Fred Pessaro

Fred Pessaro


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Fred Pessaro

Title
EIC for CLRVYNT, former Editor at Large for VICE, Music; former Editor in Chief for Noisey; Live Events Promoter, Band Marketing and Management
Bio
Im here to help with understanding what will make your work shine, whether online, recorded, or on the live stage.  Writers/bloggers, I'm here to help too!
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Expertise
a&r, live shows, diy music promotion, music promotion, diy, strategic partnerships, live events, event management, music writing, music performance, music writing / blogging, promoting artists, promoting music, music journalism, music curation, music blogging, music interviews, event promotion, event production
Interests
rap, hip-hop, soul, indie rock, metal, punk, hardcore, indie, dream pop, ambient, house, post-hardcore, abstract hip-hop, psychedelic rock, noise, dark ambient, black metal, post punk, soundtracks, photography, indie electronic
Location
Brooklyn, NY

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Jen Baron submitted media.

Fred Pessaro

Hey there-
This track is much better.  I dig it! I do think that the vocals are on point, the melody was great... I just think that the track needs to SWELL a little bit.  Build drama etc.  Strings?  IDK.  I like this though! COol shit.  

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Fred Pessaro

Thanks for submitting.  

I am going to say with 100% accuracy that I never in a million years thought that I would get a song that I actually like, let alone love, on Fluence.  This is really darkly emotional, with several different layers and approaches to the track that never confuses the original message.  This is really really great.  Congrats.  Jason Lytle too?  Killer. 

PS, did some poking around and I think I like this more than the original mix. 

Samuel Murphy submitted media.

Corrupted by Umiaq

Fred Pessaro

Pretty cool.  Is that the whole thing?  

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08 Desert Brain by Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor

Fred Pessaro

Reminds me of Six Organs of Admittance or later Comets on Fire or one of those Ben Chasny related bands.  Jammy psych epic of mammoth proportions.  Shades of krautrock.  Really kind of into this... just enough drone/repetition and changeover to keep it spaced out but interesting.  Thats a hard feat to do.... space out but not bore. Kudos.  

FYI, this is the first "LOVE IT" I have issued on here.  So congrats on that.  

Pedro Meirelles submitted media.

Fred Pessaro

Its absolutely beautiful.  Stunning track, I like the production a lot... the track swells, ebbs and flows well and has a very soundtrack-y feel.  My only complaint is that it may be just a touch too long... may have a bit more impact if it was a touch shorter.  But yes, this should be played at the most dramatic point of a film... I feel like that is where it would best be served.  The video is nice too.

Graham Alexander submitted media.

Third Wheel by Graham Alexander

Fred Pessaro

Hey there! This thing is really broad in scope with incredible arrangements, and I love that!  I think that what this song really needs is some balls to it... that can be accomplished with a really prominent low-end/bass line.  I feel like that would really juxtapose well against the horns and the strings and really fill out the sound.

I love the vocals... killer falsetto parts, and amazing range! 

This is not particularly something I would be into, but I can see the value there and hear good songwriting.  Good work.

Pedro Meirelles submitted media.

Pedro Meirelles - Van Gogh by Pedro Meirelles

Fred Pessaro

Really impressive.  I like this track almost about as much as the last one you sent, probably more.  Really strong cinematic quality with killer melodies.  I love how it evolves and the focus of the song changes, first the accordion, then the strings.  Its really smart and feelslike it could be part of a whimsical or romantic French film.  Killer work.