{RGH} - Rose Gardens

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(Taken from my latest stream of consciousness journal entry)

"This Rose Garden [maybe not this particular one] was in my dream's recently. I was talking to someone, or maybe I was just walking with them...[Besides the point] The path I was on seemed to be going in the right direction, and this individual [Who? I don't know] diverted from it to walk in the Rose Garden.

This could possible be the most literal interpretation of the 'Take time to stop and smell the roses' metaphor ever. Seriously, sometimes dreams are fucking abstract and sometimes they smack you right in the face.

Who was that person? Was it just another vision of myself?"

This song, on the other hand, is a product of toying with a theme for too long without any real sense of direction on the final product. When in doubt, #fadeout


intro sounds very dry
OH these are like general midi samples.
i like how the arrangement picks up at ~ 1:20. the really bassy bass is too bassy, though - it's causing some some intermodulation with the kickdrum and it's nasty!
next section that builds up at ~ 2:00 is cool, i like the way the drums fade in. the synth choice is very new wave haha. the arpeggios at the end are pretty sweet, that repeated minor chord on the sine-y sorta patch is a touch loud though.
yeah, the fadeout is a bit of a cop-out, innit? generally the song is lacking direction and cohesiveness and yeaaah i get that it's stream of consciousness BUT i feel like you'd be better off making a couple of songs based around the various motifs in this; instead of having one forgettable listen you can make two or three really memorable ones.

RyeGuyHead responds:

I just got my hands on some Native Instruments plug-ins, so my sound quality should be looking up soon...

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4.58 / 5.00

Jul 1, 2013
9:23 PM EDT
New Wave
File Info
7.5 MB
4 min 33 sec

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