I like the flutes at the beginning. The string pizzicatos sound pretty fake, but the guitar was a nice way of smoothing over the texture. I’m getting a bizarre sense of different moods occurring at once from the texture at :12. The flutes sound regal and light, while the pizzicatos are sharp and rhythmic, and the guitar adds some flow and harmonic depth. I wasn’t sure what to make of the mood/atmosphere you were going for. I also think you need a stronger transitions at :37 and 1:08, but I did like the direction it was heading in then. I thought the percussion at 1:08 was a little weak, and sounded a bit thin in the mix. The piece is lacking strong melodic content until 1:38. The mixing is quite impressive, though, and 1:38 reveals that. The mood of the piece actually comes together pretty well, but I don’t think this piece is structurally complete. It ends pretty abruptly, and only really has one emotional height. It also doesn’t have a ton of coherence, and seems to be changing directions a lot. Despite these criticisms, the melodic content is beautiful and the texture is well-balanced and full almost always. If you think a little bit more about the progression and flesh out the structure a little more, this could be quite the engrossing cinematic piece. Keep at it, man!