== This is an official NGUAC Review ==
Right off the bat, I have to praise you for putting the work into the arrangement. This song has many many different parts - it moves through all sorts of moods and energy levels rarely if ever sounds dull. The song has lots of tricks up its sleeve, and yet it always sounds like a coherent whole rather than multiple sections glued together. Nice work there.
However, there are a few things about this track that need additional work. The mix is a definite pain point, with a number of instruments and channels sticking out, especially during climaxes. (3:13 is a big offender, with crazy dry percussion far too loud over everything else. To be honest, a drum solo section would be great, but right now it just sounds far too dry! Reverb and compression is good.). Also, there's a melodic whistley thing around 1:15 that's so quiet I almost missed it entirely. Furthermore, your composition could use more work as well - while it's not bad, it never really catches or surprises me either.
Mini-scores (not used to calculate final score in any way - just so you know what needs improvement):
Sound Design: 2/4
Thank you, that really helps. I found it difficult to mix during the week with everything going on, so i'll have to work on that. I loved arranging everything and all the instruments. Probably so much that i passed some parts i could have made better in the composition. Right before i submitted it i still felt something missing but couldn't find it, this helped me analyse it better.
Thanks again johnfn :)
Gotta be one of my favorites, the way the piece leads to resolution is kinda interesting, and besides, the meaning behind the song gives it a whole sense to the melody in general. I actually enjoyed it from start to end, the percussion gives it a cool sense of rhythm even though it evolves from time to time. Keep it going, ColinMuir! :D
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