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the more I listen the better it gets

but you rhymed "you" with "you"?!@?!?#?!

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Its too easy to get a chain reaction that wipes out the entire screen and new ships don't appear fast enough.

hands down, best ragdoll game, imho

The difficulty level is perfect. There are too many flash games out there that are just too easy and boring. The ragdoll physics are fresh as ever, and combined with the ceaseless streams of projectiles coming from both the player and the enemies and the epic music this game makes for a very cool, fast-paced, and satisfying experience

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Your music is really interesting

I like how boldly you merge seemingly unconventional elements together. You take the basic standard framework of a genre, like in this case, dnb - the drums are crisp, the breaks are appropriately spaced, there is variety in the fills and the sort of energy you expect from dnb.

The little delayed motif feels very consistent throughout the song, and there probably would have been just too much of it, if not for all the other fun harmonic stuff that gets layered with it, as well as the brief pause for when the vocal bits come in, there's some nice contrast.

It feels very progressive. The harmonies are super open, and it's non-standard, which might turn some people off, I guess, but that's what's fresh about this. The composition feels so cohesive as a whole, especially given the title.

It is lacking bass, though. Fans of genre conventions could be a bit disappointed, but otherwise the production is quite good. Albeit, that huge hallkick with delay is pretty loud, so it might be clipping.

Basically, I thought this was really well done, and I like your style!

Athanatos responds:

Thanks Ocular,
I try to merge a lot of different aspects of music to create a song. I don't really put any planning when I create a song. I create sounds and patterns then add a beat(dubstep,dnb,hiphop,etc) such as dnb. And build from there. I actually had to build this song off another unfinished project. About the bass issue, I really really thought about adding "bass" into this song but.. I was looking for more of a gentle touch to this song. There is bass... but very little haha. And mostly coming from the pads. I really tried to make the drums flow with the atmosphere of the song. And that echoing synth that is used throughout the song... I have no idea why but I'm just in love with it. I'm using it in other tracks as well just because it sounds so unique to me, and i can manipulate it so easily. I will admit there might be some parts of this song that might turn people off but I really made it in the way I personally wanted it to be.

I really appreciate your review O.N., and I'm glad you liked how it turned out!!

pretty sweet, these are my kind of sounds!

my favorite thing is the slow n' subtle portamento lead, probably would enjoy more of that sorta thing. the other layers you've got going on complement everything fairly nicely

there's good contrast between sections in terms of instruments and rhythm, it's just too bad that the harmonic progression is so stale and never really changes

feels like the pauses between the chord hits in the breaks sections could benefit from some kind of further shaping, like some reversed snare type fx or sidechained noise or even small bits of filter automation, I'm not sure though

percussion is nice and crisp, but gets repetitive; the resulting dance feel is perhaps a little too explicit in my opinion. the four-on-the-floor is strong in this one

generally good build-ups and structure, quite enjoyable, but still ends up dragging on because of the redundant harmony I mentioned

hm, when it drops out at 2:18, probably would feel better if there was more lingering delay/verb on that last bit to make the transition less abrupt, but that might be a personal preference (well, all critique is personal preference, tbh)

I would maybe like to hear something with this type of sound/production, but more experimental in nature, I think that would be fun and enjoyable

great mood/atmosphere

piano bits really make it stand out and sound classy, grace notes ftw!

steampianist responds:

thanks man

I am an independent producer of music that is primarily electronic, though I do like to keep things eclectic.

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James Madison University

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