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Futuredread (Old Draft)

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This is a quick draft piece i made for NGADM 2019 Auditions from scratch. Made this account separate from my regular one (Lich) for all future non-hellektro related project uploads now.


Ran out of time (done in 6 hrs), so this is still in a draft stage. I'll finish it off in the future where I'll massively restructure this.

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Well if this is done in 2 evenings I am afraid of what's to come in this deathmatch.

I would love to give you constructive feedback on this but since I have no clue how and where to start, I am not going to pretend to.

It does sound awesome :).
You're a good producer, good luck this round!

I like the quirky sound design and atmosphere at the beginning, but I wish the piece had a more gradual intro that avoided throwing the listener into the middle of a dense, overwhelming texture like this. I like the somewhat abrupt pause at :35, but the continuation of the dissonant rhythmic textures with the sudden transition at :39 was a little much. I wanted to hear more harmonic depth and melodic content in this piece, as well as more shape in the composition beyond the hectic textures that characterized most of the piece. You clearly have a knack for constructing unique atmospheres and dense rhythmic frameworks, but you also haven’t shown off a sufficient diversity of compositional skills in this piece imo. There are sudden transitions (like 2:24), not a strong sense of direction or storytelling, and several dissonances, even though they fit the thematic content well. Still, I think the dark, industrial vibe of the piece is engrossing, and I applaud the clarity of the production given the extremely busy texture. This piece leaves more to be desired out of the arrangement and composition, but I certainly think you’ve nailed everything else. Keep at it, LD-W! ^_^

Mixing, mastering, and balance
2/2
Structure, transitions, phrasing, and variety
.75/1.5
Melody, tonality, harmony, and texture
1.5/2
Instrumentation and sound design
1/1
Emotion, atmosphere, and catchiness
1.5/1.5
Originality and uniqueness
1/1
Overall (how do the elements above interact?)
1/1
Composite score
8.75/10

LD-W responds:

I pretty much whacked this together in 2 evenings, so it seemed to of worked alright enough to at least get me through auditions haha. Should have significantly more time in brackets to get something better worked out.

This is the shit

Oh wow!
The fact that almost everything is dissonant while still retaining musicality and coherency is absolutely fantastic.

The progression is enticing as well.
And the melodies are beautiful. It's like a beautiful adventure song trying to escape from CyberHell.

10/10. Good luck in the contest!

This cured my headache (No joke).

LD-W responds:

brb selling the WAV to big pharma to use as a headache cure

Credits & Info

LD-W
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Listens
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Faves:
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Votes
15
Score
4.64 / 5.00

Uploaded
Jul 17, 2019
10:21 PM EDT
Genre
Cinematic
File Info
Song
8.1 MB
3 min 34 sec

Licensing Terms

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