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Hello, I have been working on some melancholy little songs and I was hoping you lovely people could have a listen and give me some feedback. I don't usually sing so it's a bit of a departure for me. There are two songs with vocals and one sort of improv instrumental.

Question, comments, blatant insults are all welcome.

Thanks

Mike

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I think these are decent for a first effort, really.

Your vocals have a naive quality to them which maintains my interest. One thing I'd say about Everything Glows II is that I usually despise guitar lines that back up the vocal melody, and you drift into that a few times, which puts me off a little.

I think Sigh would really benefit from a more aggressive picking style with the lead guitar, as it just sort of plinks and plonks, with the notes failing to really resonate and grab my attention. I also think, because it's an instrumental, that it could do with a pick up of pace, or a bit of a build up/crescendo, because it just sort of feels like it doesn't travel anywhere. But that is potentially the point. I always like instrumentals that tell a story, but without words.

Overall I found it very listenable. My small criticisms are very much personal preference.

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Your vocals have a naive quality to them which maintains my interest. One thing I'd say about Everything Glows II is that I usually despise guitar lines that back up the vocal melody, and you drift into that a few times, which puts me off a little.

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Thanks for listening!

I think what happened here is that I felt very nervous about my voice so I ramped up the guitars a little to help carry the melody, it has possibly come off a bit "soft rawk" because of that but I can take that on board for future songs.

I wasn't sure about the instrumental but I liked the way it just moved between a few simple chords with the e-bows in the background, I probably should have left the other guitar off actually.

Very helpful criticism Phillip.

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I'm digging it, the panning is really annoying though, so better quality recordings could make these songs really shine!

So thumbs up, very good for a first attempt.

Thanks John, I'm still not quite sure where some things should sit in the mix and I guess I tend to pan all the "lead" or whatever guitars hard to one side.as that always sounds right to me.

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Hello there. I've added a couple of new songs onto my Bandcamp. They are Winter, which was on the Kilau CD and Hands Together, a lovely ballad with an eye on valentines day.

Have a listen if you like.

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Hello there. I've added a couple of new songs onto my Bandcamp. They are Winter, which was on the Kilau CD and Hands Together, a lovely ballad with an eye on valentines day.

Have a listen if you like.

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You should gig these sometime, Mikey! A mini-set at Cellar 35 maybe? *hopeful smiley*

Thanks Alan! I'm pretty sure I'd empty the place if I did that, I'll have to settle for making a racket with Seas, Starry.

I am hoping to do some live things this year once I've practised a bit more and finished the next batch of songs.

Thanks for listening sir.

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I really liked "Winter" on the Kilau CD, but I don't know how it would work live...

Thanks for listening young man.

It's a thought, I don't have the voice for a full band. I was thinking of saving some percussion loops to my Loop pedal and playing over that. The ambient guitar bits are easy to recreate, I have the technology!

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I like it, your voice reminds me a bit of that guy from Pavement. And a little bit like a guy called hezekiah jones

I like to sing too but rarely let people hear me, got a real phobia of it or make it silly, so much respect, keep up the good work.

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