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Soldier of Saigon Soldier of Saigon

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

The subtle sounds of Saigon hmm. I don't hear much soldier here, but I'm definitely catching that post-war protest vibe. The documentary type. The looking back glass. The end. It's got that good groove of moving on, through the fumes of fury bombs to moving dawns with a few stooping fawns standing in a group on lawns! The rising sun warm like a newborn. Nice.

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S3C responds:

interesting poetic synopsis! thanks for the review!


Day's End Blues Day's End Blues

Rated 4 / 5 stars

I like the groove, though sometimes the background riff seems to skip out of sync with the foreground music. The 'chuck chuck' comes on at the wrong time and breaks that moody melodic magic a little, or the pace moves faster than the main music. I think, also, that since it's a more noticeable background loop this time it gets easy to focus on that, and move from the tingling mingle of the smooth solo to the occasionally mustering monotony of the background. Sometimes you notice it, sometimes not so much. I like how it livens up at the end btw, would be cool if you hd time to do one of these sometime (genre of choice) with no loops at all, just live layers entirely! Btw, in the background, could that be a Contrabass..? Overall it's a smooth and moody tune, good music as always!

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S3C responds:

I agree now that you mention it, the track is a little more monotonous than usual. No, not a contrabass. Just a guitar pitched down an octave. That would be pretty sweet if it was a real contrabass though.

hmm, well you've given me an idea. A track with no loops? I'll have to record more than one take lol. It'll be a little harder to feel the groove and plan on the go, I'll try and see how it goes. I am planning to release some tracks that have loops, but they build layer upon layer throughout.

thanks for the review as always!


Safe Haven Safe Haven

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

What a mellow tune this one. Ambient and pure, and yet there's a grungy wisp to it that makes me think of Gorrilaz, for some reason. For some other reason I imagined it'd sound like the safe room music from Resident Evil before I played it. Strange impressions play in my head, but the ring of fire is a better suite, a suitable scenario, though I imagine just the lone drifter instead of the group, trudging on wearily as debris streaks the ashen sky. It's soft, and ambient, and peaceful, but not really a tone of harmony. I like the mood... it's like you're standing at the end of the world, and you accept it. Good piece.

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S3C responds:

Gorrillaz huh, interesting...Safe room music from Resident Evil sounds fitting to me. And that last scenario you provided describes what happens in the icon for this piece. Cool. Thanks for the visual review!


Pathways Pathways

Rated 4 / 5 stars

An ambient and inspiring adventure track. Nice.

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Attackofthetroy responds:

Thanks for all of your feedback! It means a lot.


VisionaRy - Unstoppable VisionaRy - Unstoppable

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

A pretty chill and melodic tune this one, the melody starts to get a bit monotone after a while, but I like the rhythm. Some variation and this could be pretty awesome!

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iViSiONzGD responds:

Thanks for the feedback!


Wack That Schmuck Wack That Schmuck

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Definitely getting a whiff of that wacky atmosphere here. :) In my vision, Jimmy makes a run for it, leaping across construction site girders in a desperate attempt to get away, yet ultimately getting shit in the shoulder and plummeting to his inescapable death four hundred feet below... but what happened to the body? The ground lies barren and dry below, and Jimmy is nowhere to be found.

Interesting how the addition of a backstory changes the way you perceive the track, and I love that build-up towards the end, letting this play like a movie in my mind made for a pretty exciting finale at that point! Nice work, and an interestingly grungy style of sound this time around.

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S3C responds:

lol @ that typo. Nice scenario! It's better than a story that I was trying to write out. Thanks for the review! Glad you like the buildup.


A Certified Hip Feel A Certified Hip Feel

Rated 4 / 5 stars

I must admit, the first half a minute or so had me wondering if I'd really get into the groove. It felt a bit messy, unstructured, and not like the different instruments really synced. But as another half a minute passed those impressions faded away.

Makes me wonder if the combination's an acquired taste, or if everything just comes together better and better the further it goes. I like the added atmospheric layers towards the end especially. It's a funky collective, with a festive feeling to it! Nice music.

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S3C responds:

thanks for the review! it's a loose, funky groove.


That Boondock Bang That Boondock Bang

Rated 4 / 5 stars

I definitely catch the Souther-flavor in this one! Though not so sure about the metal. The beginning has me thinking of snakes and aligators, of wet mangrove swamps and shrimp boats, snakeskin boots, tough guys and decorative hats that obscure the eyes. And then it gets a little Spanish flare, and I feel like I'm on a dusty square in Mexico, a dry American walking up to a fountain for some water, but there's nothing there! The spectators gather with glasses of tequila and lime, and jeer him on as he quests for something to quench his thirst. *poof* Pepsi commercial. Well, I like! Twas a gritty, groovy; granular tune.

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S3C responds:

i'm not sure about the metal either, it certainly isn't heavy, but genres are amorphic so I might as well use any interpretive freedom to my advantage. I felt the downbeat heavy rhythm, drop D tuning, and usage of power chords was enough to loosely categorize this track as a type of alternative metal. Good review! It's good that you got that Southern swampy visual out of this track, so did I. Spanish influences are always a welcomed quality, but again I'm not hearing much of that here lol. Would make for a good Latino Pepsi commercial, where that dry American is Donald Trump. something like Robert DeNiro's character in Machete, maybe.


Sympathetic Fallacy Sympathetic Fallacy

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Moving; full of mellow metamorphosis. A very soft and sympathetic tune to listen to!

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S3C responds:

short but sweet review, thanks for listening in!


Suburban Sunset Suburban Sunset

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Seeing the city image on the disc spin as I listen, I imagine I'm parachuting out of control, somersaulting through the sky in a sunset dive where my body does little to bring up a barrage of air that might slow my fall. It goes round and round, and what comes around goes around and round... were it not for the unintentional motion of said thumb I'd probably imagine a sunset on ground-level though, dusty and Earthbound, not really slow or eventless, but with a good dose of control. Feels like confidence. Also nice ending, abrupt but fitting.

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S3C responds:

oh cool I thought I was the only who disabled the visualizer. Interesting; I cannot say I had that story in mind when creating the song lol, but the spinning icon is acutely described there. Thanks for the review!