I was really enjoying listening to this synth line with the dual delay before adding drums. Then I remembered that the goal is to enjoy listening to it, not to make it somehow more complete.
In fact, if I’m enjoying it, it is complete in that moment. Sometimes reinforcing a particular sound or moment might increase that enjoyment. But often times the best way to enjoy it is to just listen more closely. To stay with the pieces that catches my attention and develop it more completely.
I can only give one thing my full attention at once. And it I want to continually develop one element as it changes over time, that means I can’t give the same attention to something else.