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I like the smooth synth arpeggios at the beginning and the atmosphere. The reverb is a little excessive at times, and the clap samples sounded a bit cliche, but I’m enjoying the sense of climax into :48. The murky bass at :48 was nice, but I would’ve liked to hear a fuller texture and more melodic content in the first half of the piece. The entrance of the strings at 1:52 is a little sudden, as is the re-entrance of the drums and bass at 2:08. That said, you do a good job with the build-up into 2:24, and the smooth guitar you add there sounds nice, if a little reverb-heavy. The ending is also sudden, and I’m still a bit unnerved about the excessive reverb in general. Overall, the atmosphere and sound design in this piece are really refreshing, but I think you missed a bit of an opportunity to do more with the composition here. Keep at it, JRTH! :)

Mixing, mastering, and balance
1.75/2
Structure, transitions, phrasing, and variety
1/1.5
Melody, tonality, harmony, and texture
1.5/2
Instrumentation and sound design
1/1
Emotion, atmosphere, and catchiness
1.25/1.5
Originality and uniqueness
.5/1
Overall (how do the elements above interact?)
.75/1
Composite score
7.75/10

JRTH responds:

Thanks a lot for these exceptional reviews! This song may seem a bit bland or transition-less in places because there is a vocal track that the song was designed around - the vocal track was so good that the track was meant to compliment the voice, rather than the track to stand on its own - but I thought why not upload the instrumental here to see what people think!

All the feedback has been taken on board and again, very appreciated.

The mood of this song is incredibly pleasing.

Someone knows what they're doing

I definitely enjoyed it! Has a fun, upbeat, almost Avicii feel to it. I can tell you put effort into it and didnt just slap it together. Great work. I wish I could download it!

4/5
Like your style so I'll follow ya

FRS

JRTH responds:

Glad you enjoyed it, I appreciate that
(and any Avicii comparison at all is a tremendous honour)

The idea has taken around a week so far!

Credits & Info

JRTH
Author

Listens
288
Faves:
4
Votes
13
Score
4.45 / 5.00

Uploaded
Jul 1, 2019
3:30 PM EDT
Genre
House
File Info
Song
8.1 MB
3 min 33 sec

Licensing Terms

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