This track is made, everything sounds so fluent.
That kick <3, everything is so minimal and simplistic.
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haha wow, thanks man.
I like the vibe.
Nice background atmosphere here! I feel the mixing is done quite well actually, although I have to regret that I´m not an expert in mixing electro stuff. I also like the simple beat and the minimilistic approach in this one (not every track has to be completely overloaded) and the white noisy stuff you sometimes use is also quite nice. What I feel is that the track needs a bit more variation... There are some variations but it feels like just one part repeating all the time. Some contrastpart here would be really a great improvement for the track. On the other hand this keeps the track flowing in a way... Also it would be nice to have some melody here. The lack of a melody makes this one more some kind of a beat for somebody to sing over it. The intro and outro fades are nice. Finally, I have to agree with Ceevro that this two note "singing" sound is a bit strange. It´s completely outside the atmosphere of the rest of the track. Especially in the part around 0:40 with the pitchwheel stuff it feels completely misplaced and out of tune... I know this is a matter of taste if you like the sound, no question... Anyway, keep on doing nice stuff ;)
i definitely went for a minimal approach with this one, helped make the mixing a lot easier aswell. yeah i can understand you when you say it needs more variation. it transitions a lot, but it doesn't change by all that much in each transition. the vocal ah sounds were meant to form the melodies in this song but it really isn't right in your face, so i can see why you think this song lacks a melody.
Thoughts while listening:
Interesting fade-in intro...don't know if I'm sold on it, but it's unique. Good digital bells...what on Earth is that weird bending two-note thing? Not liking that at all...reminds me of a whining kid. The digital bells are much more pleasant. Percussion is a bit too simple. I know it's supposed to be, but it needs more complexity.
Thoughts after listening: This feels like a backtrack for something more. It's got a nice, relaxed feel to it, but it definitely needs a lead of some sort to tie it together. Probably a vocal is the way to go with this particular piece. I wanna hear some sexy lady caterwauling, or something. Maybe a few samples would do some good here. You might also want to play with crowd noises, street sounds, laugh-tracks...stuff like that.
And yeah, the two-notes with the rising bend really gotta go. They are totally out of place, and they honestly made me cringe. The secret with two-note solos is that they can't be based on the notes, which are boring, but have to be played like a drum solo - all about the rhythm. It can be effective, done right (Under Pressure, by Queen), but here it's just too simplistic, and thus it grates.
All-in-all, this is a nice start, which could stand a good bit more development. You've made a decent background, now it's time to fill out the soundscape with details.
i feel like you are generally suggesting with all the advice you've given that i should change the song to be more conventional.
suggesting that all 'two-note solos' can't ever be based on notes and that this song needs 'some sexy lady caterwauling' is you telling me what you want the song to be, not what the song actually needs.
your dislike of elements of this song comes across to me as a personal preference more than anything.
thanks for sharing your thoughts.
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