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The Reunion

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This track is for my upcoming album, "Ghost of the Wild." It's also a part of the NGADM and NGUAC. The voices at the end were done by me, and they both represent different facets of myself.

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Very nice indeed

Wow this was pretty good I really love the extra sounds what I think was a flute that was my favorite part that and strings it all seemed to come together in it's own way a good passion of music here and a nice mixture of sounds and and ideas love the variety of it all very unique sound here anyways I would love to hear more flute sounds anyways keep up the amazing work

~X~

This is an Official NGADM '18 Round 2 Review

Beginning Comments: Congratulations on making it to round 2

Production / Mixing: A little quiet, granted that's the point of this song. I had some issues that I don't think I can quite pick out. Nothing is lost in the mix but my ears aren't drawn to what's carrying the melody the most. I think my issue is that there may be too much reverb, or that it's a little too unfiltered. It's not muddy, but it’s not necessarily clear either I think. Regardless of that, this still sounds like a finished product.

Composition / Structure: Really captivating intro. There isn't much happening which makes it easier for the listen, but each lick of a melody or detail is overflowing with emotion. The structure has a nice development as well. The song did not feel like it was a 5 minute song. It kept my attention and lead through time without difficulty.

Sound Design: Oh the percussion is perfect. I like that they're slightly filtered too. I didn't think that would be a good fit but it works well. Personally, I'm not a fan of the vocals at the end, but they work within your theme that you have so I won't see fault with them. Wow you have a deep voice. It's so soothing. The instruments you use are a nice compliment to the sound effects you start off with. Everything has this organic feel too it that gives great imagery. As a listener I can imagine quite vividly the wet trees I'm trotting though, and I can tell that it's some point in the late evening / nightfall.

Ending Comments: Everything about this song was relaxing, but it held my attention too. There was a lot of emotion carried through even the silence of the composition. It made for vivid imagery and carried a good amount of emotion through it. Well done.

Score:

Production - 1.5

Composition - 2

Structure - 2

Sound Design - 2

Replay - 2

Total - 9.5

*Disclaimer - please disregard this disclaimer

I like the calm and ambient atmosphere of the song! The cello and the flute are eargasmic. Furthermore, the drum and the orchestral approach at the second half of the song are superb!

LucasMasoch responds:

I'm glad you think so! Thanks c:

I like the nature sFX at the beginning and the quirky percussion that comes in at around :15. The progression is a bit slow, but the piano line at :41 was really nice too. Has all the makings on an ambient beauty, especially with that lush cello. All of the elements of the texture sound so well-reverberated and full. I also really like the big break in the flow that the flute provides at 1:45. The piece really started going in a different direction afterwards. The melodic content of the strings and flute are beautiful, and I love how the melodies are tossed around between the different instruments. I guess my main complaint here is that the melodic instrument absolutely consumes the texture when it’s playing. I wanted to see the texture fill out at some point with some harmonies that were a little more present in the mix. That said, the arrangement of the piece is really nice, and ambient beauty minimalism is the right kind of minimalism to have. The voice acting at the end was so well done that I was worried (until I read the description) that it was from a movie or something and I was going to have to disqualify you. XD Seriously, though. Captivating work. Keep it up, LucasMasoch!

Mixing, mastering, and balance
2/2
Structure, transitions, phrasing, and variety
1.25/1.5
Melody, tonality, harmony, and texture
1.75/2
Instrumentation and sound design
1/1
Emotion, atmosphere, and catchiness
1.5/1.5
Originality and uniqueness
1/1
Overall (how do the elements above interact?)
1/1
Composite score
9.5/10

LucasMasoch responds:

I'm glad you enjoyed it, and I'll probably go back and work on some of what you specified before I release it on the album. Thanks for the review!

favorite part: 2:40...the cello (i think) entry is so cool and sounds so amazing! good job on this track.

LucasMasoch responds:

Thanks! :D

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5 min 25 sec
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