I like the dramatic choir sample at the beginning. The sudden cut-off at :07 wasn’t that smooth, though. Same thing with :17, although at the very least the energy kept up on the other side of the transition. The mix is a tad quiet, but also pretty clean. There’s a lot of suspense in the mood, and the string swells starting at around :50 are a nice touch. The dramatic brass hits at 1:18 really help sell the drama. There’s not a lot of melodic content in this piece, but the atmosphere is well-preserved by the near-constant choir and string chords. The descending brass line towards the end seems like a fitting B-theme. The afterthought at 2:27, probably portraying the slain sojourner on this foreign planet, is also a nice addition. The sense of suspense is great, but I can’t help but feel that you didn’t quite capitalize on the emotional qualities of the piece here. The composition might need some more ebb and flow over time to achieve that. Dynamic contrast, more dramatic phrasing, etc. Still, strong work with the sound design, progression, and mood. Keep at it, IglicaV!
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?)