[i]Fire Walk With Me[/i]
- The first half of the track is dripping with tension, awesome.
- By now you've probably gathered that I'm a whore for reverb, but It feels like the kick that starts around the 2 minute mark needs to go one way or the other… it needs to have more punch, or be subdued a bit more so it sounds a bit more distant. I assume you want the percussive elements to be secondary to the atmospheres, but right now they just kind of sound like they were turned down in the mixing, whereas "distance" could add a bit more depth to their prescience.
- Have you considered putting the little dialogue bit at the end at the very start of the song? It might be interesting to open with it solo, then immediately dive into the dense atmosphere at the very end of the delay of the dialogue… a drop out of sorts.
- Might also consider a similar drop out or breakdown around the middle? Though you'd have to try it and see, I don't know, it might hurt the droning anxiety that you've built.
- The last 44 seconds are fucking beautiful.
- The stutter warping of the first bit really gets me, reminds me of this one artist named Drumcorps who mixes different types of metal with breakcore, a lot of his tracks have really long intros that are meant to build up a ton of tension for the release of the breaks that come in after. (:edit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONv6fPM2mhE - this is a good example of what I mean. Specifically between around 1:00 and 2:30)
- The breakdown around 2:40 is really nice, especially the more subdued bits that get really loud for brief moments.
- I really dig this track in general, my own suggestion would be to try tinkering with the kick to give it more of a punch, but this depends on whether or not your going for a low rumble or some seriously head-blasting bursts.