A very high quality tune by Ceekayed. Good mood, good ambiance, and good percussive work (as always). That being said, this song has a "main" melody (it first appears at 1:03) that gets old after a while. If it were used in moderation, it would've been a nice touch, but it is used too much. Overall, a good piece.
Ceekayed is always on the top of the list when it comes to tracking skill. 55 channels are used to give this song the fullness it needs. The choice of samples is good as well. The composition is not as good as some of his previous works, but it's still better than most.
There isn't much in the way of lead melodies. The song seems to be mostly focused on ambiance and beat. I like the break at 3:10 when the drums leave and the piano plays by itself. I also like when the semi-distorted tech/horn thing plays with the "main" melody. Other than that, however, substantial leads are few and far between.
Ceekayed has his own sound. It always has some industrial elements, but it's way more than that. There is almost always a groove to the percussion (as it is in this song) and some unusual instruments you wouldn't expect.
I'm always drawn to "catchy" melodies and great choruses, so this song won't be rated as high as some other songs. Still, there are things that could've been done to improve the song while still keeping the basic framework alive. More leads as well more variation in the beat wouldn't have hurt. Also, I think the song could've been reduced in length. (it's about 5:00).
Really neat starting melody (guitar or synth?), nice drums, good bass, and good background sounds. But there really isn't much variation. I would like a synth-y type lead somewhere. The aforementioned starting melody isn't really a lead, and the leads that are in the song don't carry, they just get cut off.
Lots of repeated patterns and not much variation, but the atmosphere is nice, and many effects are used to enhance the song (especially in that great starting melody). Many channels are used. Also, there is a lot of good harmony within.
Not much to speak of. The most variation happens at the beginning and the end of the song (before the fadeout). In the middle of the song, it's just the same progression, and not much variation in the leads.
This is pretty creative stuff. The starting melody is very original. I bet the artist was jumping around when he first created it. :) The drums are pretty unoriginal, but the song as a whole is pretty creative.
As I said before, not much variation, so the replayability isn't the highest for this tune. This would be good for the main menu of a game, though. I like it when the drums speed up after a cool break, but it quickly goes back to being slower. Oh, well.
Good composition, good melodies, and a nice beat make up this song. It does get a little repetitive at times, but some cool, catchy parts mend that somewhat. Some samples sound a bit annoying like the lead that starts out the song (sounds like somebody saying “dah”). The sample isn’t long enough; it just cuts off really quickly (especially in the high notes). That gives a not so good impression at the beginning, but the rest is better.
It’s hard to cram enough stuff into a 4 channel mod to make it full, but the artist did a good job of it. There are still a few thin sounding parts, but overall it’s a full song. The panning doesn’t really bother me. Maybe if I was using headphones it would be different, but I’m not. So there! :) I like the addition of the acoustic guitar samples near the end. I also really like sample 6 (quick horn hit) and how it’s used. The parts at 0:30 and 0:41 are a nice touch. I especially like how they go back into the main chord progression. That’s pretty catchy. Good toms, too.
The melodies in this song aren’t as diverse as I would have hoped. The parts at 0:30, 0:41, and 0:51 are different and nice, but the rest are a bit monotonous. The guitar basically repeats what the “dah” sample played. Good work with the background. I like the bass, strings, and other little knickknacks that come along for the ride.
This is very creative work. The drums themselves are slow, but the rest is upbeat and faster. It has touches of reggae, funk, and other genres. It has that "m0d" feel to it! :)
As I said, the melodies aren’t as diverse as they could be, so the replay value isn’t the best. There are some parts that could be memorable, but the song itself is a bit too boring to listen to over and over again.
This is a very high quality ambient song. It’s very rich and full. Good combination of samples. Very interesting beat. I like the intro a lot. It prepares you for the rest. Water and animals...
Tracking skill is very evident here. Panning, filters, offsets, and many other effects are used. Also, many channels are used in this song (36). There are lots of little details that you might miss the first time around. Just solo a channel. You might hear some pretty neat stuff! The Yamaha CS1x melodic samples are a bit sub par, however. All the drums are pretty good.
The same theme continues pretty much throughout, so this doesn’t get the highest rating, but the variation between instruments is very nice. I like when tone portamento is used on the leads, but there's not enough of it in my opinion. Near the end is very cool. Instrument # 37 gives it a mysterious feeling. Well done!
This is a very creative song. The mix of the rhythm and melodies is very original. There isn't much of this on the archive! I'm a big fan of melodic ambient pieces, and this is one of them. Very good work!
