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This should have gotten more traction - like many of your tracks it is seriously good but needs some tweaking and production. Haven't seen any new tracks since July - hope you are continuing to produce - you have great talent.-clindsay
Cool tune - this would work as a movie soundtrack.Lots of 'tude.-clindsay
Hehe. Thank you clindsay. :-)
Great mix - love the sax and horns. Great bassline and good break at 1:40. I too hear soundtrack potential. -clindsay
Tight dude! kicks in with the meat at about 2:05. Holds together well throughout the track.-clindsay
Nice - you should post it it in Acapellas as Danke suggested - you have a nice groove.-clindsay
Sorry - I didn't hear it all the way through - must have paused - the ending is fine.-clindsay
Nice, I actually like the vocals and the vocal arrangements although its a little off in parts. I would put the vocals further forward - I don't think the intro really fits with the overall vibe which is quite lovely. Much to work with here - well done.-clindsay
Thank you. I was woried about the intro not just right. will work on adjusting that and vocal. I' working with a free music editor thats tough to line things up.
Very nice - Like the way it held together with the 'go' line.Great vibe. Really like the structure of this and production values are really good. This is releasable but the ending may need some work.
Thanks, What do you mean by the ending needing work?
Like this - great intro pulls you right in - contretemps of the I think, slide works at about :25.
Great Drums at about 2:32. Always hear Ry in your stuff - Not sure this is heavy metal in my understanding - wait at 3:40 it gets a bit metally then goes to rockish guitar work with GREAT LICKS at 4:50. Great guitar work.
Back to metal at 6:20. Definitely badass guitar work. The vocal simulation works to the point that you could build a track off of it. Good use of pads as well.
Brilliant bits throughout.
Hi. In the last few months, I've been doing very short intros and sometimes no intro at all. This one is straight to the point and thus we're rocking within one second.
I tend not to do long intros. Probably cos I do such long tracks. So much to get to that I like to get to something cool and groovy fairly quickly.
"contretemps of the I think, slide works at about :25."
That's a very hard sentence to understand. There's no slide guitar at that point so you must mean the movement of the heavy guitar as it descends into the kick drum thump. Lots of kick drum thumping in this track.
2:32 I turn up the EQ on the drums to bring them out a bit as I was trying to launch into another exciting section.
" Not sure this is heavy metal in my understanding"
I totally agree and I always look to make something that is a crossover of at least a few genres. Perhaps if you remove all the undistored guitar parts, it would be metal. But I've sat the very melodic ones on top of the heavy ones, which is less common in metal. 3:40 lots of strange female vocal parts there, which is all timestretched slide guitar parts.
"GREAT LICKS at 4:50"
Thanks. A bit of dark lead widdling there and I do like that held note at 4:50.
"Back to metal at 6:20."
Yes, a bit of vocal chillout before then (5:50) but metal always had to come back, with me trying to save some badass drum energy for the end sections.
"The vocal simulation works to the point that you could build a track off of it" That's kind of what I've tried to do here as there are so many of those parts scattered about.
There are almost no pads in this and I think you'd have a hard time spotting them (3:03 and 8:18) so I'm pretty sure that anything you heard as a pad was actually a timestretched guitar part.
Thanks for the thoughts and I'm glad you found some brilliance. I always try to stick it in but I'm not always successful.
Live from Fillmore West - I was expecting the baseline from 'in a gadda da vida' after the intro. It works - needs a little beef here and there but you definitely captured the vibe. Good Outro. kudos.-clindsay
Thank you clindsay for your friendly comment.
This is realy the first try for me to do some 60's stuff/sound and i maybe realy was in a way in an Iron Butterfly mode :)
It looks like i will do a new colab with Phatkatz and this time we both know that we wanna do something in this special style. I wonder how that will sound :)
Nice - has a Ry Cooder vibe with the slide guitar. Very good pacing - like the way it flows without forcing the tempo. well done.-clindsay
Nice - clean an crisp! Forms the germ of an expanded track with vocals. Seriously good.-clindsay
Nice - I hear shades of 'Return to Forever' here - very clean and well produced. Many kudos.-clindsay
OK - this is seriously good. The narrative is really powerful,your vocals and phrasing are very good, the composition and structure is good but there are serious production issues that need to be worked through. I agree with Jamid -in the hands of a good producer this could be bonafide hit. Well done with the caveats expressed.-clindsay
Thank you Clindsay for your comments and appreciation. All that you suggested is relevant and appreciated. I am working on it now. I should have the "redo" up soon.
