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Made for the NGADM Group Stage! I had a tough time finding a song to stick with and finish during these two weeks, and so this one is pretty short. Deviate suits this pretty well I think because it pretty much does that half way with the switch to major and the bright, happy vibes. It's also just a cool-sounding name, ok?

Anyways, hope you guys enjoy. Good luck to all the other contestants!

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I like the cutesy sound design and energetic bass line. The rhythmic content here is especially nice, although the texture is pretty slow to evolve for most of the piece, and I would’ve liked to hear some more prominent melodic content. The piece is pretty short, and could use some more structuring and a more fleshed-out composition. There are some cliches here, like the ascending line in the chord progression at 1:40. I also found the shift in the texture at 2:03 to be a bit awkward. There are a lot of good ideas here, but the arrangement of the piece doesn’t feel very well thought out to be honest. There isn’t a strong sense of direction for most of the piece, and the abrupt ending and near-constant energy level of the piece leave the composition feeling stagnant. Still, nice job with the production quality, sound design, catchy beats, and blissful mood. Keep at it, Hyenaedon! :)

Mixing, mastering, and balance
2/2
Structure, transitions, phrasing, and variety
.5/1.5
Melody, tonality, harmony, and texture
1.5/2
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?)
.5/1
Composite score
7.5/10

Great composition. I'm getting some polyrhythmic vibes from some sections and I live for that sort of percussive structure.

The melodies are also intriguingly deep. The progression that starts at 1:32 feels like it's asking questions, even though the vibe of the track is very happy and carefree.

"Curiosity" is what I get from this.
Great work!

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Hyenaedon
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Uploaded
Aug 16, 2019
12:43 AM EDT
Genre
Video Game
File Info
Song
5.9 MB
2 min 36 sec
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Software
  • GENNY
  • Massive
  • FM8
  • FL Studio 20
Misc. Kit

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