Well, I'm glad you're back, and with an intention to change your style a bit :D
As for myself, I'm still stuck here in the army for a while :)
That said, I don't have that much time for writing reviews and looking at what's going on here on Newgrounds. I still feel as though I should comment upon this piece, as it definitely deserves it.
I'd say that this composition brings forth both new and old aspects of your compositional skills and instrumentation. I love all the leads and synths, just as always; they sound so smooth and soothing; that is, chill. I recognice some VSTi:s you've used earlier, but that doesn't matter, as long as the music sounds good :D
I like pretty much everything about the song. The piano in the intro, all the transitions, as well as the structure (which ties the ending and the beginning together quite well). I'm especially fond of the sounds (or is it tied to an intrument?) that first appear at 0:29. They give me a somewhat cold (icy) feeling actually, although I'm not sure if that's intentional.
What also caught me about this track is that at some points it's almost as if there's two different songs playing together at the same time, and they align perfectly. I think this is because of the piano melody combined with all the rest :p
This is especially prominent near the end, somewhere around 3:00.
It works really well, so I like it!
Beautiful melodies. You really are great at those.
Anyhow, I don't have much else to say at the moment, except for great job, just as always ;)
PS. This time your ending doesn't cut off suddenly, but includes around 15 seconds of empty space XD?