"Everything" by efmusic


by efmusic

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 Ogg Vorbis version

Originality: 5/10Technical: 3/10
Theme: 7/10Quality: 5/10
Arrangement: 5/10Global: 5/10

Genre: game music
Proper production. Strings at 2.20 are a bit too much of it all, especially when there's also a panflute kicking in at 2.50. Works well for its genre, although not outstanding due to the cheesy ambient/meditation vibe. Lacks distinct punch-in-the-face-characteristic to remain interesting throughout the song. Just nice, not nice enough to be of much influence on this compo.

ps: it reminded me of Simon the Sorcerer, which always is a good thing :)
Originality: 6/10Technical: 3/10
Theme: 5/10Quality: 4/10
Arrangement: 5/10Global: 5/10

I've been playing some old pc games lately, all featuring music from trackers, and 'Everyting' by efmusic could perfectly fit in one of them.

I realy like the atmosphere you're creating in this track, it's all kinda laidback and not forcing itself onto you.

But, that's also the downside of this track, it fails to stick with me, and there isn't realy happening much.
Try to spice up you track a bit, bu adding some filter sweep things or something out of the ordanary to keep the attention of the listener.

Originality: 7/10Technical: 8/10
Theme: 8/10Quality: 8/10
Arrangement: 7/10Global: 7/10

Well well, here we have some nice medievalish notes playing. The atmoshpere in this track is top notch in my opinion. It's a dark and slow moving track, but it manages to keep you interested all the way through anyway. The background is simple to say the least, but it works. Why? Because there's so much variation going on in the front, with variations in both melodies and instruments taking the lead. Nevertheless, I think the background could have had a bit more variation to the percussions at least. The conga(?) at least could use something more in terms of variation. I would have like more of a dark boom or rumble to the basskick also, especially since there's not much else going on in the bassregions.
The use of delay effects is exemplary in this track imo. It's just enough to give something extra to the track, yet never screams for attention. I noticed one thing about the delay though, every one of them has the same setting, which again is the default in madtracker. So, a bit of luck that they seem to work then, eyh? This also means that you could have routed them all to the same channel and thus saved some CPU cycles (not that this track needs much anyway).
I can't quite say why, but this track has movie soundtrack written all over it imo. Good work, even though it's a bit rough around the edges.
TNK / ATK project
Originality: 6/10Technical: 7/10
Theme: 6/10Quality: 7/10
Arrangement: 8/10Global: 7/10

Originality: 6
Theme: 6 <-- within the genre
Arrangement: 8
Technical: 7
Quality: 7
Global: 7

Nice atmosphere, laid-back rythm, nice blend of ethnic instruments, analog and (voluntarly) very cheap chip sounds. This gives it all a quite demoish feel. This one does obviously not focus on an ultra catchy theme but on setting a certain mood, and succeeds quite well in this task.

Some samples could be better, like your flute (ins 15h), besides this I could definitely see this one as the backtrack in some documentary movie (get it 2 the discovery channel !)

Not quite the music I'ld listen just for pure musical pleasure, but definitely some track I could put on while working.
The mixing works well...

All in all a good track, not exceptionnal, but not bad neither, with some nice synth sounds.

Also something that I'll probably copy-paste 3 billion times within this reviewing process : NAME YOUR TRACKS ! This would give your audiance and us judges a better view of how your track is built, will help newbies to learn how to use MT and to beat you in next year's compo :)

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