Hey dude. Good to hear from you again! I have been listening a few times, and I have some points to remark on. *insert a very extensive constructive feedback
The song has this kind of industrial acid vibe throughout. It starts off with some suburban city ambience, which is an interesting choice, but it works pretty well, I must say.
At 0:17, the listener is suddenly taken out of his trance (or is actually getting more immersed into it as the music intensifies) when the bassline comes in, and a fucking terrifying alarm is sounding through the entire area. Nice use of ear panning by the way. It gives you the idea that it's all around you.
Of course, it is only a forebode, for the magic starts at 0:31, when the rhythm is solidified into a beat, and a very catchy beat at that. The alarm's sound quality however, is rather lossy, I noticed.
Between 0:57 and 1:00 I expected a noise of some sorts to remain before the drop, but there is nothing there. Just plain silence. I wonder if you decided this purposedly or not, but it's a small detail.
Only, as the drop comes in, the track still hasn't quite reached it's full potential yet. It is still building up to that point. I think that makes this piece so unique.
But when the drop really comes at 1:29, it is so satisfying. The mixing is nearly perfect, and the large synth lead playing the melody sounds majestic against those other, more acidic instruments. Very good part. It even changes it's drum sequence at 1:42 for a little more variation!
The energy drop at 1:56 is nice, but the synths are getting a bit repetitive after a few seconds.
And also, at 2:10, the synth could have gotten some more release, like as if it's a fade-out. But here it just abrubtly stops.
The plucks at 2:17 sound nice but intimidating due to the melody they're playing. The very difficut to hear but also distinct hi-hats that repeat in the background give you a bit of an orientation of the rhythm so that you don't get lost in it.
Then comes a little energy increase at 2:31, when a distorted bass, sounding very clearly like the Transistor Bass from FL Studio, goes actually pretty well with the pads playing alongside it.
And at 3:12, I got another unexpected moment when the lead, which sustained longer before this drop, now is more pulsating and shorter. I want to know what let you make this decision. It's still a very good, unique touch.
The buildup between 3:25 'till 40 is very good, and gives you a sense of energy again.
At 3:42, the drop is yet again, amazing, not as good as at 1:29, but still good. I only wonder: what is with those arpeggiated acid noises in the background? They sound a tad bit out of place here.
At 4:09, the song blossoms in all it´s glory, mixing the already existent elements with the newer ones, creating a very climactic feel. That feel is actually abrubtly cut out at 4:38, when the song suddenly transitions back to an earlier part of the song, reprising itself. A funny sounding synth at 4:41 could have had it's portamento toned down, so that it doesn't slide from one octave to another.
At 5:06, the synth playing at a high note the whole time suddenly transitions into something more dark. It becomes more mutated, like it's an industrial saw or something.
The subtle removal of instruments at 5:18, and the following decrease in volume in the bass makes for a very creative ending. I find it particularly amazing how you managed to make it feel like a definitive ending.
That's great, but the song is called Part 1. So that means there's gonna be a part 2, right?...
Overall, a very solid piece that resonates in it's quality. As a fan of Techno, I expected a more light-noted track, but what I actually got is beyond my expectations (in a good way). I think this piece has got some serious potential to become more famous than it is right now (but it came out very recently, so I cannot say that it isn't yet, actually).
Overall I am feeling a 8.1/10 for this, but rounded to a solid number, you get 4 stars. For the effort you put into this track to make it as versatile as possible, but also for keeping a nice groove with very catchy drops throughout.