Put on the headphones and relax
So i put on headphones and listened to this one and i found myself sitting back and closing my eyes and just relaxing to this one.
great ambient track, very chill and good movements with the harmony of the pads you used.
Made my brain feel jellyfied.
one p[roblem... ending cut short ... you should fade it out
regardless though i really like it and im not really into ambient stuff that much
keep it up
First i want to say sorry for this review being so late, its because I've been on holiday for 2 weeks.
The song is very relaxing and has a great atmosphere to it, but I didn't like the intro because its basically just a fade-in. Also the song is quite repetitive and doesn't seem to do anything or go anywhere if you get what I mean. I agree with SBB below in that that automated synth is a little annoying, maybe try EQing it. Overall its a good song but it just needs a little more to finish it.
Don't blam this one. LOL. I love it, it's so relaxing!
It doesn't start as subtle as I'd expect this kind of ambient piece to begin. I think a simple filter fade or something would add to the atmosphere at least a little bit. The whole piece feels a bit confusing since it starts so quickly, and in the first minute you just add and add and add instruments. Since it is after all ambience, it's fine to stretch it out a little. Little happens the last two minutes anyway, so it would feel like it's progressing a little more if you had a little more space between the introduction of each "instrument".
The track generally doesn't flow too well. The sound quality is clear enough, but the sounds are sort of sitting on top of each other, and none of them really stand out. The biggest problem is how it sounds like all instruments are going at individual speeds. Check the rate of all LFO's, make sure they are synced with the track and keeping somewhat similar rates.
Other than criticism, I really like some of the sounds. The rather high, almost organ-like pad provides a dramatic effect, which to my ears could symbolise fear or a similar mood. If you emphasise that, it would fit great for a dark, suspenseful scene in a movie. The instruments fit very well together to produce an atmosphere. The only thing that disrupts this atmosphere is the high frequencies of that "buzzy", automated synth.
I'd say overall it sounds like a complete piece. It doesn't have any melodic theme at all, so I don't think there is much more to be done with this piece. Since it does neither have a recognizable theme or progress much, it will fit much better as subtle background music than a typical music fix.
Things I liked on the first listen:
- the atmosphere
Things I didn't like:
- it didn't go anywhere.
After listening through three times, I really like the ambient feel. Yet, while I realize this is meant to be background music, it should go somewhere. Maybe add a little bit of percussion. Everything else was great, you've got a good ear for atmosphere, just take it to the arranging level now.
Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.