Pretty cool chords at the beginning. The synth at :13 sounds a bit unpolished, though. It has a harsh top end and also doesn’t sit too well in the mix. The transition at :41 could’ve been a tad smoother, but I like the build-up into :55. The percussion you use here is a bit bizarre, and I think you overuse the sweeps. There are multiple times where you create this really dramatic build-up, but the other side of the transition is a minimalistic section that leaves the transition feeling like an anti-climax. I’m talking about :41 and 1:22. That said, the production quality here is really good. Loud, clear mixing and distinct, well-balanced texture. The melodies are pretty good too, despite my complaints about the instrumentation. I also like the variations at 2:16. I think the main compositional element that the piece is missing, at least structurally, is a prolonged section that strips away some of the energy. Right now, the intensity of the piece feels pretty uniform. The ending is also a bit abrupt, but at least you smoothed it over with that sweep. Overall, it’s a quirky and fun piece with some minor structuring/flow and mixing issues. Keep at it, GerboPawa!
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?)