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Talurre - Sidereum Nox

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Sidereum Nox. The scene that connects reality and dreams in ultimate one.

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Ngadm r3 submission wooo

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Your music never fails to amaze me! Kinda surprised that I haven't seen anyone use your masterpieces in GD tho :(

Official NGADM '20 Round 3 Review

Man, that mix is really clean. This feels a bit more minimalistic for you and I'm really digging it, and it feels a bit more aggressive to at the drops. The basses do seem to crowd out some of the other elements a little bit at the drop at time, but again it's clean in the sense that there's good frequency control and making sure everything fits in the space it needs to be. There's very little muddiness happening in the low end, and the track never really feels empty. Your textures feel simultaneously water like and metallic which again shows how well you can bring together both organic instruments and synthetic sounds. My favorite example is what you have at 02:40. It's so cool because the synth you have feels like it's a sonification of what light looks like reflecting off of gently stirred water, and it fits so naturally with the flute giving a melody over top of it. As usual, the sound design and production elements of your song are a treat.

It took me a few listens to try to get what you were doing in terms of your composition and structure. It sounds like outside of the drops that you do have a musical idea that you play around with, but it gets heavily reprised. Kinda neat, but I am a little sad you don't play with it as much during the drops. The melody at 0:26 doesn't seem to get used outside of that section, and especially on a first listen it doesn't feel like there's a strong tonal connection that connects throughout the song. I'm not saying what you've done is wrong, because it does a good job of sounding huge and complex, but I think it would have been a bit more interesting to have a musical storytelling aspect that connects from beginning to end.

But instead we're left with this majestic collection of delicate water sounds and big sound design which I don't think I can get enough of, and that's what mattered in this song lol. Good work.

Composition: 9
Production: 9
Sound Design / Performance: 10
Structure: 8
Creativity: 9.5
Total: 91/100

Xtrullor vibes

Good

Official NGADM Review for Round 3

That intro is soo good! It's a great segue into the piece, cutting to the chase pretty quickly. As per usual, your composition does a really good job keeping your piece fresh, and the production is great here as well (especially in that intro). The way you manage your bass in the drops while also placing in some melodic moments throughout is really good. Though your style does tend to lean towards the Xtullor side of dub, I think that this song especially separates you from them in between drops.
My critiques are as follows: while there isn't much else to mention, I think the section at 2:52 could have been played up a little more, especially getting closer to the drop. By playing up, what I mean is adding more, especially in terms of a bass or sub. The section, as it is now, feels a little empty, and while the leadup to the first drop has a similar issue, I felt the second's leadup was emptier than the first in terms of emptiness.
Overall, I really enjoy this! I think that you're definitely embracing your style, and it shows very well in the music here. Great job!

Credits & Info

TeslaX11
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Score
4.77 / 5.00

Uploaded
Sep 20, 2020
4:39 PM EDT
Genre
Dubstep
File Info
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10.9 MB
4 min 45 sec

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