The Rift, Adrift

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This is a song about water and dreams. I hope you like it.

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I dug the way you get sucked in to that dreamy emotion. I can see that this track isn't quantized, which is interesting and a little bit of an attention grabber at times. I'd suggest being a bit careful with some of the drums being a bit too out of sync at times even though I enjoyed the unpredictability.

What a great piece. I especially liked the synths and pads used throughout the track They have that analogous feel to them which conjures up memories of sitting around my dad's old apartment zoning out to Enigma's first LP. Props to you on digging up said memories.

Now on to the negatives. Some of the words in the speech are hard to make out, no doubt brought on by the EQ'ing you've applied to the sample. Also, the drums sometimes sound as if they're off-kilter. Was that intentional? If so, kudos to you for humanizing them. Lastly, the ending just cuts off. If the rack segues into the next, then it fits. If not, edit it to fix the fade-out.

Overall, a great piece. Everything meshes together very well.
4/5 9/10

Canas responds:

Thanks for the input! The speech was intentionally meant to be somewhat inaudible, the effect intended was as if someone was speaking to you while you were dreaming, and in your dream you were underwater.. Haha I know that sounds silly but it's what I was after.

I tried an experiment with the whole song, I tried not using a metronome and synching the beats with how the felt instead of mathematically perfected. You're right about the end however, i'm not sure what happened but it wasn't meant to end so abruptly.

Again, thanks for the positive words!

love the composition! it's very interesting.
and the panning organization, i find that very hard to do sometimes :p
it has a very relaxing feel to it and it's soothing to the ears, nice job :)

Canas responds:

If I can make a song about dreams without putting the listener to sleep then i've done a good job! Hehe, thanks!

I am going through a horrible personal time, afraid of losing someone very important to me, and this helping, in all honesty, makes me surreal and apreciate the one I love much more, somehow.
I have nothing more to say.

Canas responds:

Wish you the best, stay strong.

Ambience has always been a love of mine. So relaxing and at the same time it can take you through the flow of your imagination. Which makes for a wonderful time just laying back and thinking about past memories or even writing a story or poem. Anyway enough ranting. This song does just that. It puts images in your mind of a relaxing field of flowers. Very wonderful work here.


Canas responds:

Thanks for the positive vibrations, it means a lot to me

Credits & Info


4.69 / 5.00

Aug 31, 2013
11:55 PM EDT
File Info
6.9 MB
4 min 6 sec

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