[?] [X] [C] [TMALite]
Not logged in.


Detailed module view [disabled]
Home

woolters's Comments

   2   

View by:
Download: download view
Title: Stone and Bird
Filename: stone_and_bird.xm
Posted Sun 3rd Jul 2011
Rated 9 / 10
Nice intro with the guitar harmonics. Unusual drum beat. I like the mood in this track. There are many layers in this. I think the somewhat arabic sounding guitar line is a great addition. The only minor thing about this song are the drums: they are a bit too soft and sound too electronic together with the "organic", flowing harmonies.

Download: download view
Title: songe 5
Filename: sage14.xm
Posted Thu 30th Jun 2011
Rated 8 / 10
reggae track with some nice tempo variations and some nice chord progression, which is a bit standard-ish in the beginning, but evolves into something very nice as you progress. Though the bassline is good, I'm not too fond of the continuous chord pads running throughout the song. They smoothen out the rhythmic reggae effect. The two tempo/genre changes in the track are well-found and well-executed :).

Download: download view
Title: The Wheels Of Fate
Filename: jk_thewheelsoffate.xm
Posted Thu 30th Jun 2011
Rated 9 / 10
Cool groovy beat! Nice bass, very intricate stuff going on! Great lead!

Download: download view
Title: marionator.
Filename: marionator.mod
Posted Wed 29th Jun 2011
Rated 9 / 10
Nice groove! Can't go wrong with a wah wah guitar :D. The samples contain a lot of "noise", but, as can be read in the instruments text, that's what the artist wants. The leads are well-executed and really stand out.

Download: download view
Title: take off
Filename: take_off.mod
Posted Wed 29th Jun 2011
Rated 8 / 10
This is one of those tunes you start playing, you turn to other stuff and after 7 minutes of repeated playing you suddenly realise: "oh, right! I was listening to something". It is a 4-channel mod, and a nice, non-intrusive tune with an interesting chord structure. The melodies are played with various instruments, which adds to the "colour" of the song.

Download: download view
Title: Steady Boy
Filename: robric311.xm
Posted Wed 29th Jun 2011
Rated 8 / 10
I really enjoyed the chord progression in the first half of the track. But then the first part is just repeated without any break or bridge. The melody is somewhat simplistic, but it fits with the continuous staccato piano line on the 8th notes.

Download: download view
Title: Scotchman in a skirt
Filename: scotch.xm
Posted Mon 27th Jun 2011
Rated 10 / 10
Simply amazing. This one will send chills up and down your back, arms and legs. It is reminiscent of Vangelis' Conquest of Paradise. Amazing use of samples, awesome epic/adventurous feel to it. It holds you spell-bound till the very end.

Download: download view
Title: Reggae #1
Filename: goob_reggae.it
Posted Mon 27th Jun 2011
Rated 7 / 10
This is pretty relaxed. It has a slow beat and an afterbeat. The bass line isn't really reggae-ish; together with the hip-hop-ish drums, it made me doubt if I even should classify it as reggae. The beep voice is an unusual addition. I like the bluesy trumpet and the vibraphones.

Download: download view
Title: reggae
Filename: x-ample_-_reggae.mod
Posted Mon 27th Jun 2011
Rated 6 / 10
There is some nice suspense in this tune. It has some chip tune elements, but it is nowhere near reggae. Some samples are grossly out of tune. The melody at times is nice, but seems quite ramdom also at some points. The track does not have an ending.

Download: download view
Title: reggae-dub.#1
Filename: reggae-dub_1.mod
Posted Mon 27th Jun 2011
Rated 6 / 10
The artist tried to make a reggae dub track. Though it has some elements of it (lots of reverb, solo stuff for the several parts like the bass, drums and afterbeat, etc), it's just below the 1:00m requirement. The bass is too intrusive. It would be better suited for a drum n bass/junge track. A beat like this is fine, as long as you keep accenting the 2 and 4 counts more than the 1 and 3.

Download: download view
Title: reggae
Filename: muffin_-_reggae.mod
Posted Mon 27th Jun 2011
Rated 9 / 10
It's called reggae, but there's hardly any reggae about it. I'd say this is excellent funk! there's a really cool shuffle groove in this song. It's well-balanced and the samples are pretty clear. This gets you wagging your head. It's a very easy-going tune.

Download: download view
Title: marley2
Filename: marley2.mod
Posted Mon 27th Jun 2011
Rated 8 / 10
Although this is some sort of redo of the Dutch reggae hit Suzanne by VOF de Kunst, it has a unique feel to it that is actually pretty good. The melody is a bit more melancholic than the original.

Download: download view
Title: rasta re'gay
Filename: rasta_regay.mod
Posted Mon 27th Jun 2011
Rated 6 / 10
This track consists of chopped up loops. It doesn't really have a theme or a melody, just random brass. still, the sample quality an general feel of this reggae track are reasonably enjoyable.

Download: download view
Title: rasta-billy
Filename: rasta-billy.mod
Posted Mon 27th Jun 2011
Rated 7 / 10
Reggae chip mod. The thing starts off with a low quality (quite enjoyable) drum beat. But then the lead comes in... and oh god, that lead is out of tune! I would have enjoyed it more if the low quality drum beat would have been replaced with higher quality samples when the lead comes in.

