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NGUAC 2018 submission

Finished this around 3 hours before the deadline and im still not really sure what exactly this song is

I'm too tired to write a better description, good night!

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Very nice

So with this one you really kick start this one in a nice progress mode that progress does tend to get repetitive so I would mix it up more and more fades might be a plus too but you could use a few twists and other mixture to ad to the progressive element and keep it exciting all the way through but anyways it was a nice good and very strong quality about it

~~THINGS TO IMPROVE ON~~
More twists and more mixture through out it

~X~

This is an Official NGUAC '18 Knockout Round Review

Beginning Comments: The beginning is intriguing, but the main groove is a nice take. Not normally my type of genre, but this would be something I would have no problem listening to multiple times.

Production / Mixing: The mix is nice. What I was afraid of seeing what genre this was is that you would crank up the kick and distort the track with it. This is not the case, and everything blends nicely. There's an obvious use of sidechaining going on, but I enjoy it. The balancing is good between the rest of the instruments you have. Instruments placed in the background don't try to crowd the track, and the forefront instruments don't shout more than they need to.

Composition / Structure: The structure develops nicely. It's a little short, but it's not immature. The intro is subtle and has a neat amount of filters going on to let the listener know that the main theme hasn't arrived yet. There isn't a complex chord structure going on, but it always felt fresh either with new melodies or new flavors of instruments making it different.

Sound Design: A very interesting choice of styles used. Not voices I would have expected to hear together but I think they do well. The only one I question is the lead at 1:00. It's neat but I feel like it's just a tad tinny or to metallic, but that's only a minor complaint. You make up for it with just now nicely everything else promotes the main idea of the song.

Ending Comments: I'm honestly impressed. I knew more hip hop / trap music could be like this I would listen to it more often.

Score:

Production - 1

Composition - 0.5

Structure - 1

Sound Design - 1

Replay - 0.5

Total - 8

*Disclaimer - to make judging consistent with other judges, individual category scores are multiplied by 2 to make a total possible 10 points.

I like the ominous mood at the beginning and the sound design. Perhaps the intro could've been a bit more creative than a gradual fade-in, but I really like the eastern-sounding string melody at :24. Production sounds clean, too. When the beat comes in at :47 and the texture really fills out, the song really starts coming together. The mix sounds a tad over-compressed, but I really enjoyed the patchwork of solos between the synth pads, organs, and stringed instruments all getting their turn in the limelight. Cool piece. Might need a stronger sense of progression after the 1-minute mark or so, but nonetheless I was engaged throughout. Keep up the good work, Ggaero!

Even with my bias against trap music, I can recognize that this is pretty well done. The audio sounds clean, the melodies are pleasant but don't distract from the driving beat (which really makes this song bump,) and you have a nice little bag of tricks to play with to keep the same few themes from getting redundant.

Woah. Nice beat. Reminds me of Cobra in a way. I honestly think you should try something less repetitive, like your older songs.

Maybe try mixing up some hip hop stuff with some of your older styled trap. - Atlex :)

ggaero responds:

Thanks, while i dont consider this particular track to be very repetitive i'll take note of your suggestion :)

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Uploaded
Aug 7, 2018
7:04 PM EDT
Genre
Hip Hop - Modern
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6.1 MB
2 min 41 sec
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