Listening to the first track-- very nice. I really like the first half. The second half is a nice switch, but something about the way the pad sounds are bleeding into each other sounds a little dissonant.
Just from this, you seem at your best when things are carefully and simply composed.
Also, I will pass this on, as someone gave me this idea and it has really helped-- I like using and hearing acoustic sources ("real" instruments), even when blended with synths. But that may not be true of all listeners.
Overall, I like where you are heading.