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TAB   "Pensive Aubade"  -  10  COMMENTS  -  PAGE 1
Pensive Aubade      [GP5]   [538 hits]   [Version: 1]   [Id: 106254]
Artist: Open Competition Oct/Nov 2009
File Size: 88.6 KB     Number of Tracks: 9
Submitted by: Quibokk  (All tabs)  on 14 Oct 2009 19:09, commenting:
A *slight* change in style from usual - but still sounds like my signature style, I think.
Validated by Generis Humani on 15 Oct 2009 13:13

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Very nice song, I like the mood it sets a lot. Get the impression I'm playing one of my old favorite rpgs from the Super Nintendo. That being said, it's a lot less repetitive than a lot of those songs, yet still remains to give that feeling and those memorable melodies that stick in your head.

Very nice drumming also, big kudos on that from me, obviously =D. The piano lines throughout are also one of my favorite values in this piece, I always liked fast piano melodies inserted into themes.

Another strong point is that this song is always very full, chord backings, counterpuntal melodies, relative minor/major changes, yet I never got the distinct impression that there was too much going on, and I never got lost amidst a wall of noise - rather hard to pull off in my opinion, very well done in this piece.

The song is coherent from start to finish, another really strong point.

Actually the only thing I feel is lacking in this song is some sort of rhythmic change - change in speed, in rhythmic feeling - there's not that many punches and not many, if not any, pauses in the music - this is a slight qualm I have, but it does make a difference, and that seems to be one of the main points lacking here.

Another thing is that as a whole it does flow quite well, but seems to also have a lack of discernible hooks - things that seem to repeat and really stand out throughout the song.

Past that, wonderful entry. Worth 4 stars for now, I'm going to have to compare several pieces later to see where my extra points will go =).

Posted by JazzDeath  {{ 22 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 27 Oct 2009 20:19

Rated as: Unrated
Very nice song, I like the mood it sets a lot. Get the impression I'm playing one of my old favorite rpgs from the Super Nintendo. That being said, it's a lot less repetitive than a lot of those songs, yet still remains to give that feeling and those memorable melodies that stick in your head.

Very nice drumming also, big kudos on that from me, obviously =D. The piano lines throughout are also one of my favorite values in this piece, I always liked fast piano melodies inserted into themes.

Another strong point is that this song is always very full, chord backings, counterpuntal melodies, relative minor/major changes, yet I never got the distinct impression that there was too much going on, and I never got lost amidst a wall of noise - rather hard to pull off in my opinion, very well done in this piece.

The song is coherent from start to finish, another really strong point.

Actually the only thing I feel is lacking in this song is some sort of rhythmic change - change in speed, in rhythmic feeling - there's not that many punches and not many, if not any, pauses in the music - this is a slight qualm I have, but it does make a difference, and that seems to be one of the main points lacking here.

Another thing is that as a whole it does flow quite well, but seems to also have a lack of discernible hooks - things that seem to repeat and really stand out throughout the song.

Past that, wonderful entry. Worth 4 stars for now, I'm going to have to compare several pieces later to see where my extra points will go =).

Posted by JazzDeath  {{ 22 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 27 Oct 2009 20:58

Rated as: Unrated
The song has a good flow. You easily come from one part to the next and it fits all very well. Also you have a great use of instruments. The Midisound is pretty good as well. So no complaints from the technical side ;)
The only thing that annoys me a bit is the last verse with the triplets in the vocals. I think that was a needless variation. The rest of the song is good. Nothing that stands out but nothing that´s bad eather.
Good work

Posted by Donkey of Steel  {{ 8 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 29 Oct 2009 09:17

Rated as: Unrated
Chorus and Outro were my favorite parts. The drums were also done very well. I think at some points sounds collided some and got in each others way but I think that more the program than you. One done in a studio this song will come together nicely. This song has just about everything a good song needs. While jazzdeath is right about there not being any hooks I feel as though this song isn't really meant to have repetitious hooks, but it wouldn't take away from the song if it did. All in all its a good tune that flows quite nicely.

