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New Ep - "reborn" Jun. 3rd, 2013 @ 03:22 PM Reply

This EP is a bit more experimental than my other ones. I put into a lot of effort to make them sound like actual songs rather than tracks. I'm not quite sure what genre they all fall into, but if you look up Bonobo, his music was the style I was going for.

Lastly, this 5 song EP is selling for $1.50 because I'm feeling generous right now. :) Also, paypal deducts like .40 cents.

http://sequenced.bandcamp.com/album/reborn

Please share my EP to everyone you know. I will love you forever! :)

Enjoy.

New Ep - "reborn"


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Response to New Ep - "reborn" Jun. 3rd, 2013 @ 03:35 PM Reply

Cool stuff, I like Revelation the most so far

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Response to New Ep - "reborn" Jun. 3rd, 2013 @ 04:10 PM Reply

I have a very soft spot for Creek Bed, although the bass in the main part was a bit too loud for my taste, especially since it's a simple and repetitive - speaking of which, Northern Walk's bass was even more overwhelming. Nice melodies in that one, though!
Ok....Blueberry fields is also a favorite. :3 I just like all of it. This style is something I can appreciate a lot.

Revelation is very pretty, even more so than Awakening!

Great job! :D

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Response to New Ep - "reborn" Jun. 3rd, 2013 @ 09:23 PM Reply

Album review time:

Overall this album seems to attempt to convey a wide range of emotion, mostly melancholy, while utilizing a perplexing amount of instruments per track. It's pretty dang good quality, and I can tell its the kind of album that would grow on someone after just a few listens. For 1.50$, that's about as much as a soda from a vending machine. Looking at the album's total play time, its about 16 minutes. Presumably because a. There's hardly any repetitive elements or b. the song is just too short/doesn't loop back around often enough to satisfy my feelings of completeness.

Just a few more minor crits I wanna get out of the way.
1. Instrumental confusion/never any gradual transitions that eased instruments in or out
2. Tracks like Revelation(which is definitely my favorite) play out so slowly, setting the mood perfectly, then ending so shortly that its actually kind of disappointing to me because of how much more it could have been. Just left me feeling empty.

In summary I can't hate on this album, but its hard for me to fall in love with it and get attached to it because the songs end before I am able to.

4/5 or 8/10 solely because of instrumental/overall compositional quality and album pacing. It feels exactly like an underground album should, but shorter. only other thing that bugs me is the album cover. its displaying a more intense mood than the music.

Anyways, just do what you can to drag out the songs. Pretty please.

Blueberry Fields is a 5/5 on its own, though. Even though you tried to use harmonics to go back to the chorus and a scratch effect that didn't seem right, the bass and chords were just awesome. It was like a Italian/jamaican salsa dance

Revelations also gets a 5/5 on its own. Possibly the best and most emotional song on the album.

This type of music isn't my forte. But its well done. Never any ear rape/wtf moments so that's good.

Also, I'd have to ask. Are the instruments live? What daw did you use?


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Response to New Ep - "reborn" Jun. 3rd, 2013 @ 09:48 PM Reply

At 6/3/13 09:23 PM, Cabbster wrote:
Also, I'd have to ask. Are the instruments live? What daw did you use?

There are a few instruments recorded live from random music people I know from my college over time. most of them are just samples though.

first three songs were made in Ableton, 4th song was made in FL, and the last was made in Logic.

I do understand that a couple of them seemed very short. That's because I was trying to write electronic music into a sort of "song" format rather than a track. so yeah. the more I start making music like this the more I'll get better at it, which means smoother transitions next time :)

special note: revelation was made when I was 15. teenage angst man. LOL

thanks for the awesome feedback man!


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Response to New Ep - "reborn" Jun. 4th, 2013 @ 02:26 PM Reply

Sick tunes!

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Response to New Ep - "reborn" Jun. 4th, 2013 @ 02:41 PM Reply

I'm really digging Blueberry Fields. It's got such a chill vibe to it :D


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Response to New Ep - "reborn" Jun. 4th, 2013 @ 07:02 PM Reply

quick review, proofreading is for losers

all songs sound a bit empty, the mixing is perhaps a bit flat on the drums since at least the first few songs seem more rhytm-driven, some of them repeat a bit much and overstay their welcome, track sequencing is alright, some instruments sound awfully midi, song 4 is probably the best of the bunch, 5 is alright as well, you seem to have an awful lot of releases, why not make 1 really good one instead of like 10 ok-but-not-that-memorable ones? (guesstimate)

4/10


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Response to New Ep - "reborn" Jun. 4th, 2013 @ 11:31 PM Reply

At 6/4/13 07:02 PM, lasse wrote:

:, you seem to have an awful lot of releases, why not make 1 really good one instead of like 10 ok-but-not-that-memorable ones? (guesstimate)

I'm just not that kind of guy that disappears for more than a couple months before releasing something.


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Response to New Ep - "reborn" Jun. 5th, 2013 @ 02:07 AM Reply

gratz, I'll make sure to check them out


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Response to New Ep - "reborn" Jun. 5th, 2013 @ 06:44 PM Reply

made about $10 in sales thanks guys :)

however, for whatever reason band camp doesn't like sending money when a person buys it for less than $5.

makes no sense to me. x.x


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