Edit (20/02/2021): with some suggestions, I updated it to a version without all of the percussion and a bit less energy. I think it's more coherent.

Ashedragon · 1 year ago

@Kedbreak136 Thanks! They're finished as of right now, as I don't really know how I'd further flesh them out. They feel rather complete as is, but I'm definitely open to any suggestions.

@Arcana Very true! Every little piece matters a great deal, even the ones that are largely inaudible. You can't tell that it's there, but you notice when it's missing. I also do love my dissonant tones—9ths are delicious.

Arcana · 1 year ago

This is a really interesting study in how taking away elements makes the emotions totally different.

The first song felt very bombastic and exciting. The second one is very mysterious and haunting. There are a lot of subtle dissonant tones (sounds like a lot of 7ths and 9ths) in the second that I couldn't hear in the earlier version. For what it's worth, I like the second version better, but I could totally see you using both if for example you have a video game where you have a "battle" version and an "overworked" version.

I think the fact that you uploaded both is also a very interesting exercise for us listeners too, I'm very glad that you did it and it's an interesting feature that the site allows multiple files per week.

Kedbreak136 · 1 year ago

The version without the percussion makes the top bell melody clearer and gives a different dynamic to the song. There are quite a lot of things happening in this 2 minutes song. There is a lot of potential if these good ideas are developed even further.

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