== This is an official NGUAC Review ==
This is a really nice cinematic piece! I have to commend you on your sound palette in particular. Basically every instrument in this entire song is chosen excellently, from the subtle piano tone, to the higher violins to the deeper cellos(?). The addition of the eastern twangy instrument (what is it?) at points is a unique and nice decision as well!
This song would be spectacular as menu ambiance for a game, or maybe a very sombre part of a movie. However, I have to admit that, all things considered, as a standalone piece entered to a contest, I find it a little... lacking? Like, there's no melodies to follow, no different sections, nothing to really draw me back to the piece (except the mood I suppose!). If I were to give you suggestions for future pieces, I'd say to take a little more risk? You obviously have the pieces in play - I'd love to hear you try your hand at writing some melodies or more up-front progressions or something!
Mini-scores (not used to calculate final score in any way - just so you know what needs improvement):
Sound Design: 4/4