The song is possibly a bit too long. As I said before, the beat is pretty much the same throughout. But still, it's pretty interesting. This is a good background for a game I think. Maybe even some puzzle game...
Very cool chip tune here. Nice melodies, good use of the channels, and cool, funky beats. It might be just a bit on the monotonous side, but it's not bad by any means.
3 hours is all it took? That's pretty good! I like the layout of the tune. Not too long, and a lot of changes. It gets into the lead quickly, and doesn't go on for a senseless amount time before the action. That's the way I like my songs! :) I really like the parts where the drums go away and the lead is by itself. Good work here!
Well done here. Nice layering of melodies. There is a part around 1:24 that's different from the rest. It's a relieving break and it's well done. The song really flows well.
As I hear more AHX tunes by this artist, the originality aspect drops a bit. The sample limitations are the culprit. Still, each song has it's own little "vibe" if you know what I mean.
Because it's relatively short, it's pretty replayable. Still, a bit more variation might help boost this score a bit more.
Ooo. This is weird. It's a mish-mash of everything! The beginning is promising, with the speech, cool strings, and whatnot, then sample 31 comes in. What in the world? Then some heavy guitar comes in. Nice samples, but the usage is a bit weird. This song takes you on a journey. Maybe you didn't want to go on this journey. :)
There are some repeating patterns and stuff, but it doesn't get too bad. When the whole thing goes to a different beat, it's pretty neat. HEY! I RHYMED! Ahem... Onwards. This song is not tracked badly for industrial music, but that seems to involve lots of randomness. The guitar gets a bit cool around 5:00. Good work with the drums throughout...
Things don't seem to really have a purpose. Unexpected things just come in without knocking. :) Some parts are rather cool, but overall, it's a bit of a mess.
This is creative work. Some parts are too creative -- like the jumbled-ness. But overall, it's a nice little song. Or... maybe a nice BIG song. (6:40) :)
Unless you want to feel very uptight, I don't advise you to listen for too long.
A fairly repetitive track with a few cool parts. The bass-y melody that starts the song continues though the whole song, making it irritating. When new things come in, they usually continue through with minor variation. Overall, it's a bit boring.
Good use of portamento effects to make the leads sound cooler. Some instruments are a bit too loud. The balance is not the best. Some samples are not normalized, so the artist had to double them some points. That's pretty lame. I think the song is too long for the content inside. Five and a half minutes won't work here. At least bring it down to 3. There is really no true bass in this song either. Still, nice work with some of the lead melodies.
Dance 'till midnight is right! This is pretty monotonous! Same beat all the way through, with the same chord progression. It's a bit of a grind. The bass-y melody has an annoying echo (too loud) and that goes all the way. :( However, there are some nice parts. The beginning is probably my favorite part. When the bass drum comes in, it's pretty cool.
Normal dance beat, abnormal melodies. Too bad they're not mixed up enough.
Unless, you want to dance 'till midnight, you don't want to listen to this for while. The only place it would be good is in the background at some gaming place. Whatever a gaming place is. :/
It starts out not too bad. Then the lead guitar comes in. Ugh! It’s all out of tune. It’s painful! Then that’s about all you hear for the rest of the song. 3:13 of out of tune boredom. It does goes up a step at one point, but that doesn’t really make it less boring.
The drums are nice for a little while, but when there isn’t a speck of variation except leaving completely for some parts, it’s ridiculous! The rhythm guitars all play the same note, just different octaves, and the bass only plays one note. (The time the whole thing goes up a step are the only changes in the guitar and bass). And of course, the lead guitar is complete trash!
Not much to speak of here. Extremely boring.
The guitar follows the drum beat, and that’s a signature of novice composers.
This is something that needs to played less than 1 time. :)
Even if this wasn’t a 1-hour-compo song, it would be nice. But given it was made in 1 hour, this is excellent tracking. 32 channels are used in this song. I can’t do that if I worked on a song for a month! :)
Excellent composition. The artist didn’t pick the samples, but they seem to be made for this song. Great work with horns and background choirs.
Everything is done well here. When the toms come in at 1:15 and then the melody that started the song leaves, it’s refreshing. It breaks up the monotony of the previous parts. The horns come in a bit later, and then a great synth melody. After that, the melody that started the song comes back with other cool stuff. After a while (maybe a too long while), it ends. The artist obviously knows his stuff. Great work for 1 hour.
Very creative work. It has the vibe of an OHC song, but it adds a lot more that’s unexpected.
