This one was good as well, but I found I didn't like it so much as the others. I think around 1:07-1:15, whatever that sound was really threw me off. Was also thrown off a little by this discords towards the end, in the last 15 seconds or so. I am thinking you might have meant it to represent some element of discord seeping into the guy's brain, but if that was the case I feel it might have worked better with a longer build and a chaotic end.
Other than that though, I really enjoyed the rest of this. Not my favorite of yours, but definitely still worth the listen, keep it up!
Yeah, the bit-crushing sound is not for everyone. I used it primarily to emphasize the drums, which serve as a kind of heartbeat to the song. But also that type of noise always reminds me of 8bit game sound, which inspired the direction for a greater part of the sound track.
For me the ending song is like a swan song, just one guy sitting there and letting the sound flow from himself. Cause when I look at what the creator Tony is doing with the game, it seems to me like it's exactly that, an attempt to release this ever-present emotion by attempting to encapsulate it.
There is a confidence in the solo at the end, but also some insecurity and awkwardness, and those last few notes are like a mixture of all those things: the whisper of your last words on your death bed.
Thanks for the review!