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.. and thought I'd share.
This ones probs the better one:
that's unfinished. I don't know if it needs a female vocal over the top, the beat to be lowered in the mix, or if the track needs to take the listener to a different place...but, as is, is feels a bit too static to warrant repeated plays.
You have an ear for an engaging beat, now put a little more effort into a melody that starts at A and drops me off at B. I mean, the thing I love about certain electronic pieces, and I guess I'm thinking about the B-sides of Low and Heroes, is that I always feel like I've been on some journey. And maybe it's just as corny as the soundtrack to an astronomy documentary; but yeah, it's like moving from one planet to another, one emotion to another. You've tapped into "A" pretty well...now move me to "B" and you'll be on to something really good.
I think you're probably right about sorting out the mix and adding something a bit more memorable. Maybe I'll post again in the near future
You need to reduce the levels and allow for some dynamics in your music. I agree with oceanRain - the beat is nice but the noise doesn't add anything to the music. Just go back to whatever you recorded it on, remove the distortion and critically analyse your music. Would you listen to this yourself?
Otherwise not too shabby. Just make in listenable.
I really like this. Dingy lo-fi stuff is right up my street, really like the distortion. Nice one.
Thanks for the kind words
and actually I think the distortion/lofi-ness works well and adds alot to the atmosphere. I agree with oceanRain though, it doesn't quite feel like a finished composition, could do with more development.
Anyway consider yourself followed, and I look forward to hearing some more stuff!
Followed back sir
even distortion needs some space to breathe? If you listen to any remotely noisy albums (Psychocandy, Exploding Head, Medicine), you'll notice that, although it's filling the spectrum; it's being filled in all the right places and at the correct levels. It doesn't sound muddy- it sounds crisp and aggressive. This tune sounds muddy. Recording quality isn't the issue here, it's the digital distortion (from pumping the levels). Your album can be noisy as you like, just check your levels.
It can be intentionally making it sound "bad". I used to do this a lot in an old band. On a 4-track.
I quite like this but it goes on a bit at the end there. Not sure the idea warrants stretching it over the 3 mins mark.
But I do think refinement and restraint are the two things I'll take away.
unless it's How to Dress Well making a cat-tongue textured fug
Slightly more crunchy distortion that I'd listen to normally. Which didn't ruin it, but it definitely sounds like there's a good track in there that'd still be pretty heavy and intense without it.
Yeah admittedly the tags are pretty awful, I never really know what to call anything.
Got something else a bit less messy up now if anyone was interested. Wasn't going to bump the thread myself but since someone else did I may as well post!