I think if the song were a bit shorter it would help this rating. There isn’t a ton of exiting changes.
This is an upbeat chip song. Fast pace and happy melodies make up this tune (even though the title sounds negative :). The nicest parts are the pause at 0:34, melodies after 0:34, and the pause at 1:20. The song is only 1:30, so there’s not much to it.
Nowadays, this artist never lacks compositional skills or tracking technique. He knows what he’s doing. Good use of effects and harmony. And you can’t complain about the size. Even the slowest connection can download this in a few seconds. Good work using the small samples.
The start and end are nearly the same, and the beat is very similar throughout, but there are some very catchy melodies in the middle of the song. Not the best, but not bad.
Even though there are many chip artists out there, most just don’t match this artist’s creativity. Nice work.
As I said before, the beat is very similar throughout. The melodies in the middle make up for some of it. But it just needs something extra IMO. I don’t know what that is right now.
Very interesting ambient song here. There is even a slight touch of jazz here. The piano is very calming but the sound quality is a bit lacking. It's also a bit monotonous, but that's what ambient jazz is all about. :)
The instruments really blend with each other. If they were all tracked, it would be a complete masterpiece. Sadly, the piano, sitar, most of the drums, and the intro samples are long recordings, not one single note. Some of the harp and flute is tracked, however, and it's done well. The bass is tracked fairly nicely, but sometimes it goes too low.
The middle of the song is great. Nice combination of piano harp, drums, and bass. The end is a bit weird, though. When the end is in sight, an annoying sample keeps looping itself. It makes me want to say, "shut it off already!" :) The beginning also has some weirdness, but the very nicely tracked harp mends that right up.
This is a very original piece. This artist is Mr. original! Nothing that I have heard from this artist so far is mainstream!
It's a bit long and monotonous, so it won't score highly here. It could be looped and put into the background of some puzzle game, where it would do well I think. But it's not for listening for hours by itself!
This is a strange chip song. Lots and lots of wacky things go on in this song. There is a lot of portamento effects on the bass and leads. It's kind of over the top for my tastes. I do like sample 13, though. It adds an industrial sound to the song.
I don't really know what to say about this. The drums sound nice, but there isn't much variation. The use of portamento on sample 13 is really good. It sounds like wind when it goes low. The portamento on the rest is a bit weird. I think it should be a bit faster bending. It gets kinda crazy! There are a lot of other effects in this song that are used nicely, though.
The lead comes in a bit to abruptly for me. Some of the melodies seem to be a little too random. They don't seem to have a purpose. Parts where there aren't a ton of different melodic instruments squeezed in are the best parts. I like the part starting 1:21. It seems to be a bit less random.
It sounds like the artist tried to make a fairly normal chip song (I could be wrong) - but sorta failed. What he ended up making was a very original piece of music. A bit wacky and strange, however.
There isn't much major variation in this looped song, so it would get quite uninteresting after a few listens.
A very original song here. The drums sound very good. But there aren't much melodies to speak of. A few leads and bass are all that accompany the drums. Anyways, it's a nice percussive song, with bongos and even a derigidoo!
Good work lining up the drum loops. Other than that, they don't help the tracking points much. There is a little bit of tracked drums, but they're hard to hear. Also, the melodies seem to be alone and stark. No background strings or harmonies. That might help the rating.
As I said before, there aren't many melodies. The few melodies are pretty bass-y. And the tune sometimes sounds a bit off. The part starting at 3:11 is probably my favorite part. There is a neat melody with sparse drums, then the main drums come in. After that, there are more cool melodies, but they don't last for long, and the song ends. It takes a while to get to the good parts. :(
This is a very creative song. The melding of all types of drums beats is done well here. I think the main beat is a Spanish type beat, but there are different variations of it. The addition of the derigidoo, which is, in my understanding, Australian, not Spanish, so a nice blend of instruments from around the world.
The song is a bit long and has the same feel throughout, so it's not something that'll keep you interested for a long period of time.
Interesting hard rock song here. The drums are very good for this style of music. But as you will soon find out, the guitar riffs are a rip from one of moby's songs. Even down to the guitar samples! They're all ripped! The artist said this is inspired by that moby song. I'll say! That doesn't help the creativity aspect at all.
The artist only used 4 channels, and I must say that the artist used them well. But the guitar riffs are copy and paste quick-melodies. Some original riffs might have been a better option here. The drums aren't ripped, and they sound pretty good. Also, there is some creative bass work.
