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Should Have Stayed Home, Should Have Stayed Out Of Trouble

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Finely tuned sonic landscape produces pleasant sensations in both eardrums.

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I like the phasing at the beginning. The sudden punctures of the pads at the beginning contrasts nicely with the airy atmosphere of :15. Reverb on the clap felt a bit excessive, but also contributed to the atmosphere in its own way. I especially like when, later on, you interchange the drier clap and wet one. The progression is pretty slow here, but I like the soothing mood and sound design. The production quality is also good. The transition at 1:45 felt very gradual, yet the sharp attack at 1:56 still felt heavy and jarring in a way (but I think that's what you were going for). You clearly have a great sense of harmony and progression, though. The piece just takes a long time to develop. There isn't a lot of prominent melodic content in this piece, and I would've liked to see a more creative ending than a fade-out. That said, I like how the texture erodes away in a subtle way before the transition at 3:52. The sound design and atmosphere have really sold this piece. Keep up the good work, RedSoul92! ^_^

RedSoul92 responds:

It's definitely a main idea that drags around for 5 minutes, the absence of a lead melody is intentional to give the ambience a bigger role. The fade-out may have been caused by a lack of structure in the ending.
I will keep it up, thnxs!

Smooth in all the right ways. Have added it to synthwave genre as this is where it belongs. The only thing I don't like is that flat snare. Tape saturate it or something?

I'm with Kwing here. It does drone on for a long time without many changes to texture. Overall, mix is fairly clear and well thought out, though. 1:57 rhode thing is just a bit too loud in that mid range, but that's about the only thing I really noticed.

This is very easy to just chill to and forget the world.

Wow. This was really, really nice to listen to. Relaxing, mellow, and all the sounds feel really tasteful.

It does drag on a little and is generally kind of mindless, but I can definitely feel a sort of trance state when I listen to this.

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4.43 / 5.00

Apr 19, 2018
4:27 PM EDT
File Info
13 MB
5 min 42 sec

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