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Of course your work never ceases to impress me. I need to make more music closer to your film trailer style, but I could never come close to your level of expertise.

EvilRaccoon responds:

No way! You've got a lot of versatility in you and you really know your way around an orchestra. I spend a lot of time in synths these days making sounds then blending them a lot. But you've got much more orchestral composing skills than i do, so in my mind you have far greater ability to pull something far superior off. This type of sound has become really mainstream for trailers, but it's just for the fun factor is great to play with. :D

Thanks so much for your complements, it's so incredibly encouraging to have you post on my tracks. :)

I always love hearing your musical style and I really can't wait to hear what you come up with next.

I think the saxophone blends in well with the rest of the instruments; it's almost soothing. You may be a future Danny Elfman one day for all I know, but for now I can sit back and enjoy your simple stylized pieces. The carousel/circus theme is your trademark style I believe, and I enjoy ever minute of it.

"This is quite abstract and surreal," was the first thought that came to my mind after I hit play. Makes me wonder what is on this 'other side' of the world you've created.

The author comments would have been ideal to explain your reasoning behind this song in more detail, but you may have simply wanted to keep us guessing or come up with our own reasons why, which is ok because I would do the same thing.

Since the song is short, I've been listening to it on loop to try and get a better understanding of what's going on. The brushing sound that is prevalent throughout the track almost sounds like ocean waves, or wind rustling through palm leaves. I think to the layman, this is just a short piece, but to me I believe you've put quite a bit of thought into your work and I am thankful that Newgrounds still has musicians like yourself contributing their talents.

Excellent work as always.

larrynachos responds:

It's a difficult thing, explaining my music, because I'm not completely sure of what it means myself. When I compose, I compose around what I'm feeling, and I don't worry about how a listener interprets it because no matter how hard I try to explain it nobody will ever really understand what I mean.

I'm at a pretty stressful and confusing point in my life, and in some ways this song reflects that. The ambience is in reverse to represent a sort of chaotic regression as I'm thrown into the unfamiliar territory of adulthood. The deep water sound in the background represents drowning, which is a feeling I get frequently nowadays. The brushing sound was indeed supposed to be waves, but it also can represent air/breathing.

Although, that's just one possible interpretation of it. I also like to think it has a more phantasmagorical or clairvoyant meaning, but I can't find the right words to explain it. The title "The Other Side" refers to a reoccurring dream world I sometimes find myself in, frequently associated with water. Sometimes it's a beach, sometimes it's in deep, dimly lit water, and sometimes it's in an ice place at night. It's quiet and serene, and I feel at ease. I don't fully understand it, but it's in my head a lot and I think this song best embodies it.

That's probably too much thought to be putting into a song, huh? I'm really glad you like it, Bosa. Thank you so much for the review!

This would have been a good song to play for my young kindergarten class when they were learning about space, not that I'm saying this song is elementary.

I really enjoy the happy spirit of this song. I find it quite uplifting and the chosen synths gives it a young, vibrant vibe. You mentioned this got a radio spot. How did that happen?

Troisnyx responds:

Thank you <3

Here in Britain, lesser-known and indie artists have a system to try for radio plays called BBC Introducing. All the regional BBC stations, as well as the first three major ones (BBC Radio One, Two and Three) take part in this.

It's an online system whereby, like anyone submitting their songs for a gig, you show at least a small body of work. The presenter for your region of origin listens to every single last track submitted via the Introducing page, and sifts through them in order to decide which ones will be played for the Introducing show. The regional stations play the Introducing show between 20:00 and 22:00 on Saturdays. You'll be informed via e-mail when it is listened to, and if it is broadcast.

If the track is exceptionally good, it could even be listened to by the presenters from BBC Radio One, Two and Three, and perhaps even broadcast on some of their shows. I haven't gotten as far as being broadcast by them -- but I have been listened by Radio Three a few times before.

Incidentally, Sean McGinty, the presenter for the Introducing show on BBC Radio Lancashire, is also familiar with Soundskills, a studio run by Lancashire County Council where I go to record live stuff on Mondays. Whatever happens from this point is anyone's guess -- but it's fun to know that I have a second link of sorts to McGinty's show.

Excellent work. I know how difficult it is to write for every detail in a song. I would enjoy collaborating with you someday and create a magnificent piece.

Step responds:

Ohey Bosa! Really glad you enjoyed this. It was rather difficult, especially to make sure the music made sense with the animation, but I managed to make something out of it in the end! I sure as hell had enough time to, considering this project was started two years ago haha.

Thanks for dropping by!

Simply breathtaking. I had no idea you were so skilled at producing such emotional drama music. I am happy to hear you gain success.

ForgottenDawn responds:

Wow, your comment was a pleasant surprise :) Thank you so much!
Well, I guess I will share more of my soundtrack work here ^^

It has an early 2000's pc game feel, which is a great thing. I am simply astounded by your emotionally driven work here and the subtle ambiance is not only nostalgic but calming in its own way.

You definitely deserve the views, downloads and front page spot that is to come soon! I promise I'll get it done as soon as the next rotation comes up.

larrynachos responds:

Thanks a lot for the kind words, Bosa! Your review just made my day :) I'm so glad you liked the song!

I just realized I have 13k views and over a thousand downloads. How'd I manage that without the front page? Awesome!

Thanks in advance for the front page, and thanks again for the review!

A fine story. I feel like I am playing an old Lucasarts adventure game like the ones I played when I was a kid. There is something charming about GM that brings out the nostalgia.

I love your work. You are truly one of my favourite artists.

EvilRaccoon responds:

Thanks Bosa! :D <3

Awesome track! It really has an emotional feel to it -- like something you would hear in a TV drama. I could also hear it in a story-driven J-RPG like you mentioned in your author comments. The abrupt end is actually a nice touch and completes the song perfectly.

Very good work on this one! 5/5

larrynachos responds:

Thank you so much for the review, Bosa! It makes me really happy that you like this song! I made the abrupt end because it was supposed to be able to loop, but it still sounds really awesome without looping! I would have liked to hear your opinion on the percussion though. Does it sound out of place? I'm still kind of worried that it might throw off the overall mood for some people.

Thanks again for the review! Your approval means a great deal to me :)

I hear this more as music for the opening sequence of a dramatic TV series. The action sequence is really good, but when the piano came in at the end it was like icing on the cake for me. You have done everything right with this piece, and I can think of nothing wrong with it.

Awesome work, my good man!

OmegaP responds:

That would be very awesome if I could use this for a tv show! never really thought about it that way. Thank you for the kind remarks!

The best looking composer online.

Jon Babb @Bosa


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