I like the robotic-sounding synths and beats. It's catchy, but also relaxing for at least the first minute or so. It progresses rather slowly, and is quite minimalistic/simplistic. I would've liked to see a bit more fill at times. I liked the climactic nature of it into 1:59. The drop was pretty cool. I'm personally a fan of the "storm before the calm" approach. ;) The "whirring" effect at 2:32 was nice. I think you overused the portamento effect on the pads at around 3:20, though. It's an interesting piece, but my main problem with it is that it doesn't really do a lot with harmonies: that's an area you could use to really take this piece to the next level. It also really didn't need to be 6 minutes long, as it struggled to keep my attention for that long given the repetition/minimalism. The ending could've been more creative, too. I think this would've made a nice loop, though. Also, more dynamic contrast would've been appreciated. The mixing wasn't that bad, but it's hard to mess up mixing when you have so little instruments playing at once. I've been very tough on you in this review, though. It's a catchy piece with some cool synths and effects, smooth-flowing and well-structured. I also really enjoyed the rather ominous and apprehensive mood throughout. I'll give you that much. Keep at it, man! ;D
Thank you very much for this Review! And I also want to thank you for making such a contest possible! :)
I was also taught by somebody else that this song lacked in harmonies. So I'm really happy that somebody else also thinks so.
I think one reason why it is so minimalistic is because I first had the drop and then I tried to "quickly" make something that fits around this drop and that rarely ends well ^^. There's also the fact that when you work long hours on piece that at some time everything you do will sound ok. Now I also think that this track is way to long and minimalistic...
And finally yes... Mixing is really something I have to work more on. It's something really important and I don't pay enough attention to it. Thanks for reminding me of that!
And I will keep at it!!!
That was just a really nice song! You earned yourself a fan!
Thank you very much :D! I'll make sure to upload more songs!
Oh, that is good.
Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.