Thank you for clarifying.
I find it interesting that the feeling of an open field is people's first reaction to the first half of the song. I think of the feeling of being underwater, or at least on a beach, rather than an open field. Also, I did Google image search for "wooden boy island" and what I found supports the water-themed vibe.
I'm not sure what you mean by drop. I don't hear a drop in the song in the traditional EDM-oriented sense.
Still, if what you were going for was water-themed, I'd say that did come through, although it was more present in the first half than the second. Your choice of arrangement when the percussion starts to me represents a sense of urgency and physical movement (such as running) due to the speed of the percussion, and IMO it gets in the way of the otherwise chill vibe.
I hope you find this helpful. :)
Original 3 1/2 Star Review:
"The first half really sets the tone for how this island is going to feel. The second half changes the mood but its unclear to me what it changes to.
I'm wondering where you were coming from. What was your thought process when you were making this piece? Knowing that could help me give better feedback, a more accurate rating, and I could judge the piece based less on my own taste and more on how well I thought your intent came through.
I'm also curious about the title of this piece. Why did you name it "wooden boy island"? I can guess but I'd like to hear it from you.
I like the piece, I'm just not necessarily sold on the change in mood. Right now, that's all I can say.
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