely adds spice to the mix. feeling the kick snare sequence is a bit overpowering though. enjoyed the russian folk reference (though in my head, it's eternally coupled with tetris as well). fun.

Comment by Knetter on 2009-03-08 13:55:23

Thrown together songs are cool :):) Because they contain a high portion of WTF. This is a good example....Nice work.

Comment by chunter on 2009-03-08 23:02:23

About Tetris: although most people I know are familiar with the Tetris on NES, there were many releases of it did not have the same music, and many releases had no music at all. I think all the musics in NES and GB Tetris were russian folk songs.

I did not hear the folk song in this, or at least not immediately, so I started to look for comparisons to this Tetris, which to me was the best one:

It is 25 minutes in length and has a time signature change about eight minutes in. It's the chip equivalent to Tubular Bells, it just keeps going... and this tune is nothing like that.

I agree with Knetter that although this isn't like nt's "Just Another Song," this sounds like it's much better than having been just cobbled together quickly.

Comment by cralias on 2009-03-09 09:27:52

Thrown together? This happens to be one of my favorites! Immediately recognized the melody (Russia is not far from me :D), though now it is effectively extended and added to cool beat. That chainsaw sound (that ain't chainsaw) is good, adds spice and value, so it's not simply folk song stuff.
The lead sounds like chip more than Russian harmonica, though :)

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