Okay, seriously. I was never expecting that this currently-about-four-and-a-half-minute song would take LONGER to make than Birth of an Astral Nation!
Currently at 96 hours (10 more than BoaAN) and it's not even done. I guess I did have to redo the mixing twice because it's been an absolute pain in the arse to mix, but still! Come on. x.x
...on the plus side, it's even more intricate than BoaAN, has a lot of variation in the main melody while still keeping the catchy awesomeness, tons of little fancy touches everywhere, and even some sexy sexy saxophone and trumpet solos which also took a long time to splice and rearrange into the solo sections (considering half of the stems I received from /someone/ were somewhat odd in rhythm/harmony/ending-of-phrases/whatever, though I suppose not giving any particular scale for it along with live soloing WOULD cause some of it).
Blargh. Goal is to get it posted by Monday. (MAKE THAT A BIT LATER, I DECIDED TO MAKE A LEAD SHEET FOR ANYONE ELSE WHO WANTS TO MAKE THEIR OWN VERSION OF IT)
On a side note, anyone who's ever wanted me to try EDM should be happy - I am going to do so and have even started on something which is currently 1 minute long and took a bit less than 4 hours to make (in a car, so I couldn't work on the other piece). So far, my calculations show: Trippy jazz/funk=about 21.3 hours per minute of well-polished music. EDM ambient trance/house/whatever=about 4 hours per minute of reasonably-well-polished music. ;3 Guess teh mathz dunt lie, EDM is easier than jazz/funk.