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Why Birds Sleep Well (Part 1) Why Birds Sleep Well (Part 1)

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Superb

When I first listened to this a while ago (And trust me, it was a LOOOOONG time ago) I didn't think much more than "This is decent" and downloaded it to my MP3

However, since I put all my songs onto my PSP, I came across this track in the list and listened again, and now it is seriously one of my favourite songs to come out of the better side of the audio portal.

It's like, now I see it symbolising a dark, eerie place, like an abandoned temple, where any number of monsters and ghouls could jump out at any moment. But the moment the chimes start, it's as if a light is blossoming from within the darkness, spreading a pieceful calm through the place, making it seem alright.

The way the chimes begin a while after the creepy low tones that start at the beginning turns what begins for a brief moment change a potentially dark, fear inducing hum into a much calmer piece, and for that, I applaud you.

Congratulations on an absolutely perfect piece.


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Gillenium responds:

Thanks! I think everyone has moments like this. We like different kinds of music at different points of our lives. There are some artists I know I'm just not going to understand until I get a little older. There are also some artists I know I probably won't listen to again, because I've put them behind me. It's funny how that works... Great review!


AOE2 (AoK) Soundtrack Dubstep AOE2 (AoK) Soundtrack Dubstep

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

To be honest...

It really didn't sound like dubstep to me. I was expecting more wobble in the bass. The really deep bass that plays through my subwoofer only came into it a minute in, and even then it was a pretty standard, plain bass.

Also, the flute (I think it's a flute, I'm pretty sure it's some form of woodwind instrument though) I expected would remain faithful to the original track. I was discussing with my friend that the first little flute bit that plays (From the start of it to when it goes from higher notes to an extended low note) should repeat itself. Like, it starts off with twenty seconds or so with wobbly bass, reminiscent of the original bass, then play that flute bit but with a longer extended low note, then the bass picks up with a whole change in how it wobbles, make it sound a lot faster, then the flute repeats, but this time continues on until it gets to the very high pitched extended note. Then more bass.

Then the string instrument (Again, unsure if it is or not) plays while the flute plays slightly more quietly in the background, only playing the first flute part again on a repeat, but playing the whole string part.

I've really only thought the first song through right now. Although I would love to have the whole thing play out with very similar bass, so it sounds like one complete song instead of several different ones like the old soundtrack did, and for each part, just have the speed of the wobble in the bass change to better suit the music.

I'll relay the song to my friend when he next gets online and see what he thinks. I'm certain the sample doesn't sound like dubstep though...

I suppose to help put forward an example of stuff I'd like it to sound like, the L-Wiz songs Girlfriend, Surreal and Strength. I'll send links to them as soon as I can over PM.

I do applaud you on a pretty decent remix though. Not exactly dubstep, but still good to listen to, which is why I gave this a seven. ^_^



Ska Void 7 Ska Void 7

Rated 3 / 5 stars

It was alright

I thought it seemed a little too techno... I can sense the ska influences, but that along with an almost random tune made it a little hard for me to listen to.


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ragingmullet responds:

Almost random? LOL! I assure you it was not random at all. I can understand though, some people do not like complex sounding melodies. Thanks for the review!


Metal Gear Solid Remix Metal Gear Solid Remix

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Pretty Neat

That was a good remix of the MGS theme, but there was something about it that bothered me... A MIDI I've listened to ages ago sounded exactly like that but with slightly different instruments. Not accusing you of anything, just EXTREMELY similar.
Still, good job. =D