Very chill. Gives me some Sonic Adventure vibes and I love it.
I really liked the melody being played on the steeldrums, gives it a tropical vibe that instantly sets the mood for the rest of the track. The changes and transitions were smooth and done really well. I also appreciate the amount of variety this track has, only really bringing back an older phrase for the final chorus and then you change it up again.
I do feel like the drums were a bit too quiet underneath all the melodic elements, and while I was able to hear them, I wish they cut through a bit more volume-wise. Some compression would do wonders for them. There's a really nice rhythm going on with the drums that would compliment the track better at a higher volume. But this is pretty much my only gripe about the track as this overall was done really well.
It took a couple of listens, but I'm starting to get into this! I've never really been the biggest fan of music in the jazz category, as usually puts me to sleep, but I can appreciate the funk part at least.
I don't hear the clashing issue that Blue heard, but I feel like there should have been a little more variety, even with it being a loop, either with changing the progression or writing something connecting to the beginning to make it loop better to hook you into the track. I dunno.
I like that bass line though. I always like hearing moving, complimentary, bass lines, being a bass player myself.
Other than those things, I'm kind of neutral with this track, which makes it hard to review for me. There's not much along the lines of me disliking anything, and same thing with liking anything. Nothing really caught me off guard or came out to me as really interesting, for lack of a better explanation.
This is good, though. As I said, it took a couple listens, but I was starting to get into it. I just can't find anything to really review about it, y'know?
Agreed, I probably should've changed the harmony a bit in the 2nd repeats.
The melody evolved but not so much the harmony.
Thanks for your ears and an honest review! :D
This is pretty dope, actually. I like the pads and the feel of the track. Fits very well with that space theme that you were going for. I also enjoy how the song evolves, not really sticking to one section for too long while keeping things flowing. I also enjoy that acid bass that you have going on underneath in the beginning, though I don't feel like it fits in with the rest of the track as it's only used the one time.
To be a bit nitpicky, the track does end pretty abruptly. It's fine for a loop, but on it's own, I feel like you could have made a little bit of an outro for the NG version, maybe? Another thing is that, I believe the higher frequencies are a bit loud and should be turned down just a smidge. Those bell-like arps you have going on in the background start to hurt the ears after a while and could benefit from being turned down a bit or even EQ'd a bit, cutting off the ear piercing frequencies. I also feel like the guitar wasn't double-tracked, or having one guitar signal panned to the left and another to the right, I feel like that would've helped with mixing that guitar in, as it's pretty muffled underneath everything else.
Since I had to really search for that stuff to criticize, I do believe this track is fantastic. Does what it needs to do and doesn't get too repetitive in those 3 minutes. Great job on this and good luck with that game!
Everything you said is completely new to me, but it makes sense, and I hear it now. Thanks for the constructive criticism and the effort you put in writing this! I really appreciate it.
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