donkeyt- M621 - retro(ish) pop-rokk

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donkey tugger
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5720 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Post Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:12 am

After finishing my last collection of stuff, ahem, 'The Importance Of Being Donkey' (gratuitous plug, get it at; https://donkeyt.bandcamp.com costs thee nowt!) , I've had a bit of a break and just finished this first new one for the next round. Cannibalised some bits of an old song I binned off for being a bit crap, added some sub-Bowie bit and poor man's U2 guitar, and Bob's yer dad.. This might still be crap, but it'll be better recorded crap at least...

http://www.bennyleeds7.myfreeola.uk/donkeyt-m621.mp3

Usual tinkering and tidying up to follow no doubt.

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wagtunes
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15889 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: donkeyt- M621 - retro(ish) pop-rokk

Post Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:10 am

My Feedback

Music - 9
Instruments - 9.5
Performance - 10
Mix - 9.5

Overall - 9.5

Comments: Yay, first one to comment. Longer than your usual stuff. Love the vocal FX on this one. Nothing is sticking out as needing "fixing" but I know you're a lot pickier than I am. Musically, kind of on the dreamy side. I don't picture this as a single, mostly due to length, but great album track.

seangm
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98 posts since 7 Dec, 2017

Re: donkeyt- M621 - retro(ish) pop-rokk

Post Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:48 am

I like it, it reminds me of the Doors but with an early 80's vibe. I like the bridge section where it spaces out also. Nice sound and cool song.

fastlanephil
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763 posts since 3 Jan, 2016

Re: donkeyt- M621 - retro(ish) pop-rokk

Post Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:58 pm

I enjoyed your song. It sounds fine to me.

It sort of sounds like it could be a Pete Townsend song as far as the basic song structure and feeling.

sjm
KVRAF
1864 posts since 17 Apr, 2004

Re: donkeyt- M621 - retro(ish) pop-rokk

Post Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:24 pm

Reminds me of this donkey tugger tune, I can't remember the name, but particularly the way you sing the "falling out of space" line has echoes of something else. Now if you just dump the bumptiddy drums for something with more punch and run the snare through some FX , it would sound early 80s... there is a certain something there that has a hint of Bad Bowie.
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igorpasche
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8 posts since 31 Jan, 2019

Re: donkeyt- M621 - retro(ish) pop-rokk

Post Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:09 pm

the mix is pretty good. Props to that, mate :D

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Bansaw
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595 posts since 19 Aug, 2008

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Post Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:57 pm

I really, really like your arrangements, the energy changes, vocal fx, mixing is very good too. Yet another quality contribution. A sign of talent is a consistently high standard. I think if you got a couple of backing singers in there and your songs were more widely known you could attract a crowd.

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donkey tugger
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5720 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Re: donkeyt- M621 - retro(ish) pop-rokk

Post Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:55 pm

Thanks for listening and the comments. Finally got round to making a few changes (mostly making the drums a bit more aggressive in the louder parts, with a bit more top and less bottom of the snare - same link) after Pakistan vs Sri Lanka was washed out in the cricket today so I was at a loose end and forced to do something else...

sjm
KVRAF
1864 posts since 17 Apr, 2004

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Post Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:11 am

Luckily I thought to check this thread to see what you've done - I know you can't resist a good rejig.

Sounds good, though for some reason I now yearn for a section where you have just the vocals (and drums?) backed up by a whole load of off beat claps from your enraptured audience...

hmmm, maybe not? :D
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Forgotten
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375 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

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Post Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:14 pm

Really good! I like the mix - lots of space for every instrument and the voice, and really good dynamics throughout

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donkey tugger
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Re: donkeyt- M621 - retro(ish) pop-rokk

Post Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:22 pm

sjm wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:11 am


Sounds good, though for some reason I now yearn for a section where you have just the vocals (and drums?) backed up by a whole load of off beat claps from your enraptured audience...

hmmm, maybe not? :D
Like this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClUIPj32Oec

If I was confronted with an audience of that size I'd be hard pressed to resist the temptation of saying something like, "London, England, you're a set of c**ts..". The nerves you see. The overhead clapping would probably put my back out mind...

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donkey tugger
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5720 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Re: donkeyt- M621 - retro(ish) pop-rokk

Post Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:23 pm

Forgotten wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:14 pm
Really good! I like the mix - lots of space for every instrument and the voice, and really good dynamics throughout
Cheers, the artist formerly known as r....... Nah, retain the mystery! :hihi:

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markkuja
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803 posts since 28 Oct, 2005 from Finland

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Post Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:12 am

Nice stuff. I liked the composition and Arrangement. Sounds good.

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Forgotten
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375 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

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Post Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:31 am

donkey tugger wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:23 pm
Forgotten wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:14 pm
Really good! I like the mix - lots of space for every instrument and the voice, and really good dynamics throughout
Cheers, the artist formerly known as r....... Nah, retain the mystery! :hihi:
:lol:

sjm
KVRAF
1864 posts since 17 Apr, 2004

Re: donkeyt- M621 - retro(ish) pop-rokk

Post Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:10 am

donkey tugger wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:22 pm
sjm wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:11 am
Sounds good, though for some reason I now yearn for a section where you have just the vocals (and drums?) backed up by a whole load of off beat claps from your enraptured audience...

hmmm, maybe not? :D
Like this...
Yeah, that's the one.
Voted KVR's resident drunk Robert Smith impersonator (thanks Frantz!)

https://soundcloud.com/steevm/

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