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Crystalline Fields

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You are stranded on an arctic field, hundreds of miles away from civilization, and all you got was this lousy trance track!


Time spent working: 77 hours
Patterns (incl. unused): 148
Massive instances: 10

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im not sure it really captures the icy feeling, but whatever it does it does hecka well. keep it up.

-Some melodic flaws
-The icy/cold feeling did not get captured that well (try using clearer/purer sounds)
-The feeling of wideness and freedom got captured moderately (mostly during the breaks)
An overall well made trance which failed the intended theme a little.

EverReverb responds:

Thanks for the review :) Yeah I do agree that the main lead especially is not the most fitting choice for the theme. I wanted to use a more bright synth but I was unable to make it work in the mix :/

I like the ambiance at the beginning and the eerie texture. The strings sound a bit inauthentic, and there could’ve been a smoother transition into :42. The kick at :42 is a tad heavy, and the open hat at :57 is a tad cliche. I like the production quality and the well-balanced texture, and the sound design reminds me a lot of 2008 Newgrounds. :) The piece is a little slow to progress, and 2 minutes in I still haven’t heard much in the way of dynamic melodic content. The melody at 2:36 is very jumpy, and the melodies before it have pretty predictable rhythms. The melody at 3:28 is really pretty, but I thought the ghostly ambient effects were a little too loud relative to the strings. The grittier instrument at 3:47 is a nice touch, but I think by that point you start to overuse the transitions with the reverse crash. The piece comes together well by the end with the last melodic section, but I think the flow of the piece would complement the languid atmosphere a little more if there were more gradual transitions in this piece. Overall, nice work with the production quality, mood, atmosphere, and rhythmic content. The mixing here is especially good, in fact. Keep it up, EverReverb! ^_^

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

EverReverb responds:

Thank you for incredibly detailed review once again! I don't know how you manage to mass produce reviews of this quality :p You do raise many good points, especially about the transitions.

Haven't listened to trance in a long time, forgot how good it was when done well. Kudos.

EverReverb responds:

Thanks mate, glad to hear you enjoyed :)

Nice !
Gave me a Law of Talos vibe for some reason.
Maybe it's because this type of music is used in the animation.
I don't know, anyway great stuff !

EverReverb responds:

Thanks ^^ I hadn't heard of Law of Talos before, gotta check that out

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4.60 / 5.00

Aug 6, 2019
11:13 PM EDT
File Info
16 MB
7 min 0 sec

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