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Electronic maybe-pop: Voices Crossing

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nineofkings
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Postby nineofkings; Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:42 am Electronic maybe-pop: Voices Crossing

Abstract electronic sorta-kinda-pop. Accidentally sounds a bit like late Radiohead at times. https://soundcloud.com/nine-of-kings/voices-crossing
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Postby nineofkings; Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:37 pm Re: Electronic maybe-pop: Voices Crossing

Any thoughts? For the best experience listen in stereo!
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Postby seismic1; Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:42 pm Re: Electronic maybe-pop: Voices Crossing

I've played this 4 or five times over the last few days, and it's growing on me. I like the panned synth during the intro, and the vocal pitch-drop at 0:49 worked really well. The drums at the beginning reminded me on NIN's "Closer". Nice change at 2:15-2:20 into the "Radiohead" closing section. Excellent stuff.

Good work :)
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Postby Frantz; Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:32 pm Re: Electronic maybe-pop: Voices Crossing

Your usual solid songwriting is on display. The vocals at the end are a nice surprise.

I think the production and barebones arrangement aren't ideal. That droney riff gets a bit monotonous and sits in your vocal range making it hard to make out the lyrics.

A very good song that perhaps could be reworked a bit. :tu:
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Postby davidstiles; Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:58 pm Re: Electronic maybe-pop: Voices Crossing

Yeah, I like it. I agree with seismic1 that the drums at the beginning are kind of reminiscent of NIN, but then you take it in quite a different direction. The vocal line, if placed on top of a different kind of instrumental track, would almost qualify as uplifting. As it is, we get a more ambivalent emotional experience out of it... but that's not a bad thing. I enjoyed it. You really are a good songwriter.
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Postby nineofkings; Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:14 pm Re: Electronic maybe-pop: Voices Crossing

seismic1 wrote:I've played this 4 or five times over the last few days, and it's growing on me. I like the panned synth during the intro, and the vocal pitch-drop at 0:49 worked really well. The drums at the beginning reminded me on NIN's "Closer". Nice change at 2:15-2:20 into the "Radiohead" closing section. Excellent stuff.

Good work :)

Thanks! I didn't realize the NIN resemblance but now that you mention it it's uncanny.
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Postby seismic1; Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:56 pm Re: Electronic maybe-pop: Voices Crossing

nineofkings wrote:
seismic1 wrote:I've played this 4 or five times over the last few days, and it's growing on me. I like the panned synth during the intro, and the vocal pitch-drop at 0:49 worked really well. The drums at the beginning reminded me on NIN's "Closer". Nice change at 2:15-2:20 into the "Radiohead" closing section. Excellent stuff.

Good work :)

Thanks! I didn't realize the NIN resemblance but now that you mention it it's uncanny.


The percussion was the first thing I noticed. It works very well.
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Postby jancivil; Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:22 pm Re: Electronic maybe-pop: Voices Crossing

not uplifting, thank goodness

best aspect for me is you switched pulse to a 6:4 relationship with what came before at exactly the point I felt it had played out and that 4 minutes will be a minute too long for the thing.
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Postby vata44; Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:16 pm Re: Electronic maybe-pop: Voices Crossing

I like the general droniness of this, but it does get old after about 1 minute. It's nice you try to change it up a bit here and there, but overall it lost my interest rather quickly. I do like your voice though.

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