Download: download view
Title: rastaman
Filename: hotman_-_rastaman.mod
Posted Mon 27th Jun 2011
Rated 7 / 10
4-channel dance/house mod. It's a bit minimal. Some clear samples. I find the vocals "Free your mind, your energy. Come on, kick it, rastaman" a bit tacky ;). I do like the gated effect on the "activate" sample. There is some enjoyable rhythm in this.

Download: download view
Title: jamaica vibes-or+?
Filename: jamaica_vibes-or.mod
Posted Sun 26th Jun 2011
Rated 8 / 10
The sample quality is not the highest, but this is proper reggae. Recognisable melody, good use of blue notes, it really gives it a soulful feeling. The staccato bass line adds to the reggae feel of this track. It even distantly reminds me of "54-46 Was My Number" by Toots & the Maytals.

Download: download view
Title: Jamaican Jam
Filename: zane_-_jamaican_jam.s3m
Posted Thu 23rd Jun 2011
Rated 9 / 10
:) Though the artist calls it "an attempt at jazz", I hear very little jazz influences in this. I'd say it has enough elements to be classified as samba, such as the syncopated rhythms, the heartbeat bass drum and the heavy accented second and fourth count. I find this very enjoyable :). Great rhythms :).

Download: download view
Title: jamaican beat
Filename: reggah.mod
Posted Thu 23rd Jun 2011
Rated 6 / 10
Though this has a number of reggae characteristics, I miss the reggae feel. The bass line needs more rhythm and variation across the chords. Now, it doesn't have that plump reggae feel.

Download: download view
Title: Popsicle Jazz
Filename: r8frost.s3m
Posted Thu 23rd Jun 2011
Rated 7 / 10
This track has an attractive melody that stands out, a recognisable break and good choice of lead instruments. It does get a bit repetitive after a while.

Download: download view
Title: departing mimas
Filename: alpha_c_-_departing_mimas.it
Posted Wed 22nd Jun 2011
Rated 8 / 10
Though I'd rather hear a rougher beat in DnB, this is pretty good. Good use of samples, nice progression in this (rather short) track.

Download: download view
Title: Fastfunk
Filename: fastfunk.xm
Posted Wed 22nd Jun 2011
Rated 10 / 10
OMG! Yeah! Bass! This is just... oh god that trumpet shake! This is mind blowing! This guy certainly knows what he's doing!

Download: download view
Title: Ebengabezer part I
Filename: 22_apus.xm
Posted Wed 22nd Jun 2011
Rated 8 / 10
I can't help but hear a reference to a line in a famous Dutch song: "Steeds als ik je zie lopen, dan gaat de hemel een klein beetje open." This must have been awesome at the time it was made :). Nice piano intro. Gotta love that drum loop that has been used a zillion times in synthesizer/tracker/dance/rave history which does however enhance the rave feeling of this track, including the "No Limit" sample. Problem is: after a while all samples are thrown together on a big heap. Anyway, this will bring back memories for sure :).


Download: download view
Title: Trance giving <APUS>
Filename: 01_apus.xm
Posted Wed 22nd Jun 2011
Rated 7 / 10
Oldebrook de gekste!

w00t! Takes you back to the good old bumpin 90ies. The beat at times reminds me of German DJ-team Dune's tracks and is typical for the time the track was made. Though I'm not too fond of the high-pitched dance hihat. There's a nice, filtered bass line running in the background. There also isn't really a melody that stands out in this track. The samples are actually pretty high quality.

Download: download view
Title: party in jolle
Filename: pa_jolle.xm
Posted Wed 22nd Jun 2011
Rated 3 / 10
Jeg vet ikke helt hva du prøver å gjøre på denne jollen din?
I get the feeling something went wrong when this was added: There is a lot going on in the patterns, but the track has only 2 instruments, while there are up to 12 instrument numbers used in the patterns, although they are not in the instruments list. So based on what I heard firstly, and on what others will hear when they download this, I'd say this is very poor.
The full patterns, however, got me curious, so I added some instruments myself, and then I had to tweak them to the right pitches, after which a mere Listenable song was the result.

Download: download view
Title: the albatross
Filename: albatros.xm
Posted Wed 15th Jun 2011
Rated 8 / 10
This is alright. Though it's listed as Funk, I wouldn't exactly call it that. This serves perfectly as non-intrusive background music. Interesting (unusual?) chord scheme. The warm pad makes the soft lead synth stand out.

Download: download view
Title: 80'ies are! 90'ies
Filename: 80ies_are_90ies.xm
Posted Wed 15th Jun 2011
Rated 8 / 10
Yeah! Play that funky music! Clear samples. Recognisable melodies. nice bass work. Snare drum is pitch too high IMHO, but otherwise, very good tune.

Download: download view
Title: sumerian pyramids
Filename: temple-a.it
Posted Wed 15th Jun 2011
Rated 7 / 10
This is a fast rave tune which starts off with an interesting rhythm. There isn't really a break after which a new or sparkling theme begins. It just builds and builds, and more instruments and loops are added.I'm not too fond of the heavy clap sample. I do like that arpeggio synth loop. The thing gets a bit repetitive after two minutes.

