christmas compo 2011

"santa is a scener too"




Description & Winner




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Stats & Tracks

       kevod!

With a glorious Track called: "Snowchip 2011" Congratulations!






Time passes by so fast, that we have almost christmas again. This is not a bad thing, because we all love the christmas compos!

Your task is to write a *surprise* christmas tune. As we all know, the christmas feeling is not the same feeling for everybody, so make sure you really compose something that fits how YOU feel in the time around christmas :)

So people might ask now "so i can compose whatever i want?" - well while you *can* compose whatever you want, keep in mind that santa will sneak up an you at night and take you away with his bag. Because santa only likes honest sceners!

The Rules (short & sweet)

  • write a christmas tune
  • express how YOU feel about christmas time in this tune
  • if you create something else, santa will punish you
  • remixes are allowed
  • multiple entries are allowed
  • mp3 upload only

Stats

Rank Final Vote Track Artist    
1 7.87
Snowchip 2011 kevod mp3
10
by Rean
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10
by rascranasingha
CHIPHAPPY! Very well fitting with the mood and using enough chippy. The final parts just elaborated the atmosphere more. The end was sweet! Very Good!
10
by wiseman
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9
by crrr
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9
by lemonade
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9
by NerdN
Excellent. Light mood. Happy feeling. Intro-ish. Really nice twists here and there.
9
by Sensei
Chippy and xmassy sound to it. Lovely stuff as well as demoscene-ish :) Top job IMO.
9
by silok
Cute chippi :)
8
by Parsec
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8
by arrakis
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8
by Arne
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8
by cxw
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8
by lroy
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8
by moellpauk
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8
by Ultrasyd
Good chip !
7
by Akshaal
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7
by Buzzer
great beginning, crispy chip sounds.
7
by Aetrin
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7
by T101
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7
by Elrinth
Happy happy tuna :D
6
by nvictor
Nice instruments :)
6
by franz_koopa
Not so bad chipsound at all
6
by Mystra
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5
by Serpent
Ok one.
2 7.39
Yellow snow Arne mp3
10
by rascranasingha
Jajajaja... Reminds me of the Singhalese Christmas songs they used to sing back in Qatar. The pitch changins is awesome, and the poppish feel certainly adds to a nice atmosphere.
10
by wiseman
good mastering! merry x-mas <img src=' /> great drums!
9
by Aetrin
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9
by franz_koopa
Fine scenemusic, shares the top place with 11#. Slightly more profound melody on this track though less impressive production
8
by arrakis
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8
by Buzzer
really nice beginning, happy melody and easy listening tuna! great mastering work also in this one!
8
by crrr
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8
by lemonade
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8
by Sensei
Lovely song.
8
by silok
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8
by Ultrasyd
I like !
8
by Elrinth
Great happy once it gets past the beginning. The wind dies off alittle too fast. Great bass programming.
7
by Akshaal
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7
by NerdN
Amputation is near. Frostbite and churchbells. Mood suddenly lightens when santa comes with presents for widows and other mourners standing by the graves of the frostbite victims. Solid.
7
by nvictor
The correct bells as hithats for xmas :) The main instrument shadowed it all :/ Fortunately the ending resets the context :)
7
by T101
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7
by cxw
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7
by lroy
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7
by Mystra
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6
by Parsec
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6
by Serpent
Nice one.
6
by moellpauk
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1
by Rean
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1
by Arne
my own song
3 7.33
Santa's Flute Mordi mp3
10
by Arne
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10
by lemonade
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10
by wiseman
awesome! respect! great choir!!!!!! to wonder who make this awesome tune!!!!
10
by silok
8(__) very nice... fav!
10
by Mystra
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10
by Ultrasyd
Beautiful, my fav with #1
10
by Elrinth
Mordi, you listen way too much to Metallica. :D Best song in the compo IMO. Great strings, voice work etc. Great ending aswell.
9
by Buzzer
Morricone's x-mas tuna :) nice one!
9
by rascranasingha
Snow! Snow! Snow! Snow! <-- Generally gives that feel. Pretty awesome itself with the voices also at the correct time, and the sounds of wind good as well.
9
by Sensei
Fantastic song!
9
by moellpauk
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8
by Serpent
Great that you got this to work as it's very beautiful.
8
by NerdN
Nice! Guitar and piano fits very well. Singing is also an excellent blend.
8
by Aetrin
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8
by cxw
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7
by crrr
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7
by nvictor
Nice voices :)
7
by lroy
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5
by T101
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5
by franz_koopa
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4
by Akshaal
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1
by Parsec
