This is hands-down an absolute fucking masterpiece.
There's something so mesmerizing about every little bit of this, you have an incredible sense of pacing and progression; each part not only feeds perfectly into the next, they each feel like they have their own bit of character, and as a result of that the work as a whole has such a traveler's journey personality.
The description only proves to me that you definitely achieved your artistic goal here. I really feel like you took me somewhere. Melodies start to function as leitmotifs when they are repeated; every time I heard a familiar melody I felt the same movement but in a new direction because of how it was used in that instance, and eventually by the end of it, you took me back home.
This is a beautiful piece with high-quality production and a captivating full-circle journey. It's the kind of song I would show to boomers to prove that electronic music is still fully capable of telling a story with soul and emotion. Thank you for putting time and effort into putting this together and sharing it with us so we can experience it.