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Circles      [GP4]   [100 hits]   [Version: 3]   [Id: 105686]
Artist: Ambient Competition March 2009
File Size: 22.8 KB     Number of Tracks: 1
Submitted by: JazzDeath  (All tabs)  on 05 Mar 2009 16:10, commenting:
Close your eyes and drift away... use headphones if possible.
Validated by Generis Humani on 05 Mar 2009 16:26


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Nice piano. Reminded me a bit of Coldplay. The layering on of new elements was nicely done. Yes, there was repetition, but the layers added the variation, which made it seem unrepetitive. However, what you could have done was vary the piano phrases a bit, maybe with passing notes or a run or something similar, just to add a little twist here and there. The clean guitar could have been louder. Pleasant song but not in the same league as your Feb-09 song.

Posted by blackiel  {{ 0 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 16 Mar 2009 16:36

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JazzDeath – Circles

...*sighs* Jazz, what do I do with you? Strictly speaking, your song is... well... ambient. It's pretty bare (in a good way), conjures some sort of atmosphere and sticks to it... but it was a really, really tiring listen. The thing that greatly detracts from the piece is an accidental pulse that the tune has, it's this monotonous, slow rhythmic pounding that obstructs everything else in my ears. I sit there and wait for the next pound/drop of water, and the Chinese torture makes me feel very, very uneasy. Sadly, the piece does not offer anything to distract me from this, as the atmosphere is bland and (thankfully, in a way... another “ambient” song with a shreddy solo would be too much) there is no real musical substance to be found. Summing up – it's a well written ambient tune that falls into the trapdoor of an accidentally conjured, yet insanely annoying and uneasy-feeling pulse. Drop. Drop. Drop. Drop. Drop. Drop. Drop. Yeah.

Rating: 3.5 stars

Posted by RumpyTheRubbuhChikin  {{ 30 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 17 Mar 2009 14:12

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JazzDeath – Circles

For what it is, as you say a meditative piece, it is quite ok. Although for me listening all objectively it does get tiresome after a while. I think this is due to the constant pulse that pounds away – which is not for the songs own good I think. Since you mentioned Phillip Glass and Metamorphosis One on the forums I can say that that piece shines in the way that the music flows and is not bound by a constant pulse. Also how it has a few different parts, so that each part never grows dull by itself because it changes to another part before that happens.
I really think that what makes your tune seem so “dull” if you will, is that the pulse is always so strong and never give you a chance to relax and enjoy because you’re always focused on the beat. I guess in that effect it is quite hypnotic actually, but musically speaking I think it lacks some lightness and less restriction rhythmically.

That is really the main flaw of the tune, because this strongly emphasized beat and rhythm unfortunately also emphasize the repetition.

The ambience is fine, and you never go crazy with the instruments which some of the other people did in this competition. You seem to know how ambient music is supposed to be, just next time try to break a little loose of the rhythmic pounding.

Rating – 3.0

Posted by Beckkill  {{ 11 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 27 Mar 2009 12:24

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Let me start by saying that this is really different from most of the stuff I’ve heard from you. I almost miss the cool dissonance in your songs.

But, I think (well, I guess everyone thinks) that doing stuff that you’re not used to is good, and it’s much better if you succeed at it. And that’s, imo, what happened here.

First af all, I have to admit that I almost hate repetitive songs (except for electronic stuff), but I did like how you used that in your favor in this song. I never thought “humm, it’s getting boring” while listening to it. If this song was a little bit longer, I would have thought that, so well done.

On the other hand, the poem you wrote is kind of depressing (that’s my interpretation), but I felt the song was on the “bright side” of music, it wasn’t happy per se, but that’s just how I see it. “And so we walk paths already traveled...” I did felt like walking when I was listening it, so thumbs up.

As much as I liked this song, I dont fell like it deserves more than 3.5 stars, I feel that it stills need some work.


Posted by Todo Winterwolf  {{ 11 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 31 Mar 2009 21:45

Rated as: Unrated
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