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1
by Rean
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1
by arrakis
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4 7.25
frost patterns & christmas lights rams mp3
10
by rascranasingha
This song just clicked. Absoluteley fabulous, and poppish. With the right amount of piano and guitar,
10
by silok
supidupi remix... nothing to put to more...
9
by franz_koopa
The best sound of the compo, "watching snowy landscapes & infrastructure during a train trip" could be the title
9
by Elrinth
Great melodies and instruments. The drum toms could use some work tho, WAaAaaay too static.
8
by arrakis
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8
by Buzzer
commando highscore tune (well almost) :D OK
8
by crrr
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8
by Arne
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8
by lemonade
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8
by Aetrin
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8
by cxw
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8
by wiseman
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7
by Parsec
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7
by T101
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7
by Sensei
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7
by Mystra
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7
by Ultrasyd
A bit repeative
6
by Akshaal
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6
by Serpent
Also a nice one.
6
by NerdN
Light mood. Expectations. Not much I can say about this one. Thin?
6
by nvictor
Nice melody. Doesn't feel xmas.
6
by lroy
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6
by moellpauk
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1
by Rean
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5 7.13
X-Mas By Myself Buzzer mp3
10
by lemonade
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10
by wiseman
really nice!! wow!
10
by Mystra
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9
by Aetrin
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9
by Ultrasyd
I love the chords progression. Reminds me of a tune by Summoning
8
by arrakis
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8
by crrr
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8
by Arne
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8
by rascranasingha
Nice and relaxing. Painted a very nice picture in my mind. Snow snow snow everywhere (and a tad bit oldie kind of).
8
by cxw
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8
by moellpauk
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7
by Serpent
Fitting the theme very nicely. Quite lovely tune by Buzzer <img src=' />
7
by NerdN
Nice and depressive start. Slow. Background music for a story being told by a narrator.
7
by franz_koopa
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7
by silok
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7
by lroy
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7
by Elrinth
Very nice atmospheric stuff! Solid track
6
by nvictor
Mixed feelings. Good but would fit in an RPG game.
6
by Sensei
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5
by Akshaal
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5
by Buzzer
my own tuna :) I didn't want to upload this tune into compo, but anni forced me to :)
5
by T101
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3
by Parsec
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1
by Rean
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6 6.96
Santa Stole My Presents! (X-mas 2011) Buzzer mp3
9
by Arne
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9
by lemonade
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9
by Serpent
Almost a perfect 10, Buzzer meets Finlanders with Jarre ;) This tune has the proper xmas feeling!
9
by lroy
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8
by rascranasingha
I like how the ÂťtukÂŤ sound gives a nice touch. It sounds very different and new. The chimes were used very well along with the spacey sounds.
8
by NerdN
Cheerful start. Light mood. Nice indeed. Not the most exciting or memorable tune though (rythm and pattern wise). Near flawless as a whole.
8
by Aetrin
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8
by nvictor
Awesome melody.
8
by Ultrasyd
Reminds me of a song about New Year by Steklovata. I can hear the little russian boyz singin over this.
8
by wiseman
nice arrangement
8
by Mystra
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8
by Elrinth
Superb start. This one captured the christmas feeling very good. Would have loved a distinguished B-part in this song.
7
by Sensei
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7
by franz_koopa
Number four IMHO
7
by silok
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6
by Akshaal
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6
by crrr
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6
by cxw
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6
by moellpauk
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5
by arrakis
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5
by Buzzer
my own tuna again :) This one was quite easy to compose. Melody was playing already in my head, just recorded it into sequencer :)
5
by T101
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4
by Parsec
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1
by Rean
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7 6.87
.o8 Dreaming in Santa Land 8o. Elrinth mp3
10
by arrakis
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10
by wiseman
makes me happy <img src=' /> ho ho ho <img src=' />
9
by Arne
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9
by rascranasingha
Hip and fast, with enough chippy for me. Especially loved the parts at the end where it flared up with the trumpets. Loved it.
9
by Aetrin
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8
by Sensei
Superb song.
8
by moellpauk
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7
by Akshaal
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7
