i must build with this song now! Amazing job as always kabuki!
Nice work! Great sound, especially the drums. That beat you had going on at 1:52 really worked as a build up and a progression of the song. Some minor points are that the intro was pretty long, and it took really long to build. It's really a tough job to make an atmospheric intro without much pulse for that long and keep it interesting. Another thing is that the build might need some simple melodic support to give it more energy. The drums and filters were really nice there, but it did miss a final touch. As for the breakdown/drop/whatever you might call it, the drums were spot on. Smooth mix, nice beat, not too much extra nonsense going on. Although, same as in the build-up, you might want to make it stand out a bit more. Everything you've got going on there, beat, pads (nice sound and voicings btw) and that arpeggio really fit in, and it sounds great, but it's missing the icing on the cake. Maybe something more rhythmically interesting, like that vocal synth you're using in the breakdown afterwards. The drum and bass part was just as smooth, with a great clear sound.
Last remark is that the progression stays the same throughout the song. That's not always a bad thing, but the progression is a tad bit generic, so it kinda loses the sparkle halfway through if you keep it going the whole song.
Nonetheless, great work. I liked every instrument soundwise and mixwise and it all blended splendidly (word-pun intended). Keep it up!
Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.