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Thanks for sharing! This might work in some game environments but I think you need to spend a bit more time developing some concrete ideas. Remember, the ear and brain will quickly dismiss something if it's found to be: 

a) too repetitive.

b) lacking in any kind of sense or order. 

I think your piece is on the edge with the noise filter arpeggio and the random chords and no real melody. Something like a Silent Hill game might benefit from something like this but that's a pretty narrow niche. Most clients and most games wont need a music track like this. 

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Thank you for your feedback. 

The inspiration for the track was indeed the kind of random ambience of Trent Reznors original soundtrack for Quake, as it was made for a map that's part of a Quake mod, so the horror influence is probably from there. Of course it's not a piece that should elevate an important part of a games narrative to hights never known to mankind. I would not argue that it would be completely useless, but I agree that the usage of a track like this is very situational.

Here's a video with the track as a soundtrack.

Do you think that every piece should have something like a strong melodic theme/catchy chord progression, or can music sometimes have a more ambient, less defined function?

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