Official AIM Review!
Loving the occasional breathy water droplet. Piece starts otherwise fairly minimalistic with that e-piano, gradually growing to include a cello synth and later breathy violin. I'd have appreciated a stronger attack, faster, on that synth, speaking of, however, it's not a huge gripe.
Progression is very slow and mix is super quiet, but writing is very strong. I was a little disoriented by the ASMR-esque SFX around 2:38. Occasionally I felt as if the sfx may have been as loud or louder than the instruments themselves. No real issue but due to the relative quiet of the piece, it did draw my attention away from the melody. (ps, thank you for not using any eating noises haha) This may have actually worked in your favor a bit though, considering the pace of the composition. I do love the varied texture.
Piece is so soothing, I almost totally lost track of time until the drums came in. At this point, while I was pleasantly surprised to hear another element come in, I do think that kick was a bit too subby for the mix to sustain. You've been very sensitive with your drum writing though, and it feels very natural. Huge improvement. I dig it.
Your outro is quite strong. I wish that went on longer. I could handle an 8 minute version of this song, tbh. Bold move this year, and strong finish.
And now, unless I somehow missed a piece, this concludes my judging for AIM2018. Thanks for turning out for the competition. It's been a blast!