Awesome instruments you've got here.
Excellent introduction, the piano line is indeed exceptional, really expressive, and the overall is really good until 0:30. The arrangement is very good, the violin sounds awesome, and its melody is greatly original, particularly in its descent.
The problem is that it's not enough solidly backed, particularly in the end.
First thing that is noticeable is that those instruments are visibly not made to create short notes. So each time you use short notes, it's like a guillotin. It's particularly obvious in the end, with the chorus, and it doesn't sound natural. Same remark for the cello in the end, I thought at a first hearing it was a clarinet, due to the sound it produces !
I can say the same thing about the cut of your long notes each time there isn't another one just after. So actually, each time a silence follows the note, the cut is too pronounced and it's disturbing.
The second is that it doesn't really have a direction in the end in my opinion, and it moves like waves, accentuating one note and then another but kind of approximatively, and the overall melody is not in the logic of the beginning.
This second reason is more personnal, i must admit it.
So finally, I really like the beginning, until 0:30 (despite this horrible cut at 0:18 :]), but was kind of disapointed by the very end, which broke a coherence you built up until this moment.
8/10 for this awesome start. But a song cannot be heard without its end, so I can't make an abstract ;)
Thank you for your review. I created this piece a while back. If I remember correctly I was so excited with my new Sound Library CDs that I had stayed up all night trying stuff out. My computer had crashed and essential build files were lost to the ravages of time...
This piece WAS intended to be dark and mysterious but as it turned out, atonal and strangely disturbing musically near the end. I couldn't agree with you more MadMath. Like you say, I really enjoy the beginning too. How-be-say I do a remake soon. I would like to send it to you when it is complete. Or maybe a collab effort?
I was reviewed for another song I did ---big fat ZERO! Argggh. Peace Above, Below and All Around me. Aum