Cumulus Oscurus - more of the same old same old.

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Googly Smythe
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2163 posts since 12 May, 2011 from Not where I was just now.

Post Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:46 pm

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wagtunes
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13409 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: Cumulus Oscurus - more of the same old same old.

Post Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:58 pm

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Music - 10
Instruments - 9
Performance - 9.5
Mix 9.5

Overall - 9.5

Comments: Love the vocal samples on this and the EWQL choirs. Mix is just a tad muddy in spots. Not sure if bass or something else. Otherwise, off the charts fantastic stuff. One of the best tracks I've heard on this sub forum.

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AngelCityOutlaw
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60 posts since 4 Dec, 2017

Re: Cumulus Oscurus - more of the same old same old.

Post Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:36 am

To me, this has a lot in common with like...90s big beat and trip hop music, which I love.

My only complaint is that the vocals and brass are a tad too fake-sounding for my tastes. Though it's been my experience that orchestral brass libraries are really tricky to use in a "soul" sort of setting like what you've got here. Lovin' the organ btw

One day I'll buy session horns. Probably...maybe.

experimental.crow
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5506 posts since 9 Mar, 2003 from The Druid Hills

Re: Cumulus Oscurus - more of the same old same old.

Post Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:01 pm

i'm a sucker for '70's fusion , and i love this endeavor ...

imo , this track needs some (re) arrangement :
you need to create some space ; not everything needs to be playing at the same time ...
this will allow you greater control of the mix ...

for me , a case in point is around the 3.00 mark , where you introduce the solo trumpet ;
i'd drop out everything but the bass , and the trumpet w/ that excellent echo you're using ,
and pull the drums back in as the trumpet builds ...
there are a few other places where the same principle could be applied ...

didn't care for the choir , but that's me ...

an enjoyable listen ...
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