[rock - about everything] "while I watch your smile"

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enroe
KVRian
1285 posts since 19 Mar, 2008 from germany

Post Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:53 pm

Yep, this is our newest song.

We spent the last weeks adjusting the balance between
vocals and guitars. Has it turned out moderately well?
We're not sure.

Lyrically there is a special feature here: The song is
about everything and everyone - indeed! You can
listen to the song here:

direct link: http://andy-enroe.bplaced.net/22_songs/ ... _smile.mp3

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On our website the song is enriched with an animation and
further info: "while I watch your smile" <-- this requires
clicking the grey "play"-button.

:ud: :?: :neutral:
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Frantz
KVRAF
5432 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Post Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:59 pm

An upbeat and bouncy song giving off positive vibes. Very well crafted. It holds up well to repeated listens.

The mix is excellent. The vocal / guitar balance sounds right to me. :tu:

While the drums are adequate, I think a more dynamic drum performance could raise the energy level considerably.

enroe
KVRian
1285 posts since 19 Mar, 2008 from germany

Post Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:49 am

Frantz wrote:
Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:59 pm
An upbeat and bouncy song giving off positive vibes. Very well crafted. It holds up well to repeated listens.

The mix is excellent. The vocal / guitar balance sounds right to me. :tu:

While the drums are adequate, I think a more dynamic drum performance could raise the energy level considerably.
Thank you Frantz! I really appreciate your feedback!

And yes, I/we will take a closer look at the drum performance
and the drum sound again. :wink:
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layzer
KVRAF
7174 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Post Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:09 am

well i enjoyed that. production sounds tight and
the composition was solid. cant think of anything
to critique so i'll just play it again.
btw, i love when a song sneaks a peek of that
great ol hammond B3 sound in it!
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Bansaw
KVRian
1269 posts since 19 Aug, 2008

Post Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:55 pm

Nice upbeat groove. Reminds me somewhat of the B52s vibe.
Wide guitars, good left and right mixing techniques give the track some good width. Especially the intro when the 2nd guitar comes in.
Voice slightly too soft sometimes in the mix - when its fighting with the guitar.
Enjoyable listen, and you have a good unique sound.

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thomekk
KVRAF
2646 posts since 3 May, 2003 from Germany

Post Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:54 pm

Absolutely liked it :)

A great melancholic song with a good arrangement and great hooklines and singing.
Mix is good and transparent - nothing to worry about for me.

Thanks for sharing :tu:
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enroe
KVRian
1285 posts since 19 Mar, 2008 from germany

Post Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:37 pm

layzer wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:09 am
well i enjoyed that. production sounds tight and
the composition was solid. cant think of anything
to critique so i'll just play it again.
btw, i love when a song sneaks a peek of that
great ol hammond B3 sound in it!
Thank you for listening!

Yes, the Hammond sound helps to reinforce the harmonic function
without being too intrusive. That is why this instrument is - for me -
so important!
free mp3s + info: andy-enroe.de songs + weird stuff: enroe.de

enroe
KVRian
1285 posts since 19 Mar, 2008 from germany

Post Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:59 pm

Bansaw wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:55 pm
Nice upbeat groove. Reminds me somewhat of the B52s vibe.
Wide guitars, good left and right mixing techniques give the track some good width. Especially the intro when the 2nd guitar comes in.
Voice slightly too soft sometimes in the mix - when its fighting with the guitar.
Enjoyable listen, and you have a good unique sound.
Thank you, very much appreciated! :)

And yes, voice and guitar are fighting with each other, but I think
in the newer mix they are much better separated now. :D
Last edited by enroe on Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:06 am, edited 1 time in total.
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ATS
KVRAF
6863 posts since 21 Dec, 2002 from MD USA

Post Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:03 am

Reminds me a little of The Buzzcocks and I love them. Very enjoyable song. :tu:
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Allomerus
KVRAF
2468 posts since 28 Aug, 2012 from Melbourne, Australia

Post Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:37 pm

Sounds good. Nice mix. However, if someone doesn't have good stereo separation the vocals and guitar will fight more for the same space.
Well done!
:)
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