It's About Time you hear this.... (reviews)
Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:45 am
Y'all been too nice lately. Let'm have it!
negative people... negative bands...
Oh... Consarn it, Spud! You update the site too fast! Grrr.Spud wrote:Y'all been too nice lately. Let'm have it!
I think it's because you have a very animated (no pun intended) and playful singing voice, full of little inflections and accents that give character, and perhaps a character, to your lyrics.Generic wrote:: I actually haven't seen that movie, but you're not the first person to suggest my songs should be sung by puppets.
I thank you for your vote and kind words Sir.reve wrote: Caravan Ray -
This was quite pretty. Circa 1986 my friend Jeff got a copy of Phil Collins' Face Value and I thought it was like, the awesomeist. If this came out in the same era you would have kicked Phil Collins' bald ass. (Second listen: I think your use of the phrase "about face" along with the minimal electronic drums and the "you know I'm right" repetitions made me recall Phil.) Vote.
reve wrote: Fitz Roy -
I would totally buy this early-90s Screeching Weasel record... It'd be double awesome when they played it faster live... I even grabbed the bass and played along with this for multiple listens, that's how much it moved me. Clear Vote.
Yes they are real drums, a little cut and pasted up, but a real recording none the less. I was really really into the "1039 smoothed out slappy hours" album by green day, it was their first full length, and really showed their bay area roots... They even covered op ivy... I still really love early 90s punk. I suck at vocal harmonies, unfortunately, it's just something I have to accept. And finally yes, it is an acoustic guitar , and a crappy crappy acoustic guitar at that. I plugged it into a really cheap 50w amp with all the nobs at 11, and all the buttons pushed. I then barricaded the microphone in front of that sucker with about 15 pillows because it was still picking up my ridiculously heavy strumming. Thanks for the review!TheGhostWithin wrote: 2.Fitzroy
is that real drums I hear on this track?... I like the punk-style vocals, reminds me of Green Day before all that 21st century breakdown nonsense. This track would have sounded so neat with vocal harmonies though man... I saw in your comments that the guitar is an acoustic with distortion?
Spud wrote:It's up dude. If you ask me, counting on the fightmaster to be late is where the shenanigans happen. Who do you think you are, Billy's Little Trip?
Thank you very much! I think I've got a new quote for my signature!reve wrote: Eric, J. -
Serendipitously, I bought Gin for the first time about half a week ago. (PS: Yes, I miss my better half. If you didn't know, Ujn recently got married and has been otherwise occupied. He and I did release a new 2-track of new, non-SF material a couple weeks ago, though. Feel free to check it at http://photovoltaik.bandcamp.com/album/shape-form/ ) Your piano sound is beautiful. What are you using now? I was waiting for the drop at 1:07ish. Anyway, Warren Zevon would be proud. Vote.
Man, you really nailed it. I wanted to include some guitar on this song, but I haven't been able to play any stringed instrument for over six months. Last New Year, I had a kitchen accident, knifed a hole in my left palm, and cut the nerve that runs to my index and middle fingers. Picking up the piano again has been reasonably successful because I can just play well-timed block chords or arpeggiations on my left hand that avoid the problem fingers, and people tend to not notice, but when trying to play guitar, the pain in my fingertips is excruciating.TheGhostWithin wrote: 13. Jon Eric
I like the keys, nicely played man. The lyrics are well-written too. The drums work nicely in this style, a little reminiscent of David Ford. Could have perhaps added some guitar to the mix somewhere? It just might have pushed this track right up there. But thats nitpicking, its a great track.
I think it's absolutely perfect, right down to the pad in the back creating a wonderful atmosphere. You finally got the clue. Good job jo-nair.Generic wrote:When I'm recording "full band" songs, I wind up applying a couple of layers of reverb to keep it from sounding like it was recorded in a completely different room from everything else. BLT was giving me a lot of grief about this for a while; I wonder what he thinks of this recording?
Thanks, Chris! I applied a lot of different tweaks to my mixing process this year (mostly trial-by-fire during Nur Ein), and the single most important one seems to have been learning to apply a small amount of mastering reverb.Billy's Little Trip wrote:I think it's absolutely perfect, right down to the pad in the back creating a wonderful atmosphere. You finally got the clue. Good job jo-nair.Generic wrote:When I'm recording "full band" songs, I wind up applying a couple of layers of reverb to keep it from sounding like it was recorded in a completely different room from everything else. BLT was giving me a lot of grief about this for a while; I wonder what he thinks of this recording?
Yeah, the idea hadn't really been successfully integrated - but I really love the stupidity of the samples, could have really brought it together for a nice ending. I went to bed early Friday.. well, started working on the song for an ending. My cat, large sized and proportionally manipulative, but in this case what he did was purposeful - lain across the keyboard and samples suddenly disappeared the screen blittered a couple command windows and the ending that took me around 90 minutes to conjugate was stepped-upon and mindlessly killed.. by love. He likes to romp outside until the last minute and it wasn't fair that I was up "doing stuff" while he had to come in early. He's right, I let him out and went to bed. Plus, it's an acid track and they tend to fractalize with regularity, this one just sits and spins.:]BBABM wrote: havarti on rye: you are way better at the EDM than I... however this song doent really feel like it goes anywhere, just around in circles. maybe some more breaks in the beat or something.
That is the most impressive review I've ever had. I'm stunned, thank you. It's experimenting with Reason, I'm bumbling and futzling for the seriousness in humor. How do say in Japanese "Here are your panties"?:]reve wrote:Havarti -
You had the timerity to drop Gilligan on us? Interestingly, I've been thinking a lot about the twin failed brands of Adam Ant and Star Wars, so this resonated for me. But I think I don't fully comprehend your art.
Smothered in gravy, drowning in it in fact, like a bathtub filled to the brim with gravy just waiting there for you. All warm and turkeyish a bath made for mashed potatoes, stuffings and breads, and let us not forget the vegetables and other things, for even other gravies can all benefit from basking further within even more gravy. A limitless universe of gravy! It's fun to write about this with you. Online with you! Thanks, it could be stripped down or even mixed properly, but we both know that isn't going to happen, I'll just manufacture something with painful frequencies over anti-heterosexual propaganda. Much love!TheGhostWithin wrote:6. Harvarti on Rye
nice deep kick drum, and cool production/mixing. It sounds like something you might hear in a club around midnight. Cool bassline further in too. There are some cool sounds going on here.
That's probably because you posted them to the lyrics thread.Generic wrote:I wrote the rest of my reviews, and I could have sworn I posted them, but they're not here now.