I like the emotion and chord progression at the beginning. It’s a little slow to develop, but I liked the arpeggios at :43, which gave the piece a bit of a bright tone. I seriously think you should’ve brought out the arpeggios more, in fact, because they get buried under the mix a bit, and by 1:25 I can barely hear them. The mood and atmosphere are great here, but there is very little melodic content. The piece wouldn’t make a bad loop if you had set it up that way, but unfortunately the ending cuts off suddenly and jarringly. Unfortunately, I don’t really regard this as a structurally complete piece. There’s very little sense of structural ebb and flow, dynamic contrast, or melodic development that usually make music (but especially cinematic music) so captivating in general. You could’ve done a lot more with this. I wanted to see roaring brass melodies, more phrasing with the strings, and at least some more sense of structural variety. Instead, I got a 2-minute-long repetitive videogame loop for a dungeon level that barely functions as a stand-alone piece. It just feels like one long build-up stretched over 2 minutes, and even then you could have done more with the dynamics for dramatic effect. I’d suggest fleshing this piece out with some full-length structuring, phrasing, more melodic content, and more variety. Do this, and you’re well on your way in the epic film composing category, my friend. Until then, keep working at it. ;)
This is so so good. Everything Jewelz123 said.
There's only one problem with it, and that is how it ends... it ends a bit abruptly... I thought maybe the track was intended to loop so I switched the setting to have "loop" on, and it still sounded a bit odd when it looped at the end.
Still a great track with great epic vibes!!!
I definitely get the epic feel. I can imagine a large city with a grand tower in the middle with a heavy aura around it.
Nice use of strings to build the track and the drums definitely set the mood. The build from 45 second onwards get the scene moving and almost creates a sense of exploration and mystery.
Then at 1:30 you're hit with another dose of epic feel where the size of the tower, the grandness of the picture is cemented into place.
Good work and a great use of instruments to create a strong feel and overall powerful track.
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