Thank you again.
This is really good! - great sounds and rhythm offsets. Wondering if it would work better to bring in the verse at 1:36 after the intro. This very catchy and pulls you in in a more conventional way. This track has several twists and turns that are mostly interesting but not as coherent as it could be. Very well done - hope you win!-clindsay
thanks clindsay, good suggestion with the verse, Ill try doing that after breakfast! Right now my tracks arent very coherent, probably due to how I create tracks, kinda piece by piece without imagining the larger picture. Hopefully it will become more coherent as I get better at producing and mixing!Thanks for listening -Gnasty
Great track! - good production values and great mix of genres - love the passion. This is seriously good. Very creative mix.Congrats.-clindsay
Wow! - had to comment here - beautiful, clean, restrained composition. Loved the dog! - a punctuation that adds to the despondent tone in an ironic way. This is truly brilliant-really well produced and composed.-clindsay
Whoa - you certainly get my vote for most inventive use of loops. Brilliant intro dude. Love to hear something done with this in a longer track.-clindsay
appreciate the kind words
extended version in the works!
Very Nice - love the baseline - very clear and distinct. Great piano melody. Like the vocal treatments but his stands on it own without them. Could use some fleshing out possibly more piano as a bridge. Very good production values!-clindsay
Thanks for the kind words and the interesting suggestions… I will probably leave this track as it is: for me it is more an introduction to the next song that something that "lives on its own".Ciao, Domenico
Wow - really nice - This track pulls you in with subtle interesting layers. Great bass lines and precise rhythms. The overall structure is coherent but takes you in different directions. Hear Ry Cooder again at 7:01 to 8:20. Really masterful. This one is my fave of your tracks. Well done!-clindsay
Hi. I agree with your review and think has some of my my best and most interesting melodies. Lots of interesting layers going on here, with the two different string instruments used sometimes subtlely and sometimes upfront in the mix (especially the violin one in the 90 second outro). The synth bass is also a major feature and gets wobbling at times through controlling the LFO.
The precise rhythms from the drum loops really tie this one neatly together and make the whole thing very tight. I make great use of one in particular - the very first one you hear. Programmed acoustic kits are used to complement the many drum loops used here though they also come out on their own during the slide solo. I use a metal kit there but it's quite versatile and not only useful for making heavy tracks (though I have also used it a lot to do that).
"The overall structure is coherent but takes you in different directions"
That's something I try to do a lot and getting the flow right is the most important aspect of all for me in track making. I want things to go in different directions but have to work hard at never making them too weird or unnecessary. I had both jazz and metal in this but removed them to turn them into their own track. I guess it could have worked but would have been pretty weird (and probably at least 15 mins long).
I still haven't listened to Ry Cooder since you last mentioned him. Will get round to it sometime but I guess there's no great rush as I seem to have absorbed some of what he does in my own way. Just how my playing comes out, I guess. I'm pretty happy with the slide solo in this one. No other use of the resonator guitar in the track though there is regular electric in two other sections (one funk, one rock).
Carole, your voice is lovely and the song is lovely - reminds me of Keren Ann. It's ironic, I used one of your pellas the piano loop in one of my tracks. Very different but I though it was interesting. To be honest, I'm not sure the mood of the song goes with the arrangement but it is still good. I can hear this with strings underneath or even as a disco or dance track. Just my take - your stuff is always first rate.
Very Nice - love the guitar work - somewhat reminiscent of 'Mountains of the Moon' from Grateful Dead. Like the vocals but they are a little hot. Good production and structure. well done.-clindsay
Thanks, clindsay :P
Dude this is seriously good - bit of Little Feat here - fantastic production values - good structure - this should be getting a lot more traction. One quibble - possibly the vocals should come in earlier. Great work.-clindsay
Thanks allot for chiming in and leaving your kind words. Hadn't noticed, but it does have bit of a Little Feat vibe to it.
Wow - really interesting - like how you've varied the tempos on the mrfunktastic loops - love the sax and flute treatments. Good fusion of riffs to provide a overall landscape. Well done.-clindsay
Very Nice - good clean intro - little muddy at transition - love the arpeggio but it doesn't come through as well as it should in the first part - 1:10-1:47. Very good bridge - last part is good but still a little muddy. Seriously good track - take a bow - well done.-clindsay
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