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I get that it's called formless, but the opening just sounds awkward to me. Dsus is an interesting voicing in the tenor range, but everything else sounds like you had a little too much delay added on all your inputs. In addition, no meaningful rhythmic development is added to it in later sections, besides references in the toms. I have no reason to assume it's anything other than wrong.
Some counterpoint in later sections clashes, particularly between strings and piano. It's almost like you want the strings to set up a chord progression, but the piano isn't allowing it. Too much push and pull.

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@Monarcheon When I first started writing this I couldn't find a proper orchestral chime/bell to flow along with the first note. Due to that I kind of improvised and started the percussive pattern on the weak beat of the measure I believe, and I definitely understand it sounding off for sure because it has been something I thought I kind of rushed into completing the project. Although I disagree entirely on the no meaningful rhythmic development. There's definitely a lot of whole half note rhythms following up in the song, but in order for things to stand out, there needs to be a set of contrast to stand out from. I didn't use any special time signatures or tempo changes. In one of the verses, where it kind of completely changes tune I see what you mean with strings clashing for a lead, but that's something that I adore, when there are chaotic types of leads and harmonies. A lot of music that I listen to bring light to that style. Definitely agree with the intro though. 

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I quite liked the opening, tending to like syncopation and unpredictable rhythm myself. (Well, in younger days I was brought up on things like The Rite of Spring!) Has a definite minimalist slant in its repetition but at just over 4 minutes works well. I didn't try to analyse anything, just listened. The closing bars and the unison end brought it to a neat close. 

Good work. Nice scoring, punchy. 

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@Quinn Thank you for the listen and feedback! I was working on trying to use similar melodies while making some adjustments to both keep the central theme going as well as adding some minimalistic changes for evolving background points. I love to write songs from 3:30 to 4:30 mins currently because I want to tell a story, but am somewhat limited from my laptops specs. Then again constantly learning new ways to create dynamics with each instrument section. I guess having fun is the most important part of the process, as long as I love what I do I look forward to it.

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