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Khora - Chroma

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My entry for the NGUAC knockout round!

Well to be blunt I think this song sums up how fast my mind has been going recently.
There's loads of different ideas and stuff in it which I'm not even sure if they totally work together but I don't really have time to check and make sure, since I'm not gonna be able to work on this tomorrow and the deadline is the 4th.
So I obviously do hope I get through but not too surprised if not.
Regardless, enjoy! It's some fusion between heavy neuro dnb and my more emotional and uplifting style I have been developing.

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I like the cinematic climax at the beginning and the smooth synths at :16. The production quality is solid here, even if the compression is a bit overdone sometimes, and the beat at :39 is really creative. When the vocals come in at :44, I start to think there’s a bit too much going on in the texture, as the syncopations are quite complicated and the reverb is rather heavy. That said, I enjoyed the drop at 1:11 and, after the content before, its minimal harmonies. The re-intro at 1:57 was nice, and I like the airy section at 2:18 too, even if the sidechaining was a bit much there. I think you needed a more gradual transition into 2:40, and the rhythm between the gritty mid-range bass and the pensive synths at 2:52 doesn’t really sync up that well. The powerful chords at 3:27 are nice, but towards the end I get a little lost in all the distinct structural elements of the piece. It seems like you could cut down on the middle section a bit. I also thought the piece needed more of a proper outro, instead of ending right after a moment of climax like it did. Still, the energy, production quality, mood, and sound design all push the right buttons here. Keep at it, Khora! :)

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Holy shit why are you so good at making drops? this also gave me big time xtrullor vibes bro i love this

Them Gritty Basses give me good chills lmao.I really enjoyed this one :)

Great drum'n'bass track! Really like that drop! :) (the only thing I'd change is making the drums in the drop slightly louder, but that might just be my headphones.)

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4.51 / 5.00

Aug 3, 2019
9:31 AM EDT
Drum N Bass
File Info
4.9 MB
4 min 20 sec

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