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I like the progression and harmonic content here. Some of the instruments are a little cheesy and/or generic, and I think there’s a bit too much reverb in the texture sometimes. The mix would be crisper with some tighter equalization and less reverb. Still, the mood of the piece is really fun, and despite the cheesy synth bass and string samples, the instruments blend well together. My main complaint is that the composition is very flat and bland. I think you missed an opportunity to maximize the emotional appeal of the piece by not using more dynamic contrast, automations, filtering, and other effects that would give the piece some more shape. I also thought the fade-out ending was another pretty lazy evasion of structuring the piece. Still, the piece has a lot of potential with the pretty atmosphere and harmonic content. I’d suggest you keep working on it! Keep at it, Shabbyjazz. :)

Mixing, mastering, and balance
Structure, transitions, phrasing, and variety
Melody, tonality, harmony, and texture
Instrumentation and sound design
Emotion, atmosphere, and catchiness
Originality and uniqueness
Overall (how do the elements above interact?)
Composite score

This is quite decent actually, but I'm missing some drums, not big kicks & snares, but maybe a slight drum or something that's not very loud at all, just so the song feels a bit more alive. Good job though!

this is all my opinion so don't see it as a negative thing,

CielOuvert responds:

A slight 1-0-0-1 kick accompanied by a snare/clap fusion a a few times is what I imagine would fit. I'll try it. Thank you :)

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May 15, 2018
8:29 PM EDT
New Wave
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2.2 MB
1 min 58 sec

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