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Arhymetriarchy   [2019]

Arhymetriarchy Released by :
Offence [web]

Release Date :
30 November 2019

Type :
C64 Music

Website :

Released At :
Nonstandard Time Signature Compo 2019

Achievements :
C64 Music Competition at Nonstandard Time Signature Compo 2019 :  #13

User rating:******____  5.8/10 (16 votes)   See votestatistics

Credits :
Code .... freQvibez of Offence
Music .... freQvibez of Offence
Graphics .... freQvibez of Offence
  Wild - Vilde of Offence

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User Comment
Submitted by Joe on 14 December 2019
Revoting: Had to give it more time this one than before.
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Submitted by spider-j on 6 December 2019
@Ryk: *lol* erm, "composition" ;-)
User Comment
Submitted by TheRyk on 6 December 2019
"composTition" is a little hard imho

can't decide if I like or hate this, so it's probably great art!
User Comment
Submitted by spider-j on 6 December 2019
Compostition is some very interesting "jazzy" style, but as other pointed out already: it suffers from the harsh sounds. Makes it really hard to love. If I imagine this played softly with real instruments instead it would be ace :-)
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Submitted by PAL on 2 December 2019
I like it :-) ... It is strange and it is almost like a live jazz session to me. Really cool that you created this one. I was up at a cabin on the mountain this weekend and we looked at alot of demos and also our own demos... it has to be nailed down to doing something one love to do. Then the ranx and placement of whatever one create do not matter... in 20 years it is all different. For me personally this a stayer in a compo that hold rules of doing something beside all mainstream and to be original and well... just something different than a normal tune... I like this one very much, it is so strange and I can imagine them people live just jamming away.
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Submitted by Adam on 2 December 2019
It's also not nice to downvote a production you just don't like as if it doesn't have to do anything with the competition it was made for.

that's how it works: if people don't like it, you get a low vote. what did you expect? all 10s? all these years later and people still don't understand this simple process. people can vote however they like. insulting people as you did in your previous post will get you nowhere :)
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Submitted by Groepaz on 1 December 2019
sounds like random patterns that went out of sync too me. sorry. no.
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Submitted by freℚvibez on 1 December 2019
Yeah, well - speaking about nice. It's also not nice to downvote a production you just don't like as if it doesn't have to do anything with the competition it was made for.

But you know what? I was indeed rude and therefore I say: Sorry, Compyx. I take back my insult. I hope you accept my apology.
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Submitted by iAN CooG on 1 December 2019
"Your life must be utterly pathetic" that's not nice, everyone is entitled to give their vote based on their perception, and you know what? You might have made a "technical" masterpiece in the eyes/ears of some other musicians, but you IMHO forgot to put some actual pleasant music in this. For my taste this is only noise. And here's my 1 meaning awful. Have a nice day.
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Submitted by Shogoon on 1 December 2019
Yeah i was gonna write, it feels also like 10/4 (cause of phrasing), but it's not clear, cause it's not a real band playing where you can hear accents and how the rhytm has been devided.
User Comment
Submitted by freℚvibez on 1 December 2019
@Shogoon: Actually there are different polyrythms going on. The first part is in 5/4 (10/4 to be exact), drums and bass that is, whereas the lead dubs that mostly in 4/4 feeling. The second, slower part, as well as the "drum solo" and the following bridge are in 5½/4. I really love to do 5/4 and solo over that in a different rhythm/phrasing. The fact that you felt it as 4/4 tells me that the mindfuck at least somewhat worked. :D
User Comment
Submitted by Shogoon on 1 December 2019
Sounds like straight 4/4 to me, but with a lot of syncopation and shuffle rhytm. Very nice motives and bluesy lazy improvisation:P. Little bit messy:P
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Submitted by Flotsam on 1 December 2019
I did a balancing vote (-1 for the sounds, obviously). I hope we get to hear a smoother version of this, maybe targeted for the 8580 chip. This song deserves to be finished in a proper way!
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Submitted by freℚvibez on 1 December 2019
Yes, the sounds are also my biggest woe in this tune. I didn't have much time on my hands at all and especially the instruments aren't worked out and polished, yet. Deadlines are cruel. :D

I also tried a balancing act to make the lead sound reasonably decent in both, 6581 and 8580 - yet I failed with this task. The original tune was composed on a 6581 AR and the filter is just so different from the other revisions, not to speak about the grave differences to the 8580. I revised the lead to sound somewhat ok'ish overall.

In the meantime I tested the tune on 5 different C64 computers and the filtered leads sound different on each single one. The SID chip really is plainly astonishing. Such diversity, individuality and vibrancy. It's like a living thing! :) But that's also why I love this machine and the nostalgia of working on on old hardware; and of course for the love for (obscure) music.

Anyways, thanks for your comments, guys! Really appreciated! Oh, and to the downvoter: Your life must be utterly pathetic if you donate your time to this little wonderful C64 universe bubble of nostalgia and then find it necessary to stir up some inside drama and vote a 3 (lol) for a legit entry of a competition even more niche. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
User Comment
Submitted by MMS_Z on 1 December 2019
Actually it is a masterpiece! Especially for chaotic good persons :-)
My vote is low because I am chaotic evil
User Comment
Submitted by Joe on 1 December 2019
It's underrated already, that's just too bad. It's really great. Ah well, universe still spins.
User Comment
Submitted by Flotsam on 1 December 2019
Makes me dizzy thinking how much work must have gone to this. And not just work, also skills. Still, I'm with Joe, the soundset is pretty harsh. Is there a technical reason for that or is it a matter of choice? For me, that's the only minus, everything else is just great.
User Comment
Submitted by Jammer on 1 December 2019
Immensely difficult tune. I really love chords! :)
User Comment
Submitted by Joe on 30 November 2019
Nice! Not so found of the soundset but like the overall pace and composition!
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