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Rite of First Flight

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This may become part of a second Karugis album... For the moment, it's for the NGADM! It's about a giant pillar in the savannah on Karugis.

Tools: Ableton Live, Composer Cloud (Silk, Gypsy, Stormdrum 3), Omnisphere, Cinestrings Solo/Core, Massive, Reference 4, YouLean Loudness Meter

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I like the eastern-sounding instruments at the beginning and the cool syncopations. The filtering and panning on the stringed instrument at :16 is really neat, and I really like the glitchy flair at :56. The sound design here is so eclectic and refreshing, although there are a lot of relatively percussive sounds in the texture that could use some smoother over at some point. Perhaps some sort of drone-like ambiance would fit the character of this piece and help fill out the texture at times? Still, I really like how the other instruments fade away when the adorable melody comes in at 1:34 with the shaker. The repetition of the string line at 2:30 also gave the piece a bit of structural cohesion that is sometimes lacking in your tracks. The transition at 3:26 was a bit sudden, and I think some of the dense rhythmic patterns there get in each other’s way. Still, by around 4:03 I’m loving the mellow tone of the outro, and the nature FX in the background really helps set the scene. Wonderful work as usual, Syamori. Please let me know when the album comes out. ^_^

Mixing, mastering, and balance
2/2
Structure, transitions, phrasing, and variety
1.25/1.5
Melody, tonality, harmony, and texture
1.75/2
Instrumentation and sound design
1/1
Emotion, atmosphere, and catchiness
1.5/1.5
Originality and uniqueness
1/1
Overall (how do the elements above interact?)
1/1
Composite score
9.5/10

Syamori responds:

Thanks TL! I'll keep this stuff in mind, and I'll definitely let you know when it's out! I've come to a few new musical epiphanies and breakthroughs with the next song for the contest, regarding the personification of my instruments... I can't wait to post it lol

Wonderful modulation and dynamics on the instruments. Feels very authentic.
The composition is captivating and exotic.
Loving this

This is my favorite from this round thus far. I love it!

Oh my, this is absolutely amazing...

Syamori responds:

Thanks! I'm glad you enjoy it!

Credits & Info

Syamori
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Listens
474
Faves:
7
Votes
14
Score
4.72 / 5.00

Uploaded
Sep 5, 2019
9:43 AM EDT
Genre
Cinematic
File Info
Song
10.2 MB
4 min 29 sec

Licensing Terms

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