I really love the slow buildup of this track. The instruments use the stereo space so nicely, just as I've come to love from ambient music. I think when the percussion comes in, its rather lackluster, the snare doesn't seem to fit into the mix. Near the latter parts of the track it also starts feeling over compressed or limited.
Overall however, I really enjoyed this track. It flowed nicely and left me feeling content. Great job, i'll be checking out more of your stuff :D
Hey, dude! Thanks for dropping a review!
The percussion was honestly something that I just felt like making. Wanted to experiment with distorted drums in this. I agree I could have gotten it to fit a bit better into the mix. Truth be told, this mix didn't have quite as much effort in it as some of my other work, possibly because this piece wasn't one with too much effort in it in general, haha! Oh well - that's the kind of criticism I expect when I just make stuff for the sake of making something rather than developing an idea that I really 'felt'.
Either way, thanks for the review! :) I'm glad that it's at least decently good, that's generally a good baseline to have!
I decided this needed a review. I like the atmospheric intro. It progresses pretty slowly, but I like the instruments. You used just the right amount of reverb. The progression itself is pretty cool. I like the percussion, especially the aggressive-sounding hats at around the 2-minute mark. It's very flowing and spacey, at times soothing and at others strangely angry. The mix is clear, although to be fair there's not a ton of content here to create any mixing conundrums. The ending seemed pretty lazily done IMO, but at the same time I understand that many ambient tracks aren't really supposed to end. ;) I can see what you mean about losing inspiration - you could've done a lot more with this track - but still, love the chill aesthetic. Keep at it, man. ;)
I could have done a lot more with this. I think at the time I was just intending to have an atmosphere.
Funny thing, the percussion is what most people don't like - especially those hats.
If you want more stuff to be done with a piece though... I finished my NGADM round 2 track!
Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.