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What CD Would You Like To Hear Me Do?

Modern Pop (Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, etc.)
4
5%
Classic Rock (Stones, Beatles, Who, Zep)
5
6%
Prog Rock (Yes, Genesis, Kansas, etc.)
6
7%
Show Tunes Style (Sound Of Music, My Fair Lady, etc.)
1
1%
Country (Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks, etc.)
2
2%
Disco (Bee Gees, Tramps, etc.)
12
14%
Metal (various sub genres)
8
9%
EDM (various sub genres)
9
11%
80s (various genres)
6
7%
Your Music Sucks. Please Stop Making It
32
38%
 
Total votes: 85

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wagtunes
KVRAF
19692 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Post Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:02 am

vurt wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:00 am
nope, all me.
ill make up for it later, do some listening and commenting.
a few to catch up on as wags just doesnt stop! :)
The song I'm working on now might take a few days. I'm already on day 2 and not even close to finished.

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KVRAF
19692 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Post Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:55 am

Mushy Mushy wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:59 am
vurt wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:57 am
Mushy Mushy wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:52 am
I don’t really see the relevance but seeing as Vurt brought it up, I took a leaf from your book and created a single thread for my music albeit under a different username “adrenakrohm”.
the relevance...
not so much relevance, but ive seen wags comment he enjoyed your stuff before.
now he does reviews by request, he might have missed the thread.
just bringing artist and listener together 8)
8)
Just ensuring I’m not inadvertently hijacking the thread ;)
Not a problem. Thread checked out and comment posted. Looking forward to how this progresses.

Can I expect a track a day? :hihi:

Mushy Mushy
KVRAF
15271 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Post Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:09 am

wagtunes wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:55 am
Not a problem. Thread checked out and comment posted. Looking forward to how this progresses.

Can I expect a track a day? :hihi:
Thanks Wags :tu:

And no, not all of us are machines :hihi: One per month is a stretch, one per year more likely :lol:
"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
"Oooh I dont know. Sounds a bit scary"
"It's not scary. You just lose a sense of who you are and all that sh!t"

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KVRAF
19692 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Post Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:29 am

Mushy asked me if I was going to do a Trance CD. Actually, I thought I had but was corrected by the members here that it was not Trance. This was 2 years ago in August.

I just listened to this for the first time since. While it's not traditional classic Trance, it certainly has enough elements. It's also, musically, one of the more interesting things I've done. Between this and my NiN CD "Hammers And Nails" I'd much rather listen to this.

Anyway, for those who hadn't heard it, here it is in its entirety. Whatever you want to call it, I think it's pretty damn good by my standards.

https://soundcloud.com/steven-wagenheim ... -of-trance

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vurt
addled muppet weed
68317 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:32 am

in the lab.

bit slower than i would have expected for mad science :hihi:
but as youve gone the musical concept album direction, guess you needed a balladesque thing.
although the pirate vocals do take it in to a different direction :lol:

failed experiment.

mysterious opening (oi, dont be rude).
bit of pastoral prokoviev type thing. nice :tu:
yup, very rocky horror/little shop of horrors now 8)

i need to try again

bit of brian may guitar there?
bit genesis towards the end too.
you are certainly going everywhere on this project.
those gospel vocs are very nice :o

its in the science.

rock! :band2:
like that classical meets squiggly synth break :tu:
nice mellow ending, reminds me of a dance track i cant place :grrr:

the light at the end of the tunnel

bit bladerunnery to start there!
nice bass! this bit has gone death in vegas again, something inspired by the nin project?
like it!
possibly my fave of this project so far.


mycreation

:o the intro sounds like something i might do mixed with some of jans stuff.
the next bit reminds me of something too, but again i cant place it. something going wrong with my memory as i age :cry: im only 46!!!
got a bit of a gypsy feel before it goes barry gray! :o (thunderbirds/captain scarlet)(i love that stuff btw)(although fireball xl5 is my fave theme song to sing/play, its groovy man).

yup, all in all, a definite off broadway type show :)

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vurt
addled muppet weed
68317 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:33 am

hope that makes up for me spamming for mushy.
(he better pay me!)

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KVRAF
19692 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Post Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:37 am

vurt wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:32 am
in the lab.

bit slower than i would have expected for mad science :hihi:
but as youve gone the musical concept album direction, guess you needed a balladesque thing.
although the pirate vocals do take it in to a different direction :lol:

failed experiment.

mysterious opening (oi, dont be rude).
bit of pastoral prokoviev type thing. nice :tu:
yup, very rocky horror/little shop of horrors now 8)

i need to try again

bit of brian may guitar there?
bit genesis towards the end too.
you are certainly going everywhere on this project.
those gospel vocs are very nice :o

its in the science.

rock! :band2:
like that classical meets squiggly synth break :tu:
nice mellow ending, reminds me of a dance track i cant place :grrr:

the light at the end of the tunnel

bit bladerunnery to start there!
nice bass! this bit has gone death in vegas again, something inspired by the nin project?
like it!
possibly my fave of this project so far.


mycreation

:o the intro sounds like something i might do mixed with some of jans stuff.
the next bit reminds me of something too, but again i cant place it. something going wrong with my memory as i age :cry: im only 46!!!
got a bit of a gypsy feel before it goes barry gray! :o (thunderbirds/captain scarlet)(i love that stuff btw)(although fireball xl5 is my fave theme song to sing/play, its groovy man).

yup, all in all, a definite off broadway type show :)
Wow, that is a hell of a lot to take in. I actually marvel at how you can listen to this stuff and hear all these different things in it. I just hear me. :lol:

Thanks very much for the listen and the feedback. It is much appreciated. And don't worry about the Mushy plug. He deserved it. That sounds like it's going to be a great thread to keep an eye on.

