Local Technique - Calling Mercury

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sprnva
KVRAF
1600 posts since 16 Jan, 2013

Post Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:49 pm

*poof*
Last edited by sprnva on Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:57 am, edited 1 time in total.
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wagtunes
KVRAF
16702 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: Local Technique - Calling Mercury

Post Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:09 pm

My Feedback

Music - 3
Instruments - 5
Performance - 5
Mix - 4

Overall - 4.25

Comments: Mix needs some serious EQ. Very dull and muddy. Even the highs on the melodic plucks, or whatever they are, are non existent. Musically it sounds like a 1 bar loop played over and over. If this is supposed to be a minimalist ambient track, it still needs to be brightened up considerably.

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Saffran
KVRist
216 posts since 20 Oct, 2018

Re: Local Technique - Calling Mercury

Post Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:46 pm

I recognize this from my own "songs".
The sounds are fine but you fell in the same trap that i did. It's so fun to make those long sequences with only small changes that you forget the time.
In other words...it is too long.

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Benedict
KVRAF
2964 posts since 5 Mar, 2004 from Gold Coast Australia

Re: Local Technique - Calling Mercury

Post Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:55 pm

I'll say the same. This feels more like the backbone of what could be a nice piece. There are good elements, but they don't go anywhere. There needs to be some counterpoint so that there is movement: tension & release.

I wouldn't judge the mix until it was finished as this is all about showing the parts and some are missing.

:-)

sprnva
KVRAF
1600 posts since 16 Jan, 2013

Re: Local Technique - Calling Mercury

Post Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:22 am

Thanks for the feedback everyone. Putting this one up was probably a bad call. I usually know when I've done something that's worth putting on Soundcloud, but this has been sitting around for nearly a month. That should have been enough of a sign.

I'll pull it in a bit and wait until I have something better.
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vurt
addled muppet weed
48642 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Local Technique - Calling Mercury

Post Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:53 am

damn too slow.

sprnva
KVRAF
1600 posts since 16 Jan, 2013

Re: Local Technique - Calling Mercury

Post Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:07 am

vurt wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:53 am
damn too slow.
Sorry vurt, I probably should have left it up a bit longer so you could catch it. Here it is

Catch it while you can!
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vurt
addled muppet weed
48642 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Local Technique - Calling Mercury

Post Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:01 am

i enjoyed it to be honest, was relaxing.
maybe as i listen to a lot of electronic/electroakoustic/modular stuff, im acclimatised to listening to such things?

the sounds worked for me, the melody motif was a bit of a surprise though, but it fits. to me it may have been a little short even :o

lifes rich tapestry eh 8)

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Benedict
KVRAF
2964 posts since 5 Mar, 2004 from Gold Coast Australia

Re: Local Technique - Calling Mercury

Post Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:39 pm

I'm not sure pulling things down is a great call. Not only does it make people who took time to comment, therefore invested in you, feel jipped but it says you don't really back yourself. I deliberately put up the very first thing I ever made to show my history.

:-)

sprnva
KVRAF
1600 posts since 16 Jan, 2013

Re: Local Technique - Calling Mercury

Post Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:54 pm

Don't worry, my history is still there on Soundcloud.

The comments just confirmed doubts I had about whether this track was worth putting up. I have plenty of jams like these that go unreleased.

Actually the biggest doubt I had about it was my sketchy playing. I flubbed some notes even though I had both hands free for this jam. In earlier ones I was waving around a Ether in one hand and playing the reface with the other.
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