Blind to the Storm


Author Comments

Oblivious to the snowfall and ensuing storm, the couple celebrated her elopement with a dance.

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Now this does tell a story, and it's specific music like this that is useful for certain scenes. What's great about orchestral is the fact that the music can tell any story you want, and you're not restricted by your instruments or the contents of lyrics. As the song progressed, I could really picture the dance scene you described, and that's how you know you've created a good piece.

The strings in this -- particularly the solo violin -- are well written, and you utilized percussion very well to compliment the other instruments. Everything adds a satisfying fullness to the entire track.

Here are a few things you may improve on:

The production quality is very good, though I would have liked a little more reverb without going overboard.

As far as instrumentation, everything is great except a minor issue -- the snare/field drum is just a bit too loud -- percussion blends much better as instruments in the background, and that's why they're usually the ones in the back of the room. The celesta and glockenspiel combination works really well for this song. The break at 1:19 was a stroke of genius and really adds to the atmosphere.

Overall, I really enjoyed listening to this. Just keep working hard, improving, and trying out new ideas -- that's the best way to define both you and your music; and to make your work stand out above all the rest.

Everratic responds:

I'm always happy to hear when my songs are able to depict a story. Just a year ago, I had no idea how to do that.

I agree that this could use more reverb. I think using reverb minimally is a bad habit I carried over from the days when I primarily made electronic music. I should definitely experiment more with reverb to see what I can get away with.

I see what you mean by the snare being too upfront. There's one vst that I have that lets me easily choose the location of each percussive element within the room; I should use it more often.

It's interesting that you and someone else love the part at 1:19, because I didn't love it at first because I thought that the melody there could have been more interesting. But in hindsight, I think I understand why it works so well.

Thank you so much for the nice review!.

Wow. Your production improved 10 folds. :O

Everratic responds:

Thanks! I only recently started mixing in mono. I didn't understand how helpful it is until I tried it.

Credits & Info


4.71 / 5.00

Jun 22, 2018
5:46 PM EDT
File Info
5.5 MB
2 min 24 sec

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