Good idea for a thread! To be clear I totally enjoyed the conversation we had, and think there was a good exchange of ideas and opinions. So thank you for that. A track/song/piece can be a good starting point for discussion, going from specifics to general. Personally I wouldn’t call it ‘negative critique’, but rather constructive, as that seems to be the goal for this kind of feedback. And so both ‘positive’ and ‘negative’ critique can lead somewhere as long as it has some clear intention or potential addition to what has been presented.
I find it a little hard to critique, especially experimental/ambient stuff, as this kind of music and sounds for me is so much about opening yourself up to get lost in that universe (I guess you can say that about most music, but personally I feel that applies even more with this kind of stuff). If I don’t really enjoy something I often feel like I just didn’t get it.
With both your piano pieces (which I think is absolutely stunning, I really like the tonality and your language so to speak) I could for example suggest a stronger narrative, a more pronounced structure or build - but then again that would compromise one of the things I very much enjoyed with it: the feeling of improvisation and «here/now». So I can’t really critique and keep it negative, but it can lead to a discussion and exchange of ideas around structure/improv, free form/intended composition. That balance is at least one of the things I’m constantly reaching for with my own stuff.
Anyways, great idea! Will return to this with big interest : - )