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KVRAF
19692 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Post Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:06 am

8th track from my upcoming CD "Mad Scientist"

This track brings me to the half way point of this CD. Here is where this starts getting tough. I'm stuck between trying to stay true to the theme that I've set and not repeating ideas. With just a couple of tracks left, this wouldn't be such a big problem. But with half a CD left to finish, this becomes a huge problem.

I do not think the songs are going to be coming as quickly from this point on. Forget that this song took me 3 days to do.

Anyway, here's another one with an ending out of left field.

Run Amok

She's out there somewhere
I don't know where to find her
She's out there somewhere
But I can hear her purr
She's causing trouble
Find her on the double
Or else you know she'll run amok

I really screwed up
I should have never made that creature
I really screwed up
Now she's on the midnight feature
She's causing trouble
Find her on the double
Or else you know she'll run amok

Help me find her
I'll pay you handsomely for the service
We've got to stop her
Guess you can tell I'm really nervous

Instrumental Break

I jumped the shark boy
I made a mess of everything now
I jumped the shark boy
And yet I really just don't know how
Nothing can top her
But we've got to stop her
Or else you know she'll run amok

Outro

https://soundcloud.com/steven-wagenheim/run-amok

Music Bird
KVRist
436 posts since 23 Apr, 2017 from Eastern US

Post Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:59 am

It’s like Italo disco meets 70’s/80’s sci-fi, and then an orchestral ending. Interesting synth sounds.
It made me think of Valerie by Steve Winwood.
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KVRAF
19692 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Post Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:03 am

Music Bird wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:59 am
It made me think of Valerie by Steve Winwood.
Which part? :lol:

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KVRAF
19692 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Post Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:43 am

9th track from my upcoming CD "Mad Scientist"

This one takes strange to a whole new level. I think this CD is starting to more clearly define its sound. There's still a long way to go but I'm getting a better idea of where I'm heading with this.

New Hoe In Town

She's a hoe, she's a hoe, she's a dirty rotten hoe
She's a hoe, she's a hoe, she's a dirty rotten hoe
She's a hoe, she's a hoe, she's a dirty rotten hoe
She's a hoe, she's a hoe, she's a dirty rotten hoe

She jumps on everything that moves
Trash cans, lawn mowers, weed whackers, boat rowers
And they call her
The new hoe in town
The new hoe in town
The new hoe in town
The new hoe in town

She gives things everything they want
lube oil, nuts and screws, Vaseline, old news
And they call her
The new hoe in town
The new hoe in town
The new hoe in town
The new hoe in town

She's a hoe
I made her what she is
She's a hoe
I'm sure as hell a whiz

Instrumental Break

Repeat Intro

And they call her
The new hoe in town
The new hoe in town
The new hoe in town
The new hoe in town

Outro

https://soundcloud.com/steven-wagenheim/new-hoe-in-town

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vurt
addled muppet weed
68317 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:46 am

hoe? the gardening implement?
or ho? lady of ill repute?

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KVRAF
19692 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Post Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:48 am

vurt wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:46 am
hoe? the gardening implement?
or ho? lady of ill repute?
I leave that up to the listener to decide based on the lyrical content. Like I said, strange to a whole new level.

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vurt
addled muppet weed
68317 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:50 am

hmmm. ambiguity! :tu:
im going with gardening implement.
you freaky weirdo :o

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KVRAF
19692 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Post Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:39 pm

I finally listened to the radio show where my song was played. Here is the link if anybody wants to give the show a listen.

https://www.mixcloud.com/Resonance/091- ... xIy3lfxWvw

After my song was played and the one panelist (yes, they voted on these) said "This is exactly what this competition needed" I thought to myself, "Thank God, somebody recognizes a great song" as he gave me 9 out of 10.

You would think that I probably finished pretty high up if not outright win this thing, especially with a lot of people getting 6s and 7s.

Nope.

I finished tied for 6th.

Now you gotta wonder what the hell could have possibly happened.

The points went as follows

9, 5, 6 for 20 points.

The guy who gave me 5 points, the organizer of this thing, thought I was in my 80s because of my voice, which the other person thought was actually perfect for the song. The girl gave me 6 points.

With the exception of one song that was an instrumental (don't submit those folks) every other song had no more than 1 point between votes. I had a span of 4 points between highest and lowest.

And this has been the story of my life. People either love me or hate me.

Go on and listen to the broadcast. I absolutely had one of the best songs entered. At least in the top 3. And that's my totally critical evaluation.

Anyway, I'm glad this happened. I got it out of my system and I can be done with these stupid radio programs especially since today's taste in music is pretty much crap.

Rant over.

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