Not bad, although some of the instruments sound out of place. I didn't really notice it at the beginning of the song, but they're much more apparent around the middle, especially at 2:46 with those screeching strings that sound as if there was too much resin added to their bows :P . I probably wouldn't mind it if those kinds of sounds were either dialed back a little bit or had slightly less volume to them.
The wind instruments were very well done. Great timing and sounds overall.
You mentioned that you were aiming for an xmas sound, but I didn't really get that vibe. Maybe add jingling chimes, bells, or triangles. However, I did kind of get a cold winter vibe from this song.
（ ^_^）o自 Thank you for your review. I appreciate it.
I am honored to have received a piece of music from you in dedication to my daughter. I have downloaded and will certainly play this for her when she is older to appreciate such a track. These kinds of gestures should never be taken lightly as music being an outstretched hand filled with wisdom, knowledge, compassion, and empathy to its listener makes it quite the gift to receive. The one thing I would like to caution you is in your description by the usage of the word genius because words like those divide. I am no different from you, my friend. You and I are on equal footing.
In regards to this piece more specifically, the tone is very moody and concerning. I absolutely love the scratching of the strings on 1:20, 2:30, 2:52, 3:12 and those are just several examples we hear them in. The strengthening determination in this ominous march to face the many unjust and cruel fruitions of mankind is what I vision here. And I find it to be an encouraging piece. Thank you
^____^ Thank you for your thoughtful responses as usual. I'm being honest about you being a genius dude. I felt guilty after I nearly forgot about your daughter's birth day so I wanted to make it up for it. This piece is truly one of the most complicated and complex work I have done recent years. The strings were done with modwheels (dynamic/expression), EQ and pitch manipulation. I was really into string libraries like Native Instruments Thrill and Spitfire Orchestra Swarm or even CAGE Solo Strings but I don't have the budget for it so I used only available libraries like Anthology Strings, Joshua Bell Violin and Norturne Violin/Cello. I tried brass but doesn't turn out ok. The completion of this track actually took over 12 hours including composition, arrangement and mastering. The last track I gave so much dedication was Vaeltaja with LSD and Etherealwinds and it does come quite close to the sheer size of the production.
Thank you again for your awesome review! Take care and happy Xmas! Have a great week with your family! ♥‿♥
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