Craig Boliver

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Danny Meigel submitted media.

Circus Dog by Foresterr

Craig Boliver

Hey, liking this other track too. Thanks for following up and sending this over! I'm mostly focused in publishing and soundtracks these days and really couldn't make too much use of these tracks for that format. With the new music, it'd probably make sense to set up some showcases together for booking agents in each region to grab some attention. They are always at festivals too, so making a focus to get a performance at one or two of those is golden:) 

Danny Meigel submitted media.

999 Barrel by Foresterr

Craig Boliver

In love with the guitar work and technical aspect of this track. Vocals fit in accordingly, but I'm not sure they are something I'd seek out and listen to on record. This track is longer being 4-5 minutes, which is difficult to push via radio/web promo. Hard to ensure people will stay focused and listen to everything, outlets would pass on even featuring it. I will say this band / sound would relate perfectly in a live setting and really bring a great show, might be a good focal point to build on, touring will be key for sure

Cyndi Cook submitted media.

Down in the Valley by Cyndi Cresswell Cook

Craig Boliver

This songs starts of with a great hook and vibe to bring the listener in,  that intro/first verse really caught my attention. This one give me a super Joan Jett feels with some 50's vibes, that could definitely be helpful in TV/Film given the right project and timing. Maybe looking into some publishers would be a good start for career building!

Nahuel Bronzini submitted media.

Little Po - by Mike Suarez by Mike Suarez, Nahuel Bronzini

Craig Boliver

I really enjoyed that and was looking up more information on the project. So out of the gate I think you have a great sound and it's pretty accessible too, that's a great base to start with. I could really see a great relationship starting with NPR, with their hands in both a classical and indie rock markets it makes to give them exclusive premieres and such.
As well being accessible to music supervisors and tv will be super beneficial for them to hire out pre-made orchestra tracks and help fund more releases and promotion for yourselves! 

Mike Simmons submitted media.

Un-Miserable by The Doom Tomb

Craig Boliver

This was a really good track straight from the start and could really get people dancing and bopping around in bars. I don't know if the lower quality production was intentional, but it fit, really well for me. A few stray flaws, but I really think you could use a vintage / nostalgic recording process and to fuel the image of the band. It makes sense for the song structure and right now alternative radio stations would love to pick something up in this tone. 

Antonio Anzaldua submitted media.

Marathon by Wander Daze

Craig Boliver

Was actually really into this, gonna reach out to hear some more stuff and see if it makes sense for licensing. It's not my personal cup of tea, but has a solid unique sound and voice addition. Beside not having that huge chorus catch, I could honestly imagine hearing this on a indie/alternative station. Production and songwriting have definitely set Wander Daze into a great base to grow on, and I don't hate the name either! haha 

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CHILL PILL by Charles

Craig Boliver

I've been recently exposed to the underground/now gettin pretty popular edm/electronic scene and one of the hardest parts for me to relate with is the vocals. I really enjoyed this track coming from mostly rock background. With the shear accessibility of that aspect for me, I really think collabs and features spots could really make a great foundation for this project. Gives you a great view and insight to other people's fans to build experience and interaction on. I see a ton of potential:)

Danny Meigel submitted media.

999 Barrel by Foresterr

Craig Boliver

Loving the guitar lines, that something that really hits me on a personal level. I really wouldn't be able to find much use for this in supervision / publishing though. Would definitely need a lot of work in the production aspect and recording scenario, as well I'd love to hear a little more dynamic in the song writing, bring highs and lows to listeners to make parts really stand out from each other. Really great work on this and can see a lot in the works!

Matt Specht submitted media.

Calamity! by Rainy Day Crush

Craig Boliver

This was super refreshing and different to hear compared to most of the submissions on Fluence. There was definitely a lot of different influences and styles coming together which made a great final piece. Honestly I don't see a lot of artists taking advantage of that aspect and using it to help market their band. That's a great way to relate with fans on many levels and really make WANT to make a personal connection which each side. Calamity seemed to really bring a live energy to table and that could be a perfect place to put an efforts into building some hype and excitement for new listeners.

Campbelltown Music submitted media.

Dark Matter (UNRELEASED) by Mark Diamond

Craig Boliver

This track is very well produced and a great mix of everything. The song is catchy by itself and the production and tones really brings out a nostalgic indie feel to the track. I would love to see how all of the sounds orchestrate together in a live setting, which I definitely think could be a strong point if it's executed well and efficiently. Indie / College radio will definitely spin this with its strong pop vibe too!

Paul Sayers submitted media.

Childhood Games by instead of flowers

Craig Boliver

Super great 90's feel, the bridge really got me going on this.  Enjoyed the great balance of solid production and indie influence against going for an over the top grungy sound, which could get repetitive and lost with todays bands. These types of songs could really push hard on indie/college radio today and well build and create a live presence at festivals. Can use the aggressive vibe for song placements with skate/snow/bmx videos and working closely with those brands for a back end plan.

Thomas Collins submitted media.