Download: download view
Title: Dreaming
Filename: 80472-dreaming.xm
Posted Wed 15th Jun 2011
Rated 7 / 10
Impaler uses a lot of tempo/time signature switches, which rather catch you off guard. Though this in itself is alright and deserves some credit, it sometimes doesn't fit. Many samples are not too clear, and he uses a extremely high pitched crash cymbal as an open hihat. Sometimes the double bass rolls fit in nicely, sometimes I just can't stand them. Maybe some true metalheads may enjoy this.

Download: download view
Title: Velvet Thunder Dance
Filename: rik_vtd.it
Posted Wed 15th Jun 2011
Rated 8 / 10
Being a percussionist myself, I can enjoy this kind of percussive ambient stuff. Very nice and interesting use of percussion samples. It has some experimental industrial feel to it. Nice display of effect command knowledge. This could easily be the background music for some science programme.

Download: download view
Title: Friends With the Wolf
Filename: rik_fwtw.it
Posted Wed 15th Jun 2011
Rated 7 / 10
alright, another acoustic dream thing. Clear samples, interesting progressions. I'm still trying to figure out the time signature. Is it 3/4 alternated with a 5/4? But please, Rikimbo, tune down those strings!

Download: download view
Title: What Up, Pixie Dust?
Filename: rik_dust.it
Posted Tue 7th Jun 2011
Rated 8 / 10
This is quite the spheric, ambient, relaxing track, much like a dreamscape. It even somehow reminds me of gagaku (japanese court music). Although some light percussion instruments are used, it's hard to detect a beat in this song, or even a solid melody. It just floats and hovers. Music for meditation. Or accompaniment for bedtime dealings (for whatever it is you intend to do there). Not for people who look for ruff stuff!

Download: download view
Title: All Marbles
Filename: all_marbles.xm
Posted Mon 6th Jun 2011
Rated 7 / 10
Though it's just a very basic test, I think this grooves quite a lot. When I saw the rather low pattern numbers, I thought this can't be something serious. It is. It's a beat. Nothing more, nothing less. The bass's sub is awesome. The rest of the samples (like its title says: It's all marbles!) are actually pretty clear. Don't expect too much, just a straight-forward, unconventional dance beat. Some show of rhythmic sense.

Download: download view
Title: All for the rain
Filename: all_for_the_rain.xm
Posted Sun 5th Jun 2011
Rated 9 / 10
An awesome, intricate waltz! fantastic adventurous mood in this piece. The build-up and chord progression are simply amazing. The melodies, however, cut themselves off and could be a bit louder. The pizzicato strings are a nice touch, though they should be used an octave higher. They now "clash" with the bass.

Download: download view
Title: ferro concrete
Filename: ferro_concrete.mod
Posted Sun 5th Jun 2011
Rated 7 / 10
The intro is very promising. It takes a while to really get started. Then a basic, but strong rock drumbeat comes in. The thing just floats by, there isn't really a recurring theme. After a small drum break, the mood of the song becomes more progressive, though the end is somewhat sudden.

Download: download view
Title: u girls (16 bit)
Filename: u-girls.xm
Posted Sun 5th Jun 2011
Rated 8 / 10
This is a nice dance track that sounds typical for the time it was made (1997). It does get repetitive, but the beat and the piano stabs are nicely done. CLear samples, which is always a pro.

Download: download view
Title: monkey island v1
Filename: monkey_island_v1.xm
Posted Sat 4th Jun 2011
Rated 9 / 10
Though the brass sounds a bit too flat and MIDI-like to my liking, the artist shows that he knows about jazz chords and swing feel. Very good.

Download: download view
Title: In mY BaLooN
Filename: baloon.xm
Posted Wed 1st Jun 2011
Rated 2 / 10
sorry, but this was a waste of time, both yours and mine. Intro starts off somewhat agreeable, but if you've heard 20 seconds, you've heard enough. (besides, it isn't much longer either)

Download: download view
Title: Fearless Love
Filename: fearless.xm
Posted Wed 1st Jun 2011
Rated 8 / 10
Great mood, got to love that piano, and that string bit. There is a great build-up in this song, though I myself would have chosen different samples for the drums. The bass drum is too thin. The bass guitar does not hit all the ground notes of the chords. The track is now good, but could have been awesome.

Download: download view
Title: godfather of soul
Filename: godfathe.mod
Posted Wed 1st Jun 2011
Rated 9 / 10
Sounds a bit like funkhouse. Great composition. The flute lead is a bit not what I'd look for in such a funky tune. The sax lead is awesome though. The bass part is simply amazing, and you can't go wrong with that funky wah wah guitar. Sounds very professional, and it's only 4 tracks!

Download: download view
Title: return to sion /mpn
Filename: return_to_sion.xm
Posted Wed 1st Jun 2011
Rated 8 / 10
Nice! The minor scale is well-chosen in this tune. It starts off with a reggae feel, but most of the song is actually more of a dance tune. Attractive melody. I'd like more bass, though

   2