You made me knock out a happy song now!
I dedicate this track to WorldSavior.
From all of your tracks, this is the one which I like most. But I'd suggest to use the crash cymbal less often. It can also be nice to use different crash cymbals (or splash or china cymbals). And what about using another synthesizer? I don't like the sound of this one, just a matter of taste...
I never know what to call a piece, so I think about Widelands and then give the piece a name that springs into my head. I'm working on another one that's called "Five kinds of axe". Suggestions for alternative titles are very welcome.
Actually Barbarians use seven kinds of axes
And Atlanteans don't use wheat, but corn. Somewhere I've read that the spiders don't eat the corn, but insects which eat corn.
I can compose happy-sounding music if I'm asked to, but I get really bored with traditional Western major-key I-IV chord compositions, so anything self-directed -- anything that I've made purely for the pleasure of creation -- ends up in a more obscure mode such as harmonic minor or (as in the case of that piece) phrygian dominant. This has a reflective, wistful or melancholy sound to Western ears.
Not all tracks sound happy or sad...