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Tango Elysium

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Sometimes the only answer is to dance to the beats that life gives you.


Made for submission to the NGUAC 2020 Knock-Out Round. Not really a tango.

Technical Details:

  • Made with Ableton Live

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I like the emotional quality at the beginning and the deliberate pacing of the progression. There’s a great sense of build into :44, and the jazzy harmonies during the following climactic (e.x., 1:02) really help add some flavor to the piece. I’m also a fan of the bright tone of the piece by around 2:10, and the return of the prominent melodies at 2:53 really helps hit the piece home. The ending felt a tad rushed vis-a-vis the extended flourishes at the end of some earlier phrases, but overall the progression here is really lovely, with a lot of fun twists and turns that contribute a lot to the narrative feel of the piece. While often minimal, the texture stays engaging with all the lovely phrasing and harmonic details. Strong work here, Pandaguru! Keep it up. ^_^

Mixing, mastering, and balance
1.75/2
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
9.25/10

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Listens
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Downloads
5
Votes
7
Score
4.52 / 5.00

Uploaded
Aug 15, 2020
2:43 PM EDT
File Info
Song
8.3 MB
3 min 39 sec
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Software
  • Live 10

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