Hi, @Emma, I guess I’ve been spacing out in my own little world thus far in 2019, but I did just now get around to IRD, and this song is a wonderful example of why I it’s worth it. I, too, have been curious as to what I can generate from some of my wackier wilder synth sounds, the ones that are really cool but not always harmonically friendly, and my current song is almost entirely that. Sounds nothing like your soundscape, but that’s what’s so good. To me, it is experimental in the sense of its randomness. I find I might nudge a sound here and there or repeat it to death almost and just go with how it sounds best to me. It is quite a challenge to achieve reasonable control and those elements of chaos you have at your disposal. You did a great job on this. Very restrained, suggesting airports and offices etc to me.
As for the song itself, super melancholy beautiful. Recording seems loud for a softer song, but it isn’t technically too loud. But I think I prefer listening to it at about 30%.
The harmony vocals was nice. It may bother some that it follows the lead vocal like a delay, but I like it, feels authentic. You have added it again in a modest amount, too, creating a pleasant diversity.
It could be construed as a sad song, and I hope if it is, I hope it is not messing with your new year. And at least you’re not leaving us here!