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Monofail   [2018]

Monofail Released by :
Maniacs of Noise [web], MultiStyle Labs [web]

Release Date :
7 March 2018

Type :
C64 Music

Website :

Released At :
Nonstandard Time Signature Compo 2018

Achievements :
C64 Music Competition at Nonstandard Time Signature Compo 2018 :  #1

User rating:**********  9.7/10 (31 votes)   See votestatistics
**********  9.8/10 (13 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Music .... LMan of Censor Design, Maniacs of Noise, MultiStyle Labs, Oxyron, Performers, Remix64.com, The Tuneful Eight
Graphics .... LMan of Censor Design, Maniacs of Noise, MultiStyle Labs, Oxyron, Performers, Remix64.com, The Tuneful Eight

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User Comment
Submitted by jailbird on 2 April 2018
This is SICK!
User Comment
Submitted by CreaMD on 23 March 2018
Excellent sound design as always from you. I would say, that you have brought your SID sound as close to real world audio mastering as possible.
User Comment
Submitted by Morpheus on 23 March 2018
MoN is alive thanks to LMan!
User Comment
Submitted by Shogoon on 16 March 2018
Keep your path mate! This is what everyone of us should be looking for. Find what you like and keep on rolling:) Great tune.
User Comment
Submitted by LMan on 16 March 2018
Thanks everyone for the favorable feedback, I truly appreciate it!!

GH: I guess it's a matter of perspective. With your background and preference for jazzy chords and complex leads, I understand why you feel this way. Personally I'm quite fond of, in comparison, rather simple and catchy melodies, and thematic repetitions.

I totally admire you guys for being able to come up with highly sophisticated and complex compositions, which is frankly something I am at this point not able to do. And maybe that's for the better, too.

Anyway my sincerest thanks for your reflection!
User Comment
Submitted by spider-j on 15 March 2018
Nice chill sounds and timing feels very easy.
User Comment
Submitted by Digger on 12 March 2018
Unbelievable SID sounds, production and composition! Well done Markus!
User Comment
Submitted by GH on 9 March 2018
Another mile stone and killer intro or even better, another Sunrise at Uluru :D

It's all been said before.

Marcus, you certainly have your own unique style. The Instrument Design and Rhythmic Drumbeat Arp Delay Pattern Technics are top notch and all put at their very right timed rows.
Little accents and novelties appear now and then and the use of Filters is amazing!

That all said I still can't get used to your repetitive style of Leads :D:D:D

*It appears Gerard was brainwashed by his music teachers who forced him to stick to non popular scales nobody likes*

Although I like your chords (Harmonic-wise) the Lead notes you play on them sound like a Backing-track to me and not like first Lead !

Hope this makes sense at all... :D

Maybe you do this on purpose (since earlier songs have the same Lead approach) to make it feel more easy listening. Mainstream.
Or the way of playing the notes on certain areas give less restrictions to gain the effects you want?

Well in any case, keep up the good work and thanks for all the love , time and effort you put into this!
User Comment
Submitted by Frantic on 9 March 2018
Sound design = great
Picture = great (gives me Kraftwerk vibes)
Composition = ok
User Comment
Submitted by Mr.Ammo on 9 March 2018
Your sound design skills never fail to impress me! Great tune!
User Comment
Submitted by NecroPolo on 8 March 2018
I'm in the middle of a non-C64 period of time for a while (lots of other stuff burning time unfortunately and I do admit that I miss abusing my 8580 chip), I just logged in to say,

LMan you rule! What a great sounding track, man!
User Comment
Submitted by psych on 8 March 2018
All have been said already. Nevertheless, outstanding craftsmenship!
User Comment
Submitted by Stone on 8 March 2018
Wow. Unbelievable. At times it sounds like there are 3 independently controlled filters. Witchcraft! Confess, repent and you may be spared!
User Comment
Submitted by Slator on 8 March 2018
totally amazing what you can stretch out of the sid chip, chapeau!
User Comment
Submitted by Linus on 7 March 2018
Nice gfx, PilLeMan! :) The music isn’t far from, at the very least, okayish either.

Seriously, the production is slick as a whistle and I even considered bowing down for a second.

Keep it up, mate!
User Comment
Submitted by chatGPZ on 7 March 2018
namevoting here we come! <3
User Comment
Submitted by Jammer on 7 March 2018
@celticdesign: devil is always in the details. sometimes you change mere cutoff, one frame of wavetable, choose different pitch for modulator and suddenly BOOM! ;)
User Comment
Submitted by celticdesign on 7 March 2018
Nextgen wat!?!? Similar sounds exists before, no?!
Beside of that... Awesome job and you surely deserve the award for being one of the best composers in C64 history ever.
Keep'm comin'!!!
User Comment
Submitted by F7sus4 on 7 March 2018
Nextgen sound engineering + newschool composing = 10-gasm
It's like drinking Bepis without any form of interruption or disturbance.
User Comment
Submitted by Joe on 7 March 2018
Supercool! Lovely image as well!
User Comment
Submitted by Dymo on 7 March 2018
Nice stuff :)
User Comment
Submitted by Erol on 7 March 2018
You killed it.
User Comment
Submitted by LMan on 7 March 2018
Gracias, caballeros!
User Comment
Submitted by Dr.j on 7 March 2018
Great work Markus!! very special energy !
User Comment
Submitted by Jammer on 7 March 2018
It fails to suck ass! Sounds, echoes, filtering <3
User Comment
Submitted by Pad on 7 March 2018
Awesome stuff!
User Comment
Submitted by Mibri on 7 March 2018
Spectacular. Feeling inspired listening to the percussive elements that are being thrown around here!
User Comment
Submitted by LMan on 7 March 2018
Truly appreciate it, WAVE and Shine!
User Comment
Submitted by WAVE on 7 March 2018
Amazing use of the SID, I'm flabbergasted how many apparent channels there are, even though it's still just 3 SID channels... you crazy, brilliant (L)Man... Very proud you put this also under the Maniacs of Noise label. Nice artwork too. True artist at work in many ways.
User Comment
Submitted by Shine on 7 March 2018
Seriously ... I LOVE IT !!! <3
User Comment
Submitted by LMan on 7 March 2018
Enjoy :)

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