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Subliminal Connections


Author Comments

A piece off of my new album, The Resident Spirit (going to be released in mid July!)

This piece is the release after the passing of a storm, when you've finished punishing yourself for your sins and feel the weight of your mistakes lift off of your shoulders. You are empowered and have nothing but great experiences ahead of you.

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I like the sub-bass and tranquil eastern-sounding instrument at the beginning. The panning on the instrument at :08 was a little strong for my tastes, especially since there’s relatively little else going on in the texture. I really like the atmosphere from around :45 on, though. The drums are strong, and the reverb, while a bit excessive, doesn’t appear to detract from the mix too much. The sound design and progression are a bit experimental at times, but I like the subtle elements of atonality you snuck in there at places, like 2:03. That said, there isn’t much melodic content here (until around 4:50), which is probably one of my big complaints. There are large sections of this piece that sound quite minimalistic, although there’s a great ebb and flow to the texture. The piece ends rather abruptly, but I really like the extended high-energy section during the last minute or so, lengthy though it was. Overall, I’d say that if this piece was mixed and mastered in mono (i.e., without so much heavy panning) and there was a tad more harmonic depth at times, it’d be a 5-star track. The sound design (while a bit generic at times) was really fun, and the atmosphere of the piece is just gorgeous. Keep up the good work, Primallightmusic!


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 great!

primallightmusic responds:

Thank you!!

Credits & Info

4.50 / 5.00

Jul 3, 2018
1:31 AM EDT
File Info
8.5 MB
6 min 10 sec

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.