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ONE WAY HOME

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EDIT:
I know it's too late for the competition but I fixed this intro anyway. I just couldn't leave it like this. :)

Final submission for NGUAC!
I've put so much emotions in this one and I hope you'll love it.
I am thinking of it as a trailer soundtrack or epic ending for some space themed movie.

You can find more of my pieces here:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXUW8bPtnCZt1vcGF2F1cBw

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I like the tranquil vibe at the beginning and the emotional quality of the piano line. The echo/delay effects towards the beginning might’ve been a bit overdone, and the pause at :39 really threw me off, especially given the otherwise legato texture of the piece to that point. I would’ve at least let the reverb bridge the gap there. There was a good sense of climax at :40, but the rhythmic pace of the piece still feels a bit slow, and the percussion could’ve been a bit more distinct in the mix. I really like the gradual transition into the quiet section at 1:26, and the quality of your samples is rather good here. The ascending line of the strings at 2:15 is beautiful, and the piece certainly has a nice build into 2:35. I still wanted the percussion to be a bit sharper here, though, and despite the beautiful harmonic content I feel as though you haven’t done much in the way of dynamic melodies here. The melodic content that is in here kinda comes in short bursts, and also serves to lay out the chords more than carry a direction of its own. Overall, beautiful work with the atmosphere, harmonies, progression (other than :39), and sound design. The mixing might need a tad bit of tightening, though, and I also can’t help but feel that you played the composition a bit safe. Still, it’s been a pleasure listening to your work throughout this competition, and I wish you the very best with your future projects. ^_^

Mixing, mastering, and balance
1.5/2
Structure, transitions, phrasing, and variety
1.25/1.5
Melody, tonality, harmony, and texture
1.5/2
Instrumentation and sound design
1/1
Emotion, atmosphere, and catchiness
1.5/1.5
Originality and uniqueness
.75/1
Overall (how do the elements above interact?)
1/1
Composite score
8.5/10

I can see planet earth rising on the horizon of some solitary mission. I can feel the longing to be home, the resolve to accomplish your goals, the melancholy after-thoughts of a rough experience where something important was learned but at a very heavy price. This song captures an A.I. wondering what it is like to be human... So many scenarios run through my head as I listen to this. Well done. Very well done. There is just that part at 39 seconds that I don't think is intentional. That breaks the spell a little but you continue weaving this song in and out of my emotions.

Credits & Info

aenter
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Listens
607
Faves:
7
Votes
15
Score
4.32 / 5.00

Uploaded
Aug 25, 2019
2:21 PM EDT
Genre
Cinematic
File Info
Song
9.2 MB
4 min 1 sec
Software
  • Reaper
  • Kontakt 5

Licensing Terms

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