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TAB   "Drifting"  -  9  COMMENTS  -  PAGE 1
Drifting      [GP5]   [643 hits]   [Version: 2]   [Id: 105689]
Artist: Ambient Competition March 2009
File Size: 61.8 KB     Number of Tracks: 10
Submitted by: Beckkill  (All tabs)  on 06 Mar 2009 15:53, commenting:
Tried my hand at something electronic.
Validated by Generis Humani on 06 Mar 2009 16:01

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I'm glad to see someone take the electronic stance on ambient music, that's a very interesting and diverse genre to get into.

This is an interesting piece with a nice, flowing feeling, some nice variations in passages and a wonderful climax at part B, which is definitely my favorite part of the song.

The intro is actually very dark, and the feeling really changes when the bass comes in. I like the bass line a lot, one thing though is I thought the first note of the bass stuck out too much, like it should have come on gradually, to keep that drifting, smooth feeling to the song.

One thing I really liked was the use of turntableZ, as you say =P. I found it pretty unique to see that in guitar pro.

One of the few things I found which killed the mood at some parts was the electronic drums. The doubles on, what I suppose is a bass drum (27), if used sparingly, could have been cool, but in a repetitive manner it kind of distracted me from the mood the instruments were setting. I found the drumming a bit too busy for the style.

Very very effective ending, nice way to keep the mood as the song drifts away.

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 20:52

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I'm glad to see someone take the electronic stance on ambient music, that's a very interesting and diverse genre to get into.

This is an interesting piece with a nice, flowing feeling, some nice variations in passages and a wonderful climax at part B, which is definitely my favorite part of the song.

The intro is actually very dark, and the feeling really changes when the bass comes in. I like the bass line a lot, one thing though is I thought the first note of the bass stuck out too much, like it should have come on gradually, to keep that drifting, smooth feeling to the song.

One thing I really liked was the use of turntableZ, as you say =P. I found it pretty unique to see that in guitar pro.

One of the few things I found which killed the mood at some parts was the electronic drums. The doubles on, what I suppose is a bass drum (27), if used sparingly, could have been cool, but in a repetitive manner it kind of distracted me from the mood the instruments were setting. I found the drumming a bit too busy for the style.

Very very effective ending, nice way to keep the mood as the song drifts away.

Posted by JazzDeath  {{ 22 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 09 Mar 2009 12:52

Rated as: Unrated
This is by far my favorite piece in this competition, you really know how to make ambience music. The drums were insane!! I never knew all those little sounds in the drumkit could be used so well to create such a smooth drumline. Well done.

Posted by Andrew85  {{ 5 tabs / 3 corrections }}  on: 13 Mar 2009 09:48

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Beckkill strikes again. The super composer has delivered another good song. Section A was great. I loved the turntable scratches in Section B... lol. The deep synth bass made this song IMO. A2 and Drifting were superb and relaxed me. There was repetition in this but it didn't seem like it... if you see what I mean. Nice outro as well. Good song although it seemed a little short.

Posted by blackiel  {{ 0 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 16 Mar 2009 16:43

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Well, this is some mind-blowing stuff. You manage to make MIDI sound so damn real... couldn't tell the difference between this song and some "professional" electronic music: from the turntables (I don't think I've ever seen it used in guitar pro...) to the awesome-sounding programmed drums, and all the pads and FX perfectly fitted together... you sure are a master of orchestration.

Don't judge me wrong, the music is great too, and the ambience is awesome (feels like the soundtrack to some sci-fi movie...), but the composition/orchestration skills were what really amazed me. As for constructive criticism, ... I got nothing. Really.

Well, enough talking from me. This is worth the 5. Congratulations.

Posted by |_JR_|  {{ 13 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 17 Mar 2009 04:37

Rated as: Unrated
Drifting - Beckkill

Well, in terms of conforming to the ambience genre, you certainly hit the nail on the head. INCREDIBLY well composed - I agree with JR entirely on this. It's weird - you make this whole thing out of relatively simple elements - perhaps with the exception of the drums (one of the few things I found a SLIGHT fault with) - yet it comes out sounding great.

Now, the drums - I agree with Jazz on the fact that at points, they were working a little too hard. Only at certain parts though - "B" I guess is where it's really noticable. I still think the turntables are brilliant - yet I reckon they are a little misplaced - imo the start would be best for them - but then again, I'm not exactly an expert. :P

So, it certainly is a great song - the only thing is that I just don't find it a 5 star song... (I have modified my scale from the last competition, for those who are wondering.) It doesn't leap out at me as an INSANE song, just a very good one.

4.5 stars. (Feels weird rating a Beckkill song :P)




Posted by Quibokk  {{ 16 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 17 Mar 2009 05:53

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Beckkill – Drifting

Once the old MSB composer pwns abandoned the realm, you stepped up and took over. Another case of your insane songwriting skills... you never wrote anything even remotely electronic before, your tunes being more-less metal oriented... and then all of a sudden you conjure this sick piece of digital music for the ambient comp, as if you spent your last six or seven years honing your chops in the realm of no real instruments. You know I like this piece a whole damn lot. It was really great, watching it get created step by step. Seeing magic get born, emerge from the shell, grow... and then become a complete, ass-whoopin' tune. I salute you. As usual. :P

Rating: 5 stars

Posted by RumpyTheRubbuhChikin  {{ 30 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 17 Mar 2009 14:13

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Drifting

Nice work! You’ve got a really great song here... No one can say that this is not ambient...

There are some things I would have changed a little bit, such as the “progresiveness” of part B, that caught me off guard... I didn’t expect to listen something like that in a song like this... Still, great work with the “turntablez”.

That’s the only “bad” thing of this song. Excelent work with the drums. I have to admit that the drums in my song are inspired by yours. My favorite part is the end.

I cant really say much more. Great mood, great use of panning and dynamics. The only thing keeping me from giving it a 5 star rating, is the 6/4 4/4 3/4 progression, cause it didnt work so well to me, and it’s like half of the song.

Imo, the best song in the competition:

4.5

Posted by Todo Winterwolf  {{ 11 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 31 Mar 2009 21:47

Rated as: Unrated
Beckill - Drifting

Another brilliant piece from Steven "The Mastermind" Beck.

Very well composed as always, the intro haunts you inmediately, percussions are amazing and all the fade in and fade out stuff worked great. Turntablez were amazing, I'm always surprised by al the sound FX you do with MIDI, that's simply amazing...

The bass lead worked fine, part A was cool but even the 6/4 4/4 3/4 stuff on B flew right, it didn't worked with me, it sounded as you like hell, though it's your first electronic stuff I could recognize it from miles but it sounded too much like you, like the death prog metal I've always heard from you.

Everything here worked fine, orchestration was terrific, backings also ,I have no complains at all except that on Drifting and then in the white marker I felt the drums a little off beat.

The outro worked completely fine, I liked the recurrent melody and thefade out was the best choice you could have made.

Rate: 5.0

Posted by Daslaf  {{ 22 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 02 Apr 2009 14:29

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