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Mar 28, 2015 | 6:59 AM EDT
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28 MB
12 min 13 sec
4.58 / 5.00

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Rated 4.58 / 5 stars
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Author Comments

This is a track I recorded with my band, Tom Shepperd's Production, some time ago.



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Thoughts while listening:

Yes, very Floyd-esque...nice filled-out sound. And it's good to hear a whole band playing here on NG...not many actual bands here. misty-eyed here. Whoever is working that keyboard actually has a very good feel for the long-winded-type of solo common to Pink Floyd. Slap-bass at 3:30 is a nice touch. Change-up at 4:00 is nice and tight. Hallmark of a good band with lots of practice. Bass solo at 5:05 is...well...I have a personal beef with bass solos...probably because I'm a guitarist. Not sold on the bass solo going over 30 seconds, either. Vocal at 06:50 is utterly incoherant, and the effect is so compressed it feels like it isn't even in the same room. Nice clean guitar at 08:00. This tune is going all over the place, isn't it? Nice electric addition at 09:12. It's rare to have a distorted guitar sound good as lead over an undistorted one, and your bassist is filling it out wonderfully. Impressive skills at 10:30 on that elec.! Props to the lead player. Really long fade-out time. Like, a full minute to fade-out.

Thoughts after listening:

First, I'll say up front that I appreciate the difficulty in live-playing something of this length and complexity, and I understand that you probably won't be redoing this anytime soon. This is to help future recordings...

Some improvements;
-Your drummer is juuuuuuuuusssst slightly off. You can especially hear it when he/she comes in, slightly behind the beat, then hurries to catch up. Usually I find that this is a confidence thing.
-There were times when it dragged a little more than it needed to. Your lead guitarist is damn good, but I feel that, especially on multiple repeats of the same arpeggio, he was stalling for time, rather than adding to the solo.
-The vocal shouldn't be there. It distracted from the playing, sounded awful, and didn't add anything to the piece. As well, the FX on it made it sound totally disjointed, like it was being played on a TV turned up too-loud in the next room.

Some good things;

-This was compositionally and stylistically excellent. You and your band really captured the sound you were after.
-The performance was tight, with the band holding together through some very challenging changes.
-I don't smoke-up, but a pop-up window came up on my PC and offered to dispense a joint.

Overall, damn solid track. If you guys can play like that live, you've got a career ahead of you. Excellent work.

4.5/5, R4R


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AnOrdinaryVision responds:

Thanks. Actually, as I said in another reply, this song was recorded 1 year ago, and we didn't have good gear for recording (we usually record ourselves, don't want to spend lots on money for something that will probably heard by 10 people) and our newest recording, which is also uploaded on NG, is a lot better. I agree with most of your points, the vocals were a mistake.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Dude, you're sorta my hero. I FINALLY found a prog rock tune on NG that's worth listening (apart from Venus which is like ages old now and has gotten a bit boring). This track's got all a prog lover like me could ask for: tension/release moments, Banksesque synth soloing, sudden mood changes and pleasant melodies. The only things that put me off a bit are: the loud hihat and a teeny bit offkey synth sound. Check out my stuff. I also do prog so you might find yourself satisfied ;) .

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AnOrdinaryVision responds:

Thanks! Actually this is a old track we recorded a year ago with not-so-good gear for recording. You should listen to my other track "A Quiet Walk In The Desert", I think we did a better job on that. I'm sure to check out your stuff later.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Welcome to NG. I wasn't quite expected of what kind of track at the beginning, due to the strange tile and genre. But turned out, I liked this a lot. Everything was beautiful and well made. It has got this insanely good vibes and emotions that attracted me to it. Beautiful, as I have to repeat again. Very classic and nostalgic. I used to listen to these similar tracks back in the 90s. Really brought back to me a lot of memories!

Do you know what's the greatest thing in this track? It wasn't boring but extremely interesting, in 12 minutes long! This is something many people couldn't do, having a long track and keeping the audience in their place to enjoy it. You guys have done an amazing work on this matter.

10/10 Great work!

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