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    Posted: September 17 2012 at 18:38
Went in wanting to record a "How To Become Invisible" (by Kate Bush) type groove, ending up merging it into an old-school u2 style thing.

This is so very rough, but I like what I did here, so I thought I might get some feedback if you'd offer it.

The first part might seem boring because I want to add words, but I suck at singing and lyric-writing, so I'd have to get someone else involved. That's a whole other thing.



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It's got a nice grove to it. I like the bass line and I am a sucker for echo on guitar. I like the way you let it breathe. The middle section slows nicely and builds back up well. Looking forward to hearing it with vocals.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Horizons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 17 2012 at 19:14
Great stuff. Agreed on all points mentioned about. 

The guitar is fantastic. 
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I say you should keep on persisting in that field, man. I mean, that was f%$king impressive. The production is mighty fine, I like that echoed tremolo you did in the middle, and you've pulled a few quite intricate syncopation tricks on the drums. The sound is freaking clean. I like the piano part and the guitar tone. Yes, sounds quite like U2 in the 80's.

I've been making music for years. I used to experiment, I tried writing songs and instrumental compositions, but I've never projected this much gravity about the whole full-fledged-track-recording matter.

That's good that you've noted the rather monotonous first half of the track. I think you can pull off a bit of diversity. The intro, the verse, and the chorus don't have to sound the same.

Other than that, keep up the good work, brother. Thumbs Up
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I seriously appreciate it, guys. I'm still very much in the composing phase with this one, but I'm actually glad that I have a structure and a lot of solid ideas to build on here. My songs lately have been simple A-B-A synth kind of things, which are nice, but they kind of leave me feeling like I'm not really much of a songwriter. It's something I'm working on.

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Cool jammy feel, especially from the interludey-bit onward
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Originally posted by stonebeard stonebeard wrote:

I seriously appreciate it, guys. I'm still very much in the composing phase with this one, but I'm actually glad that I have a structure and a lot of solid ideas to build on here. My songs lately have been simple A-B-A synth kind of things, which are nice, but they kind of leave me feeling like I'm not really much of a songwriter. It's something I'm working on.

Cheers!

I think your voice isn't that bad. There is something Gordon-Haskell-ish about it when you sing softly. Trying to find the fitting approach to singing is really being such a biatch to me lately. The only things I think I can sing are some Bert Jansch songs. (RIP, man.)
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Originally posted by Dayvenkirq Dayvenkirq wrote:

Originally posted by stonebeard stonebeard wrote:

I seriously appreciate it, guys. I'm still very much in the composing phase with this one, but I'm actually glad that I have a structure and a lot of solid ideas to build on here. My songs lately have been simple A-B-A synth kind of things, which are nice, but they kind of leave me feeling like I'm not really much of a songwriter. It's something I'm working on.

Cheers!

I think your voice isn't that bad. There is something Gordon-Haskell-ish about it when you sing softly. Trying to find the fitting approach to singing is really being such a biatch to me lately. The only things I think I can sing are some Bert Jansch songs. (RIP, man.)

Did you mean to respond to me? I can't recall ever singing in anything I've done.
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^ Crap. My apologies. I meant Terra Australis. Posted in the wrong thread. Such a rookie mistake.
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