I like the energetic synths at the beginning. A bit of harshness in the treble range there - some more careful equalization could help solve that. The mix is quite loud, though. I like the build-up into :37, although I think the pads at :38 took it over a bit too much. The other harmonic instruments don’t come through nearly as much. The secondary emotional height at :55 was a pleasant surprise. I think the transition at 1:14 could’ve been smoother, as well as the one at 1:32. For a short piece it’s got a nice amount of variety while also feeling pretty cohesive. The ending was a bit sudden, and the squeaky final note doesn’t help. I think the drums could’ve been a lot stronger in the mix in general, and they also sound a bit generic to me. Overall, though, it’s a really captivating piece given the flurry of melodic content, enjoyable structuring, and adventurous mood. Keep at it, ArachnidPlaysMusic!
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?)