So good...really brings through emotion, and draws me in from the moment it begins to the moment it ends. Keep up the amazing work! xD
Magnificent, marvelous, beautiful composition!
Your NGADM round 1 review
The moment that your track kicked in I was instantly intrigued! The sounds that you use, the placement of said sounds, the orchestral movement, it was brilliant! Its rare to hear an artist that can mix and master a track to this level on new grounds. Your opening note and descending tonality sent shivers down my spine. Kudos sir, that's a rarity.
The bit crushed drums were a nice refresher, this was what set your track out from the rest and I hope to hear more of this.Your melodies are very refreshing to hear too, your build ups lead to some really catchy sounds you've made and melodies that stick in your mind.
Now where I said I love the buildups, one of the problems I have with the track is that there isn't enough of them! You created this amazing atmosphere at the beginning which led to an incredibly punchy cinematic track, but throughout the track I was hoping you'd venture back to the original starting riff to rebuild that atmosphere. There were times that you did but it wasn't the same feeling.
Now where step said he didn't like the transition at 1:27, I personally think it opened the track to a whole new feeling and perspective, each to their own. However in regards to the ending, I partially stand by what step has to say in that it feels like a slightly abrupt ending and I personally think you should have allowed the choirs to span out longer to give the ending more personality.
Apart from the minor flaws, this track is one of my favourites from round one and I can't wait to hear more from you!
This is an NGADM Round 1 review.
Yup, that was beautiful. To be honest I was always a bit questionable of your choice of buying East/West, being a techno artist yourself, but you actually use it brilliantly. The mix between techno elements and orchestral elements was just perfect. Maybe a bit too much reverb on your orchestral elements at times, but most of the time your use of reverb, while heavy, is tasteful, and you have good enough EQing skills to still keep everything clear most of the time. Some things I absolutely loved in this track were the bitcrushed drums which sound wonderfully atmospheric, the harp and piano parts, the incredibly good introduction of 0:53's synth, the snarling brass, and your excellent use of choir. Nice intro by the way! The way it gets into the track subtly was incredibly effective.
A few quick issues. The ending is really lame. It felt like you didn't approach it correctly, and just threw in the tonic note as an excuse to end the track, rather than really giving it a proper ending. As I said, your bitcrushed percussion is excellent, but most of the other percussion was a bit unfitting. As you already know, the climax is a bit of a disappointment. I also felt like you could've spent some more time building up the atmosphere. I really enjoyed the first half minute because it really built up an excellent atmosphere, but we don't get that much anymore in the rest of the track, as you usually opt to introducing new section after new section without many atmospheric sections in-between, somewhat cheapening the impact of certain parts, like 1:27's part. 2:18's transition is the only transition I didn't like - it was abrupt.
It's scattered with problems here and there but that was a fantastic listening experience. Great job!
Reminds me of final fantasy! <3
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