Charlie Van Pelt - "Struggling With Destiny"

Discussion in 'New Talent & Track Reviews' started by Charlie Van Pelt, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. Charlie Van Pelt

    Charlie Van Pelt Charles N. Charge

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    The floodgates seem to have opened regarding my output these days. Here's my second song of 2007.

    [​IMG] Struggling With Destiny (chillout, ambient - 6:59)

    I've actually had the melody for this song in my head since last year; I was planning to flesh it out right after completing "My Last." As you all know, that's not what actually happened.

    Now, you might recognize one synth from a previous release, and that's fine. It fits this song much better, anyway. :D

    As always, download and (hopefully) enjoy!
     
  2. jay walker

    jay walker 1/2 of Passive/Aggressive

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    Nice spacey intro, breakdown sounds too distorted on the melody.

    The drums need filling up a bit, a break would really do the trick.

    Like the melodys, but the levels seem well off, pads far to loud, drums not loud enough, etc.

    I think switching the drum pattern / bassline on the second drop would really progress the track as well.

    Solid effort tho CVP :spliff:
     
  3. Charlie Van Pelt

    Charlie Van Pelt Charles N. Charge

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    Thanks for the constructive criticism, Jay.

    You might have a point on those pads...I'm listening to the track now, and perhaps they could have been turned down a few smidgens. Gotta love hindsight, innit.

    I'm already working on number three of this year, so I can atone for past sins. :D
     
  4. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    i like it, its consistent. the melodies are sort of hymn ish which is a funny combination, my only gripe is that it doesnt pack any real surprises.
     
  5. Charlie Van Pelt

    Charlie Van Pelt Charles N. Charge

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    You're pretty spot-on with that review, Logikz. This was one track which I didn't think called for too many switches, but rather, making the most of a minimal amount of ingredients.

    Funny that you say that the melodies are hymn-ish, what with me singing in a choir and all. But I digress. :D

    Until next time - and I promise, next time will not take one year. :)
     
  6. Reactor Grits

    Reactor Grits lick a shot

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    oi charlie (been a while eh?). not a bad track. for me the sounds are a bit too happy, bit nintendo sounding. I hear you still put your spiritual elevation into your work. I actually expected something different after the bridge, try to get something more varying on the go next time!