This reminde me of 2 things: The type of songs i would hear in the old flash games i sued to play back in 2005, and in the Paper Sorcerer OST. Both are compliments btw. It givs me a kinda retro, pixeled but futuristic soundscape. I like the disharmonies that you used, it really sets the mood. My only problem is that after 2:00 it stales, it is just a reprise of the beginning. Aside from that i enjoyed this :3
Goddamn, I could see this being in some instruction video that turns out to not be boring.
I really got some desert imagery, orange lizards and big cacti.
Your song made me thirsty.
I never thought about this song as a desert song, but I can totally see it. There's some guy walking through the desert, suffering from dehydration, every step for him is like a chore. Perhaps the instructional video can be about desert survival or something.