flying around (chips)

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Apr 18, 2013 | 2:44 PM EDT
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8.3 MB
3 min 38 sec
2.69 / 5.00

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Rated 2.69 / 5 stars
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original by konni
rearrangement cover by me



Rated 4 / 5 stars

Overall, this is pretty great, but it needs a little polishing. Vocals are exceptionally nice, but it could definitely use some tightening up with the shakers and percussion -- metronome check it, in other words. Some notes are out of tune with the funky theremin sounding lead, a little sharp, and there was some distortion, etc. Buuuuuut, it was a great cover. If you went back and revisited the wonky bits, I'd say, maybe even song of the year. Wonderfully original stuff!

Thanks for the request!


Rated 2 / 5 stars

The first 20 seconds were good, everything after that was shit

lasse responds:



Rated 3 / 5 stars

lol I was having a really hard time figuring out what I was going to write here, so I guess I'll start off with, the chip chomping was pretty dope. You play a mean set of molars, sir. Overall this was pretty obnoxious. Thank you for making my super long night of reviewing interesting though.. gonna have to tag on points for that.

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lasse responds:

boo hoo it wasn't exactly like everything else ever


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars



Talk about having the most surprising submission in the contest...

This is actually highly creative. I seriously have to commend you on making an entirely different-sounding track from the original while still making it sound like a derivation of it. You used all sorts of different sounds, ranging from a guitar and shaker to whistling and hitting your desk (and those potato chips really did it for me). The result is therefore a track with a very home-made kind of feel that creates a contrast from many of the other tracks with intricate mixes and effects. In a sense it's truly intriguing to listen to, and has a very human touch to it. By the way, the vocals are just awesome, and make for highly interesting chords later on.

Still, I'm going to have to say that putting aside all of the creativity and genuine human touch, the best word to describe this track would be sloppy. Some notes were seriously out of tune and wonky. I can totally understand that this contributed towards the likeable quirkiness and authenticity in this track, but when it gets to the point that some notes sound entirely discordant in my ears, then something's wrong. You can still keep that kind of feeling without playing stuff that sounds out of tune. In general, I feel that this track is missing the polished mix I was hoping for, making it not as enjoyable to listen to as other tracks in my opinion.

Don't get me wrong, this track has plenty of redeeming qualities, but if it eventually transitioned to a well-mixed part with tight drumming, a good deep low end from the kick, and in general a more unified and cohesive experience, I think that would have been an excellent improvement. I've got quite a controversial opinion because one can easily argue that the approach you took here is what gives this its charm, but I think it's very much possible to retain that charm while still giving this more production value.


SCORE: 7/10

lasse responds:

I recently got into microtonal music (syzygys is a good place to start: [sadly they don't have many songs up on youtube but i'd reccommend their album 'complete studio recordings' as it has some bangin (out of tune) tunes]) so i didn't bother fixing it sounding a bit off key, even if it was originally unintentional and due to me being a terrible singer/whistler/whatever. I think it can add to the music and make it more unique and give it character, especially in a piece that is supposed to sound home made and kind of sloppy, also adding some kind of bass heavy drum beat would really ruin the mood since everything else is made on acoustic elements, a properly mixed, homogenic bass heavy drumbeat would completely ruin the mood that I'm trying to convey.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


The Good:
-Chips. ...very clever.
-The mixing in this is very clean and nice.
-Such original arrangement is awesome.
-The other effects you added are awesome.

The Not-So-Good:
-Not sure about some of the melodic instruments. They seem to detune pretty badly.
-There's a lot of air in the drums, which isn't so good.
-The solo isn't quite as good as it could have been. Seemed like the first take.
-Ending could have been better, though it's not the worst I've heard.

Overall: Score of 9/10. I actually really liked this, it has quite a unique sound and good mixing. The biggest problem was the excessive detuning.