I wrote some review-like notes during first listen; since we're getting so few reviews, here's what I wrote...
Dan the Man Band
The melody at the start sounds like it's trying to be in a
major key despite the bluesy/minor key feel of the music
behind it. Good lead guitar work.
Not entirely to my taste... nice lead guitar work, I like the
"House of the Rising Sun" changeup at 2:22. Until the singing
starts, anyway... liked the interesting turns in your lyric.
This one would've gone with the cover art I submitted...
Interesting use of sustain to give that "India" feel at
the start... nice restrained use of the synth sitar sound.
I haven't listened to a fight in a while, so I'm not
familiar with your voice, but this feels like it would have
sounded better in a higher key.
King Arthur (me)
Well, I made another King Arthur song... sorry, this is
what I do...
Chord pattern verges on becoming too repetitive... just
breaking it up by playing the same pattern three times then
something else would make it more interesting, especially
since it's just the one instrument... apart from the volume
deficiency, why does the song end at 3:22 but the track goes
on to 4:18?
Ah, that's what a sitar is supposed to sound like
nice vocals. I like the odd time sig, too, makes it interesting.
Every time I thought it stayed in 6 all the way through I'd
hear a couple extra beats. Or lose count or something. Very
nice. Keeper and vote.
The Orange Collective
Good song, like the singing, like the lyric. The change from
the slightly distorted solo instrument at the start to the
band coming in seemed a little abrupt, might've worked better
if the sound of that instrument could have carried on into
the song instead of sounding like it got muted for half a
bar there... the chord progression felt like it was getting
a little repetetive at points, that 6m,5, run down. Might
want to make a point of cutting off the buzz in the background
at the end of the song when the music ends. Keeper and vote.
I personally would've liked this better if it stuck more to
notes that work together, had less, umm, out of key experience.
That rhythmic thing at the start doesn't feel too repetitive
because you mix it up with other interesting stuff, you keep
doing different things along with it. I like the way that
little riff serves as the rhythm instrument in the song.
Interesting lyric, I do like "story" songs. Musically, I
wish there was more dynamic variation, it just kinda goes to
one level and stays there. And I wish things in general were
more in tune... interesting the way the music speeds up at
the end fade out, I'd like to hear that as an "instrumental
break" thing and then come back to one more chorus as an
Stucco Lobster Break
Another one that would've worked with my cover art... umm,
in the face of the other entries in the fight, kind of
Love the harmony vocals... good fun story line... there's
a spot in the drum pattern where it's silent for a couple
beats, I sorta wish it had carried through... maybe that
bongo-ish sound needed to be mixed a bit higher. Keeper
Young Stroke aka Young Muscle
Work on your mic technique... some distortion can work,
but the breath noises aren't pleasant. The difference
for me between this one and Torrentz is that Torrentz
tells and interesting story and this one seems like it's
just about "I'm the best rapper." Well, not exactly that,
"...one does not write in dactylic hexameter purely by accident..." - poetic designs