I really enjoyed the strings in this one!
The flanged percussion part after was nice, it really felt like something ominous was coming.
I think when the beat and bass comes back after that it needs to be harder. It felt like you were holding back the kick and the bass in the song. If there was a time to unleash them, it was at that point.
Great filtered pulse sound at the start, but just overall, I think the kick needs some more strength, and the bass is cool, but not cutting enough. TS-404 acid maybe would do the trick. Cool slides, distortion, you know how it goes.
I guess it depends on your aim for the song though, maybe you don't want it to be 'in your face'. In which case, ignore my review!
What I was trying to do was make a some what eerie track that made you feel like you were in it for the ride. this piece isn't finished yet which is why the file name is Xic2. Xic 1 had a different beat to it and it sounded retarded to me. the aim of this piece was to put you in the mind of Alice... but just as a figure of speech... so you play the role of someone who is in an area unknown to him. then toward the end things get weird. the wacky drumloop toward the end resembles the person having strange thoughts, and fear of which is unknown to him.
Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.