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IceCap Zone "BrainFreeze" UPDATE 8 YEARS LATER

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The initial synths are pretty horrible. They remind me of going to the dentist, or a sawmill... Is it supposed to sound like a guitar?

The intro is too long and repetitive. Everything feels very mechanical and inorganic in an unpleasant way.

A clone of the first synth comes in and it still feels like an intro. Where the hell are the drums? Lots of dissonance - the bassline doesn't fit with the melody at all.

The softer synths that eventually replace the sawmill sounds are pretty nice, but I'm still missing percussion.

You need to work on making more stuff happen, all the time, to keep things interesting. It all feels very static, especially the beginning, with the horrible distorted synths. Try adding some pads here and there, some nice drums and modulating the melody instruments so they don't feel like they're on autopilot.

Additionally, I would advise you to work a little more on your wips before posting them here, if you don't wanna get this kind of critisism. It can be very annoying to have someone else tell you about flaws and problems you're already aware of. Work it up to where you think it's good, and then see what others think. :)

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dang, this would have been prime for recapitated...

props for pursuing a style that i haven't yet hear for ice cap, but it's pretty obnoxious at this point. not sure how to sugar-coat it, so i apologize if i seem insulting.

p.s. slayer ftw

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early stages of what...it's not even salvagable. This is really just garbage. Scratch and start over.

He's just inexperienced. If he had to start over every time it ended up this bad, he'd never improve.

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early stages of what...it's not even salvagable. This is really just garbage. Scratch and start over.

You're like the Simon Cowell of the WIP forum. I hope you're the next new judge. :D No, seriously.

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The song is very piercing......and not in "shakes you to your soul" way, but a "nails on the chalkboard" way. I think it would help to add more drums to balance out the soundscape, and please, please change up some of those synths/guitar samples. I think you can make this into somethin good, btu you'll need to totally rework it...

And I agree with BGC, this defintiely a unique take on IceCap.

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They've all attended SnappleMan Reviewing Academy.

Yo, XFactor, don't listen to these assholes. This song is great, totally OCR worthy. I think you should submit.

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You're a mean guitar player, Snappleman. "Oh man, that just works in so many levels! Ahahah! Ahhhhhahaahhhhhh *choke* "

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 i went back to this stupid fucking thing: http://spellmynamewithabang.com/post/128012918968/so-i-did-the-remix-thing-for-that-a-few-hours

 

i made the original with an fl studio demo on my mom's computer in 2007 over the course of 3 days. this one was made on my mom's computer with an fl studio demo in 2015 over the course of 2 hours, right now. it's still a wip, i guess? lots of placeholder drums, who cares. samples the original a lot, i don't know if i'll ever finish it, i'm just tooling around because somebody managed to dig up the original track. which is here now, by the way: http://spellmynamewithabang.com/post/127997081423/listen-to-this-pure-trash-thing-i-made-when-i-was

 

lots of mixing/mastering issues i guess

 

blah, anyway

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