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That Soul Binding Light

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"Across the land
Ran the rainbow man...

His dance moves dazzle
His face gear sparkles
Once deeming time an enemy
He flies through the wind
Lawless and bright..."
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This piece is an extended original Bgm track intended for a level in a video game. I believe its retro nature sets it apart from many others. I'm proud to be its creator, I hope listeners feel the same when they hear it, too! :)
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*If you've got yourself a subwoofer, USE IT! This song is awesome under a sound system with a fair amount of bass.
Enjoy !

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I like the powerful chords at the beginning and the full texture. Some of the instruments could stand to sit better in the mix, though. The thin mid-high range pads sound a little indistinct, and the drums aren’t as punchy as I wanted them to be. Some more careful equalization/filtering might be in order. Still, I’m enjoying the melodies and harmonic content. The composition might need a little more shape, though. The progression is smooth, but doesn’t have a great sense of ebb and flow. A proper intro might help, and at some point a bridge or breakdown would’ve helped to add a sense of structural contrast. I like the blissful mood and most of the instruments, as well as the atmosphere, but I think the production quality needs a lot of work. I also wanted to hear you create variety in more advanced ways besides adding and subtracting instruments over time - dynamic contrast, phrasing, automation, change in energy level, etc. Still, you have a good sense of flow and harmony, and overall the composition is solid despite my structural complaints. Keep at it, Jmassie2281! :)

Mixing, mastering, and balance
.75/2
Structure, transitions, phrasing, and variety
.75/1.5
Melody, tonality, harmony, and texture
2/2
Instrumentation and sound design
1/1
Emotion, atmosphere, and catchiness
1.25/1.5
Originality and uniqueness
.75/1
Overall (how do the elements above interact?)
1/1
Composite score
7.5/10

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Uploaded
Mar 25, 2019
4:07 AM EDT
Genre
Video Game
File Info
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6 MB
4 min 21 sec

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You are free to copy, distribute and transmit this work under the following conditions:

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*Please contact me if you would like to use this in a commercial project. We can discuss the details.