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Hole In The Sky

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String/Piano based song but I can't help myself with rockifying it. Also added a strange syncopation section in the middle since I was meaning to do in some way or another.

Main Inspirations for this song include (I highly recommend)

Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Sleep/Broken Windows, Locks of Love,

WHY? - Bitter Thoughts

Pretty Lights - Finally Moving

Radiohead - Videotape (2006 Bonnaroo Version)

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I like the atmospheric effects and emotional appeal at the beginning. The progression is a little slow-paced at first, and I would’ve liked to see a stronger sense of direction towards the beginning. The piano part sounded a bit square at times, and some additional phrasing or dynamics considerations could really help you out imo. The string entry at 1:02 was nice, although again I think there could’ve been a stronger sense of climax into the entry of the brighter piano and rhythm section at 1:48. The atmosphere by around 2:15 is really nice, and I like the emotional quality of the bridge at 2:57. That said, the rhythm also felt a bit square there, and the piano continues to lack humanization. The piece comes together well towards the end with the return of the bright piano at 4:16, and the drawn-out string chord at the end was a nice touch. Overall, the sound design and the production quality are my favorite parts of the piece. I think you didn’t quite capitalize on the rich atmosphere and emotional appeal of the composition. I would’ve liked to see some more dynamic contrast, phrasing, subtle tempo changes, and the like. At times, the pacing of the chord progression also felt a little fast-paced to really sell the sense of wonder here, notably 1:20 or so. Still, I’m liking the creative arrangement, instrumentation, melodies, and rhythmic content here. Keep at it, Glassedhouse! :)

Mixing, mastering, and balance
Structure, transitions, phrasing, and variety
Melody, tonality, harmony, and texture
Instrumentation and sound design
Emotion, atmosphere, and catchiness
Originality and uniqueness
Overall (how do the elements above interact?)
Composite score

Credits & Info

4.54 / 5.00

Sep 11, 2020
8:46 PM EDT
File Info
9.1 MB
5 min 1 sec

Licensing Terms

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