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This is the opening track really huge, really ambitious project I'm working on. It'll probably be a loooooong time before it actually comes out, but keep an eye for it, cause it's gonna be really good when I finally finish it (probably not).

Special thanks to Yotem Perel for giving me permission to sample his song "Steps", you should listen the album it came from here: https://perel.bandcamp.com/album/silly-string

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I like the warm chords at the beginning, and how you quickly incorporate unexpected dissonances. The melody content at around :30 is pretty cool, and it blends in well with the pads. Some of your instruments sound a little generic and also out-of-place for the mood of the piece, like the melody instrument at 1:03. You keep building onto the texture from there, which sounded smooth but also made the mix feel a bit congested. I’d suggest taking away some of the reverb, just to give each instrument some breathing room. The piece is slow to progress after around the 2-minute mark, and at around 2:48 the kick gets a little lost on the downbeats when the piano chords change at the same time. I’m also not sure the one-climax model worked great for you here. The texture is nice and rich, but I think including a breakdown or bridge at some point would’ve helped give this piece a lot more shape. Also, this is picky, but the last note cuts off a little suddenly at 4:28 - I would’ve liked to hear it taper off a bit more before you cut it off, especially since the pacing and style of the piece demands a long-winded dismantling of the texture. Overall, I think the melodic content, mood, and atmosphere are your best assets here. I enjoyed the emotion in the piece, although a little more humanization with some of the repetitive riffs (e.x., 1:03) would’ve enhanced that emotion. It’s an enjoyable piece. Clean up the mixing, and think this would’ve gotten you into the round of 64. Keep at it, man!


Cacola responds:

lol I have a version of this song with a much cleaner mix too, just not on ng, lmao fuck me right? but shit, thanks for the advice man. I don't remember did you guys always leave reviews on the tracks submitted? cause that's way helpful and makes me way more eager to participate next year.
cool shit man, thanks

fuck I love this one too.

I swear, if I favorited every one of my favorite Cacola songs, my list would be 3x as big

Very dreamlike

Wow, first heard it, and I thought it was beautiful. Some days later, here I am again. It actually captured me.

The sharp synths made my ears cry. In delight though.

This song made me cry

Cacola responds:

I am legitimately honored that the song had that powerful of an impact on you. Thank you

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4.57 / 5.00

May 14, 2016
3:09 AM EDT
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10.4 MB
4 min 32 sec

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