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by thehipcola
Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: It's Gone, Ruined, Broken... (So Much For That Reviews)
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: It's Gone, Ruined, Broken... (So Much For That Reviews)

Wreckdom - classic Wreckdom. Not even sure what else to say. Music is dope enough. Vocals lost me after 20s. Lichen Throat - echoing the suggestion of trying to sing in a higher register... the music arrangement is cool - but the vocals need a bit of life, energy and with those, you might find the p...
by thehipcola
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Old Friends (will at least give you Reviews)
Replies: 19
Views: 666

Re: Old Friends (will at least give you Reviews)

Ditto - Joey Wildcat knocks it out of the park. What a voice and those guitars.. nice!
by thehipcola
Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Like Bert and Ernie (Old Friends prefight)
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Like Bert and Ernie (Old Friends prefight)

Flaming Tiger is innit2winnit.
by thehipcola
Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Hold me closer, Tony Danza (Hugs review thread)
Replies: 22
Views: 991

Re: Hold me closer, Tony Danza (Hugs review thread)

Lichen Throat Is that an acoustic guitar sample? It's oddly stilted - not necessarily bad - just unexpected. I like that this piece is soft in it's vibe... I'm hearing bits of the melody coming through - keep working on it - it'll happen! I don't mind the music at all - it's calming somehow... cool ...
by thehipcola
Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Do You Have A Plan (on how you're gonna get your reviews done?)
Replies: 23
Views: 996

Re: Do You Have A Plan (on how you're gonna get your reviews done?)

Lichen Throat - loved reading the lyrics while listening. I dig some unexpected chord changes... keeps it fresh. Cool! Find the singing to be unfocused melody-wise, but that's either intentional or you're working on it - cool either way. Brisbane Social Scen e - moody, and I like it! Great vocals, ...
by thehipcola
Thu Nov 24, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Do You Have A Plan (on how you're gonna get your reviews done?)
Replies: 23
Views: 996

Re: Do You Have A Plan (on how you're gonna get your reviews done?)

Hey Chumpy - yah, you got it right with those backing vox - I throw them in a few different rooms, pick one (using Valhalla Room usually - great room verb) and play with the mix sit them back a little. Sometimes I throw a touch of izotope widener after the verb in the chain to spread 'em out. Andy (...
by thehipcola
Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: I'm Moving to Canada (Do You Have A Plan? prefight)
Replies: 19
Views: 662

Re: I'm Moving to Canada (Do You Have A Plan? prefight)

(Insert lame joke about Canadian vs American beer)

Agreed - many thanks for that! :)
by thehipcola
Sun Nov 20, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: I'm Moving to Canada (Do You Have A Plan? prefight)
Replies: 19
Views: 662

Re: I'm Moving to Canada (Do You Have A Plan? prefight)

Flaming Tiger just sent in their submission Lunkhead - totally late. If it gets posted - we love you!!! If not - we still love you and will probably post it in the review thread for kicks anyhow. Thanks for all the awesome you do 'round here!
by thehipcola
Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:29 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Don't forget the torches (Pitchfork Nation Reviews)
Replies: 11
Views: 711

Re: Don't forget the torches (Pitchfork Nation Reviews)

The Pannacotta Army - I dig the drum sounds right away, kind of a “Cecilia” vibe. Ha - the singing/lyrics fit perfectly with folky vibe - love it. Great work. Pepper Jane - Really love the lyric pattern.. awesome. Not a fan of the telephone voice - feels too jarring/distracting. But the main sung l...
by thehipcola
Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Five hours less than two whole days (Forty Three Hours Reviews)
Replies: 16
Views: 833

Re: Five hours less than two whole days (Forty Three Hours Reviews)

'grats Jerkatorium. Well deserved win.

