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Aug 9, 2017 | 5:31 PM EDT
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11.9 MB
5 min 11 sec
3.97 / 5.00

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Rated 3.97 / 5 stars
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Electronic - Drum N Bass

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Ableton live, Xpand!2, Synth1, Firebird 2, musicradar samples, unknown alien technology



Rated 4 / 5 stars

I like the groovy beats at the beginning. That vintage open hat is a nice touch. The spooky ambient vibes that seep in at around :25 took the piece in an interesting direction. The pacing is a little slow, but all of the cool drum fills really help give the piece some drive and energy. By around 1:30, I really wanted to hear some more moving notes in here. The sound design is brilliant, but as a stand-alone piece it needs some more melodic content and fill. Nice use of reverb and a call-and-response relationship between the various drum parts. One of my favorite elements of the texture is that oscillating synth at 3:45, and the sub-bass that’s featured prominently during the last minute or so is a runner-up. That said, the piece doesn’t feel very conclusive, and some of the compositional elements here are seriously underwhelming. Overall, it’s an amusing piece, but it didn’t showcase your melodic or harmonic strengths quite how I would’ve liked. Keep at it, Pusga. ;)

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Rated 4 / 5 stars

Felt a bit empty, had the drums been more buried it would work very well as a background track for a cave level in a game. The sub at 04:23 was an octave too high for me.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I really like the subdued snare on the 2 and 4. Your writing has the sensibilities of a jazz musician which reminds me of some of the D&B coming out of Japan in the early to mid 00's.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

This is great! Very atmospheric for a DnB track, yet exhilerating nonetheless. Its well produced, highly experimental and just a joy to listen to! Wish you luck in the contest, fellow competitor!

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