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Date
01/31/2008
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Song
2.3 MB
2 min 31 sec
Score
4.22 / 5.00

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Author Comments

This is one of my favorite songs that we play. Like before, I'm not entirely happy with the mastering, and our upcoming EP should sound much better, because we're going to focus on perfection this time around.

So here's 4AM. The full title is "It's 4 AM (Do You Know Where Your Children Are?)." Not as bad as it sounds. It's just about having fun and staying up late. We all do it.

So please enjoy, and reviews are welcome and encouraged!

Edit: If you want to vote zero, I'd appreciate a review letting me know why. We get plenty of good reviews, and that's great, but we want to improve, so don't be afraid to get ugly!

Reviews


AmbidexterityAmbidexterity

Rated 5 / 5 stars September 13, 2008

This is really good.

This is really good, This is proper music, what is your band called? Could I get a Private message when your EP comes out, please? The only thing wrong with it is that the vocals need to be a little more precise, with a consistent tone.


HyruleanHyroe responds:

We are The Mulligans. You can find more of our stuff at myspace.com/themulligans. If I don't forget I'll gladly send you a pm once we get the mastered copy back (which ought to be soon, I hope). Hope you like it!


ThePrez46ThePrez46

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars September 13, 2008

Just...

It's a good song, and I'm sure you guys are good, but all you need is a real recording session and some editing to perfect it.
But aside from that, I liked it!


HyruleanHyroe responds:

I agree. Recording sessions make more of a difference than some people think. Check out one of our live shows if you're ever in Ohio! I promise they're better. ;)


RuskmetalRuskmetal

Rated 1 / 5 stars September 13, 2008

Where do I begin...

...the vocals don't seem to follow any tune at all, can't hold one note without their voice fluctuating horribly and sound over strained when trying to hit high notes. Maybe consider rewriting them to be sung at pitches you're more comfortable with and then make them higher in the mix.

The horns don't sound in time at all, and have issues following the melody line at some points, making them sound like they're just doing their own thing a lot of the time.

The guitar and bass have a few timing issues here and there but nothing too noticable; the only improvement I could see is making the guitar sound a bit more prominant, maybe raise the mids a touch and drop the bass a bit so that it sounds a bit less muddy.

Finally the drums do some strange things throughout the song. The 'intro' on the hi-hat is at a higher tempo than the rest of the song making the first 15 seconds or so feel disjointed. You also use unnecessarily fast fills between each of the sections, the tempo and overall feel of the track doesn't make me think that they're needed. Something simple and more fitting of the groove would be a lot more effective, in my opinion.

Even so, I'm not going to vote zero because I feel that this could be a sound piece of music. Just work on tightening everything up and making it sound less cluttered and disjointed.


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HyruleanHyroe responds:

You, all at once, make me feel ashamed for submitting our garbage and hopeful for the future of NG. An intelligent, if critical, review like this is exactly what we're looking for. Granted, all of these are problems that have come to our attention before and that we are not only aware of but have fixed since recording, but it's reviews like these that are the reason we submit our music to NG. To get truthful, knowledgeable reviews to help us improve. Thank you, sir. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy our music more, but I appreciate your honesty.


RwiniusRwinius

Rated 3 / 5 stars September 13, 2008

erm

well in my opinion the vocals arent as loud as they should be, the intrumentals seem to dominate the song,..

furthermore, some of the instruments werent what one calls harmonic, meaning that they didnt really fit together. Especially in the beginning the song seems out of pace, thats quite disturbing

well thats it, good luck


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HyruleanHyroe responds:

Vocals too quiet: Mixing issue.
Instruments too loud: Mixing issue.
Poor harmonics: Song writing issue.
Out of pace: lack of a metronome.

Getting slammed on NG: Priceless.

Thanks for the review, mate. We've cleaned this one up a bit since recording, so rest assured that it's at least a BIT more harmonic now.


LskskLsksk

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars September 13, 2008

errrrmmmm

im not quite sure how to put it
well it just seemed like a load of inturments doing thier own thing

ant a few points the trumpet and guitar went together really well but all together not all that well


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HyruleanHyroe responds:

Sounds like you're one of the people who have issues with our mix. Gosh darn it, every time I hear a review like this I get a bit angrier at the studio guy (who shall remain unnamed). I'm glad you thought a couple of parts were pretty good, though. :)