Cute piece. I like the VGM vibe and thematic elements. I think the balance is a bit off, though. The bass is really loud, and the piano seems really quiet. The timpani seemed a bit out-of-character for the piece, and I thought you could’ve done a lot more with the drums. What this piece is really missing, though, is structural variety. You clearly have a good sense of harmony, but the texture is uniformly loud and dense for the entire piece. I wanted to see you give the piece a little more shape - a bridge, a breakdown, a climactic solo, etc. Something to hit the piece home. I was also a little thrown off by the sudden pause at 1:27 in an otherwise very smooth-flowing piece. Almost sounds like you meant for it to loop, in fact. Overall, the compositional elements of the piece are pretty strong. Both the melodic and rhythmic elements of the piece were enjoyable. I’d suggest experimenting with dynamics and automation more. I think that’s a good next step for you. Otherwise, keep at it, Tebyricat!
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