Your track has some serious energy going on, and while it ends up being a little repetitive at times, you manage to break things up with new ideas and sounds occasionally, which helps to keep interest up. The kicks are nice and punchy, which is definitely one of the main ingredients in a good DnB track. The combination of strings and electronic elements works really well, and you manage to mix the whole thing into a very tight, enjoyable package.
The bells that enter around 3:34 end up sounding particularly harsh on the high end, but it doesn't last very long before moving on to the next section. As I'm sure you already know, this is a pretty lengthy track, and the ending becomes something of a drawn out affair, but for all that it's a really fun track to listen to. Can't say I'm honestly in love with the way it ends, but as fade-outs go it's certainly better than some.
8.21 out of 10
The general idea was to build up tension during the track to release it all back again at the breakdown around the 3-minute mark.
The mixing fuckup at around 3:34 was totally by accident. On both my speakers and headphones nothing bothered me about the part, but when I now grab anything other than those 2 I can hear the harsh sound too. I will not let this happen in the future!
The ending I have to admit is a bit long, but I didn't want to end it all too sudden. Guess I should've cut it off earlier.
Thank you very much ChronoNomad :), this gives me a lot to work on again!
The string synths and punchy beat at the beginning was a good idea. It’s a smooth-flowing piece with a lot of cool riffs. I’d suggest some high-passing or stereo widening to tighten that up. Given the minimalism at 2:16, it felt like a bit of an anti-climax up to that point, and I was really itching for some stronger melodic content at that point. The melody at 2:25 is a little too pizzicato-y and repetitive, and that lead synth at 2:49 is a little too square and stagnant. Nice job offering some structural contrast at 3:34, though. The part at 3:57 has a great ominous mood about it, although you might want to take a little treble off of those high-pitched arpeggios. Overall, the sound quality is very clean and clear in this piece. Nice job with the structuring and transitions too. The piece is a little on the long side, but it keeps me engaged throughout. The ending was a little dragged out if anything. Really solid work overall. Impressive composition. Keep it up, man!
Thank you very much for the insight :), especially feedback/tips about mixing things differently always help me out a lot.
The basic idea behind the melodies at 2:25 and 2:49 were to give the listener something to hold on to and then startle them with the breakdown shortly after, but I probs have made those parts a little bit too boring for the listener. Ohh well
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