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This is not Even Something

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This is my submission for the NGUAC2020. This is a band I had the pleasure of recording in my home studio. We came up with this song for the sake of the competition. Thank you, The Shelter for helping out!

Lyrics


I was born in a land with thirst

Full of dust and dust and dust

There where it hurts to be born,

Between dust, and dust and dust   


And I go, I go, I go.

Out of here, out of here, out of here

Before getting buried in the dust


Sun is what I've been

Sun is what I am

It will be like that

Until I die

Sun is all I’ve seen

Sun is what there is

I wouldn’t ask for more

This is all that I want


No one is allowed to sleep

Except the king, the king, the king

It is so expensive to dream,

That nobody can pay, pay, pay


And I go, I go, I go.

Out of here, out of here, out of here

Before getting buried in the dust


Sun is what I've been

Sun is what I am

It will be like that

Until I die

Sun is all I’ve seen

Sun is what there is

I wouldn’t ask for more

This is all that I want


This is not even something x4

The dust is nothing to me


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Really cool that you recorded this in your own studio.

Vocalist is good, could probably use some improvement on diction with words like between.

The mix itself is pretty muffled sounding, sounds like it was done with live dynamic mics almost. So past about 8khz there seems to be a big rolloff on every instrument, including vocals. That's where it's particularly noticeable. There's no saturation there really to hide that rolloff as distortion.

Cymbals and snare are another spot where I see that high rolloff. This makes it sound like I'm listening in lower kbps almost. Drums all around could be louder, with the exception of that hard right panned crash.

I would probably compress the vocals harder and bring them up by a bit if that didn't improve where they sat in the mix. And there's always room for a nice heavy chorus.

Anyway, great song. Really enjoyed it. Thanks for coming out to NGUAC!

dude2312 responds:

Definitely not a single rolloff on 8k anywhere that I can recall. It was more of a "stoner" rock what we were going for. I really wanted to get that muffle on it because rock isn't pretty or as nice recorded as Electronic Music.
Thank you for your review. I appreciate it! Nice having you back as a judge!

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Uploaded
Aug 2, 2020
12:58 AM EDT
Genre
General Rock
File Info
Song
7.7 MB
3 min 23 sec

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.