Am I reviewing a legend's track ?
This piano and everything that goes with it from 0:00 to 0:26 is beyond perfect in term of melody. The arrangement is great : some synthesizers that make the ambiance in the background and another one which plays a foretaste of the melodies that are next to come are awesome. Then comes the "main" melody (I'll explain the brackets) played by the trembling synthesizer at 0:26. Some notes of this melody (0:37 and 0:55) are pretty ugly : I don't know why you did that, there's maybe an artistic motivation behind it that I didn't get. The low-velocity notes at 1:43 that we can barely hear are so good that it made me... hum... you know... =3
The only nitpick I could notice is that there's no real main melody. This is maybe what you intended, but I think it's a flaw. The goal is that you make the listener remember the main melody, or at least a kind of pattern or a recurrent sound. With none of those, I won't remember this track : it's not memorable. So you gotta insist on something that will make your track memorable : like when we hear the melody or the recurrent sound, we immediately think "oh that's Midimachine's Leylines II" !
Once again, I think it's an excellent arrangement and mixing from 0:00 to 0:26. Every single instrument sound so good ! That synthesizer at 0:26 was maybe a bit too trembling though, but I think it's just mostly my personal tastes so I won't judge on this. I really like your drums, especially when you make the kick play several times before unleashing another snare (like 1:20 or 1:42), a snare that is really satisfying by the way. I loved when those drums went completely mad at 2:52 to finish off this part ! The synthesizer that spices the track from 1:27 to 1:30 was very smooth.
The transitions at 1:45 and 2:55 were pretty interesting, and I like how you started and finished the track with the same ambiant sounds ! You made the snare from 3:26 make an echoing (or reverbering - I dunno) sound : that's the kind of details I love !
Still this main melody problem I talked about in the "Melodies" part though.
Melodies : 1,5/2
Instruments : 2/2
Personality : 1/1
In overall, this is one of the best track I've reviewed so far ! Ur gr8 m8 !