The song starts out with mostly drums and bass for a while. When a voice says, "let's go," you would expect the guitar to come in, but no, it only gets faster, with just drums and bass. It takes a while for you to hear the ripped guitar, but it's a welcome addition. If you heard this song without hearing the original moby song, you might think the guitar is great. It is, but it's you know what-ed. After a little bit of guitar, it goes straight back to the bass. It's pretty groovy bass. Then more guitar. Then bass near the end. As for the grand ending, it's made up of weird voices. Great. :) I think the song goes on a bit too long. There isn't a ton of variation.
The drums, bass, and strings are the creative part. The guitar (as I have said far too many times before), is not the creative part. Rippage. :)
The song goes too long and some patterns are repeated. Not very replayable. It would be a grind to listen to this for too long.
This is different! Orchestral music with a tad of dance and maybe even folk! I like the combination of the soft parts on the hard parts and I like the mood.
Nicely done - but a few problems. Some loops are really noticeable. It gets quite irritating listening to those clicks. Also, the 8-bit deep drum (instrument 25) is really static-y and a bit annoying. Some samples also take up a lot of space (7-15 especially). I don't know what tracker the artist uses but I downsampled some of the samples in MPT with great results. Not only was the size reduced by half, but it took away some of the static from the 8-bit! The flute sample is nice, though, but sometimes it gets jumbled around with different notes. I think the envelope should fade out faster.
There are so many parts in this song with repeated patterns few and far between. I like when the drums first come in. I also like the parts with the piano. Excellent tracking there. In the middle of the song there is a long stretch of fairly repetitive music, then it slows down a goes to a soft part to keep the listener, well, listening! :) There are a lot of good transitions.
The work with the drums is really original. I love the use of the snare and the cymbal fade-in. The ending was a little predictable, but that's not a big drawback.
This song takes a lot of listening to hear all it's features. This is definitely worth listening to.
This is a happy, fun little chiptune. The cheery melodies and upbeat pace make you feel like you are riding a merry-go-round (not that I like riding merry-go-rounds anymore :). The song is a bit short and repetitive though.
The harmony on the leads is probably the best part of this song. There isn't much else, though. Basically the same beat all the way through. Some more variation would ease the pains of monotony.
Not much here. Pretty much the same throughout with some minor variation. There are some neat breaks where the drums are featured or taken out, but still there's not enough variety.
This is where this song shines the most. Creative melodies are m0d's specialty. It takes a lot of imagination to come up with stuff like this.
This is where this tune shines the least. It would get a bit irritating if I had to listen to this many times.
This is a nice laid back, ambient chip song. The melodies are quite interesting.
A small gripe: Some parts sound really happy, some sound sad. I just can't figure out what mood I'm supposed to be in! This song is supposed to be about dinosaurs? I was waiting for them to attack, but they never did! It stayed mellow all the way through! :)
This does sound like a quickie (not that it's bad, just the way it's laid out). It sounds a bit like a OHC song.
The tune is really full for 4 channels. The melodic samples are really nice. The volume of the samples is nice balanced with the exception of the open hi-hat. It's too loud and pretty irritating. I think if the closed hi-hat was used the whole song it would be a bit better.
This tune starts off with a bit of lullaby melody, then a cool bass type sample comes in. Later, at 0:30, the main part of the song comes with those hi-hats I was whining about. :) At around 0:40, a sort of sad melody starts to play. There isn't much variation after that, except for the end, which goes back to the lullaby and is quite neat.
Overall, nice song, but a little more variation might have done the trick. Good for being made in only one evening, though!
Once again, m0d owns this style. Full, upbeat (most of the time :-), tunes that take up a smidgen of space. Probably the best music for the size that I know of.
This is good if you want to take a nap, but if you want action, you might want to pass. Still, it wouldn't hurt to listen a few times now and then.
Wow! I love the extremely cool beats in the song! Great use of the 4 channels! Great leads! Everything is really cool! (and chip music isn't even one of my favorite styles of music!)
Excellent composition. Everything fits together very nicely and is never boring. The leads are tracked extremely well. The transitions are very smooth.
I really like the addition of a hihat.
It begins with a slow part then brings you to one of the coolest parts known to mankind. Then the snare and hihat come in with a cool beepy melody in the background. Now it's time for those great leads. Wonderful melodies are approaching! The song is a bit short, but I can live with that!
I don't know about you, but I've never heard anything like this before. The song is very original and, again, very cool.
Because this song is short and very interesting, it would take a long time of listening to get bored with it.
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