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.X. Rising Symphony .X. Rising Symphony

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Great textures

I really liked how you utilized the full orchestra, in that you didn't throw everything in all at once the whole piece. The piece has a great pulsing feel to it and the notes were placed exactly right. I love the fugal section at 1:18, and I'd be interested in seeing the score, if you wouldn't mind. Good use of unconventional mode at 0:14; is that Lydian you're using?

One criticism, though, is that the ending doesn't seem to work very well. I understand that the piece is just building the whole time, and I think a resolute ending would kill the piece. Instead, it seems like the ending should be the most intense and leading part of the piece. It would help if it were loud.



Rig - Slovakian Lullaby Rig - Slovakian Lullaby

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Holy crap

That is an awesome voice. Granted, the reverb you added makes the acoustics more friendly, but wow, she is very in tune and sings beautifully.



Blossoms for the Maiden Blossoms for the Maiden

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Nice

Some interesting uses of modes. Most of the modal snippets were too small for me to bother analyzing and identifying, but they were used very well. The dynamic level is a little too constant sometimes, and romantic-style music really isn't my taste, but it was nice.

As an unimportant side note, I think the descriptions that you add to some of the pieces give people something to base their perception of the music on, which isn't how music should be listened to when unaccompanied by visuals. But that's just what I think... so...



Farmland Farmland

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Good Textures

Again, your use of instrumental diversity triumphs. The big unison marcato string sections that basically highlights your pitch set doesn't really fit this piece, I don't think. You tend to use that technique a lot, and I think it disrupts the smooth and smaller texture of this piece. THAT CHORD AT 3:05 IS FRIGGIN BRILLIANT! Seriously, though, that chord made me smile.


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Your Prelude (True) Your Prelude (True)

Rated 4 / 5 stars

A little stilted

Certain sections sounded a little too plodding or stilted, which is probably due mostly to the inability of synthesizers to be human... oh well. The piano is a little too steady in its patterns, which I think may cause some of what I was talking about. Also, the pitch set, string scoring, and modulation pattern sounds very similar to Our Love Forever, which I happened to listen to before this one. Obviously this was written first, so that particular comment belongs in the other one, but... oh well. Anyway, pretty darn good.



Our Love Forever Our Love Forever

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Cool

Pretty sweet. I really liked the diversity in the instruments used (though it needs moar clarinet!). At 1:32, though, it didn't feel quite right after the conclusion of the previous section. Maybe it was too loud, or the texture was too similar. I appreciate that you kept it short, as it was clear that it was based on very small set of motifs. Good job.


Bosa responds:

Hm, thanks for the interesting advice. Although, I don't know if a clarinet solo would sound quite right with this piece. I carefully hand picked the instruments to be used, and I'm glad to receive feedback from the public.

Thanks again,
Bosa


~The Great Adventure~ ~The Great Adventure~

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Okay

Not really a fan of the overdone electronic effects, but I will comment on the music.

I'd say that the enjoyability of this piece is hindered by the plodding chord progressions. It might be a combination of a weird tempo and the predictable stock progression, but one major problem is the all too frequent V-i resolutions. It kills all movement and the melody leads up to it so perfectly that you know exactly what's going to happen. When the melody is more independent in this piece, it's actually not bad. Maybe the tempo should be faster or slower, but it's at an awkward tempo as it is. Not too shabby, though.

Lol, your right, 2k views? Did you leave it looping and walk away?


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JakesFable responds:

No I don't think so, But thats really wierd for that to happen after 4 min of being up on the latest songs side and it to already have 2k reviews, Probly just a glich or something idk. Thanks alot for the comment, Very much aprieciated ;)


Voices of Heroes-Shinrog Voices of Heroes-Shinrog

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Meh

Sounds really formulaic, especially the building. The first theme was REALLY predictable and cliche, as were most of the themes. There were no dynamics that I heard, and it seemed to lack anything more than stock expressiveness. If you want to know the one thing that is wrong with most music submitted her, it is that it's formulaic. One of the questions a composer should ask himself as he's writing is "Am I writing something new and fresh?" I think this piece, and most pieces here would be more enjoyable if they didn't all sound the same.



Dance of Dreams (Improv Piano) Dance of Dreams (Improv Piano)

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Good

I like your tendency to avoid easy V-I resolutions. It extends the lines and makes it more interesting. I wish I could improv like this. Sometimes bass chords are repeated too often without any change and are also too loud for doing this. That's about it though. Sounds really good, especially your use of unconventional chords and 7th chords. Is it based on something that's already written


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DPK4 responds:

Not really, I just sorta started playing and it sounded good, hit the record button and took off. thank you for the compliments though! I do agree some of the bass chords were too loud at times but eh, I probably was hitting blanks during the performance but, hey, our dreams do that too, sometimes they repeat things over and over, and other times they fly all over the place, much like this piece demonstrates.


Lost in a Cloud Lost in a Cloud

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Pretty Predictable

This is pretty predictable and average. The building is formulaic sounding, and the chord progression is pretty boring with the melody. The piano is really bad. Is this an actual piano? If so, I'd recommend one with a more in tune bass. When the melody is expositioned later in the piece, all of the inner and lower parts are too loud to really hear it. Some nice rhythmic interplay near the end, too. Needs, MOAR DYNAMICS. Not too bad.


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