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TAB   "The Sadly Sad Death Of The Wandering Law"  -  9  COMMENTS  -  PAGE 1
The Sadly Sad Death Of The Wandering Law      [GP5]   [220 hits]   [Version: 1]   [Id: 106093]
Artist: Skeleton Competition July/August 2009
File Size: 169.4 KB     Number of Tracks: 12
Submitted by: Djoule  (All tabs)  on 31 Jul 2009 16:11, commenting:
have fun !
Validated by eowyn on 03 Aug 2009 15:07


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Wow very nice! I didnt particularly like the intro, mainly because of bar 6 to 8, but when the other instruments kick in it kinda makes up for it.

Verse II (150 bpm) was my favorite part, mainly due to the little things like the rhodes in the backround and the overall feel of that part, but the song itself was just amazing!

Very nicely done man, Im not going to downrate you because of two bars I didnt like, so I'd say this is 5/5, but I cannot rate due to limitations.

Rating: 5/5

Posted by dammii  {{ 0 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 13 Aug 2009 06:28

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I forgot to say that the level of detail in this tab really caught my attention, and I REALLY enjoyed listening to this piece.

Posted by dammii  {{ 0 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 13 Aug 2009 06:32

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I just have one thing to say you...
Your song is freaking awesome!
I really enjoy it, keep it that way

Posted by Colochinni  {{ 5 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 23 Aug 2009 23:02

Rated as: Unrated
Well, for this one I won't bother making a huge step-by-step comment. It's awesome, there's not really much I can say about it. Best compliment I can give is that it doesn't sound like a skeleton at all - you really took Rumpy's track and made it your own with no problems - deciding to center the whole song around the "chipmunk theme" helped to that too, somehow this manages to sound kinda "foresty" throughout. It's coherent, and beautiful.

You know, I've listened to some of your other songs before, including the infamous 65-min epic... the idea I got was of a guy with extraordinary knowledge of theory and techniques, as well as great handling of big orchestras, but that often got lost in the technicality and failed to produce something really memorable. But with this one, maybe the little time you had ended up being an advantage, as it turns out to be really focused and straight to the point, while being technical but not TOO technical. Great job.

Solos in this song are some of the best I've heard from you... especially sax and clarinet. Drum solo in "your choice" solo was unexpected and really original.

Only thing I can point out is a small rule infringement, an unauthorized tempo change in bar 8. But that's almost irrelevant. Also, I do agree that some parts of the song deserved more development and "more bars" - I don't know if you're still going to make that "extended" version but if you do, be sure to post it here. ;) (not that it isn't great as it is)

Yeah, you can guess what's coming after this...

Rating: 5.0
Congratulations :)

Posted by |_JR_|  {{ 13 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 03 Sep 2009 05:28

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The Sadly Sad Death Of The Wandering Law - Djoule

Damn, this is hard to break down, so I won't... taking a leaf out of JR's book XD.
It's probably the most coherent entry, and isn't easily broken apart and analysed by each part, since they complement each other so well. Simply amazing work... especially considering you had only a couple of days to pull this together... the result just boggles my mind...
So, I'll just go through a quick runthrough of my thoughts as I listen.

Intro is minimalistic, wondering where you go with it... and then takes a turn for the quirky with the addition of the clarinet. Main Riff is likable, and flows amazingly well.

Verse 1 is good, although lacks a real strong backbeat on the drums - it sorta meanders along... only REAL complaint there, and that's nitpicking ;). Chorus 1 is good - feels just a *little* empty, though. Lead + solo helps add a melody and some spice to it.

Back to Main Riff - same deal again, really. Nice addition of the percussive organ there. WOW I love the Chipmunk Invasion - sounds like what I wish would've been in mine... Verse 2 is an improvement over Verse 1, if only for a proper drum backing. Now, one thing that leaps out at me is bar 123 - just feels a little unnatural - probably the only real iffy moment in the whole song. Don't worry, you did an amazing job to keep it to just one... XD

Getting Into The Jam is masterfully transitioned. Love it. Feels like an actual Jam, unlike mine... now that Infectious Groove is extremely progressive - sounds just odd, yet fits, somehow... I wish you had continued the backing throughout at least the Sax solo, though. Then you could've gone back to the Jam backing for the clarinet - although that's just my amateur suggestion :P. Heavy Riff 1 isn't exactly what I'd call heavy, but in the context of the song, it does the job. Drum solo is excellent, nothing more to say there.

Heavy Riff II has this almost apocolyptic vibe to it - love it. And then the Main Riff comes back - fits well, coming back to it. Chorus is pretty much the same, although more layering comes on throughout - some necessary, well done variation there. Slow solo is good - keeps the continuity well, keeping with the chorus backing, yet more subdued. Outro feels very foreboding, and the dual guitars + the harp sound great. Very nice finish.

Well, looks like I sorta did go through it part by part XD. Anyway, it was an inspiring song in its own right - simply amazing, how you made it your own. The tiny flaws it has, simply from my limited perspective, are hardly worth noting (but I figured it was worth mentioning, in any case :P). Very nice work indeed.

5 stars, no question.