by Buzzer
oldskool feeling in this one, end is much better than beginning.
7
by lemonade
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7
by cxw
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7
by franz_koopa
One of the bests, gets close to 10 & 11
7
by silok
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7
by Mystra
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7
by Ultrasyd
It was hard for me to catch the melodies, but overall sounding is nice. Love the chippy beat.
6
by Parsec
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6
by crrr
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6
by NerdN
Interesting start. Didn't think chippies could create such a mood :) Impressive. Phat and nice. Hits harder after a while. Crisp. The hoes are called after by Santa. I think some gardening is being done in this slow part. That repeating crunch sound could be omitted.
6
by lroy
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5
by nvictor
:/
5
by T101
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4
by Serpent
A bit random but not too bad.
1
by Rean
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1
by Elrinth
dis is mai song. thx to BA suggestions which make the chorus a bit more enjoyable. I'm not 100% content with the outcome of the song, but I got sick n tired of working on the song :P
8 6.74
albatross serpent mp3
10
by lemonade
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9
by Buzzer
must be Serpent, great atmosphere! Silkroad come into my mind :) Somehow I wish this could be longer one.
9
by silok
very nice track... a bit to long sequences :) and good instrument choice
8
by Arne
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8
by Aetrin
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8
by nvictor
Slow to start but I gave it time and I was rewarded :)
8
by Sensei
Top quality in sound and style.
7
by Serpent
No comments. Well, could be longer <img src=' />
7
by arrakis
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7
by Akshaal
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7
by rascranasingha
The start was pretty nice, but I find it a little repetitive for the first few minutes. It's a nice to listen to calmly. However the drums made it sound more like an Âťepic warsongÂŤ. However I found the last two minutes very nice.
7
by NerdN
Dreamy. Is it sad or is it happy? Cold, tundra, reindeer, winter, night and then Wtf! Panpipes? There is a south-american native playing panpipes on the tundra. Amazing. Not much variation, but 6.5 minutes is tough to fill with a slow start. Drums appearing changes the mood/pace nicely.
7
by cxw
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7
by Ultrasyd
Nice, just a bit flat.
7
by wiseman
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7
by Mystra
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7
by moellpauk
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7
by Elrinth
When the drums come in the track suddenly gets another colour and it became even more interesting to listen to. Well done composer! :D
6
by franz_koopa
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6
by lroy
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5
by T101
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4
by Parsec
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3
by crrr
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1
by Rean
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9 6.65
christmas hentai hooker franz_koopa mp3
10
by wiseman
Nice one!
9
by Ultrasyd
Awesome and simple, love the melodies and chords. Oldschool xmas !
8
by Buzzer
good example tune how to avoid commercial composition :) Not bad one with Larry and many x-mas melodies :)
8
by lemonade
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8
by T101
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8
by lroy
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8
by Mystra
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8
by Elrinth
AWESOME. Larry goes christmassy. The sudden stop makes it feel like a medley, should have only had the 1st part. I had no clue you were so awesome at making music franz_koopa! :D
7
by Serpent
Nice!
7
by arrakis
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7
by Arne
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7
by rascranasingha
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7
by Aetrin
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7
by nvictor
Nice reprise on a xmas melody :)
7
by Sensei
Nice song. I liked the mix but unfortunately it was too short! Lovely idea though!
7
by silok
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7
by moellpauk
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5
by Parsec
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5
by Akshaal
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5
by NerdN
Light and non-intrusive. Are we playing snooker?
5
by cxw
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5
by franz_koopa
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2
by crrr
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1
by Rean
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10 6.54
Prehistoric Tale (intro) Spiral mp3
10
by rascranasingha
It's fast and I like it. Seems more like a Christmas in the techno world of today.
10
by wiseman
spacy x-mas \o/
9
by cxw
:necta:
8
by arrakis
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8
by Akshaal
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8
by silok
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7
by Parsec
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7
by Arne
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7
by NerdN
Awesome start. Very demo-ish. When is Santa coming to town? Sounds like a modern TV-series. "Christmas Crimes in Miami"? Sounds a bit like a synthesizer demo-tune.
7
by Aetrin
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7
by T101
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7
by Sensei
Nice remix but not xmassy to me personally.
7
by moellpauk
