neos300 - Let's Try Science
Hmm, not quite sure what to say on this. Very distorted, and someone messy in production and structure. Nice melodies, though. Keep working on your production quality.
Dick Tracy - New Dawn
I really, REALLY enjoyed this track. Very well done. When the intro started in, I expected vocals and thought I left a radio on. Top notch quality. The ending was kind of abrupt, though. Work on that a bit.
Blanc - Marr
This does get a little repetitive near the end, but I really enjoyed the entire track. The first minute and a half was excellent. I also really like you began and ended the track. Well done!
StoolTable - Pancakes are Better Than Waffles
The synth paired with guitar strums in the beginning when the drums came in reminded me of some classic rock. But then the song got incredibly silly. For about 8 more minutes. It's pretty fatiguing. I got a great laugh from it. Your vocals are definitely better in this track than in the previous collabs. I agree with the song's message by the way. Pancakes are way better than waffles. You're improving in sound drastically over your previous works, and you're still incredibly silly. Keep it up.
Peterson - Welt Zerstört
My initial impression was that I was listening to a soundtrack piece for a movie. In some places it almost feels like it stops too abruptly. Maybe a bit more release on those strings? The overall sound is incredible. Good melody, good composition. Gets a little repetitive though, I wish there was a climax to it.
Son of Justice - Desert Colossus
Strum strum strum strum strum
strum strum strum strum strum strum strum strum strum strum strum
The chords were good.. but you have to change it up some. There were good parts here and there, keep practicing. At 1:58 is good, but then it goes back to strum strum strum shortly after. Desperately needs more rhythm.
Schmoe222 - The Death of Thomas Cromwell
Another movie soundtrack quality entry. Seriously, why aren't you hired professionally to do this stuff? The melody was great, sounds were great, the climax really capitalized the whole thing.. but it was too short. I want to hear more! This is one is definitely one of my favorites.
Tirde - Little Things
Very neat sounds. Creepy atmosphere. The production quality on this is very good. Overall, this is something I'd expect to hear from Aphex Twin, Flashbulb, or Boards of Canada. Excellent work. I enjoyed this one a lot.
Hakita - Mano-A-Mano
I've never really been a fan of midi-metal, but damn, you make it work. Great composition, great drums, but lacking instruments. I would love to hear this performed by a band. Right now, it's just too stiff and mechanical. Metal deserves to be live with that human touch. However, this is still top notch stuff.
Chordacle - Catastrophic Evidence
Nice intro, very moody. Love that sound that fades in around :30. After such a dark and moody intro, though, I am kinda disappointed that it took on such a synthy sound. You should have kept those strings and pads. The main melody is very catchy. After a bit, it gets pretty repetitive. Wish you'd change some stuff up. You have great potential, keep working at it.
Wake the Phantom - Feelings For You
From the intro, I was anticipating that kick from your hi hat and sidechained bass. When it finally came in a blast of glory with the rest of your percussion, it gave me chills. Bravo! I love the way you change your lead up with panned pitch bends. Very neat indeed. Not a fan of the dub breakdown in the end, though production wise, it's well done. I'm just not a dub fan. Overall, I really enjoyed listening to this. Nice work.
Pepin - Painted Outside
Got a Metallica vibe from this track, which is awesome. The vocals that come in so smooth just put the icing on the cake. They could be toned down just a tiny bit in the mix, however. Damn.. those undistorted guitar melodies are just hypnotic. Some points where the instruments get climactic, the vocals just don't keep up in energy. Put a bit more force, soul, heart, whatever it takes, in them when it starts to climax. That guitar solo is just damn sexy. Very very VERY well done. The point where it starts speeding up after the solo could have used a little bit more intro. Once again, the vocals here just don't have as much energy as they need. Your mix is falling flat here too, your drums definitely need more punch. 9:25.. what? Lol. I really enjoy the strings mixed in around 11:00. Another fantastic solo afterwards that fades out to the end. Composition: A++++++++++, Mix: C, Production Quality: B. I really enjoyed this track. Great work Pepin.
dezek - None Real
Dat bass :F Great atmosphere. Great melodies. Anyone who questions your ability to make a beautiful track is an idiot. I don't know what else to say. Definitely one of my favorites. Incredible..
Thisispain - None The Lab Went on a Moog Jazz Voyage
Very funky bass. The right percussion would wrap this up so tightly.. but your percussion, while great, doesn't feel like it fits. I like the soundscape behind this. It's relaxing. By the way, way to rock the shit out of that moog
3:40 and on is very smooth. Nice work. I like the guitar hiding in there as well.
Artificial Night - Intermelocity
Great studio sound quality. I like this A LOT. Overall fantastic instrumental. Has a bunch of different elements, changes up periodically, and each section is unique and amazing in its own way. Be proud that you had anything at all to do with this. Be very proud.
Tuliq - I stille stunder
Really interesting intro. I like your distorted kick. The whole rhythm and sound here is excellent. I like the chopped up vocals too. This is one of those songs where I just can't really think of anything to tell you except how much I like it. Wait a minute... chiptune surprise! And then it's gone. Made me grin. And then more chiptune sounds again in the end. Great blend of styles/sounds here. One of my favorite tracks on here.
Hahabynow - P10x
Your melodies are catchy and the house/dance grooves had me moving around in my seat. I like how you change it up often as well, it keeps it very interesting. Inspired by Crystal Castles you say? I like this better than pretty much anything I've heard from them. I think you beat them at their own game.
Anarcholholic - Drive
Very mechanical/industrial, really neat sounds. Made me think of Bladerunner for some reason. I wish it would change up a little more, have some sort of variation to it. I like the sounds, atmosphere, and melodies though. Good work.
JRF - My Shoes (They're Magic)
The vocals made me laugh. As far as that hardcore sound goes, you nailed it. My best friend/DJ/partner in crime is really into this style, and production/sound is dead on. I love 2:50, that swinging melody. Despite how ridiculous the premise of this song is, you managed to make a very solid track out of it.
Silent-Bob - Fade Away
Absolute trash and by far the worst thing on this album.
Chaz13 - Vodka & Ice
Oh man, when those percussions started fading in, I knew what was coming... and I was right. I love drum & bass, and this track reminds me why. Your bass is very dynamic. You drum line is perfect. Your melodies are catchy, your soundscape is atmospheric and has that drum & bass attitude to it. Great work. I have to listen to more after I finish this album.
Natrox - Into the Light
Natrox, if you're reading this, you're already well aware of my opinion, but I'll restate it for the record. We have worked together, critiqued each others' works, and taught each other so much the entire time we've known each other. It's almost been a year, actually. I remember we did a collaboration track for the first Facepunch Collaborative. I have watched you grow so much, in style, sound, and skill. This is definitely the pinnacle of your work. The melodies are entrancing, wonderful, beautifully arranged. Your drums are perfect, they sit beautifully in the mix and are punchy. Your mix is beyond perfect. Your song structure is incredible, it keeps me so interested that I am constantly putting the track on repeat. You nailed the bass. It sounds wonderful. I'm still going through your project file for this and thinking "wow... I never thought of that." It's incredible how much you think outside the box with this. Definitely my favorite track by you to date.. which is really tough to say, because you have so many incredible songs. Keep it up, my friend!
Vedicardi - Techno Sucks
This genre is called Trashcore? Fitting. I laughed at how ridiculous this was. The instrumentation isn't bad at all, but the vocals are just so damn ridiculous that I can't take the song seriously at all. I'm sure that's the point.