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Arrival of Hope

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Well, art is never finished in my opinion but that's part of the fun.

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I like the emotional quality of the string drone and the pensive piano octave-based riff at the beginning. The sharp percussion at :18 is nice, and the gradual fade-in of the string riffs at :15 is a valuable addition to the texture too. The more melodic content at :42 works well, although the progression of the piece feels a tad drawn-out sometimes. I liked the climactic section at 1:07, although after a while I think you start to overuse the stop-start transitions here. You could probably get more emotional appeal out of these moments of arrival (like 1:07 and 2:11) with some more gradual transitions. Still, I like the short breakdown in between the climactic sections and the added vocal layering (subtle though it was) at 2:11. The strongest elements of this piece are probably the sound design and production quality. I also really like how you used the percussion here. Keep at it, AceMantra! :)

Mixing, mastering, and balance
2/2
Structure, transitions, phrasing, and variety
1.25/1.5
Melody, tonality, harmony, and texture
2/2
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?)
.75/1
Composite score
9/10

AceMantra responds:

Thanks for your detailed review! I bet you have the review process down to a science now. XD

I see you've noticed some of my composing habits. I'm a bit of a sucker for long intros and progressions. As for the stop-start transitions I would have to agree with you.

While composing habits aren't necessarily bad, they can sometimes limit the growth of a musician. So thank you for pointing those out, and be prepared for something new next time. :)

Credits & Info

AceMantra
Author

Listens
580
Faves:
8
Downloads
14
Votes
19
Score
4.87 / 5.00

Uploaded
Aug 16, 2019
12:43 AM EDT
Genre
Cinematic
File Info
Song
7.7 MB
3 min 22 sec

Licensing Terms

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