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Anyone? Inspired by bands that dropped of the radar thread - yesiamaduck or whoever.
I like Tom Vek, where is he?
which does not have any musical equipment in it
hater, his music is good! Why'd you have to be like that?
or vision or flair, means you don't like like music at all? pft
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TOM VEK IS NONE OF THESE.
Unless the effort he puts in isn't being realised.
What he hell does how hard it is to record and produce a track have to do with anything? It's how it sounds at the end of the day that counts.
Plus I know loads of people who write and produce their own stuff entirely by themselves. Some are great, some are awful but all that matters is how good it sounds at the end of the day. The amount of hard work a band puts in is entirely irrelavent.
"Have you ever tried recording and producing a track by yourself?" Yes. Many times.
"There is a lot to it, and at the end of the day it has to be marketable as well!"
No it doesn't. It doesn't have to be anything but if I'm going to like it it'll have to appeal to me, yeah? There's no objective aspect to this.
That last time I bothered to try and 'record and produce a track myself' I did the 10 tracks here: http://last.fm/music/1101010
(They're also every bit as bad as Tom Vek's stuff.)
The band I'm in now are far better than Tom Vek's stuff I'd say, and we're hardly amazing.
and what with Garageband and pother modern software it's piss-easy to do. Not to say that it's easy to do anything good but it's ridiculous to give people credit to just being able to produce and play on their own records 'cos if I can do it anyone can. And I literally do mean anyone.
It's in my profile I think.
I just get bored of the automatic reaction to Brainlove not liking anything as being about how 'elitist' he is or how he doesn't like anything with tunes or something. John clearly likes a lot of different music and I don't like all of it naturally but it's fairly boring to see him shouted down like that for his opinion rather than being argued with on a more constructive level.
I am aware that he often responds with fairly hyperbolic and unequivocal statements against what he doesn't like but that should just be taken in one's stride, surely?
is that the kind of thing they do will intially get more attention than some other bands because it's quite striking and immediate but on the other hand because of the length of their songs and the percetion they are (with no offence intended by this term) a bit of a 'novelty' may in itself place a glass ceiling and shelf life on what they do. So it all balances out in the end.
It's an entirely different thing to the bands writing catchy songs you mention and shouldn't really be seen in comparison or competition.
I enjoyed the live gig but apart from Ham Faced Boy I can't say I think anything I've heard recorded floated my boat at all.
I'm pretty sure I actually used the phrase "John Brainlove's musical Nadir" in an earlier thread! :D
I don't think there's anything wrong with critising someone's music; I just don't like lazy retorts playing on easy stereotypes for a different subject. Or something.
He's done some stuff that's not too bad but fundamentally that makes it all the worse. There's no sense of actual songwriting talent to what he does: it just seems like lazy 'I'm in a studio' noodling' catapulted to 'amazingly inventive solo artist' despite actually being very drab.
It's so unremarkable.
and offering no actual back up, whats the point of that?
I think he has obviously got talent, and his music is pretty cool. I enjoy it. He makes all the music himself. I bet you can't play that many instruments.
You've said yourself that you skip tracks on the album, and the opinion is generally just a little bit more enthusiastic than a "meh". He's SO obviously totally average. And I don't care how many instruments he can play. He is very obviously destined to be a forgotten also-ran of music.
and DiS ran an article on him a week ago asking him to come back :)
and I think you are a tit.
Tom Vek fan doesn't like me.
it woul of been the best 'Funk Electro album of the year' :D
He's too shit.
what a silly reply
Wouldn't touch Tom Vek with a bargepole
doesn't mean he's shit
stop being a willy
It was fucking terrible. Absoluely yawnsome half-baked drivel.
not because he set the fire in me....
i hope he's not dead - even if his music was a bit 'meh', he's very nice to look at.
mute button ftw!
he is in his room making some sort of album with his production gear.... but other then that we haven't heard anything :(
I really really loved the album, especially nothing but green lights
non-stop when it came out, but the thought of listening to it now doesn't really get my juices flowing...Nothing But The Green Lights was a good song, the percussion is probably the highlight of the album
go on!!! you've got nothing to lose. Totally forgotten avbout it. I sort of had the same view as you till about 10 mins ago.
its not 100% amazing, or even really 90%, but it just sounds so COOL and with COOL NOISES, and importantly like he had some kind of interesting potential.
listen to it tonight when I go to bed to see if I still dig it
you responsible if I have nightmares though
and I don't go 'I MUST LISTEN TO THIS ALBUM WITHIN blah blah' but it gets a spin still every hour n again & I will more then happily dance like a moron to it in clubs.
but others are almost impossible to skip, most obviously nothing but green lights
One pretty great song, the rest resembles that moron Calvin Harris.
He was like The Rapture compared to !!!
A slimmed down, more easily swallowable version of something truly great, who appealed to a more mainstream type of audience.
I don't think they are very similar at all
nor do i think that TV is similar to LCD
Was also pretty great. And so are the Rapture! Echoes is one of the most influential albums of the 2000s imo and they're not that much more mainstream than !!! certainly now after Pieces didn't do so well.
and can't remember what it sounds like, and therefore it can't be that good. QED.
Bland. Beyond. Belief.
We understand you dont like him, now move on.
So bugger off you egregious bad-music-loving twat.
he was in the studio we were in the other day. he had a little room and he was making music. i accidentally walked in on him and someone had to yank me out cause i started talking shit to him. i didn't know who he was.
whatever he was making sounded good.
i mean someone had to yank tom vek off while i took a shit on him.
spellcheck is broken.
after a serious in social infraction, a year or so back
and in the light of his non atypically ungentlemenly refusal to apologise
i had him incarcerated in the basement of the house on the corner. i check on him monthly and give him some milk and lard for the next 4 weeks.
he is quite pale now
and probably too big (certainly too weak) to climb up thru ther trap door
i also recharge his ipod alternate months. It is full of The Carpenters
I will release him when I get 1000 signatures at
he is apparently hiring a room from the other day. I think he's just tinkering and taking his time with his new ideas.