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You Come Upon An Old Place

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Having fun with massive and varying recording techniques.

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I like the dreamy vibe at the beginning. The sound design is really soothing, and the cute synth melodies at :15 are beautiful. There’s a lot of reverb in the texture - probably too much for my tastes - but the mix is still pretty sharp and well-balanced. I absolutely love how the piece resets itself at 1:20. The subtle crescendo over that first 1.5-minute section really helps maximize the emotional appeal here. The string solo at 2:05 is beautiful, and also sounds really organic. Did you record the viola for this? I also like the piano at the breakdown at 3:05. It adds a bright tone to the otherwise vaguely somber elements of the texture. I also like the guitar solo at 3:45, although the texture here is very distorted, and I think this is the part where the reverb is most noticeably excessive. It’s also around this point that I think the piece begins to lose a sense of cohesion a bit. There are a lot of different melodies and instruments added throughout the piece, but given how the ending just gradually fades after the guitar solo, I’m not sure that all of these different sections felt like part of the same story as much as I wanted them to. Other than that, this piece is beautiful, dynamic, and showcases a wide range of compositional talents. The mood and atmosphere are haunting, and the piece has a great sense of ebb and flow about it brought on by the subtle dynamics changes and vacillating energy levels. Strong work here, Greyvoice! ^_^

Mixing, mastering, and balance
1.5/2
Structure, transitions, phrasing, and variety
1.25/1.5
Melody, tonality, harmony, and texture
2/2
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
9.25/10

Love it, it reminds me a little of hyper light drifter.

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Score
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Uploaded
Apr 2, 2019
12:58 AM EDT
Genre
Ambient
File Info
Song
6.2 MB
5 min 27 sec

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