Intense cinematic! I love how the strings lead to the crescendo horns. This is a treat to the ears for any person who is a fan of instrumentals that sound like film scores of action movies.
Oh! Studio Ghibli! They've done some great movies. I have seen up to six animations by them. I had just watched Ponyo again recently. It was On Demand. It's a visually stunning and cute movie. =D
Your track is good composition-wise, but the quality of this ought to be enhanced and improved. I can somewhat imagine how fierce the NGADM competition is going to be, so best of luck to you. =)
Holy cow! The composition is fantastic. I love the theme you use in the last half of the song. Really wish that part was twice as long at least.
Not much to add other than that. I'm not here to judge because I'm not a judge XD
this mix is a little muddy. but everything else is amazing. the hisaishi vibe is really strong. the progressions are so great and unique! i think my absolute favorite part is the section starting around 1:10 with the big strings. the chord progression, like the chords at 1:34 and 1:46 are just so gooood.
you have to be one of my favorite cinematic composers on here. all you need to be in feature films is a slightly improved mix ;-)
Dammit Cadmus you're making me feel bad for not writing anything in months.
Simply amazing piece here. The flow of the parts, the fantastic use of the orchestra, it's just really, really good. The melody changes and the flow of the whole thing really does remind me of a Ghibli film.
One thing that does bother me is that the strings seem to be lacking in the high end. It doesn't sound bad, and when the rest of the orchestra comes in it sounds fine, but at the beginning it seemed like the strings were just muffled a bit.
Overall though, absolutely stellar work.
This is great! Very pro sound, rich orchestral arrangement and facets of emotion. I definitely get the Hisaishi feels!^^ Btw, noticed you're also from the sunshine state - not sure if it's in your area too, but some theaters are having a 20th anniversary showing of Princess Mononoke this week.
Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.