As mentioned before, the piano chords sound to distorted. I don't like the chord progressions, but at least it's better than the generic ones. The main melody is drowned by the chords and the drums, which is rather disappointing. As always, however, you excel at making melodies once again. The beat isn't repetitive to me, it's got a fair amount of variation and does the job. The distortion is REALLY killing the song, it's gotten annoying.
The thing near 3:34 sounded so out of place and random, it's almost ridiculous. Then I realized it's a flute, and a very ugly one, not to mention that it's the first time I hear flute in a jazzy piece. Ditch that because it messes up the whole song, a sax would have sounded way better, but good samples are hard to find. I hear some out-of-key parts, but that may just be my imagination or the headphones I'm using. It's still annoying.
Excellent ideas in the song but the execution was sub-par compared to the rest of your stuff. I also noticed a lack of proper mastering, all the sounds sound centered. With some polishing, this track could sound as good as your other ones. Regardless, decent job, keep it up.
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You've done far better
I heard some noise/distortion at the end of each piano chord. Not sure if it's intentional experimentation or some recording problem.
The chords to me made the whole thing seem kinda repetitive and the distorty noise got in the way of my enjoyment. I think you should lower the volume of the repeated parts (chords on piano) and let the other parts shine more, so the variations are what we really hear and it stays fresh.
I gotta say, though I've said I love your style, I didn't enjoy this as much. Might be that I'm starting to understand your way of thinking so it doesn't surprise me as often. Or it might be the instruments.
I wasn't too keen on the whistley electronic-sounding thing that came in at 3:30. Without that and the overly deep resonance from the piano I'd have undoubtedly enjoyed it more.
I still enjoy the tempo of your beats and the laid back tempo of the melody. The intro could have used some more variations - repeated piano chords, beats, then bringing in a fresh piano melody when it kicks off seems to be a habit for you. Make sure it doesn't become a crutch!
Not bad, but not a keeper. You've done better and I'm sure you'll continue to improve.
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Another wonderful piece from Jurian, Love the way you can just build up the piano track into something new and exciting everytime. This is quite cool as with your previous audios you seem to be able to grasp the listeners attention with your Bass/lead combo on the piano, and to be so consistently good is no mean feat
Great track would love to see what you'd do for a more rocky style song though, in the future perhaps :P
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It has a very nice beat to it and it seems to be a very nice length to, which is pretty good. Seems to fit together very well and builds up well too, which is a good thing and I really like the way the instruments are played, although you can hear a bit of a fuzzy sound in parts of this which seems to let it down a little, not sure if it's some notes playing a bit loud or what but maybe look into that.
The sound of a wind insrument towards the end part in the three minutes played, seems to be a little odd with the rest, though it does seem to kind of fit in with the quietness around that area. The whole ending part seems to slow down and not be quite as energetic which seems to work. Nothing really stikes me as sounding bad here other than the fuzzy sounds.
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Flute sounded off.
Aside from the slightly out-of key sounding flute, this piece was great. The piano is very emotive and dominant, as usual with your pieces. Youv'e used the drum beat sparingly, but well.
I'd suggest that you listen to the flute part of this tune again and maybe tweak it slightly, as it tended to take the sheen off an otherwise very impressive (even by the high expectations I have for you) song.
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