Urban Conundrum
I'd love to hear what you think

https://soundcloud.com/m_masoomi/urban-conundrum
songs that have affected me to compose this piece are:
Bladerunner and Opera Sauvage albums by Vangelis
Alan Parsons Project Ammonia Avenue Pipeline
Hans Zimmer's Rango Suit

Beware that the attached MP3 file is the older version

Urban Conundrum.mp3

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  • Hi 8Rivers,

    Soft pop, well produced -

    Gavin

  • Well done 8Rivers, this is pleasant and attractive.  The repetition is effective and you include additional parts often enough that our ears aren't bored by it.  You could have blended the two sections more smoothly, or even begin the piece with the simpler, slower part and then build up before a fade out but these are just options, what you have works fine.

  • Thanks man, I changed some things in the beginning and the transition as you mentioned. if you wanna compare, compare the mp3 file attached to the new SoundCloud one, Thanks again,

    Ingo Lee said:

    Well done 8Rivers, this is pleasant and attractive.  The repetition is effective and you include additional parts often enough that our ears aren't bored by it.  You could have blended the two sections more smoothly, or even begin the piece with the simpler, slower part and then build up before a fade out but these are just options, what you have works fine.

    Art Rock/Electronic Song ( Urban Conundrum )
    Urban Conundrum I'd love to hear what you think https://soundcloud.com/m_masoomi/urban-conundrum songs that have affected me to compose this piece ar…
  • Thanks mate, oh is it soft pop?
    I always have trouble pinpointing the genre of my music. I wrote the genre as electronic because of the synth and wrote art rock because of the guitars. Generally I don't think pinpointing the genre matters much long as it pleases the ears of the listener, but saying the genre might have been presumptuous of me.

    Gav Brown said:

    Hi 8Rivers,

    Soft pop, well produced -

    Gavin

    Art Rock/Electronic Song ( Urban Conundrum )
    Urban Conundrum I'd love to hear what you think https://soundcloud.com/m_masoomi/urban-conundrum songs that have affected me to compose this piece ar…
  • Very nice.  I always like this kind of music that is meant purely to set a mood.  That is what music is all about for me.  You did it well.  I listened a couple of times.  

  • Thanks mate, Yeah I love Vangelis's Reve song so much for exactly the same reason and sometimes listen to it before I sleep since it helps me forget my day and just relax. Music's like a story, sometimes we want dark stories and sometimes we want light stories...As Hans Zimmer said once, "...when we've built the highest high-rises and built the fastest machines, there's still gonna be room for somebody to tell you a story or for somebody to write you a piece of music..."

    Douglas Locke said:

    Very nice.  I always like this kind of music that is meant purely to set a mood.  That is what music is all about for me.  You did it well.  I listened a couple of times.  

    Art Rock/Electronic Song ( Urban Conundrum )
    Urban Conundrum I'd love to hear what you think https://soundcloud.com/m_masoomi/urban-conundrum songs that have affected me to compose this piece ar…
  • Fits the chosen genre well so far as electronic goes in having a firmly mechanical arpeggio going on in the background. I don't hear the rock end of it so much. When I think of rock I think of distorted guitars waling away over drums and bass. Maybe pop/electronic would fit it better?

    Very well mixed and put together. Would make a nice backdrop to a Bladerunner sort of thing IMHO. Nothing incredibly riveting jumped out at me...as Gav said. Soft pop well produced. 

  • Very nice. A quiet mood that insidiously gets you, I mean me, that I'd shuffle around to late at night suitably 'altered' with someone I seem about to dissolve into! I really wish the section up to 1'31" went on a lot longer. As you tagged it "soundtrack" in soundcloud you probably have a vision of what it would accompany. Won't hide the fact that I preferred that first section.

    Excellent production. Professional scoring for this genre. Great that it neither needed nor had a pounding bass.

    Bests, Dane

  • you're right I don't think it's rock at all, yeah I was thinking of the scene in the suit when they get romantic but they're both confused. Glad you liked it man.

    Timothy Smith said:

    Fits the chosen genre well so far as electronic goes in having a firmly mechanical arpeggio going on in the background. I don't hear the rock end of it so much. When I think of rock I think of distorted guitars waling away over drums and bass. Maybe pop/electronic would fit it better?

    Very well mixed and put together. Would make a nice backdrop to a Bladerunner sort of thing IMHO. Nothing incredibly riveting jumped out at me...as Gav said. Soft pop well produced. 

    Art Rock/Electronic Song ( Urban Conundrum )
    Urban Conundrum I'd love to hear what you think https://soundcloud.com/m_masoomi/urban-conundrum songs that have affected me to compose this piece ar…
  • Thanks for listening Dane, Yeah I'd like to make the piece longer as well but I find it's generally much harder to make my music shorter afterwards than make it longer :) . Glad that my music gets you. The notion behind this music is what Charlie Chaplin was trying to say by making Modern Times Movie , that we have forgotten the simple things in life because of the great machine we've become a part of, that is the urban life.

    Dane Aubrun said:

    Very nice. A quiet mood that insidiously gets you, I mean me, that I'd shuffle around to late at night suitably 'altered' with someone I seem about to dissolve into! I really wish the section up to 1'31" went on a lot longer. As you tagged it "soundtrack" in soundcloud you probably have a vision of what it would accompany. Won't hide the fact that I preferred that first section.

    Excellent production. Professional scoring for this genre. Great that it neither needed nor had a pounding bass.

    Bests, Dane

    Art Rock/Electronic Song ( Urban Conundrum )
    Urban Conundrum I'd love to hear what you think https://soundcloud.com/m_masoomi/urban-conundrum songs that have affected me to compose this piece ar…
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