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Really good

And here was a nice track starts off great infact with a nice feel of it and really seems to take off too good in size as it's not too short but I really like this and the tempo is nice and picks up flow very well I have enjoyed this piece very much there's not much more to improve on this so nice work all around

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This was a really nice track. I was expecting a longer build-up at the beginning when the beat starts, but the music just kicks in right away! After that point it doesn't progress quite as quickly, but the pace feels right. The twist to exotic and Asian around 0:30 is interesting, and when the voices combine with that it's an almost otherwordly experience. Coincidentally I also got the hypnotizing swirl transition to accompany the music for that phase... just perfect. :D

The shift from strings (wonder what instrument that is? balalaika? mandolin? sitar?) to overall ambiance around 2:30 is probably my favorite part. I like the shuffling beat that kicks in at this stage too. I'd like to provide more feedback but I just like listening to this, can't think of anything I'd want changed. Except for maybe the genre, I understand this could be used for hiphop, but without a verse for it it seems like an entirely different one, at least until the shuffling beat towards the end.

Wonder if the voices are all you? They fade in and out quite nicely. Nice work!


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joshlul responds:

Thanks for the feedback, I really appreciate it.
As for the shift from strings, that particular one is a mandolin, and the similar instrument throughout most of the track besides that is a baglamas.
I went with hip hop because I thought it resembled some trip hop artists I know, and because of the dependence on the sub bass to carry the track.
The voices are a mixture of samples of "Pilentze Pee" an often sampled bulgarian chant that can also be heard in songs such as VAST's Touched and Jason Derulo's Breathing, and a reversed and chopped sample of the studio acapella of Lisa Miskovsky's Still Alive.

Really cool feel man, I just have two main problems that I think prevent this from being a really great track

1. That guitar (which is dope) doesn't loop well enough, I'd work to make that loop

2. Climax - at around 1:15 there feels like there should be a climax, like the song sould go somewhere, but it ends up being the same as the intro. The change at 2:30ish is cool, just need a different middle section

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joshlul responds:

Thank you for your feedback.
1, I'm not sure what you mean there.
As for 2, this is done on purpose, it is a false build up, an anti-climax, and then the main attraction kicks in a few moments later. It's understandable some people wouldn't appreciate that as I would, but then again, I am making music for me.

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4.44 / 5.00

Feb 10, 2014
9:57 PM EST
Hip Hop - Modern
File Info
9.7 MB
4 min 16 sec

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