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[bright0n] movements in liminal space

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a song about loving and dreaming without words, about following flashes of hope in a single vision evolved over time. enjoy (-:

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I like the atmosphere at the beginning and the crackly percussion. The progression is a bit slow-paced, and I think you could’ve foreshadowed the entry of the synth at :39 a little better. The twinkly synths at 1:30 sound pretty dissonant against the atmospheric backdrop, but also didn’t seem to serve a larger structural purpose (as, for example, a build-up would). While there’s some variation in the instrumental palette later on, this piece has very little variety in the harmonic framework or melodic development for such a long track. I liked the bridge at 3:40, even if it was a bit brief. I also think there’s a tad too much reverb in the texture at times, which makes the mix sound a tad indistinct. Some of the samples sounded a bit grating compared to the smooth atmosphere, for example the melody synth at :39 and the percussion at 5:25. The main descending chord progression is pretty cliche, and could really use some variation during the long stretches of ambient moodiness (especially the first half of the piece). The first half of the piece also has a lot of square rhythms that make it hard to stay engaged - straight eighth notes usually don’t keep the listener’s interest for long if they’re the main thing going on at a given point. Overall, the atmosphere, phrasing, and flow of the piece are my favorite attributes. Compositionally, the piece is a bit underwhelming in places, but you seem to have a good sense of harmony and progression, which is a good baseline for being able to write bolder melodies and richer textures. Keep at it, DJLiquidVoid! :)

Mixing, mastering, and balance
1.5/2
Structure, transitions, phrasing, and variety
1/1.5
Melody, tonality, harmony, and texture
1.25/2
Instrumentation and sound design
.5/1
Emotion, atmosphere, and catchiness
1.25/1.5
Originality and uniqueness
.5/1
Overall (how do the elements above interact?)
.75/1
Composite score
6.75/10

Very atmospheric, well done :)

Wow, that should be on the next hotline miami soundtrack!

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Downloads
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Votes
6
Score
4.57 / 5.00

Uploaded
Jul 27, 2020
7:40 AM EDT
Genre
Synthwave
File Info
Song
14.3 MB
6 min 16 sec
Software
  • FL Studio 20

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