Quote:Originally Posted by the_gloaming09;3933378 heresjohnny:
Just gave your music a listen to. Excellently produced/mixed. Sounds very full and keeps you interested throughout. The harmonies are great as well. I've always liked harmonies, and you pulled it off well. The guitar solo is nice as well to the first song. The only thing I might possibly change is when you recorded the drums was it midi drums or something? I find that the crash cymbal sounds the same frequently, and to me it kind of stands out.
Bongos sounds interesting w/ the effects.
The last one also sounds good. I notice how you used loops from garageband. are all the instruments loops from garageband or did you also record some instruments?
Tnspieler1012 (Chris right?) & Garden of Surreal Dreams... i will be listening to your music soon, so stay tuned for my feedback.
no wasnt midi drums and for the most part the last one is loops yea, except for the guitar
Mike I finally got around to reviewing your EP. Here is my attempt at an "official" review:
What single change in the world is as predictable as the sunrise yet powerful enough to change who we are? The ever-changing seasons, which seem to circle around our lives and give us the variety we crave. This gently flowing EP reflects these life changes through music and lyrics like a clear lake on a spring day. Here’s the track-by-track:
Opening with a vibrant string section, this instrumental features light and engaging acoustic guitar work displaying sing-songy undertones as a variety of instruments take the stage. It feels like a brisk walk in a small park on a warm spring day, with the fresh cut grass in your lungs and all day’s time to waste.
Spring Forward (Like Rabbits in an Open Field):
The opening piano unfurls much like spring, paving the way for a surprisingly soothing voice.
The chirping of rabbits is heard throughout in a cleverly designed synth part that dances around your head. A purely happy tune that sighs, “All of these tears, none of which are sad / Are simply cherished moments that you’ve had.”
The final minute or so could have used a new melodic line to maintain interest, but overall it is a solid effort
The Long Days of Summer:
Immediate acoustic guitar chops open this number, which has slightly more intensity, reflecting the bearing heat of summer over the pleasant warmth of spring. The singer is just trying to hold on to that summer feeling before the leaves turn gray…
Fall Back (Into a Dead Pile of Leaves):
The first minor chords of the record give a darkened and focused feeling. The track paints such a vivid picture you can feel the leaves around your head. The piano bridge is delightfully shady as Moody Blues-esque lyrics and melodies are sung from someone who sounds as though he could very well be Justin Hayward himself. The morbid lyrics talk of an overpowering sense of helplessness in a mortal life, “I can feel father time catching up to me…slowly being erased / What is happening to me?”
The opening wind effects send winter chills through you. A calm and content tune, “Bittersweet / But mostly bitter”, much like the feel of the song. Like a pull towards a happiness that is just out of reach. The “Can you hear…?” repetition in chorus is catchy and makes this song easy to love.
Full of catchy and well-placed guitar, this closing track is a reflection on the seasons’ affect on life and the resetting of yourself with the new world around you. It wraps up all the messages of the previous seasons and puts a nice bowtie on this little gift of an EP.
In a world full of music that is unfocused and just plain disturbing, it’s a breath of fresh spring air to hear effortless yet deep thoughts on the simplicity and beauty of the world around us.