WHOO! Thank you so much dude, this is pure amazing. The amount of time you spent on this piece really reflects on the quality... holy. I have no words to accurately describe how much I love this.
Starting off with that nostalgic beginning, with the bass and and light guitar arp - I know that's how the original was, but your softer rendition was a great touch. Then a pluck layer, after the first four measures, and then at :27 - holy. That nice reverse fx into the percussion and the flute sound - that was phenomenal. Great mixdown here, balanced and spaced - sounded awesome. You did a great job with the right amount of reverb on your percussion. At 1:25 ish, where stuff drops off, it gets a feel of the original, which I really like. Then at 1:47, nice rendition of that syncopated section. And at 2:00... I love your interpretation of those drums. The way you did it gives the entire syncopated section a great halftime feel - I'm glad you put thought into how you wanted your edition to sound, and your thought really showed in a positive way to me! Continuing the halftime feel to around 3:20, where it drops off to piano and light guitar, nice little ambient break. Addition of drums after that was a nice spacey feel to the ambience. I like how the strings introduced later almost feels like a part of the phaser pad going back and forth - I dunno if that was intentional, but it was a very effective surreal effect that served to break down the track very well. Then, ending with the syncopated melody - perfect. :)
I hope my review has done your amazing track justice, and I'm very honored to have requested this work of yours. I'm looking forward to your future works, my friend. Thank you very much, you're awesome :D Cheers!
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