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Minimal Illuminatus   [2014]

Minimal Illuminatus Released by :

Release Date :
25 February 2014

Type :
C64 Music

Released At :
Longplay Music Competition 2014

Achievements :
C64 Music Competition at Longplay Music Competition 2014 :  #10

User rating:*******___  6.9/10 (14 votes)   See votestatistics
*******___  7/10 (8 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Music .... Zirias

SIDs used in this release :
Minimal Illuminatus(/MUSICIANS/Z/Zirias/Minimal_Illuminatus.sid)

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User Comment
Submitted by Zirias on 16 March 2014
BTW, as always, [in place of an edit] thanks a lot for written feedback! It gives much better insight than just a vote :)
User Comment
Submitted by Zirias on 16 March 2014
Yeah, well, at least you understand my intent :) I must admit the SID is still kind of a mystery to me (especially hearing the HardSID recordings, that are really messed up ...) -- but I like composing very much! Either I continue doing "weird stuff" or I'll stop. I hope for the first, getting (technically) better with the SID ;)
User Comment
Submitted by Dr.Science on 15 March 2014
This is more approaching to the "masses", but still keeping it a bit weird. Now you've to find the right Balance between "experimental/weird" and "masses". Good Luck :-)
User Comment
Submitted by TheRyk on 9 March 2014
strange like all your entries but interesting and somewhat agreeable :)
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Submitted by JackAsser on 2 March 2014
This inspired me a lot! I've just learned to step away from 4/4 and learn how to play 3/4 and 6/4 on the piano. :) Now I just must learn to get a hang of 5/4 as well. :D
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Submitted by Zirias on 2 March 2014
As an addendum to all of you who don't like the (very few) dissonances: PLEASE take the time to listen a little longer. There's no wrong or right in composing (in general, not talking about the SID right now ...) -- it's just about what is interesting and pleasant :)
User Comment
Submitted by Zirias on 26 February 2014
SIDwave, thanks for your feedback. As already stated (what's "correct" in musical terms? please don't start with the principles of counterpoint *g*), the dissonances are intentional. But when 2 people say it sounds like an accident, I probably didn't achieve what I had in mind ... when listening to music myself, I expect to be surprised and challenged. Doing this myself seems to be a though task ;)

To cadaver and spider-j: The instruments are in fact much simpler than the previous ones, but I guess I start getting kind of a feeling for the SID, so they may sound more "polished". Maybe a good idea to start kind of "basic", still being new to the SID. I'm just glad nobody is offended by the 5/4 so far :)
User Comment
Submitted by SIDWAVE on 26 February 2014
very nice tune. but the places where the arp does transpose, it should have been done correct me think. still, a very enjoyable and untraditional tune. i also heard your last release. nice to have you around!
User Comment
Submitted by cadaver on 26 February 2014
This certainly has most "normal" sound of your entries in this compo. I particularly like the beginning, which sounds like it has been made way back in the early 80's. The main melody with its unexpected slides is also interesting and rather listenable.
User Comment
Submitted by Zirias on 26 February 2014
If you listen carefully, there ARE different chords (3 of them, IIRC). Two arps don't harmonize with the other voices which is intended indeed, otherwise I would've found it to boring... probably all a matter of taste, as someone also commented on the "rava revisited" that the rhythm at the beginning sounded like errors ;)
User Comment
Submitted by spider-j on 26 February 2014
Nice composition and I hear you're making quick progress with sound creation. What I really don't like in this one are the disharmonic arps. Is that intended or did you forget/were too lazy to create arps for different chords?
And even though it was intended, the problem is: it sounds like you forgot =)
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