Clozapine by Cities

Craig Boliver

This is something I could listen to personally and I'm really glad I came across this audition. Great mathy mix of Battles style and building delay from Maserati. I've worked with and have seen a lot of bands with this type of talent and intricate sound, and it opens up a lot of different avenues that you could pursue. From the artwork I've seen and sounds I hear, making limited edition releases, special hand made packaging, and focusing on a core group of super fans is a great way to start foundation. Make the loyal ones feel special, yet put your music into the public (iTunes/Spotify/Amazon/etc), there will always be a new set of ears to join you. 

Border Series submitted media.

Mind Laps by Half

Craig Boliver

I never though that my first enjoyable track on here would be something I'd fall in love with.  This is a really great mix of minimalist and then building into a catchy droning riff.  Production really came from a great place too, clean with a strong natural effects added in. I do really see some great potential in this for some good placements and licensing income, I'll be emailing you here soon to hear some more. Enjoyed!

yochay mocsari submitted media.

Craig Boliver

Video had a solid and interactive premise which is great to bring fans into the entire listening experience.  Saw the other one on the your social media and have a great selection of visuals and audio relation. Definitely hear some slight Tom Waits vocal influence, which I definitely think you could use to your advantage with press and algorithms (Spofity/Pandora/etc) to reach new listeners.

Andres Aloi submitted media.

Fountain Of Youth by Robot Garden

Craig Boliver

I really enjoyed the basic keyboard/electric piano sound, but I felt that it didn't fit in with the rest of the instrumentation and production. Live this might make a little more sense all together. Strong structure and likable vocals. It really think this could get some good attention through radio connections/festivals, as well as fair with more of a concert vibe. Don't take that the wrong way, some can pay very well and you can reach new people you wouldn't play to at clubs.

jhklhlk n ,nb,nb submitted media.

Craig Boliver

This is a catchy song, no doubt, the vocals and melody carry it quite far. I think the legato of the 'me' and 'you' parts are a little bit too much though. With the way the song was flowing, its would have been better placed like the bridge. As far as the full sound, there are really a lot of options for live shows, I can jazz / jam band spots eating this up if the live show and production are well put together. 

Carl-Marcus Gidlöf submitted media.

Hideout by Martin Rubashov

Craig Boliver

This is a solid track for sure, the vocals fit the haunting vibe of this song and really brings a full experience together. Catchy instrumentation and definitely hear some strong 90's influence which you could really brand and market on.  Bio is pretty impressive too, getting a strong business team together could really bring a lot into fruition. Radio, Licensing, Touring all look like great avenues to effectively gain a fancies through.

Elliott Sencan submitted media.

Breathing Underwater by Hollywood Principle

Craig Boliver

I'm really big into Bjork, so digging this style a lot. Thanks for sending the songs over, listening to a few more on your soundcloud now! I could see some of these songs doing well in some TV shows, whether for the lyric references or just instrumentals, I think hooking up with a good publisher could be a good step forward.
The staccato rests from the synth make the song super catchy and memorable for me, definitely a plus. The only real criticism I can give is on the name and artwork, I just don't see the sound and branding image coming together. Enjoyed the listen!

Delete Delete submitted media.

Nevershine by Seven Circle Sunrise

Craig Boliver

This track would do great on modern rock radio, production is clean, strong structure. That'd be a great place to start by building a relationship with your regional market stations, working in contest giveaways for records/merch/tickets. I was definitely not expecting the change between the piano intro into the full band, and it wasn't conflicting either, broke the song up nicely to keep my attention. The only big problem I had with the lyrics, was the 'just give me a gun' line right before the 2nd chorus. It's blatant, but seemed out of place with the rest of the song, especially in a transition to chorus which is a very vulnerable part. In all, the song feels comfortable from every band member's stance, and could definitely build and make this more of your own sound. There's a lot of potential here and a loyal market for this style.

B DeVINE submitted media.

Craig Boliver

Super catchy from the start, congrats. I'm not a big hip hop/r&b guy, and this kept my attention. I will say when the female verse comes in, it almost feels too clean and proper against the chorus. Production wise, I think that could be tweaked and remixed for sure to make that transition more cohesive. That is really my only criticism, it really is a solid track. The flute is a perfect fit for this too, with the drops and the end, bring this track it's own sound.

John Mondick submitted media.

Catapult by Birds Over Arkansas

Craig Boliver

This would really do great in a live setting for many different types of people, especially in the festival scene. I can see this style working well in a variety of shows. Energetic, driving, yet keeping the chill indie rock vibes. A focus to working with college / indie radio stations as well as getting a regional touring base down feels like a natural and progressive move to me.

Pedro Meirelles submitted media.

Nostalgia by Pedro Meirelles

Craig Boliver

Song has a great tone to fit into a lot places via film. I could really see this making sense in a indie / drama flick, both for a beautiful segment build, as well as super useful in an ironically horrible event. As far as a track by itself, listening via soundcloud or what have you, definitely ended in a perfect spot. Drawing out instrumentals is a part that maybe too many musicians do and don't know how to call it quits. Nostalgia hit a great point to close, leaving this open ended and potential for remixes/collabs/etc. Into it!