As you said, this is a great change to some of your current stuff. Both your electronic songs and your orchestral songs have their charms. I think this is better than some of your more recent stuff, actually.
I think the composition and soundwrangling you did here was extremely skilled. With a song of over four minutes, I'd expect tons of repetition, but you didn't do that much (at least, from what I noticed). Basically, even if it didn't, it sounds like tons of work was put into it, which is what really counts.
There is just one thing that kept me from giving you a perfect score. That sound at 0:48. Oh god. It was okay when used sparsely before that, but it just became too overbearing at 0:48. And there was some more. And then some more. AND A WHOLE LOT MORE AFTER THAT. Some might like it, but for me, that sound was just... agh. If I were you, I'd either make it appear less often throughout the song or make it a lot quieter. Sorry, but that's just the way I feel about it. It's like the musical equivalent of that feeling you may get when you rub a wet balloon or scratch a chalkboard.
Anyways, it was a great start to 2014. Really amazing in almost every way, except for one. Keep giving out quality like this and 2014's going to be a great year.