Someone commented on the melodic vs shredding guitar solo on Flaming Tiger - totally agree 100%. Problem is I can't shred at all. Not yet anyways. Working up to it.
by thehipcola
Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Five hours less than two whole days (Forty Three Hours Reviews)
Replies: 16
Views: 833

Re: Five hours less than two whole days (Forty Three Hours Reviews)

jerkatorium Awesome. Love the guitar tone off the top. Chorus is great! Nice work threading the title throughout the track. Flaming Tiger Clearly ripping off Shotpounder, but I like it better. I like the guitar tone, although it's a little indistinct at times. Not sure if the singer realizes 2 days ...
by thehipcola
Fri Oct 28, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Five hours less than two whole days (Forty Three Hours Reviews)
Replies: 16
Views: 833

Re: Five hours less than two whole days (Forty Three Hours Reviews)

@chumpy: agreed - its def. on the short side - I'll speak to the punk writing the music about loosening up a little. I wasn't going to do it this week, and he kept hassling me with "it's only 33 seconds, c'mon". So, in the end I had to throw down. But I hear you. Also - nice to see some co...
by thehipcola
Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:57 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: RACERS....Start your bitchin'. RTTB reviews.....
Replies: 20
Views: 823

Re: RACERS....Start your bitchin'. RTTB reviews.....

Pepper Jane - Really like this. Couple of awkward turns of phrase but this is a pretty song, great take on the title. Lovely voice! I'm not a fan of lyrics that repeat verses or part of... seems lazy. I also get that it can be a style choice - no points lost. just mentioning it. Great bridge, parti...
by thehipcola
Sat Oct 15, 2016 8:05 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: (Super Creepy reviews) you won't see anywhere else. #7 is jaw-dropping...
Replies: 11
Views: 693

Re: (Super Creepy reviews) you won't see anywhere else. #7 is jaw-dropping...

Jerkatorium I'm liking the mix right off the top - nice. Nice change in the groove in the prechorus - nice structure work. Chorus fits perfectly - but I don't like it much. Too obvious, musically-speaking - for my tastes. But that's just an opinion, so ymmv. 2nd time thru and I think it's not the c...
by thehipcola
Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Say when (Seems Like A Little Too Much reviews)
Replies: 16
Views: 1374

Re: Say when (Seems Like A Little Too Much reviews)

Lunkhead - I'll just add that to understand you have to try singing backups over Smalltown's vox - it's a treat in itself. :) Thanks for the comments. No doubt Rich is a monster singer though - his album is a mainstay in our house.
by thehipcola
Sun Feb 07, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Chug! Chug! Chug! (Bottle Neck reviews)
Replies: 10
Views: 1014

Re: Chug! Chug! Chug! (Bottle Neck reviews)

What a fight! Lots of good and great work in here - nothing that totally sucks. Right on! Micah Sommersmith -Love the reflecting on life and it’s journey vibe - the music fits the oeuvre of the lyrics. The opening was a little worrisome, but it came together nicely. Being someone who reflects this w...
by thehipcola
Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Pedal to the metal (Corvette reviews)
Replies: 22
Views: 1241

Re: Pedal to the metal (Corvette reviews)

Toby Roktot The intro didn't sell it well - but once the song settles I dig it - cross between Dylan and Bruce Cockburn. The refrain just puts me off because the intensity of the playing makes the timing get sloppy. I keep hoping for the third part. Needs a third part. This one is charming. The Magn...
by thehipcola
Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:13 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Cork Head (Bottle Neck prefight)
Replies: 7
Views: 501

Re: Cork Head (Bottle Neck prefight)

Every once in a while the schedules line up and Gert dusts itself off for a tune - really awesome to jump in the ring with those cats. Looking forward to this fight.
by thehipcola
Mon Aug 03, 2015 11:16 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Because We're All Horrible People (No Good Can... Reviews)
Replies: 13
Views: 1685

Re: Because We're All Horrible People (No Good Can... Review

DJ Ranger Den Awesomeness: Short and sweet. Your voice has a really nice quality to it - simple, pretty. I like the picked out guitar work. LessThan: Could be tighter with the backing vocals - but I'm sure you know that. overall: Not my cup of tea but that doesn't mean I can't like it, which I do. ...
by thehipcola
Fri Jul 31, 2015 5:29 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Because We're All Horrible People (No Good Can... Reviews)
Replies: 13
Views: 1685

Re: Because We're All Horrible People (No Good Can... Review

The Hip Cola Lots of interesting sounds here -- the record sound at the end, the broken up guitar at the start, these are all really nice flourishes that add a lot of color. The gruff angry prophet distorted vocals are somewhat at odds with with the one planet one people kumbya message and are too ...

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