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After Sunset

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Hey everybody! Been a while since I've entered the NGADM but thought I'd give it another shot, this time with my bud Pryces :)

We just released this song today (7/12/19) Hope you enjoy and good luck to everyone!

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I like the quirky instruments at the beginning and the retro jazzy feel of the composition. The beat at :23 is smooth, although I thought the saxophone at around :40 deserved a more prominent place in the texture. The synth-heavy texture at :56 was nice for some contrast in the texture, although the transition at 1:19 was a bit sudden. My biggest complaint here is probably that the composition could’ve been fleshed out a little more. The most climactic part of the piece is at only a minute in, but the track needed some other emotional height to hit it home towards the end. The overall energy level of the piece tails off notably in the last half, which I’m not sure fits the character of the track. Perhaps you could’ve brought back the section at :56 with some more rhythmic variations or something? I also think the ending itself was pretty rushed as it is, with a lazy, abbreviated fade-out taking the place of more climactic or conclusive content. Despite my compositional complaints, this piece has some really cool sound design, solid production quality, and an engaging and quirky mood. Keep at it, Tolanmusic! :)

Mixing, mastering, and balance
2/2
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
1/1
Overall (how do the elements above interact?)
.75/1
Composite score
8.75/10

Very Nice

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Tolanmusic
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Score
4.02 / 5.00

Uploaded
Jul 12, 2019
2:00 PM EDT
Genre
New Wave
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Song
6.1 MB
2 min 40 sec
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