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7
by Elrinth
Very good Hippel remix.
6
by Buzzer
remix! Not sure if it fits into theme, otherwise nicely done :P
6
by lemonade
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6
by lroy
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6
by Ultrasyd
Good track, but not enough xmassy in my opinion, so i lower a bit my vote. I don't judge the song itself, just the fact it lacks something for the christmas context.
5
by crrr
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5
by nvictor
Wait :O I know this melody, it's one of my fav. I would have voted it higher in another context.
5
by Serpent
Not bad Hippel remix, doesn't really fit into the theme but oh well.
5
by Mystra
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3
by franz_koopa
So the true meaning of Christmas is Hippel?
1
by Rean
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11 6.3
Ave Maria (lemonade mix) J.S. Bach,Gounod,lemonade mp3
10
by Buzzer
my favourite tuna of this compo! full of x-mas spirit and "synthesizer greatest" feelings! perhaps the mastering could be little bit more dynamic. we have new Jarre! :) :)
9
by silok
well nice ambientish ...mastering could be more but the elements are nice... maybe that synth in the background fits not the foreground...
8
by arrakis
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8
by Arne
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8
by rascranasingha
It's a very comforting and airy tune. I like the part from where the drums roll in. Good job done making it christmassy...
8
by Aetrin
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8
by wiseman
Great work!
7
by Serpent
Not bad at all.. Suffers mainly from mastering.
7
by Akshaal
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7
by nvictor
Nice melody; fits xmas.
7
by Sensei
The overall sound was a little distorted to me but the song itself was interesting and felt like you were being led somewhere into a fantasy world but didn't quite get there.
7
by moellpauk
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7
by Ultrasyd
I know this chord progression and melody... from where ? Nice variations. Sound is a bit muddy.
7
by Elrinth
Very nice song. Nice and mellow
6
by NerdN
Dreeeamy. Nice choir. Too blurred overall. Drums appearing saves the day. Still too blurry. I want to hate it, but can't help loving it. Violin could benefit from a more central placing if sounds were clearer.
6
by cxw
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6
by Mystra
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5
by T101
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4
by crrr
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3
by Parsec
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3
by franz_koopa
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3
by lroy
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1
by Rean
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1
by lemonade
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12 6.04
Wreck The Halls T-101 mp3
10
by Aetrin
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10
by T101
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8
by arrakis
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8
by Akshaal
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8
by Ultrasyd
Crazy solo is missing : (
7
by Buzzer
dunno if hard guitars fit into my Christmas, drum samples are top notch!
7
by Arne
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7
by NerdN
Nice, but too heavy for a tender soul like me. Sounds like an attempt to describe the northern lights from a sauna in Finland with loads of booze right outside the sauna. Santa arrives and wants some sauna/booze too. Very good!
7
by nvictor
Rock style xmas tunas. Was popular for a while :)
7
by Sensei
Interesting remix. Would not have thought a metal mix and xmas would work but it seems to here! :)
7
by moellpauk
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6
by Serpent
Nicely twisted xmas song with massive drum sounds <img src=' /> Elrinth i guess?
6
by lemonade
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6
by cxw
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6
by wiseman
nice version, but not my cup of tea
6
by silok
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6
by Elrinth
Very heavy and awesome guitars. However, the melodies and pads kinda feel weird when combined with the guitars. Should have been guitar leads IMO.
5
by rascranasingha
The Âťdeck the hallsÂŤ part at the start was pretty nice. Even if it sounds metal, it's new, and well I like it a little.
5
by Mystra
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4
by franz_koopa
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4
by lroy
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2
by Parsec
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2
by crrr
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1
by Rean
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13 5.88
lahjoja riittää omasta takaa! mr. crap mp3
10
by silok
st lover xD nice melodies
8
by arrakis
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8
by Aetrin
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7
by Buzzer
St-01 power! Nice arpeggios, catchy melody. The point between two styles(endpart) is little bit hassled :)
7
by crrr
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7
by lemonade
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7
by wiseman
ST-01?! <img src=' />
7
by Ultrasyd
ST-01 Christmas.
7
by Elrinth
ST-01! Gives automagically +1 Very nice old schoolish with niiiice arpeggios! :) The sudden abrupt snare hit @ 00:53 into the next part felt a bit untimed. Would have preferred a better transition into the second part.
6
by Parsec
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6
by rascranasingha
First part was indeed very nice. The break in between was unexpected, but the second part was nice as well.
6
by NerdN
Oldskool. ST-xx. Awesome. Strange transition from first part to next. More demo than christmas feel.
