--- === NGADM Round 1 Review === ---
It seems I enjoyed this a lot more than some of the others so here I am to share my thoughts on why I believe this was the stronger track in this group.
From the start you've caught my attention with cool sounding synths and percussion which opens up perfectly. You've fully prepared the listener for the next section which delievers. After that, you continue to change it up but at no time does the piece lose its flow which I find super impressive. This is a great example of transitions done right.
You've included so many different themes and ideas in this that there's always something new to hear, a new texture to discover, a new bass and rythme line to tap my foot to.
Furthermore you've peppered this with the occasional slower section to allow the listener to rest. The only repetition I heard was useful to help build the theme.
In terms of production you've mananged to marry so many different types of sounds from synths to brass among others and it sounds super coherent. Nothing takes over the rest. A very balanced mix which isn't too loud or harsh in any way.
On so many levels this was a really impressive track that I genuinely enjoyed. I'm impressed at the attention to detail and amount of work that went into this.
Scores are weighted so that comp and prod are 75% of the score:
Enjoyment, atmosphere, replay and all the other odd stuff: 8