Well, I promised I'd review this one, didn't I? Time to make good on it.
DA GOOD STUFF:
-Amazing sounds, as usual.
-Really, really good intro. I love the panning guitar sounds, and particularly like the dry->wet switch at about 0:14.
-I love the chopped vocals.
-Great break at about 0:39 to 0:58, I really like the arpeggios leading into the pad.
The unfortunate not-as-good stuff:
-First of the two major flaws I found in this, the transition at 1:24. You already know this, I'm sure, but I feel like there could have been some much better ways to transition. Or better, change the chords to be a more easily-used sequence. The vocals can assumedly be transposed or pitch-shifted, and so can the guitar. I'd also suggest some kind of sequence like what you did leading into 0:58. Obviously, it would have to shift into a completely different chord sequence, but it works a lot better than the crossfade, which seems more like splicing two different songs together (and only doesn't completely because the instruments are the same in each).
-The second major flaw is in the second section. It drags on for FAR too long with almost no variation. I generally don't like songs with lyrics for exactly that reason - no variation except in vocals. Unfortunately, this doesn't even really have that... I would suggest having more variation, extra tunes, some more "sparkle" on the top (arps), a different drumbeat every once in a while... for such a good opening, this section just seems out-of-place, dull, and quite frankly, pretty crap compared to the rest (not to mention the rest of the music you've put out), even though it has the great sounds from the first part. Also, the end of it, the delay and reverb of the
-The last thing that I thought I'd comment on is pretty minor. I noticed that the kick was really hard to hear in the first section. Might want to bring it out a little (very little) amount or give it more of a click (the Fruit Kick is useful for an accompanying click at low volume, I've found).
Overall, this song has an awesome first minute, but then just turns into bleh. I'm giving it 3 1/2 stars for the great beginning and the overall well-mixed, clean, and good sound. As I said, this is the only song of yours that I don't like as much. :<
Hope you can post something different like this that's a bit better! I really did love the first part of it.
Trippy. I want acid now :P. But its great. I like it after all the instruments come in.
Lol, tripping to this song will probably take you places. Thanks and I'm glad you enjoyed.
Unsure of what the user below me was talking about with the "off beat bass." I liked the syncopation. Vocals were really cool, remind me of London Elektricity if they did some ambient stuff. I love your chord progression. Their so new and original.... or at least sound such seeing as this is a remix. Beautiful synths, everything. Did falter for a couple seconds near the beginning. 9/10, 5/5.
Thanks man, I'm glad you liked the bass- it's one of my favorite parts. Yeah, I love our vocalists voice, very soothing. Thank you thank you thank you!
Nice intro. Those panning sounds are great at making me get immersed in what's to come. Unfortunately, the bass doesn't seem to be precise in the execution, which is hurting the overall song a bit. In terms of richness of tone, on the other hand, it's making the song full and enveloping.
0:19 that off-beat slicing of the bass in some parts didn't really work for me. Overall the music is good, don't get me wrong, but this off-beat takes some of my attention away (in a bad way). I might be the only one, though, so don't take me too seriously.
1:23: odd cross-fade transition that didn't seem to tie well with the previous groove.
This other version, however, is VERY chill and laid-back, btw (which I really like... nice). It feels very intimate and something you'd hear in a dimmed place with some good friends and a pint of beer. Those trippy pads just make this just great. My only complaint might be to be more careful with the mixing... those pads seem to be suffocating the other instruments for a very brief moment (easier said than done, I know, but I'm just pointing it out).
Very nice ideas you've got, dude. Keep on grooving :)
Thanks, the little intro panned strumming guitar parts is actually one of the most complex parts. I for one LOVE the syncopated bass line, however I can understand it falling flat for some listeners. I agree, the transition was troublesome for me... but it was worse before lol.
Thanks again for the review and I'm glad you enjoyed it!
Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.