6
by cxw
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6
by Sensei
Hmm. Lovely idea but it seemed to cut off abruptly which confused the hell out of me. Nice sounds though.
6
by lroy
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6
by moellpauk
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5
by Arne
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5
by nvictor
:/
5
by Mystra
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4
by Akshaal
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4
by T101
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4
by franz_koopa
One of my bad Christmas childhood memories was than when I had ordered a new instrument sample disk from AveSoft and got the same old ST-01 disk for some odd reason
3
by Serpent
Ehh.. "no comments" <img src=' />
1
by Rean
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14 5.83
Too drunk to dance at all nyboR mp3
10
by rascranasingha
I actually like this a lot, but is it me or does it end too abruptly. Nevertheless it's a very hip tune. I can't write the sounds that made it sound nice, but I can say that they were used very well.
8
by cxw
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8
by Sensei
Enjoyable and catchy.
8
by silok
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8
by moellpauk
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7
by Akshaal
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7
by crrr
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7
by lemonade
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7
by NerdN
Santa meets Robyn. Strives a bit to make a whole. Clearly unfinished. What I heard was nice. The Robyn path is worth following.
7
by Aetrin
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7
by franz_koopa
I like the beginning quite a lot, but sounds like composer has got some better things to do instead of finishing this. And where's the xmas dimension? I hope the artist completes this before the final release
7
by Ultrasyd
Oh yeah, SIDECHAINED CHRISTMAS BASS ! Not enough christmassy but nice. But makes me wanna put sidechaining in my new years eve dinner. Thx
6
by Buzzer
too strong bass sound for x-mas tune :) drums are quite heavily compressed too. ending is like a wall, is is supposed to be that way?
6
by Arne
hard to vote for this music. I like it but where is the end?
6
by nvictor
I would have voted this higher in another context.
6
by wiseman
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6
by lroy
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5
by T101
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4
by Serpent
Below average.
4
by Mystra
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3
by Parsec
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1
by Rean
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1
by arrakis
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1
by Elrinth
Dis is cut stuff... Composer didn't make it... Because he handed it in EXACTLY at the time when compo ended. He did however start only hours before with too many beer in body ;) Should not have handed it in at all ;)
15 4.08
Black Christmas Ale Beer mp3
10
by Akshaal
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10
by Aetrin
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6
by rascranasingha
Looks like someone hates Christmas... Or is it some kind of elaborate plan by the goblins to put St. Nick in trouble
6
by T101
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6
by moellpauk
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6
by Ultrasyd
Funny
5
by NerdN
This is the afterparty of tune 4. Santa is drunk and the smurfs have appeared. Go easy on them Santa.
5
by nvictor
:/
5
by franz_koopa
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5
by lroy
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4
by Arne
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4
by Sensei
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4
by silok
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3
by Serpent
Lol!
3
by arrakis
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3
by crrr
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3
by cxw
Definitely surprising!
2
by Buzzer
nothing rellay to say than... HO HO!
2
by lemonade
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2
by Mystra
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1
by Parsec
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1
by Rean
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1
by wiseman
?!
1
by Elrinth
sorry I had too much beer when I made this one, it's just a compo filler :P
16 3.91
Santa Claustrophobic NerdN mp3
8
by cxw
Turn it up loud!
7
by rascranasingha
That kick is too loud, throws the whole song off.
7
by wiseman
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5
by arrakis
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5
by Buzzer
Drum sounds are little bit too loud.
5
by Aetrin
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5
by nvictor
:/
5
by T101
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5
by moellpauk
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5
by Ultrasyd
C64 beat is the shit ! :necta:
5
by Elrinth
Very happy :) But maybe a bit mixing needed. Drum n bass are very loud compared to the melody.
4
by crrr
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3
by Akshaal
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3
by lemonade
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3
by Sensei
Erm..
3
by franz_koopa
Nobody mailed any hardcore attempts so maybe this comforts us
3
by Mystra
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2
by Arne
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2
by Serpent
Hmm..
2
by silok
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1
by Parsec
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1
by Rean
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1
by NerdN
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1
by lroy
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