Posted by daniel9388  {{ 33 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 07 Nov 2009 03:17

Rated as: 
3,5 stars

Posted by Donkey of Steel  {{ 8 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 12 Nov 2009 05:35

Rated as: Unrated
Very interesting song. I really like the chords progression in almost the entire song, being the verses one of my favorites. Arrengments, specially the ones with the Koto and the Strings, are fine, you are very good at orchestration. Few parts I felt a little bit saturated, but no saturated enough to be a problem. The Piano line is very nice and original, it´s an extra ingredient that deserves to be noticed. Despite this isn´t the best song in competition for me, It has the my favorite two parts or sections of all songs. Its interlude it´s very nice, very pleasant to ear, it even put a smile on my face when I heard it, and just few songs have that effect on me. And altough the last Chorus is a little strange, and gives the impression to be incomplete, The Outro is amazing, have no words to describe it.
For me your song deserves 4.5 stars, missed just a little to be the winner in my opinion. Congratulations, keep on the good work.

Posted by Colochinni  {{ 5 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 15 Nov 2009 14:26

Rated as: Unrated
And so we meet the heaviest Quibokk to date. Another solid entry from you, once again showing us all how to make full use of the instruments available, this time in a slightly more aggressive fashion, but without ever losing the melodic side that's costumary in your tunes. I don't really feel the need to go all specific with this one, it's a great job all around, so I'll just leave some random words.

You certainly took a lot more care with drums and bass in this song than usual, and I have to join the others in complimenting your drumwork, fits perfectly. Your basslines alternate between simple rhythmic patterns and acting more as extra melodies than as a rhythm aid - you're going to need a bass player to give better advice on this, but I think the ideal bassline should combine these two aspects in a more balanced way, focusing on rhythm without losing out on the harmony. But harmony, rather than melody. Usually this is better left for the lead instruments [not strict rule of course]. This is fine, but could be a little better imo. It was a fun idea to boost it with the piano.

You also make some attempts at guitar riffing.. bridge riff was very nice, as I told you before, but for the most part these riffs are nothing worth making a metal song out of, which is perfectly fine, because clearly the emphasis here is not on the riffs, but on the melodies - in this song there's a bunch of them going on at the same time, the pseudo-vocals, the koto (ain't that proggy as hell, koto in a rock band? xDD), the piano, the guitar leads, but they never clash with each other. Anyway, my philosophy for rhythm guitar is similar to that of bass, but with more chords :P

Btw, what kinda singer are you going to get to sing all those high notes? xD

I'm really focusing on technical aspects here, because for the song itself there's nothing I can say - you had something to tell us with this music and you did, and it works perfectly. The only reason this doesn't get my favourite is because Daslaf submitted his... and for some reason his song did something to me that yours didn't, not as much at least. Wish I could explain you but I really can't.

Rating: 4

Posted by |_JR_|  {{ 13 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 23 Nov 2009 03:33

Rated as: Unrated
quibokk goes rock/metal, and it works... somehow. dont ask me how. you retain a lot of your characteristic style, but it sounds nice and fresh when set in a different orchestral arrangement. I wouldnt have thought it could work out, but it just glows and earns a respectful nod of approval. the approach is retained throughout the song, but strong and somewhat varied melodic/harmonic ideas keep it from getting stale. why do I even bother typing this, you must know this is damn good. right? RIGHT?

4

Posted by RumpyTheRubbuhChikin  {{ 30 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 28 Nov 2009 12:30

Rated as: 
It's cool to see you taking a different musical direction keeping the elements that define your sound, and it feels like some fresh air, you know. Anyway, the song is pleasent to listen to, with a very simple structure to be honest, every idea here is fully developed, so I have no complains about the musical content of the song itself, but some chords on the strings track that sounded a little dissonant when they shouldn't have sounded that way IMO, whatever it's just a detail. Oh, and the transition from 71 to 72 didn't feel very smooth, it's like you had these two different parts and glued'em without really polishing the rough edges.
My favorite part is the bridge, simple riff but very effective and completely unexpected knowing your style.
It's kinda awkward to say this, but the only highlight here is that... it sounds different from yer previous work, though there are some great parts like some piano fills and drums all the way through, but nothing completely outstanding.

I don't know, I really like this song, but I feel it has a lot to do because is different from the rest of the Quibokk's catalog, and it's not your best song tbh, well at least not my favorite.

Rate: 3.5

Posted by Daslaf  {{ 22 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 30 Nov 2009 11:42

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4.0 most oryginal track in this comp for me. And it`s the first one where guitar fits. Good job (though it has not easy chords for many ears). The rhytm fits, making more complicated drums would be a mistake.

Posted by 35au1  {{ 3 tabs / 0 corrections }}  on: 30 Nov 2009 15:28

Rated as: Unrated
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