|Originality:|| 4/10||Technical:|| 5/10|
|Theme:|| 6/10||Quality:|| 6/10|
|Arrangement:|| 5/10||Global:|| 5/10|
Pretty basic dance/trance here, reminded me a lot of the stuff you'd hear in the late 90's. After the first minute marker we have some pretty cool almost psy-tranceish melody-submelody interleaving. The break and beats after 2 minutes are pretty nice also. Your basic breakbeat, but it works.
The kick is too loud imo. In contrast, I don't hear much real bass in the track, and with this I mean bass that goes on around and under 100 Hz. Maybe intentional, but imo not working. The track would benefit greatly from a solid bassline I think. Would even things out with the kick also. The mixing in the end is ok, but nothing to write home about. The instruments are placed out in the stereofield, could be a bit more defined perhaps, but good this way also.
In the end, a pretty average. Nice retro feel to it though. Could have been a bit longer I think, the material was there.
|TNK / ATK project|
|Originality:|| 7/10||Technical:|| 9/10|
|Theme:|| 3/10||Quality:|| 7/10|
|Arrangement:|| 8/10||Global:|| 7/10|
Psx synth takes in the electronic dance/trance world, with a certain success I must say.
Good use of VST fxs (this song was initially forseen for the MT2 demo track compo), great diversity of sounds, some quite original ones, even if the whole stuff sounds quite vintage synth alike (a bit like Depeche mode's hit "Can't get enough").
The use of the drumatic plugin of course gives the drumline some "standardity", but it sounds nice and is well mixed.
The big issue of this entry is like - many entries - the theme. OK, your sound is cool, but now try to build some catchier melodies. The intro is nice but then, the lack of distinct melody makes the whole track quite uninteresting.
My hints : Music production means the mastering of both the artistic and technical aspects of musicmaking. You obviously master the second one, now add some more art, some feelings to it. Strong melodies lead to strong feelings (and good grades).
Take us away with your music !
But globally, your entry is a cool one. Keep it up and focus your work on the melodic aspects of musicmaking.
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