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Beyond Gravity - Digital Hope

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This song is part of my synthwave 'album' I am making called NEON NIGHTS. The first song I made in the genre. Quite proud of it. I think I managed to give this song a sort of uplifting vibe, which his why it got that title.

I also have this sort of vision in my mind that this could be the outro of series, or the credit roll for a movie. I sadly can't sing, otherwise I think Vocals would work well on this track.

Either way! I hope you enjoy this! Peace out!
-BG

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I like the ominous mood at the beginning. The synth at :09 was a bit thin and cheesy imo. I like the drums, pads, and bass, though. The progression was rather slow-paced, although the melody at 1:16 is pretty engaging. That said, I think the balance is off a bit in the texture there, with the melodic instrument completely overwhelming everything else. Elements of the composition also feels a bit formulaic after that point, with the same end-of-phrase transitions employed over and over again, like that 3-note descending riff at :37 (and other places). After a time, it also seemed like the melodies had too many notes to effectively provide the most memorable content. For example, there’s a period of about 10 seconds between 2:15 and 2:25 where I thought the melody was coming to a proper cadence several times. In other words, it’s easy for the listener to get lost in the complexity of the melody. My main complaint might actually be that you never quite reach a distinct moment of climax. Rather, the piece has a sense of continuity that is simultaneously soothing for an ambient aesthetic and frustrating for its lack of emotional height. Still, I think the production in this piece is really strong. There’s a good sense of balance of frequencies, clarity, and full textures throughout. The percussion fills also come through the mix rather well. The strongest element of the piece is the atmosphere, although I appreciate the sound design, flow, and rhythmic elements of the piece as well. Solid work overall, BeyondGravity!

Mixing, mastering, and balance
1.75/2
Structure, transitions, phrasing, and variety
1.25/1.5
Melody, tonality, harmony, and texture
1.75/2
Instrumentation and sound design
.75/1
Emotion, atmosphere, and catchiness
1.5/1.5
Originality and uniqueness
.75/1
Overall (how do the elements above interact?)
.75/1
Composite score
8.5/10

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Uploaded
May 9, 2019
4:07 PM EDT
Genre
Synthwave
File Info
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4.7 MB
3 min 25 sec

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