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Reviews for "[NGADM 2019] Circuit Realm"

Awesome, WaterLemon!

Awesome! Love the first drop

WaterLemonMusic responds:

ayy already wooooo

I love the piano at the beginning and the transition!

nice intro. it feels smooth and natural. and I like how you progress the intro into something nice. the buildup. is ok. the drop is good. leads and bass goes well.

in short nice song. 4.5/5 bc of the buildup

I like the relaxed vibe at the beginning and the progression. The pacing is a bit slow, and the sudden change in rhythmic density at :32 caught me off guard a bit. I think the transition into the synth riffs at :40-ish would’ve worked better if it was a bit more gradual, and I thought the clap sample and synths at :46 sounded a tad generic. The production quality is good, and I liked the build-up into the drop. The drop itself was a tad bland, with a lot of bass and pads outlining the chord progression taking up most of the texture. I liked the more mellow section at 2:35, and I appreciated the variations in the refrain at 3:37. You hit the piece home pretty well in the final climactic section, but there’s also not a lot of melodic development or harmonic variety later in the piece. I also thought the ending was a bit underwhelming and inconclusive, as propagated by the fade-out. Overall, I like the mixing, flow, rhythmic content, and atmosphere of the piece, but I think the sound design and arrangement could use more originality and the composition could be more dynamic in places. Keep at it, WaterLemonMusic! :)

Mixing, mastering, and balance
1.75/2
Structure, transitions, phrasing, and variety
1.25/1.5
Melody, tonality, harmony, and texture
1.5/2
Instrumentation and sound design
.5/1
Emotion, atmosphere, and catchiness
1.25/1.5
Originality and uniqueness
.25/1
Overall (how do the elements above interact?)
.75/1
Composite score
7.25/10