I get a Bowie vibe in places, R.E.M. in others, which makes me want to listen even more. It does bring to mind 80s synth pop. So if there's a lack of humanisation in some of the parts, I suddenly realise 'oh hang on, synthesisers, there's a general feel being created here.'
I love those little sweeping synths, which I can catch better in the beginning and end.
I'm not sure about the main lead vocals in places (especially the verses) -- I don't know whether it's deliberately shaky or not. But the vocals in the chorus "Welcome to my space fantasy" were alright, most of the harmonies were on point. Listening louder, I noticed backing vocals that were otherwise hidden, they sounded like a background choir drone, and I tend to like that nuance that you added.
I am a sucker for nuance and buildup. Pity there were no more verses.
Thank you for you indepth review, I love David Bowie and REM's pretty cool (loosing my religion). I've had a lot of time to practice this song since I composed it and I think I got the vocals to a point that they are not bad at all. A majority of my music comes out with a 80's style flair, I was brought up listening to a lot of 80's artists. While doing this live it does have a second verse which I dropped on the studio version as I didn't want the recording to be to long, kind of was wanting to go for a radio edit as it were. The lack humanisation stems from my love for listening to Gary Numan and I think overall the vocals and orchestration really make this something which sounds very unique.
I probably need to play with the vocal mix a bit more, as some parts are up too loud while some of the backing is too quiet. I'm still going to do a completely remastered version of this for a new album project I am compiling.
But I will look into making a extended version maybe when it gets recorded at one of my upcoming gigs, I'll figure something out!
Nice one !!!
Thank you! :D
I like it quite a lot, still more amazing when you perform it. Maybe you could perform it tonight when you do that support slot? Anyway off to work now, I wish you all the best creativity for the day!
I may perform a version of it tonight, but I'm play this version as of yet and especially in front of that many people! Anyway have a good day Loman! :D
The composition really reminds me of Hans Zimmer. Vocal 8/10, Composition is 9/10 and sound design is 10/10! But such a pleasure doing vocal layering this morning for you! I'll have to get into wavelab, to do a effective mastering session!
Interesting any specific song? I do like Mr Zimmer, especially the track "Time" which he made for inception. But you're welcome to give it a mastering session if you want?
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