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Life Is Not a Dress Rehearsal [Stadler]

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Hi everyone,

This track is a slow build-up, but (I hope) you won't regret sticking through it to the end. It was quite an adventure to put this one together. Please let me know what you think! I'm open to any and all critiques.

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Nice strings section. I really how medieval and classical it sounds. I really love the movie score feeling towards the end. Over all the mix is good.

I love the combination between the desert and a foreboding place throughout the song. Good Job!

Stadler responds:

Thank you. I am glad I was able to invoke that feeling without words. Cheers friend!

Right away, the pizzicato at the beginning sets the song off on a bit of a mysterious path. I love how the song is laid out in very distinct sections. I would not necessarily say that the song has a slow build-up, but I would say that the song builds tension over an elongated period of time (or that is how I see it).

Overall, the transitions are fantastic (even though the actual transitions happen later in the song). The section at 2:01 caught me by surprise a little bit, and it is also my favorite part.

Keep up the great work and I hope do another review sometime!

Stadler responds:

Thank you so much for your kind words, JordanKyser! It seems you interpreted this song exactly the way I had hoped for. I'm always learning and reviews like yours continue to make me a better composer. Cheers!

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4.50 / 5.00

May 19, 2020
2:39 PM EDT
File Info
6.1 MB
2 min 41 sec
  • Hollywood Orchestra

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