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After listening to Shadow of the Colossus' soundtrack extensively, I had the urge to attempt and compose an orchestral track, which I was (somewhat) successful in.
Written in Guitar Pro 5 and produced with Cubase.
Hiya, I think you got the basic style down, but I think there's some things you could do to broadly improve it. Arrangement-wise: while it has some appealing chord movements here and there, it kind of wanders around a little bit aimlessly, particularly from 1 minute onwards until maybe 2 and half minutes, you run the danger of boring people a bit. I was going to rate it a bit higher but ended up lowering it as it went on because it didn't feel like it took me anywhere. Take me on a journey! Suck me into the world you're writing about.
You describe it as 'dramatic', but it is only superficially so. Drama is emotions, it is conflict and resolution, it is decisions, it is desperation, hope... and your music needs to take you to those places. Make you feel those things. I think your track was all at the same volume, there wasn't much in the way of dynamics, and I think it made it difficult to appreciate the better ideas in there. You need to vary it up, have softer passages, so the loud ones make an impact. I also think the mix was a bit muddled and needed more depth - a better bass presence.
I hope the review is taken in the spirit of self-improvement. Good luck with your work in the future!
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