I like the pensive mood and instruments at the beginning. It has a great drone-like quality. The dissonance and (pitch-shifting?) going on is great, too. It’s a little slow to develop, but the emotion has me hooked. After the climax into 1:50, I think you could’ve emphasized the contrast a lot more with some more careful filtering for the next section. Until about 2:45, the piece has a uniform sense of urgency about it, which I would’ve dialed back more at certain sections just to offer some more structural variety. In an emotion-driven piece like this, structural variety is key, my friend. The instruments blend together really well, though, and you maintain a full texture and impressive harmonic depth throughout. I love how the strings swell in at 4:21. Generally, I’m opposed to introducing new instruments ⅔ of the way through a piece, but I think the piano at 5:30 works really well. The strings in that section also really won me over. I love the tranquility at 6:24, too. Compositionally, this piece is pretty superb overall. It doesn’t have the most coherence, yet the strings help everything flow really well. I wish you had experimented more with rhythm in this piece, though. Also, I wasn’t a huge fan of the ending. It felt a little rushed, whereas I expected a big ritardando to fit the character of the piece. That said, the intricate structure of this piece is really impressive. I have no complaints with regards to the mixing and mastering. This is solid effort all around. Favorited. Keep up the good work, man! ;D
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