Better late than never (ruthless lately reviews)

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Re: Better late than never (ruthless lately reviews)

Post by BBABM » Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:48 am

Paco Del Stinko wrote: Bobobo-bo Bobo-bo- This is a good example of sonic quality not mattering as much as writing. Or perhaps ambition. Far from being a catchy 'lil number, this is bold and adventurous. Yeah, maybe you could nip a bit here and there and squeeze it into a tighter package, but the energy level is high and makes up for a lot.
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Re: Better late than never (ruthless lately reviews)

Post by Kapitano » Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:01 pm

Paco Del Stinko wrote:Kapitano - Something out of Blade Runner, I think. I'm nt as impatient during intros as others here, although I've succumbed to submiting shorter ones in response to reviews. Anyway, I like the atmospheric robot groove. It doesn't make me want to dance, but that takes a LOT to do that. Good music to have on while ironing or having a small get-together.
I gave an actual LOL when I read that. I am background music for ironing and dinner parties! You know you've arrived when the middle class assimilate you.

The thing about dance music is...it almost never gets danced to, and most of it only sounds like it's for dancing anyway. DJ Shadow? Belinda Carlisle? For that matter, The Rolling Stones and all the 60s beat combos that inspired Yardley Social Scene this week.

As for intros, I have an ambiguous attitude towards them - they're the bit which you sit through before the song starts properly, but they're also often better than the song itself. There's a lot of mediocre songs with great intros which sound nothing like them - think Whitney Houston's "I have nothing" and Babylon Zoo's "Spaceman".
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Re: Better late than never (ruthless lately reviews)

Post by Paco Del Stinko » Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:01 pm

Kapitano wrote:but they're also often better than the song itself.
Agreed! Please note that my comments were not meant as a 'dis'. :)
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Re: Better late than never (ruthless lately reviews)

Post by J3wmangi » Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:18 am

Thanks for all the reviews and the summer fun everybody! Unfortunatly between preparing for a senior recital and my classes I'm signing off for a while.

This week I tried to emulate the style of my favorite electronic arranger from the band MSI. That being said, I like this comment.

HIR: On the one hand, this sounds like a sketchpad of ideas, thrown together quickly to be worked on later. On the other hand, the frantic switching between effects, cut up samples and blurts of various synths show this is the *result* of working on the track for a while.

The over all theme and the reason why there's a lot of cornyish phrases in the lyrics is a stab at how monotonous the use form, tone and phrases is in music. Isn't anyone else sick of hearing the circle of fifths yet?????
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Re: Better late than never (ruthless lately reviews)

Post by Billy's Little Trip » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:14 am

J3wmangi wrote:Isn't anyone else sick of hearing the circle of fifths yet?????
I don't look at music like a mathematical formula. I just play music that feels good so that when I listen to it, I feel good.

Put that in your sig, lol.
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Re: Better late than never (ruthless lately reviews)

Post by Kapitano » Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:45 pm

Paco Del Stinko wrote:
Kapitano wrote:but they're also often better than the song itself.
Agreed! Please note that my comments were not meant as a 'dis'. :)
No worries, I didn't take it that way.

Whatever happened to the optional challenges for fights? I thought they were better spurs to creativity than the titles. So I think we should have optional challenges back, starting with..."Extremely Long Intro" :-).

As regards the circle of fifths, what I chiefly remember about them is: If you tune your guitar according to a strict circle of fifths, the rounded recurring decimals give you half a semitone extra after 13 steps...and you'll be out of tune. Not just with everyone else but with yourself too, which is a neat trick.
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Re: Better late than never (ruthless lately reviews)

Post by Billy's Little Trip » Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:02 pm

Kapitano wrote:after 13 steps...and you'll be out of tune
I do not record on the 13th track ever.
...true story.
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Re: Better late than never (ruthless lately reviews)

Post by BBABM » Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:49 am

Billy's Little Trip wrote: I do not record on the 13th track ever.
...true story.
i record everything on the 13th track and shuffle it all over onto different tracks... maybe that's why it sounds so bad all the time.
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Re: Better late than never (ruthless lately reviews)

Post by glennny » Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:37 am

Yardley Social Scene video for Ruthless lately:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJRWJF17ywQ
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Re: Better late than never (ruthless lately reviews)

Post by inevitableguy » Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:26 am

I'm a creature of habit. Track 13 is always my kick drum.
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Re: Better late than never (ruthless lately reviews)

Post by fluffy » Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:02 pm

I don't even pay attention to how my tracks are numbered. That's what labels are for.
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Re: Better late than never (ruthless lately reviews)

Post by Billy's Little Trip » Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:20 pm

Do you think it safe to remove track 13 so it just goes from 12 to 14? :?
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Re: Better late than never (ruthless lately reviews)

Post by RangerDenni » Sat Jul 23, 2011 4:44 pm

Billy's Little Trip wrote:Do you think it safe to remove track 13 so it just goes from 12 to 14? :?
no. you are better off just recording some white noise, or something like

"this is the song that never ends.
it just goes on and on my friends.
some people started singing it not knowing what it was
and they'll continue singing it forever just because this is the ..." : || {ad infinitum}
.... etc....

..and then putting your track on mute.

Or something else that is light and funny. Maybe Ren and Stimpy. Or something like Magical Trevor.
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Re: Better late than never (ruthless lately reviews)

Post by Billy's Little Trip » Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:50 pm

If I put ANYTHING on the thirteenth track, it's like opening Pandora's box! Cha! 8)

Just like a woman, tempting me with the apple. I like being naked, don't make us doomed to wear fig leaves on our interesting bits forever. :?

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Re: Better late than never (ruthless lately reviews)

Post by RangerDenni » Sat Jul 23, 2011 7:29 pm

Billy's Little Trip wrote:If I put ANYTHING on the thirteenth track, it's like opening Pandora's box! Cha! 8)

Just like a woman ....
.... "continued bs..."

;)

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Re: Better late than never (ruthless lately reviews)

Post by Billy's Little Trip » Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:47 pm

:lol: ok, I don't care who you are, that was funny. Apples are tasty in moderation.


edit: but you're still bringin' the nachos, right? :?
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Re: Better late than never (ruthless lately reviews)

Post by RangerDenni » Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:40 pm

i do make awfully good nachos.
and pies.
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Re: Better late than never (ruthless lately reviews)

Post by Billy's Little Trip » Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:46 pm

Nachos AND pie? Shwing!

.....gimme that forbidden fruit. I'll eat the whole derrrn tree. :P
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Re: Better late than never (ruthless lately reviews)

Post by fluffy » Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:50 pm

Man, I know I didn't have the best song or anything, but only 3 votes? Dang.
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Re: Better late than never (ruthless lately reviews)

Post by nyjm » Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:31 pm

Congrats, Yardley Social Scene!

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Re: Better late than never (ruthless lately reviews)

Post by Who_Izzy » Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:32 pm

I'm the opposite...I'm suprised I GOT three votes lol
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Re: Better late than never (ruthless lately reviews)

Post by Kapitano » Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:15 pm

Congratulations to the Yardley Scene - though I'd have been surprised if they didn't win. Also no surprises that BLT and Berkeley got good votage. All good entries.

I think the votes for Illscreen and Canonical show appreciation for where they were aiming, even though by their own admission they didn't quite get there because of rough recording/production. Like I said, this is Rough Demo Fight. I thought Bobo and the Fluffy monster would get more...and zero for Larry?

One little surprise though: 8 votes for me! :-). Thanks for that, much appreciated.
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