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Old 2012-12-28, 03:18
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Blues background

Gigged and recorded blues and R&B in Chicago since the 80's
Bought Reason to try making my own music...
Positive feedback would be appreciated.
Old 2012-12-28, 03:29
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Whoa. Right on. All the back up band is programed? Nice job. Mind you I'm only into the first song.
Old 2012-12-28, 03:36
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My kind o' tuneage, man. Listened to "Better Day." Love your tone (I'm a Strat man, too). Only suggestion would be to have the guitar just a bit more forward in the mix; it's kind of buried at low volume. Mind you, that's a compliment--it means I want to hear more of your guitar!

I'll listen to more later, but I like what I hear.

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Old 2012-12-28, 03:37
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All the sounds are played in Reason using a Midi keyboard except the guitar.
Guitar was plugged into a POD.
Old 2012-12-28, 03:43
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You got me, lol! I gotta remix but I'm too damm interested in starting something new.
Old 2012-12-28, 07:05
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this is good. Its fun hearing the same crashes in your song as I use in my evil techno lol
Old 2012-12-28, 15:12
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Wonder what the guy doing the actual crashes and hits was thinking, maybe " I gonna get paid" or "whats for lunch today?" lol
Old 2012-12-29, 03:18
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I checked out your site and listened to Crystalis.
Great tune! Chord changes, rhythmic texture, dynamic range, and cool composition!
Old 2012-12-29, 13:35
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Excellent production, and cool guitaring, and all the tracks feature some very nice chord changeups and good solid basslines and drum programming throughout.

It's all very modern guitar blues with some of the downsides that presents (for me... I'm old school ). Summer Treat is perhaps the standout, it's got more of a hook. Coasting By I also enjoyed. 4 Days is a lovely album-closer though, nice texture there with the horns. Perhaps it's because they are missing words (I was kind of making some up as the excellent Better Day was playing), but generally it felt a bit too samey tonally, all the solos are the same guitar sound, so the tracks don't seem to really seem go anywhere, and build to a conclusion (e.g. Rise Above, ironically, goes nowhere and stays pretty flat throughout).

So yes, you're definitely in the right ball-park, but pull back on the guitar solos - they are ment to break up the song, not be the song. Get some words!

I hope that's not too negative - cos I'm not easily impressed and I really liked the way you approach the chord sequence changes.
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Old 2012-12-29, 16:27
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I appreciate the feedback. I've never been a vocalist and lead skills on keyboard have never been there. Guess I have a few new mountains to climb or get some other people involved.
I think you are right on the guitar tonality, I tend to gravitate to whats easy not challenging or new.
Good list of stuff to work on this winter !

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