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Fragile Gods - "Step Outside the Frame"

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Frantz
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Postby Frantz; Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:46 pm Fragile Gods - "Step Outside the Frame"

Emerging from musical hibernation, I offer this dark ditty for your amusement or bemusement as the case may be.

https://soundcloud.com/fragilegods/step ... -the-frame

Fragile Gods "Step Outside the Frame"

Synths: Monark, M-Tron Pro, Icarus, Electra2, BFD3, Mono/Poly, Diva

The lyrics are on Soundcloud. Any feedback is appreciated.
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ChamMusic
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Postby ChamMusic; Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:25 am Re: Fragile Gods - "Step Outside the Frame"

Hi Frantz:

Love the opening main riff - very strong hook.

Great rhythmic drive throughout with all those melodies and drum beats interlocking very effectively.

Combination of synth sounds in all sections is spot on.

Overall vibe is strong....dark 1980s!

I do have a few things I'm not so sure about:

Vocal performance loses it a little on the higher notes + I'm not keen on the constant use of that heavy processing on the verses...grates after a while for me + the deeper pitched 'watery' elements of it seem to intrude a little onto other parts...seems to dominate the mix too much?

Choruses - effects treatment on vocals works better for me.

Talking about the choruses - not keen on the synth melody behind the vocal...the choose of notes is not quite there for me in terms of fitting with the underlying harmonies and the vocal melody.
Mark Taylor
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layzer
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Postby layzer; Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:48 am Re: Fragile Gods - "Step Outside the Frame"

ChamMusic wrote:=the choose of notes is not quite there for me in terms of fitting with the underlying harmonies and the vocal melody.


i think the underlying melody distracts from the vocals and can be done away completely or panned/ stereo spread where vocals are present to give them more focus.

full review comming later ;)
Last edited by layzer on Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:42 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Postby tapper mike; Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:36 am Re: Fragile Gods - "Step Outside the Frame"

Loved it, I find that the vocals were a little weak and it didn't work with the effects on top of them.
Other than that I think it was great production very cool punk-funk vibe calling back to a strange mix of David Bowie and Dan Hartman.
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seismic1
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Postby seismic1; Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:07 pm Re: Fragile Gods - "Step Outside the Frame"

I've listened 4 or 5 times this week. I think I'm in agreement with Mark on the synth in the chorus. It's quite upfront and I think the melody played is clashing with the vocals there.

I liked the verses, and the instrumental break towards the end, and the doubling of the synth line with MTron worked very well. The percussion and bass synths seemed to drive the song along effortlessly, and I liked the vocals which sounded more "musical" than those on some of your earlier tracks. It's quite a polished sound overall.

Good work :)
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Frantz
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Postby Frantz; Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:31 pm Re: Fragile Gods - "Step Outside the Frame"

Thanks all for the constructive comments. I am working on a new version based on your feedback. :)
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e@rs
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Postby e@rs; Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:58 am Re: Fragile Gods - "Step Outside the Frame"

Why no Q?
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Postby himalaya; Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:18 am Re: Fragile Gods - "Step Outside the Frame"

Depeche Modeliciously David Bowiengly.

A lost Depeche Mode track that was written in collaboration with David Bowie?
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