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Slow building piano song that erupts towards the end and fades out as it started. All kind of different chord progressions inside. I will not talk about feelings it has, since this was done for A.i.M. contest, you be the judge what this song evokes in you.

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It's quite an engaging piano piece and without going around "what could have been" scenarios too much, I'm simply going to say that you have a lot of potential in your hands to become the next Audiomachine.

Let's be honest, this piano by itself conceals a kind of power that could have been fully expressed by an orchestra, not really because the instrument itself is not capable of replacing an entire hall, but at the current state of things, it's not offering much.

Experimenting with chord progressions is surely a good expedient to build a basic structure for your piece, but sometimes it's not everything in a song, and while the dissonance in some clashing chords may give your piano an interesting sound, I think you could have played with other dynamics as well.

In fact you immediately start with a driving riff at a moderate volume and then it gets marcato at around 20 seconds in the piece. If it were intended to be a slow building piano, I would have started with a minimal pattern at a pianissimo intensity and then let it grow gradually in intensity so that it gives plenty of contrast. Here I think there's minimal contrast because as a whole, the piece is pretty homogeneous in both intensity and melody.

Overall, it's still a nice effort that quite matches the artwork of choice.

Without even looking at the picture this gave me an adventury feel.(Though my imagination was a child wandering in the rain) which shows that you have done a really great job, reflecting the art.
This has alot of potential. Personally I would have added some other instruments as well and made this into an orchestral track. As it is now it get's pretty boring after a while.
You build up alot of power throughout the song and I really feel like it needs that "BAAM" where a dousin of trumpets, cellos and violins comes in.

As it is now I can only give you a 3 but you have a lot of potential as a cinematic musician and If you just learn the techniques I'll imagine you can be a known cinematic producer in no time ;).

Really like the dischordant chords! Good stuff!

Not bad, though it doesn't strike me in a major way, but it's pretty. I just feel some chords clash in a way that throws it off. This has potential to be an orchestral/cinematic piece with the way it builds up but it feels too much for just piano with the power being built here. Not bad though. There's plenty of variation.

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3.84 / 5.00

Apr 6, 2014
2:13 PM EDT
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6.2 MB
2 min 42 sec

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