Especially in ambient/psychill style, layering seems to be a big thing.
So far my experience has been adding layers and layers of different instruments to fill the sonic pallet. Realizing what I actually have is just a big glop of sound has me sitting here scratching my head.
Its been hard to realize I don't need so many layers. The simpler, the better (ahem...Vasilis!)
Trying to keep my hand off the reverb send has been tough. But the realization all that reverb I'm adding is just making the song sound like crap has been a big one.
Would love to read others experience in this area!