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Saruz - Death of the Pharaoh

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YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKRc5el7j2Q
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-469601354/death-of-the-pharaoh
this time tried to use an exotic scale to create this kind of interesting arabic sounds and tell a little story using them… enjoy!

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I like the ominous mood and atmosphere at the beginning, but the lead synth there sounds a bit cheesy. The mixing is pretty tight overall, but there’s a tad too much reverb in the texture at some places, especially the busier sections like :26. The lead synth could sound more distinct there, and the call-and-response pattern between the lead and gritty bass at :53 felt a little formulaic and stagnant as a point of arrival/drop. I like the atmospheric bridge in the middle, and the woodwind solo at 1:47 is pretty. I think you could’ve used a smoother transition into 2:13, and I also think that the piece is missing some higher-range frequencies throughout, which turns out to be a missed opportunity later on. The second refrain is very similar to the first, although I liked the outro. Overall, I think the production quality is what I’m most concerned about here, although the composition could use a bit more creativity and variety at the drops. Still, nice job with the mood, atmosphere, sound design, and flow of this one. Keep at it, Saruz! :)

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

OOOH, that's unique and really interesting. I like the decisions you made in the beginning. Gets a little crowded but that bass ties it all up into a pretty dangerous sounding adventure. Maybe a little distortion in that lead from 1:46-2:13 because when it picks back up it is just glorious. I can't wait for your youtube channel!

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4.09 / 5.00

Aug 25, 2019
4:36 AM EDT
File Info
7.9 MB
3 min 22 sec

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