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Distant Shores [WIP]

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After a certain judge complaining about my chord progressions I decided to make something with a drastically more complex chord progression. However, I still consider this a WIP because I want more melodic complexity in this song and probably more dynamic effects.

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I just like so much your songs... Great job! :3

I like the ominous mood at the beginning and the airy quality of the synths. Before the beat comes in at :49, the rhythm can be a bit hard-to-follow here, but I think that’s mostly because the string samples have this built-in delay that’s meant to sound authentic. That said, I really like the drums and atmosphere at :49. That section is pretty repetitive, however, despite the added harmonies you introduce at 1:38. I think there’s room for a lot more melodic development in this piece, and it still sounds like your approach to the arrangement and composition of the track is a bit formulaic. There also isn’t a strong sense of overarching direction to the piece, which leaves the composition feeling a bit bland by the end. The mixing is probably the strongest element of the piece, although I also like your sound design as usual. Overall, nice work with the production, instrumentation, and atmosphere. I think the composition needs a bit more risk-taking at this stage of the competition, though. Keep at it, Blackhole12! ^^

Mixing, mastering, and balance
2/2
Structure, transitions, phrasing, and variety
1/1.5
Melody, tonality, harmony, and texture
1.5/2
Instrumentation and sound design
1/1
Emotion, atmosphere, and catchiness
1.25/1.5
Originality and uniqueness
.5/1
Overall (how do the elements above interact?)
1/1
Composite score
8.25/10

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Credits & Info

ErikMcClure
Author

Listens
1,089
Faves:
6
Votes
18
Score
4.54 / 5.00

Uploaded
Sep 30, 2019
12:56 AM EDT
Genre
Cinematic
File Info
Song
5.1 MB
3 min 44 sec
Software
  • Hollywood Orchestra
  • FL Studio 20
  • Kontakt 5
  • Stormdrum 2

Licensing Terms

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