I like the progression and instrumentation a lot. It was a little hard for me to follow the rhythm at times, especially before the beat at :42 came in. The production quality is indeed very good here. The post-chorus section at 1:12 was a nice change in the texture. I think this piece needed a few more legato elements to keep the flow together at times. For example, the pace of change is very fast from around 1:30-1:45. It seems to me like that section is a bunch of transitory moments strung together, and it took me a couple of listens to get accustomed to it. The percussion solo at 2:02 is nice, but I think you also could've found a smoother way of transitioning into the final refrain without dropping the violin from the texture for that section. The coda at 2:42 is beautiful, but there was a bit of an abrupt transition into it. Overall, I think a lot of these problems with the flow/structuring could be solved if you fleshed out some of your ideas a bit more and maintained a strong directionality to the piece during transitory moments. This piece is pretty short right now, so I think you have some room to make this work. You know I'm a stickler for these kinds of structural elements, but I really enjoyed the harmonic elements of the piece, and the sound design and mastering are both fantastic. Keep up the good work, BO! ;)
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