That was definitely good for a first attempt! I tend to be biased against ambient music, so I want to only give it like, a 6. But ignoring the fact that I just don't like ambient music, this was a cool piece. I agree that a few bits are offbeat, but overall, it was good. Can't wait to hear some more! 4/5 & 8/10
Hey Dan, it's Matt- I'll take your "first attempt" bit at face value, hence the softer review; It makes a good ambient, and seems to loop pretty well. Not altogether the most coherent piece, but I'm willing to bet that with practice (and time) you'll be able to make "The List".
Now on to the actual critique:
I believe that the main roll that pulses throughout the piece sounds somewhat like what happens when you're beating PVC pipes of assorted lengths in rhythm- not that that's a bad thing, though, because it's something I've yet to hear from anyone but the Blue Man Group. I like the underlying pulse that it lays down, as well as the way that it tweaks my psyche while I'm listening to it- that part, of course, I find essential to any worthy Techno or Trance piece. If anything, work on the rhythm to sync it more with the beats in the background, and it'll probably sound even better. I'll give you a cookie if you make the front page with this piece or a remix of it.