At 5/2/13 07:38 AM, Cabbster wrote:
Your voice was cheesier than Rick Astley. I suggest you practice your tonality.. Work on emotion through your voice. Just sounded like a prepubescent kid with a trembly voice going all off key.. If you can't dish vocal complexity, don't try to. Do enough to where you're confident on your sound.. Even if the cost of simplicity... It's better than deficiency.
I suppose. i mean, I've never claimed to be a strong singer to being with. The vocals are the best I could muster, so....
The Should I Call? Song... I don't know what you were trying to express here.. Because I don't feel it.
Well, that's fine. I thought it was a good enough song...
Really short songs consecutively after this... I'm not sure why its so short..
IDK either. They just are.
Man... You really have to work on your voice... You can't possibly be happy with the way your voice sounds over the songs? Maybe I'm mistaken..
Well, I'm not the best singer, but my decision to include the songs with vocals, was mostly based on the fact that lots of people don't sing well, but have decent songs anyway. Bob Dylan, jimi Hendrix, john Lennon...none of them were good singers, but people like their music anyway.
It just feels kinda like your trying to expand your sound and technique past the point of your own perception during "Always Remember"
No, in fact, that's one of my lesser liked songs because it's something I do (that style anyway) too often lol
do the titles mean anything? I'm just curious because I hear no connection(whether it be song to song or title to title...) also why's it called conversation by purple flowers? I'm confused.
The titles mean something to me, either inspired by the emotion I felt while writing it, or the emotion that I was trying to convey. But that's objective anyway...if you don't "get" it, that's fine, I take no issue with it.
I don't know if its the recording software, the effects, or lack of mastering, but the way your voice is used is just upsetting.
"One more miracle" okay.. Stick with a tone... Your voice begs for a happy ish tone while the rest of the song is twisted as hell in tonality.. Like creepy or something.. I mean the guitars sound cool by themselves definitely
What do you mean? Like the vocal melody is clashing with the chords?
..work on your introductions.. If all of your song are going to be random as hell in comparison to the last, have a breather/an opening to get the listener ready for the new tone/structure/etc. "Last December" was a
good song, sounded pretty Christmasy.
I didn't think the songs sounded random in comparison at all.
By now I can tell why your songs are short.. It's because your structure is freeform.. Just try to add a riff you can circle back to.. I can hear you do this in "Hera" but its really short.. Sounds good(because its more memorable)
No, these songs are just short because they are. I have other material that I recorded for the album that were 7 minutes long. I just liked the shorter songs better, for whatever reasons. Even still, aside from Hera or Maybe Christmas, i don't think any of them are all that short.
Hmm...tasteless synths in my opinion... But whatever you're going for.. Which idk. I can see alot of this music fitting in a kid game or something like that. Why no effort in simulating drums to sound live? Make the volumes/cutoffs random..do something about it pls. It's like having an organic pet puppy.. Except its body is supported by plastic limbs.. That's how it sounds to have a real guitar and faked percussion (just uncomfortable sounding)
I'm not going for a live sounding drum sound because I'm not playing with one, obviously. Electronic music never has realistic sounding drums, idk why mine is expected to.
Ok. So maybe I'm harsh. But If you want me to consider this as a legitimate album with "us" as your target audience, a few things:
It's not harsh. You don't like it, and I have no problem with that at all. People like different things. No problem :)
1. Don't make an album with the sole purpose of one thing(losing a gf or w/e) ... Then decide to change direction somewhere in the middle of all that.. And make it for eeeevvveerrryyyboodddyyyy eeeelllsssseeee... Plan your album... Or devote to your initial plan... Or you can just say fuck it and change it.. But make that noticeable inside the album itself
Well, we just disagree here. I make stuff for me, and if it's liked, that's awesome, but if it's not, that's fine too. I'm not really one to bend over and try to appease others' expectations for my art I read the rest too, i just don't have anything to say in response.
Same goes with an album. It's not just a song.. It's a huge display of effort, and overall musical knowledge. It's not something to be taken lightly in any aspect.. Obviously. And I feel this took several shortcuts of effort and time in order to just put this thing together. One song was even under 1:30. Are some of these WIPs? Be honest.
I'm right there with you 100% and that's why i don't put out albums very often as I do EPs or singular songs. I didn't take any shortcuts anywhere. A 1:30 song? Big deal...I don't see why songs have to be long just because they're on an album. I picked the songs based on how I felt about their content, subject matter, etc. Not how long they were. As for WiP...I don't know what that is...
I'd be shamed as hell if my ex heard me sing/compose like that. Who knows my exs may have heard my shittiest tracks but I sure wouldn't be making it for them... If i did it would probably be lyrically similar to BFMV would make.To be fair though, you are learning.. Experience takes time... And lots and lots of effort. Don't give up!
My ex actually likes my music, even though lately it's all (rather, most) been about her.
Thanks for the review anyway