by Calum Bowen; Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:59 am
WINTER VALENTINE (collaboration with mus.hiba)
Feedback would be great. I'm wondering what other kinda tracks I should include in this EP (probably four or five tracks). I want to end with a super sleepy waltz.
by runagate; Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:46 pm
by himalaya; Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:11 pm
Calum Bowen wrote: I'm gonna put out an EP of this stuff together once a write some more:
and I'm gonna be the first one to buy it! That 'Every Day' track is an absolute gem. I love it! Such a playful, bouncy and happy mood with a subtle 'cut and paste' technique in places.
I do like that "masked" vocal. It's almost as if was an instrument rather than a vocal singing words. It works for me. It's similar to how I like using vocoders, where they appear to 'talk' but no intelligible text is used.
VSTi and hardware synth sound design
by Calum Bowen; Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:01 am
@tristezaorange - you too. I'm not all that frequent but I check out these forums every now and then. :~)
I totally get the thing about the masked vocals - it's partly a lack of confidence, partly stylistic choice - i mean it's hard to draw the line between the two. :~D The whole EP is connected to dreams a lot so it's also partly (in the case of every day in particular) supposed to be a kind of dreamy voice as well.
@runagate "First thing I heard in a long time that seems to cry out for a video" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OL-NbkK77pI OK It's barely much more than an image but it moves a little ;~)
Either way, I've been thinking about the possibility of making some videos for all of these or some other way to present them as an audio-visual package. Who knows! Still got more music to write!
by Calum Bowen; Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:04 am
ouroboros wrote:This is eminently cooler than I am qualified to comment on.
Just a joy. Helps me remember where I put my imagination.
hahaha, you are way cool ouroboros. Thank you for the comment. It was really kind.
by Calum Bowen; Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:03 pm
VicDiesel wrote:LIstened to Every Day. What a totally infectuous, yet surprisingly sophisticated ditty!
Thanks Victor! A lot of what I love about J-Pop is that unashamed pop and catchiness coupled with all sorts of interesting stuff going on - usually in the harmonically (japan luvs jazz!)! To strike a balance between pop and something that full of interesting musical content was one of my main aims with these songs!