Feedback for Chemical Sunday by Aranyo & Edessey
We just finished our track and I will be very appreciated if you can give a slight feedback.
Edgar, technically speaking, this track is great: it has a decent sound design and quality production. Mixdown is fine too. Mastering is probably a bit overcompressed, but it’s a matter of taste.
I’m going to comment the content part only, and I have to warn you that it’s very subjective.
The first thing I’ve noticed is the too repetitive pattern. You can especially hear it if you navigate through the track by a 8-bars long intervals. Here’s a short screen capture to just to demostrate this:
Notice that sound on a strong beat that comes along with the crash cymbal. The repetitions are too obvious, it gives a feel of a draft: it seems that either this is a ground for something more or the author was simply too lazy. Try to make variations, somehow catch the attention of the listener.
Because of such monotonous sound and smooth build-up, the track seems old-school: such a Psychedelic Trance that was done in 2005’ish. It’s not bad itself, it’s not good either. For example, in Progressive, such monotony and smooth development is a feature of the genre, so it’s rather good. I do not know here, but maybe it makes sense to ask yourself whether there was such an idea here.
I also think that there is not enough drive in the track. This is Psytrance, after all, it should make you wanna dance! Perhaps it’s a rhythmic picture, perhaps an emotional fullness. There must be a contrast between “dry” and “wet” parts, but here it is not.
Here are a few tracks from other cool guys, listen for comparison (also with the same tempo and key, 145 F #m):
I repeat that all of the above is my subjective opinion, not mistakes that must be corrected. Keep making music!