Fragile Gods - "Switch Off The Light"

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Frantz
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5267 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Post Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:07 pm

I'm back with another dark synthpop tune. Aika Zabala provided additional vocals.

At this point, I'm mostly interested in feedback on the mix but general feedback is also appreciated.

FragileGods_SwitchOffTheLight.mp3

https://soundcloud.com/fragilegods/switch-off-the-light

The lyrics are on Soundcloud. Thanks for listening.

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wagtunes
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17917 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: Fragile Gods - "Switch Off The Light"

Post Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:20 pm

Finally, something new from Frantz. Still sound like that cross between Bowie and Human League. Mix is clean as a whistle. Can't find a thing to nit pick about. Music is pure 80s goodness. Hell, what's not to like?

fastlanephil
KVRian
853 posts since 3 Jan, 2016

Re: Fragile Gods - "Switch Off The Light"

Post Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:59 pm

Another interesting song that says something.

The mix sounds good to me. It’s more in the mids but that seems to be your sound style as I recall.

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htcnext2
KVRist
372 posts since 3 Jul, 2017 from Austria

Re: Fragile Gods - "Switch Off The Light"

Post Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:42 am

My opinion to the mix: an overall emphasis on the mid spectrum, but I think the song needs that in order to cut through with the vocals etc. Enjoyed the synthlines. Nice work!

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Frantz
KVRAF
5267 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Re: Fragile Gods - "Switch Off The Light"

Post Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:36 pm

wagtunes wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:20 pm
Finally, something new from Frantz. Still sound like that cross between Bowie and Human League. Mix is clean as a whistle. Can't find a thing to nit pick about. Music is pure 80s goodness. Hell, what's not to like?
Yes, I guess a Bowie/Human League combo is not a bad description. I'm glad you like the music and the mix sounds good to you. Thanks.

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Frantz
KVRAF
5267 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Re: Fragile Gods - "Switch Off The Light"

Post Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:44 pm

@fastlanephil and @htcnext2: I appreciate your notes that the mix is weighted towards the mids.

I've listened to this so many times, that I am unable to hear this objectively anymore. I'd like to see if there are any major concerns with the mix. In which case, I could make some adjustments to the mix next weekend after I've had a break from it. Note that each section changes the instrumentation slightly so it would not be that simple to make global EQ changes.

Any other comments on the song would also be of interest to me. :)

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seismic1
KVRAF
9361 posts since 13 Mar, 2009 from UK

Re: Fragile Gods - "Switch Off The Light"

Post Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:30 pm

I've only had time for a few quick listens here and there (usually very late at night), but here are a couple of quick thoughts.

I thought the kick sounds quite exposed. Maybe it would sound better with a more defined, bass synth underpinning it. This might be me thinking out loud (too loud, maybe). I thought this was less noticeable in the chorus (Switch off the light), than in the verses.

I think that chorus might flow a little better if you lost the second "hold me tight" each time through (except maybe the last chorus at the end of the song). I'd have a lot more more confidence saying this if I had any actual experience as a songwriter :?

Good work :)

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