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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
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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
1.5/2
Structure, transitions, phrasing, and variety
1.25/1.5
Melody, tonality, harmony, and texture
1.75/2
Instrumentation and sound design
.75/1
Emotion, atmosphere, and catchiness
1.25/1.5
Originality and uniqueness
.75/1
Overall (how do the elements above interact?)
1/1
Composite score
8.25/10

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!

I like it but the mixdown is pretty weak

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Saruz
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4.01 / 5.00

Uploaded
Aug 25, 2019
4:36 AM EDT
Genre
Dubstep
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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.