Soothing piano chords at the beginning. I really like the atmosphere too. The emotional appeal of this piece is great, even if the pace is a bit slow. The bass at :40 really fills out the texture, too, and the rest of the instrumentation really blends well together. The piece has a nice sense of directionality. At around 1:20, there’s a bit of atonality in that cutesy, frantic synth. After a time, the piece has a real drone-like quality. I wish it had a bit more shape. The mood is really engrossing, though, and the arpeggios at 3:00 or so are a nice touch as the piece is winding down. I’m not usually a huge fan of the one-climax model, especially in full-length tracks like this, but you had me sold with the mood and atmosphere of the one. The loop is not that smooth, but the production quality here is pretty high. Enjoyable piece overall. Keep at it, AlbeGian!
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?)