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Blue-Grey      [GP4]   [521 hits]   [Version: 1]   [Id: 105687]
Artist: Ambient Competition March 2009
File Size: 23.7 KB     Number of Tracks: 6
Submitted by: RumpyTheRubbuhChikin  (All tabs)  on 05 Mar 2009 17:05, commenting:
Validated by Generis Humani on 06 Mar 2009 01:05


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Very nice piece. Very soothing.

I liked all of this to be honest, I have little qualms against the song, but I do have a few points to mention.

The switch at bar 42-45 is a bit sketchy, I really like the idea of using harmonics to change the mood, it's more of the rhythmic idea of it that seems to lose the mood of the song. I guess it made me think too hard, when my mind was at ease. Maybe if the drumming kept a simple pulse during that part, it would make the transition smoother, or something of the sort to keep the smooth rhythm of the song.

My second little point is the solo, some parts really get that atmospheric thing well, some little parts I felt were a bit too busy for the mood of the song. Still a very heartfelt, pretty solo, but just a tad too busy.

These are all little things though, this is a more than pleasant listen. Well done.

(P.s - I'm going to keep myself from rating any of the competitors until all the songs are submitted and commented by myself)

Posted by JazzDeath  {{ 22 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 06 Mar 2009 20:38

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Very nice rumpy. Some nice guitar touches at the beginning. Enter the drums and it starts it off nicely. At 0:51, there was a nice and simple progression that gave me goosebumps. The song continued steadily after that. Then came 2:01 and some variation. The midi lead sucks (not your fault). A very nice and pleasant piece, although a bit repetitive, but still nice.

Posted by blackiel  {{ 0 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 16 Mar 2009 16:27

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So you actually come up with songs in your dreams?? You lucky dog :D I only dream about exams *sigh*

And it turns out to be a wonderful song, heartfelt and full of meaning, one of the best in this comp... the down-tuned guitars give it a kind of charm, that really enhances the emotions you tried (sucessfully) to put out, and you have a very specific solo style that only adds to the feeling, recurring to little tricks like the whammy bar = slides that make for a very original and interesting sound.

Now for the criticism bit... the only thing I can point out is that this song, even if very calm and atmospheric, is that it's perhaps not 100% ambient... in fact it sounds more like a love ballad of sorts. I think of ambient as background music, and this one may not fit completely into that definition, since it actually makes me pay attention until the end ("too good for its own good" in a way).

So, rating is a 4.5 - a tiny, tiny bit of ambience away from the 5 really (so tiny I wouldn't even have brought it up if I didn't have to decide between you and Beckkill for the 5).

Posted by |_JR_|  {{ 13 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 17 Mar 2009 04:33

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Blue-Grey - RumpyTheRubbuhChikin

Sorry, I guess I can't add that much - just my thoughts. :P
Great song here - complexity factor is just right. It isn't overly simplistic (boring), yet isn't a huge distraction - the song just simply... floats by.

I would understand if someone didn't see this as quite ambient - fortunately for you, I DO find it very atmospheric. Use of ocarina helps there.

Nice use of the whammy bar instead of slides - Guitar Pro messes around with the MIDI alot when implementing slides, so that's a good work around.

The distortion backing for the guitar solo - to me - doesn't really belong - leaving it out sounds better imo. If you wanted something a little different for the guitar solo backing, instead of the standard verse again, you could've used the ocarina. A few little "licks" on the good ol' ocarina could've perhaps made the guitar solo even better. Within reason, of course.

So, overall, your song does the job adequately for an ambient song - but just doesn't click with me enough to get more than 4. It's still a step behind Beckkill's (not too far, though) - which got my 4.5.

4 stars.

Posted by Quibokk  {{ 16 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 20 Mar 2009 04:54

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RumpyTheRubbuhChikin – Blue-Grey

Nice offering from the rubber chicken.
The mood is pretty ambient throughout, although there are some bad points in there.

The first bad thing is the harmonic part at 42 which seems to disrupt the flow. I would have probably tried to maintain a pulse, or make the harmonics more rhythmically/harmonically pleasing.

The next drawback for me is the solo and the distorted chords. The solo because it at times seem to put the ambience a little in the background, and the distorted chords because they somehow seem to not work so well with the rest of the backing.

Overall you can say that the solo is ok most of the time – it doesn’t go too insane with technical stuff, although the 16th note stuff in bar 74-75 doesn’t sound right to me. Most of the time it’s pretty alright, similar to your normal solo style.

Overall the tune is sweet enough, nice.

Rating 4.0

Posted by Beckkill  {{ 11 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 27 Mar 2009 12:22

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Wow wow wow wait a moment... did you say “asleep”????!!!! If I could do that I’d be sleeping all day long!!! Oh well, it wouldnt work anyway, I never remember what I dream...

Up to bar 45 this is definitely ambient (btw, I dont have anything against the harmonic part, I did like it)...really nice chord progressions, loved the ocarina sound , maybe you should have turned down the volume for the drums a little bit...

Now, from bar 45 onwards, there’s the problem... the guitar solo is magnificent, but it doesnt fit very well the genre... the same with guitar #3... the solo alone would have been more “ambient”...

Another point down is the rall. at the end... I think it was too slow, and it had kind of like the opposite effect that I’m guessing you wanted (a subtle ending)... but that’s just a minor problem...

Despite the solo, this song fits the genre well, and stands out while doing it...


Posted by Todo Winterwolf  {{ 11 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 31 Mar 2009 21:44

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RumpyTheRubbuhChikin - Blue-Grey

From your ballads and softer songs this is the one I like the most. This stuff feels and sounds very natural, I have the feeling that somebody is actually playing the song when I'm listening to it. Ocarina = Epic Win, I found this amazing, it totally improves the smooth feeling here and the little fill on 43-44 was very cool. About 43-44, making a transition with harmonics is a good idea but it didn't feel as natural as the rest of the song, it didn't flew right, the rhythm change appeared all of the sudden.

I won't go part by part cause each one was pulled off brilliantly, I have no complains sir. Now, there are these little flaws which I guess you'll improve, but they ain't that bothering at all, like the harmonic transition, that slide on bar 78 on Guitar #3 and finally the outro. About this, I have the feeling that in the last two bars drums sound a little off beat, I guess that's a Guitar Pro issue but anyway, I think you can get rid of this by changing the tempo on a specific beat instead that making a rallento.

Finally: The Solo. I really loved the fact that you put some reccurent melodies on the solo but changing the figures, I think this gives the solo more identity than a Malmsteen-iac or Batio-esque wank fest could have, anyway, though I like the solo section, the rhythmic distorted guitar ruins a little the ambient background.

I have no more words for you, this piece has its own soul, spirit, whatever...

Rate: 4.5

Posted by Daslaf  {{ 22 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 02 Apr 2009 13:41

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