Re: [Downtempo] Xenojam - Trees Rings
I like the vibe, relaxed and chill. I like the slow buildup, too.
I'd agree that the percussion could sound a little fuller, and perhaps you could introduce more subtle variations in rhythm and sound throughout.
I like the distorted whispers and voices.
I see your using FL studio, if you haven't already, mess around with the 'Effector' effect (adjusting the wet/dry level so as to not over do it, and trying the various effects it can do) and then the Fruity Love Philter (set to the lowpass preset, just cutting off the harsh highs created by the effects), and then record automation of the various effects, maybe with a little reverb at places. Using that process and layering the effects you can get some nice subtle changes in tone of the snare and do some cool stuff to make it a little more fluid.
But hey, let it not be limited to the snare, just thought I'd introduce a process that can be useful for making sounds morph and change over time. Usually fits with the style of music, too.