Caren knows she's prettier than her sister

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enroe
KVRian
852 posts since 19 Mar, 2008 from germany

Post Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:09 am

This is a song about a smart girl named "Caren" who spends
a lot of time keeping herself looking nice. When Caren's
younger sister "Kate" mentiones to marry Tom Caren
becomes upset. Why does she get angry? Find it out!

direct link:

http://andy-enroe.bplaced.net/22_songs/ ... _knows.mp3

with image-companionship:

Video "Caren Knows"

Have fun!
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layzer
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5756 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Re: Caren knows she's prettier than her sister

Post Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:49 pm

well... umm... excellent production and lyrics :tu:
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enroe
KVRian
852 posts since 19 Mar, 2008 from germany

Re: Caren knows she's prettier than her sister

Post Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:38 am

layzer wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:49 pm
well... umm... excellent production and lyrics :tu:
Thank you, layzer! :)
Last edited by enroe on Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:17 am, edited 1 time in total.
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sjm
KVRAF
1740 posts since 17 Apr, 2004

Re: Caren knows she's prettier than her sister

Post Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:31 am

Song is good and very listenable. Nice variation and progression, and I like the FX on the vocals.

The piano could do with some editing though. It sounds stilted and wooden (did you quantise it?), and the velocities are quite strange and jumpy. The release/note offs also don't sound smooth - it's most noticeable at the start. Sometimes a single note is much louder than the chords. This applies both to some of the left hand notes and some of the filler between the main accents. The short melodic interludes aren't playing the same groove as the other parts either; again, the timing is not quite right and stilted.

The part itself is fine in terms of composition, it's the execution that doesn't sound natural/smooth.
Voted KVR's resident drunk Robert Smith impersonator (thanks Frantz!)

enroe
KVRian
852 posts since 19 Mar, 2008 from germany

Re: Caren knows she's prettier than her sister

Post Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:15 am

Ahh - you listened thoroughly, from the view of a piano player - I
appreciate that very much! And yes: The piano parts are strongly
edited and adapted to the overall-song feeling - and it seems to be
a bit too much. I didn't think that somebody could hear and perceive
this "editing" so clearly ... but ok.

Thank you sjm for listening so attentively and assessing so exactly!
:wink:
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fastlanephil
KVRian
641 posts since 3 Jan, 2016

Re: Caren knows she's prettier than her sister

Post Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:11 pm

It’s a good song.

I was struggling to make out many of the words. Not a deal killer but I think a little more over all vocal clarity would be a big plus.

:tu:

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Frantz
KVRAF
4850 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Re: Caren knows she's prettier than her sister

Post Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:08 pm

fastlanephil wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:11 pm
I was struggling to make out many of the words.
No need to struggle when a lyrics PDF is available: http://andy-enroe.bplaced.net/22_songs/ ... 0knows.pdf

Spoiler alert: Caren kisses Tom the day before Tom will marry Caren's sister.

The song spent a lot of time setting up this soap opera scenario without any conclusion or pay off. Maybe we need a sequel?

Overall: good song with nice vocals. The mix was clear. Good job. :tu:

enroe
KVRian
852 posts since 19 Mar, 2008 from germany

Re: Caren knows she's prettier than her sister

Post Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:54 am

Frantz wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:08 pm
Spoiler alert: Caren kisses Tom the day before Tom will marry Caren's sister.

The song spent a lot of time setting up this soap opera scenario without any conclusion or pay off. Maybe we need a sequel?

Overall: good song with nice vocals. The mix was clear. Good job. :tu:
Hey - I see you dug deeper. :D Yes, I think everybody knows
this precarious situation Caren is in. The story here is open end
of course. I'll think about a continuation ...

Thank you Frantz!
And thank you fastlanephil!
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