Deadnettlez - Once again. Props on the whole no instruments thing. Although it’s not my favorite, it’s not bad. The lyrics get really lost in this to me. I think it’d be cool if the highlight was your voice, and there was the “instruments” supporting it. The creativity is real, but I’d encourage you to try some new things, whether that’s in the style you are currently doing or adding some new stuff. One idea is to maybe use a vocoder, soft or hard. Just a thought
Dark Side of the Son - From the start I liked its relaxed vibe. Kind of thing I could turn the lights down low too, kick back, and just relax and enjoy a few moments of peace. The vocals are a little rough, and seems like they are drowning in a way. Maybe that’s just me. Like I said, loved the guitar and relaxed drums. Good job here.
Cannibal Parrot - Lush piano, jazzy drums and bass, what more could I ask for? Oh and then a little synth. This is great. No lyrics is interesting, not knocking it. It felt like to me it was so simple and sweet with just the piano, bass, and drums. Adding the additional instruments is a great idea, but they felt like they were piling onto, and not given a chance to just solo. Like the synth comes in, but the piano keeps on its little scat thing, making it kinda messy. I love the vibe though.
Miscellaneous Owl - Very flat. Like it’s stuck in one dimension. I like the vocalist, but maybe sing a little stronger? Feels like they’re trying to hide from their voice. I also think I’m catching some blips of something hitting the mic, or maybe wind. Could be wrong. It’s not a bad song, it just needs a lot of work. Try having an instrument per frequency section. Like bass 100-200, chords 300-500, etc. I think that could help a lot, but what do I know lol
The Overambitious - Dat me. I loaded a part of a vocal from another song into a sampler and thought the sound was cool. Thus the main synth chord was born. After that I did stuff. Also, this is my first use of my new banjo, which is fun. I don’t have a blatant lesson this week. Just talking about how I like music. Oh the end is my actual upright piano being mic’d. The vocals and piano were done in one shot. Which is why the vocals seem quiet. I messed up in the playing, but I was ok with that. Don’t trust a perfect person and don’t trust a song that’s flawless.