roymond wrote:Bjam made me cry. Watching the cat drown.
It's kind of a depressing song. Sorry if I make anyone else cry :/
A Small Majority
I dig the drums. The music in the spoken part is nice, and I really like the ending. The samples of the speaking are very nicely put in and work well. J$ and Caravan Ray? Interesting combo.
Oops, forgot ID tags. My bad.
This is nice. The swearing gets a little superfluous for me, but it kinda works in the context, if that makes any sense. The guitar playing with the strategic pauses is very nice. Your voice is very nice, a very flowy but gravelly tone to it. "I've got to find my way, to that perfect place that used to be, where the music was" That's perfect.
Here, Let Us Phunt You and Your Friends
Whoa, loud after comfort's. This isn't too bad. I like the guitar noodling, I wish it wasn't so spread around because it sounds pretty nice, especially with your voice. This has a lot of nice elements, which kinda cuts the song up. It needs that one thing to drag the listener through the song. The strange rambley multiple vocals don't do anything for me, but that's just me. It's about 3 minutes too long though.It's kind of like you're trying to appeal to everyone on SongFight with all the different parts of this song. I dig certain parts, I don't dig other.
Heh, I've been wanting to listen to this since you mentioned the style you were going after in the IRC. This isn't too bad. I like the drums, they really pull you along the song and get you into it. I've gotta say I agree with J$, totally dig the solo. I like this. Not my thing, but I still like it can see it as a good song
The mmmy/wails at the beginning don't work for me. Save mmms, oohs, claps, kazoo solos, and anything 'kooky' like that till at least after the 2nd verse. Your vocals are pretty hard to hear, the higher vocal layer kinda works but it does make it hard to hear. The guitar playing is real pretty though. I'm a little confused by the ending. There was a party going on in the background? There will be a party after all the badness? Is there a deep meaning here or it is 12:20am and I'm reading into things?
Max the Cat
When I was talking to my Dad this evening, he described this song as "Randy Newmanesque" and I totally get that now. This is sweet. Your vocals have a nice jazzy tone to them, and the piano is very well done. Reminds me kind of of Jim Tyrrell, I think that's just the jazzy piano thing though. I get where J$ is coming from with the innapropriateness but I think it kinda works the way it is. It's a more positive song rather than about the negatives, if that makes sense.
I like the saxophone, that's pretty impressive. There was a senior last year, Andrew Urbina, crazy saxophonist. He was amazing. He once improvised for 10 minutes. But anyway. The little vocal flub at 1:08ish really took me out of the song which was sad as I was getting rather into the funk. When the drums kick in, it takes it into that dangerous range of "cheesy jazz lounge" territory. The vocalist is obviously talented, but occasionally when he's belting those notes he's belting for the power, which comes across well, but where power is gained clarity is lost, and I totally lose whatever you're singing. Nice tune though.
This is nice. Your guitar sounds very nice, and works really well. The vocals are also nice, you're one of the few who you can feel "Okay, yeah, he believes in these lyrics", which is always a good thing. "It will float, in its moat," isn't working for me either, but I'm sure if you had longer to work on this then you could really make this that much better. I so like the duh-duh-duh-duh of the guitar in those lines though.
Y'know the intro reminds me of the 'demo' buttons on keyboard. *shrug* It's nice, it just seems very programmed. The groove of this is very nice. The samples of people speaking is very interesting. This is a nice piece, but the music is a little repetetive for me. Good, just not my thing.
Oh, whoa, so turning down the speakers. This has a nice groove, but it feels a little stilted because of the claps and drums both being so sudden. Your vocals are awesome, and work very well. Unfortunately they're kinda hard to understand. However this is still pretty nice. The stilted groove ends up working which is rather strange, but, y'know it takes a while to get into. One of those things you like, but you're not sure why you like it.
Lotsa good songs.
Songfighter since back in the day.