I really enjoyed this piece a lot. The guitars have a wonderful laid back vibe and I really appreciate the subtle panning and how well the instruments complement each other. I love the flow of the different sections and the reversed parts were so weird, but worked really well. The piece almost sounds like it's dissociating towards the end, but just trying to keep things together musically.
So this was you playing guitar? No wonder it sounds so good. I think the only thing I didn't like was the ending. This piece just sort of ends abruptly, and it felt like that wasn't intentional at all. At first, I was wondering if this was meant to be a loop, but given the percussion lead-in, that appears to not be the case. Maybe if the percussion in the first few seconds wasn't there, it would feel like a loop and I would have been all for that.
I dunno, even though the percussion is a big send-off, I love the mood so much that I would dare to say it's one of my favourites from this compo thus far. It's the ideal piece I would listen to while cooped up inside my room. And I think that fits the art just perfectly.
this whole piece is a ride, really cool. Keep it up!
makes me really happy you found inspiration in my art!
-- Official AIM review --
I'm not really into the calm parts. There's really not much interesting going on in the melody and the tremolo on the guitar is a bit too aggressive. Really digging the riff and the drums at the climaxes, but I think the transition between the calm parts and the climaxes could have been done better. Sounds like you just suddenly switch to a completely different song.
The reverse at 02:00 is interesting in theory, but it doesn't really work here.
The idea is interesting, but it ended up sounding a bit all over the place
Oh yeah! 0:00-0:30 was kind of meh at first, but after that it was excellent!
The mix gets a little distorted/busy around the 1:30 mark... I think it could benefit from some EQ work there to balance out the instruments.
I liked the reversed effect @ 2:00.
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