I dig it dude, sounds a bit grainy but other than that I thought it was pretty great.
The off pitch to me, gave it character. Amusing percs, and how you experimented with fades, chops, repetition, and sound spectrum were qualities I admired.
I can understand how a lack of progression can make is seem mechanical, however the way you meshed these patterns from lowend to high freqs resulted into something attractive, at least to me. Theres more to music than sound, but we can get highly analytical about it too.
The thing about extreme analylists, nitpickers, are that they will never be satisfied and will continue to consume until collapse. Not calling out TaintedLogic here, his comment makes sense from a perfectionists point of view.
I enjoyed it very much, the piano is one of my favorite instruments.
I found it a bit odd that you had those pads at the beginning playing on the off beat and the hat playing on the downbeat. Usually it's the other way around. Also, the pauses you left at the end of each chord progression (like at :12) sort of detracted from the flow of this piece. It progresses really slowly and probably doesn't need to be 4 minutes long. The chords that come in at :45 sound like they're in a completely different key from the chords at the beginning, and besides that they have this dark, jazzy vibe to them, while the chords at the beginning are brighter and more pop-sounding. Then, you continue with a sort of jazzy vibe once again at 1:08, which doesn't fit with the bright chords at 1:19 at all. A lot of the elements of this piece stop and start quite unpredictably. You need to use crashes/sweeps, etc. to transition between the various parts of this piece. This is extremely repetitive and minimalistic and, at this stage of the competition, you need to do more harmonically with your piece. There's absolutely no melodic development, no dynamic contrast, and very few appropriate transitions. You need to find a less sudden way of connecting the various moods you're trying to get across in this piece. The ending is inconclusive, and the structure of this piece is very hard to discern because of all the stops-and-starts. I hope you found this review helpful. Sorry it's so negative. This idea could work, but first you need to bridge the gap between moods here by creating more harmonies and transitions. Keep working at it, man! ;)
Nice. Sounds hip hop. I swear I know that bassline from some song. Great flow. Enough variety so as not to get bored with the loop.
Like a villian.
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