JitC – Jack did wonders on the vocal of this track, and bringing some excellent ‘wank’ guitar to give the chorus a bit more edge. I like it a lot but I kind of wish I had a better idea for the drums overall. I did the drums, bass and (yes, pretty cool, I must admit) organ work.
Wages – yep, nice Lou Reed feel and a good melody (wavery notes not withstanding) – but proably a minute and a half too long for what it has. Lyrically a few phrases jump out and slap me in the face (which is a good thing) – ‘hanging off my bar stool’ is cool, for instance, but equally a lot of it passes me by to be honest. This is one you should have got a band together for, but I like it.
PS – Good to hear from you again – must say that is the most awesome bassline – nice violin patch also. Production is brilliant - like the vocal delivery. Funny imagery. Just not sure about the chorus. It’s good but too short and not enough variety to carry the (cool) repetitiveness of the rest of the song. The change at 3.30 comes in almost too late to bring it back from the edge. I’m glad for it, though and wanted it to go on twice as long. If you’re going long, then I think the ending should kick back in for another minute for an instrumental riff around the descending chords. Good song, a little long for what it has to offer, but everything is done so well.
Pubada – this is cute for a minute then my mind starts wandering. I think the kick drum is too loud in the mix – all the interesting electronic stuff (like the clanging bell and beeps and boops, the nice clattering snares at 2.00ish) is too far under the mix – making it sound like colour rather than central focus of song - it need something vocal, or a strong musical recurrent theme to really give it focus. As it is it only really gets going about 3 minutes, which is too long to ask for a first time listener. Good synth at 4.00 mins. Good backing track, but cardinal sin: this is not sexy enough for a song called ‘sexy dancer’.
i could vote Primitive Screwheads, I could vote for JiTC. It's a toss-up really (tee hee). I do really like Wages' song but ti feels like a demo, rather than a fully formed song.
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