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Nycto: Cityscape

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Now, some of you may remember that about a year ago, I made a song called Dunes (I heavily recommend you check it out to see the change). I was recently thinking about what to make... and I thought I should remaster Dunes. So I did! I have to say, looking at it, it is one of my best pieces I've done, and the improvement over the year since Dunes was released is pretty surprising. I never expected I'd get to the level I'm at today, and even now I'm still a "rookie". Anyways, let me know what you all think in the comments down below, and as always... enjoy!

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I like the quirky synths and progression here. The rhythm sounds a bit square towards the beginning, and the piano sample sounds a little generic and inauthentic. The production quality is good, although the bass might be a tad too loud at times. The vocals at :30 are nice, and I like the build-up into :45. The drop has some really cool rhythmic content and sound design, especially with that melodic synth, but the thin claps didn’t do much for me, and I think there’s some distortion between the kick and sub-bass. I’d like to hear the bass prioritized more here. The melodies at 1:31 are also refreshing, although the harmonic progression of the piece is a bit generic, and you start overusing the vocal samples by around the 2-minute mark. I would’ve liked to hear a little more variety towards the end, although the different instrumentation at 2:30 did help. This piece could also use another atmospheric section or something to give it more structural contrast. Still, I’m enjoying the sound design, progression, melodies, and mixing overall. Keep at it, Nyctophilia! :)

Mixing, mastering, and balance
1.5/2
Structure, transitions, phrasing, and variety
1/1.5
Melody, tonality, harmony, and texture
1.75/2
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?)
.75/1
Composite score
8/10

Credits & Info

Nyctophilia
Author

Listens
348
Faves:
3
Downloads
12
Votes
10
Score
4.23 / 5.00

Uploaded
Jul 11, 2019
2:19 AM EDT
Genre
House
File Info
Song
6.9 MB
3 min 2 sec

Licensing Terms

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