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Heaven

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Professionally recorded vocals, very subtle MIDI work in here. If you are wondering about some of the techniques I used, feel free to drop me a message here or on my many pages (I.e Instagram @NoMoreLullabies, Facebook @TheRealNML) Soundcloud @NoMoreLullabies!

Lyrics:

Sought out to bask in our sorrows
Who?
Brought up like there's no tomorrow
Who?
Our skin to skin touch lends infatuation
And when we talk it's mental masturbation

Barely makin' sense
Now we're naked (x4)

Hard holds the heart of Gaia's hand
Heavy holds the heart of heaven men (x2)

Barely makin' sense
Now we're naked (x4)

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I like the breathy atmosphere at the beginning and the pensive guitars at :05. The production is a bit bizarre here. The mixing effects on the vocals are pretty heavy, and the guitars are very reverberant. I really like the lyrics, although sometimes the vocals sound a little thin and strained in the higher register (i.e., 1:10), and I wish the drums were a bit louder during the refrain too. Sometimes the vocals cut off before you really articulate the syllable you’re singing, like at “hand” at 2:04. Without the lyrics in the author’s description, I would have no idea what you’re saying. Overall, the piece is well-structured, although at some point a breakdown or solo would’ve been nice to give the composition a little more shape. The piece also gets a little repetitive by the end, with not enough variety in the instrumental tracks, harmonic content, or structure.

Mixing, mastering, and balance
1.5/2
Structure, transitions, phrasing, and variety
.75/1.5
Melody, tonality, harmony, and texture
1.25/2
Instrumentation and sound design
1/1
Emotion, atmosphere, and catchiness
1.25/1.5
Originality and uniqueness
1/1
Overall (how do the elements above interact?)
.25/1
Composite score
7/10

JoePimpz responds:

I appreciate you taking the time to really listen and review my work. My forte is songwriting, so I tend to mix strangely. As far as mastering goes, I don't know a ton about it so I use unorthodox methods, which is likely some of what you're hearing. The opening was actually me breathing in as much as I could and uttering "damnit" because I kept running out of air during my first few takes and I was actually bracing for the pass-through lol

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Score
4.87 / 5.00

Uploaded
Jun 3, 2019
4:49 PM EDT
Genre
Grunge
File Info
Song
7.4 MB
3 min 15 sec

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