by Frantz; Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:13 pm
The song sports another manic, enjoyable blitz instrumental break.
I'm not so sure about packing the song with wall-to-wall lyrics delivered like you're reading a shopping list. Not immediately appealing but perhaps it will grow on me.
In any case, I'm glad your back with new material and a very good mix.
by mrblitz; Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:59 am
'blind' could be my favorite track on there, but apparently it's not a favorite with 5090 listeners. 'hp blavatsky', 'in love again', and 'endless light' seem to be 5090 favs.
'klamath falls' and 'everywhere' are toned down pieces (little to no drums, good dose of mellotron vstis).
'strawberry smoothie' is a raucous 'post-modern blues' number.
'strawman' mixes guitar fingerpicking with 8-bit lead synth, all in another 'unusual scale'.
the only thing with 'blind' is; i would maybe remove the 'diminished riff' sections, and have a shorter song. the solos are ok, but those 'triplet' riffs might be interfering with overall momentum/flow.
oh, 'blind' gives podolski vsti a nice workout; taking a relatively simple line and using automations to jazz it up. 'everybody' knows this already, but for free vstis, the u-he ones seem to have some of the best-sounding oscillators, especially in light of their low cpu usage.
most of the bass lines on this project are charlatan vsti.
by Frantz; Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:02 am
I would again advise caution about "listener" favorites based on play counts. Looking at my web access logs, some Chinese bots "listen" to some of my songs every day. One of my songs called "Decoded Dreams" (by Fragile Gods) gets frequent human listens by people looking for "Fragile Dreams" which is apparently something from an anime movie. These human listeners must all say WTF is this sh*t!?
I give much more weight to actual comments on KVR and SoundCloud.
by seismic1; Sun Aug 25, 2013 2:00 am
by seismic1; Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:56 pm
by Frantz; Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:13 pm
Shadow Dance is very good. Reviving your old piano composition skills. A solid album track.
The Great Divide is the least successful of the three. A poor mix including inaudible vocals. It's also hard to listen to with every space filled up with relentless drums or some other instrument.
by mrblitz; Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:11 pm
meanwhile, i re-did the mix to blind:
changes, 12 Sep:
2nd part of guitar solo
some filter settings on podolski synth
added glitch to guitar intro/bridge