Observance - the indie rokk

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donkey tugger
Boss Lovin' DR
4957 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Post Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:04 pm

Some new shite. No real verses or chorus; a few hopefully related bits stuck together (including a bit of an early New Order ripof..homage at the end).

http://www.bennyleeds7.myfreeola.uk/don ... rvance.mp3

Used my new vocaloids - 'slightly bored sounding attempted crooner through speaker simulator', and, 'desperate northern monkey trying to hit the high notes'.

Includes a sinthesiser.

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wagtunes
KVRAF
13978 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: Observance - the indie rokk

Post Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:14 pm

Kind of a cross between Eric Clapton and Pete Townsend. Vocals aren't very clear in spots but it doesn't matter. You could probably sing the dictionary and it'll sound good.

Would like to hear you go into a studio with a bunch of pros at the controls and see if you can't come out with a release that hits the charts. Kind of boggles my mind how there are some people here who just do this for fun and nothing else. I'm assuming that in your case but I could be wrong. I'm kind of hoping I'm wrong because if you can't have success in this business then I might as well just sell all my stuff right now.

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donkey tugger
Boss Lovin' DR
4957 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Re: Observance - the indie rokk

Post Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:26 am

wagtunes wrote:Kind of a cross between Eric Clapton and Pete Townsend. Vocals aren't very clear in spots but it doesn't matter. You could probably sing the dictionary and it'll sound good.

Would like to hear you go into a studio with a bunch of pros at the controls and see if you can't come out with a release that hits the charts. Kind of boggles my mind how there are some people here who just do this for fun and nothing else. I'm assuming that in your case but I could be wrong. I'm kind of hoping I'm wrong because if you can't have success in this business then I might as well just sell all my stuff right now.
Cheers! Oh it's definitely just for fun - far too old and lazy for anything else, plus if you're not trying to write for a commercial 'market' it gives you the freedom to toss out any old dross without having to worry about trends etc. It's a young man's/woman's game....

On the song, I usually need to go back and adjust vocal automation/levels after a bit of time to have some perspective, and this one will be no different.

Enjoyment....hmm, family meal in Rochdale this afternoon.... :scared:

experimental.crow
KVRAF
5583 posts since 9 Mar, 2003 from The Druid Hills

Re: Observance - the indie rokk

Post Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:49 am

some nice bits and bobs herein , but not really coalescing ...
i loved the chord change starting at .27 , but it was never reprised ...
your vocal seemed adrift ...
perhaps a wee dram , or two , before trying this again ...

still and all , eminently listenable ...
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seismic1
KVRAF
9067 posts since 13 Mar, 2009 from UK

Re: Observance - the indie rokk

Post Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:02 pm

The fist time I listened to this, a few days ago, it sounded a little disjointed, which may have been a result of reading your "hopefully related bits stuck together" observation.

I've played it a three or four times tonight and it's definitely sounding more coherent and catchy as it becomes more familiar.

Good work :)

fastlanephil
KVRian
639 posts since 3 Jan, 2016

Re: Observance - the indie rokk

Post Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:58 pm

Sounds familiar in style but a pretty decent song. For me, it was difficult to make out the words on this one.

Eauson
KVRian
839 posts since 9 Jan, 2013 from morf

Re: Observance - the indie rokk

Post Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:31 pm

I enjoyed this muchly, yes the mix could be improved, however its like a nice glass of eau de vie, easy to enjoy more and more after the first taste :tu:
Man is least himself when he talks in the first person. Give him a mask, and he'll show you his true face

Jesse Gorter
KVRian
765 posts since 30 Nov, 2004

Re: Observance - the indie rokk

Post Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:39 am

nice mix and sung. very organic

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Frantz
KVRAF
4845 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Re: Observance - the indie rokk

Post Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:39 pm

I enjoyed this. It has a particular mood that I find appealing. I didn't mind the lack of choruses. I agree the vox could be clearer.

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