I just wanted to drop by and say thanks for the comments on my entry! I noticed you took an interest in the beginning -- the 'deep-sounding' pad I used there, if you're curious, comes from the VST called 'Zebralette', and the preset is called 'HS Atlantic Swell'; it sounds lovely at the C4-ish range.
Also, I'm glad you liked the 'atmosphere'! That was my main focus this time. :D
Finally, I just wanted to say that I really liked your mix as well. It gave me the feeling like I was in a desert -- watching an ostrich really fly over a crescent moon. Well done! (Sorry, not really good at reviews - yet).