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If You'd Only Listened For A while

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If you'd only listened for a while now you will see

That all the people lying around the sun, they're not free

And even though they dress alike they'll be

Going home to find and learn

That all their world is but a mindgame

It's fake cause its a scene, a dream, a mindgame (but really just)

I don't want to don't want to get over again

I don't want to don't want to get over again

I don't want to don't want to get over again

I don't want to don't want to get over again

(If you never listen how can I can ever make you understand?)

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Drum samples provided by SYST011_My_Sound_Is_Systematic_Vol2
Produced on Bitwig-Studio2
All recordings are original

Equipment:
SM58 Shure Dynamic Microphone
Epiphone Les Paul Custom Black Beauty
Fender Jazz Bass Made in Mexico

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I love the eerie atmosphere at the beginning. One of the snares sounds like it comes in just a tad too late on the 2nd hit of its pattern, but that could very well be intentional. I think the ambiance at :14 is a tad too loud, and I’d like to hear more of the drums in the texture, relatively speaking. The vocals are good, despite the over-saturated harmonies, and the piece has a nice sense of fluidity. I like the harmonic shifts at 1:47, but after that the piece sounds much more melancholy, and it would’ve been nice to hear some more climactic content in the texture thereafter, whether via another vocal phrase, guitar solo, or something else. Overall, this piece has a haunting atmosphere, mood, and sound design, and the vocal content is refreshing and adds considerably to the texture. The composition could use a little more shape and contrast, though, and the production could be balanced a bit better in favor of the rhythm section and vocals. Keep it up, RedSoul92! :)

Mixing, mastering, and balance
1.5/2
Structure, transitions, phrasing, and variety
1.25/1.5
Melody, tonality, harmony, and texture
2/2
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?)
.75/1
Composite score
8.75/10

i did listen for a while
and it was really good

RedSoul92 responds:

there's a difference between listening and hearing

omg the sound just makes me so sad just like Pop wow

Love the sound! It's a little washed production wise, but that works for the theme overall. It's got a good progression and you executed the change up around 1:46 really well.

Only gripe with it might be that the drones kinda over power the vocals here and there making it hard to make out the lyrics. Great work otherwise!

RedSoul92 responds:

Thanks for the feedback, I agree that I may have went overboard on the blurriness, getting the vocals to stand out of the mix has always been an aspect I struggle with.

So glad I saw this in the thread, I've been stuck fucking killing myself destroying everything I wish I could believe in. and I heard this song, because of exactly (if you never listen how can I ever make you understand?)

The music and the lyrics all come together so well for what you are expressing here, and for me this is so much an exorcism of parts of me that will probably hang around still.

I love how it starts like breath in the air, and has a huge wall of sound, I hope you never get discouraged by people who tell you that music like this takes effort to appreciate because, everything about this is worth listening to for me.

RedSoul92 responds:

It's amazing to think that I wrote this song in 2013 and took this long to actually put it together, but seeing now how it's being received I understand good things take time.

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RedSoul92
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Uploaded
Jul 16, 2019
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Genre
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3 min 34 sec
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