Posted by Quibokk  {{ 16 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 03 Sep 2009 08:47

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“Have fun” you said! Ha, in more than one occasion I found myself actually laughing out loud, namely the Main riff, the Chipmunk invasion and the “Inspector Gadget” part.

Hearing this song I also thought of the videogame “Lemmings”; of course the chipmunk theme helped to draw that comparison, but at times this game has the same “cute evil” sound that gives your song this very particular charm. After the Main riff I thought it was a bit lost in the verse and in the slow waltz you used for the chorus, but then I remembered that I was witnessing the sadly sad death of a chipmunk (!), so again, it’s perfectly illustrated (all the while meeting the requirements of a rather unfriendly skeleton, no less). Congratulations also on not being impressed by the number of tracks: your orchestration is never too crowded, and all instruments are used in such a way that it sounds like they actually needed to be heard at this or that precise moment.

I won’t even bother reviewing it part by part; suffice to say that should you have, for some reason, failed one part or another and gotten a 4.5/5, I’d still give you 5/5 for having used those bird tweets at the beginning!

Posted by Vathek  {{ 2 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 03 Sep 2009 19:25

Rated as: Unrated
I really didn't think I was gonna like this song at first... the little playful addons and random parts of riffs just didn'T fit me, felt disjointed. Sure, it was good at what it did, I just found it weird.

Then, I had to keep listening, give the song a fair rating you know. And gladly I did, after the little fooling around from the beggining it became steadily and steadily more focused and more powerful, until it got to points of total genius.

Once the chorus comes in and goes back into your main riff you undersatnd the intro patterning stuff, and all those damn fresh instruments you put in there sound so great.

The chipmunk thing accomplishes exactly what it should, a funny, random interlude, sounding like chipmunks. Lets you envision what happened yourself, and then your main, dark theme enters yet again, and I've fallen in love with it by now.

Lovely transition to the jam part, nicely executed as what it should be, an instrument jam with apt solos for what they're supposed to do, and the most proper percussion ensemble there has been in the competition.

I found the sax solo funny a bit because it sounded really egyptian... for a sax. So I found it a bit ironic, yet musically suitable.

Clarinet solo was lackluster in some sense, didn't stick as much as it could.

The buildup of the main theme, with the best drum solo I've heard in MIDI in ages, I smiled, hard.

I just thought your heavy riff, coming back in, should have done so with a bang, after such a powerful solo, and linked back into the main theme so well.

OUtro was a little weird, I was hoping for something with more, closure, the way the story was going, but I guess... the chipmunk lived on mowing lawns, ironically, in hell.

You certainly get the mention for completing the piece in record time, and getting the most likely winning piece out of it. I give you very, very much respect for that, but cannot factor that into my rating.

I gotta say, skeleton wise it's the best, and although I'd give it 4, since it's not a song that will amaze me forever and that I will listen to on repeat for a long long time, it'S an excellent one, and for an excellent skeleton at that.

Rating - 4.5

Posted by JazzDeath  {{ 22 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 17 Sep 2009 20:59

Rated as: Unrated
Djoule - The Sadly Sad etc...

First impression here: superb orchestration & amazing mixing

I really liked this song, and to be honest I can't complain about anything but one thing, the first 2 bars of the Outro didn't feel quite right, both harmonicaly and rhythmicaly, the transition felt too rough, compared to the rest of the song, which was very smooth and flew brilliantly. I don't have much to say about this song cause everything is cool.
I have a little advice (you can't take it or not, whatever it's just a detail) about the drums on bar 123, pretty hard to deal with that extra beat. Anyway, instead of accentuating the last half time with the snare drum I splited the 4th beat into four "snare quarters", first 2 quarters mezzo piano, third quarter mezzo forte and the last quarter forte. I don't know if I'm understood, my english ain't pretty good xD, but I think it sounded better that way, cause that last half note you have there makes you stumble and the song doesn't flow that good.

Highlights: Pretty much everything, all melodies are excelent, same thing with solos, especially the percussion solo (didn't expect someone would make a drum solo) and the slow acoustic guitar solo (revisiting the main melodies of the song), and riffs were awesome too, but my favorite parts were the Chipmunk invasion, man that was cool and the Getting into the jam section was awesome too, percussive organ = totally win, plus you put all those fills on piano, sax, etc.. it sounded pretty natural, almost improvised, damn cool.

Rate: 4.5... Though there are a lot of great moments, there ain't nothing really breathtaking, completely outstanding and insanely awesome, the song is great but it's not your best stuff.

Posted by Daslaf  {{ 22 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 24 Sep 2009 11:55

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This is cool. This is nice and orchestral and groovy and whatnot, the confines were actually a plus as you filled them in a way I never thought possible. Should have expected as much when you signed up, I'll admit. Everything is executed with huge precision, whilst retaining a sense of utter fun that I've never encountered in yer work before. You slipped up epically on bar 123 tho, something that just grabs my ear. Other than that – no flaws to be seen. Commenting your songs is always really hard, your music speaks for itself and it's kind of pointless to actually bother writing anything. Well done.

Rating: 4.5 stars

Posted by RumpyTheRubbuhChikin  {{ 30 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 29 Sep 2009 05:26

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