NGADM Round 4 Review
You have many good ideas, but I feel you lack unity in them. Your intention is good, but I don't hear it very clearly in the music. Great harmony, though... audacious at times.
Overall good execution; ESQL samples, I guess? You used them well anyway. I think these transitions (1:51 / 3:55) are rushed; you could very well use a ritenuto, and you need not to rush your cymbals; at 3:55, the strings enter slightly in advance, being intentional or not, it undermines greatly your transition.
Again, I feel that you composed small sketches and stiched them together. But, I believe it would be great as an in between mvt for something bigger, but it currently feels like we miss a part of it - like you're saying something before and after, and yet we listeners have no clue what it could be, making it impossible to fully appreciate you piece. That, to me, is your biggest flaw.
Mixing&Technical Stuff: 4/5
This is generally well mixed, but some of your crash cymbal sounds sound kinda weak and do not seem to have the appropriate dynamic - or the sample isn't right, perhaps. Anyway, this also diminishes the effect of your transitions.
Total: 15/20 - 7.5/10
Slow rubato piece like this are tough, and I give you credit for doing it - wich is better than what I could do; but I felt unsatisfied by some structural elements.