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Hey,

We've recorded a couple tunes and would like to know what people think.

These are still works in progress so go easy on us! 

 

 

Second one is a reworking of a tune we wrote a while ago but with drums, bass and more overall structure.

 

 

It can be heard here without the spoken word over the top if you find it distracting!

 

Thanks for listening.

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Loads of potential here guys, bit of an Explosions in the Sky feel. Hinckley is my favourite of the two tracks here, I think it would be better without the spoken word personally, it's a little bit distracting. I like how squishy the recording sounds too.

 

I am not the biggest fan of the loud, LOUD, LOUDER songwriting approach, but I know fine well how hard it can be to escape that as an instrumental band. I think that I should attend a music event that you are playing in the future.

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The loud, LOUD, LOUDER thing is something we've noticed ourselves since we recorded these tunes and we're working on moving away from that approach.

Cheers for listening Jan.

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I enjoyed the first track, it felt more like it was getting progressively less crisp/more scuzzy as it went on (apart from the wee lull in the middle) and I liked that progression.  The cymbals/hat wash together and I quite liked that too.  Found myself looking for more input from the bass though.

 

I must confess that I wasn't overly keen on the spoken word either, thanks for the link to the non speaky one.  I liked the main guitar melody, it seemed "vocal" in the sense that I could imagine someone singing some words on that melody.  I see what Jan means about loud, LOUD, LOUDER, I don't have a problem with it once in a while as long as it doesn't become the modus operandi.

 

Recording-wise, I enjoyed their washy, spacious qualities, but could have done with a bit more heft given to the bass.  I was listening through decent headphones, not laptop speakers, before you ask ;)

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I only listened to the first one. The mention of spoken word has me worried I spoke too soon. The first one sounded great though.

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I only listened to the first one. The mention of spoken word has me worried I spoke too soon. The first one sounded great though.

There's music too, we're not savages.

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I enjoyed the first track, it felt more like it was getting progressively less crisp/more scuzzy as it went on (apart from the wee lull in the middle) and I liked that progression. The cymbals/hat wash together and I quite liked that too. Found myself looking for more input from the bass though.

I must confess that I wasn't overly keen on the spoken word either, thanks for the link to the non speaky one. I liked the main guitar melody, it seemed "vocal" in the sense that I could imagine someone singing some words on that melody. I see what Jan means about loud, LOUD, LOUDER, I don't have a problem with it once in a while as long as it doesn't become the modus operandi.

Recording-wise, I enjoyed their washy, spacious qualities, but could have done with a bit more heft given to the bass. I was listening through decent headphones, not laptop speakers, before you ask ;)

The first song definitely needs more bass - what we've got just now is pretty heavily effected so it blends in a bit - thanks for listening. Edited by colb

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Some very pretty melodies, very nice guitar sounds and pretty well recorded for a demo!

Not into post-rock and I generally despise the louder, louder, louder, song structure (just think it's lazy and requires no imagination/creativity) but if you guys are thinking of changing that up a bit, I'd deffo be willing to check it out live or on record.

Good luck with it!

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I liked this.

I also liked the spoken word in 'Scene Wars - Hinckley Remix'. It didn't detract or distract from the music which was cool, although it got a bit murky in the louder outro but that might be down to the audio file being a rip or whatnot.

Totally, totally awesome for demos.

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I like it. Post-rock isn't usually my bag unless it gets loud. It got loud. I like the loud bits the best. The louder parts do sound a little thin on the demo recording, but it gives you an idea, and I imagine it will sound mighty live, or on a proper recording.

 

I don't approve of the spelling of the name  ;)

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Most things post-rock are spaff-worthy for me so I like these. I don't mind the spoken stuff but it seemed too loud to begin with, seemed to balance out later though. I hope to get along on the 22nd but it will be my 3rd weekend out in a row which is the craziest my life has been in some time so we will see.

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Most things post-rock are spaff-worthy for me so I like these. I don't mind the spoken stuff but it seemed too loud to begin with, seemed to balance out later though. I hope to get along on the 22nd but it will be my 3rd weekend out in a row which is the craziest my life has been in some time so we will see.

 

No worries Martin, we'll see you if we see you!

Thanks for listening.

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Had a proper listen to these today. I quite like parts, the melodies of the guitars are lovely at times, and the delays and stuff sound amazing. I'd just like the songs to go somewhere, maybe a second idea built into them somewhere, i find myself waiting for something else to happen in the songs. Maybe play on the dymanics a bit more, build the drums up more and stuff like that. But overall very decent. I can hear just by the recordings you wont have lost any of your volume!! :)

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Had a proper listen to these today. I quite like parts, the melodies of the guitars are lovely at times, and the delays and stuff sound amazing. I'd just like the songs to go somewhere, maybe a second idea built into them somewhere, i find myself waiting for something else to happen in the songs. Maybe play on the dymanics a bit more, build the drums up more and stuff like that. But overall very decent. I can hear just by the recordings you wont have lost any of your volume!! :)

Thanks for listening man!

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We're going to be playing these songs live on Friday @ Cellar 35. Come along, there might be hugs, there might even be Dave Warden.

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