- Writer for Earmilk //\\ A&R/Promotion for The Brio Life
I've been writing for Earmilk for two years. My taste has spiraled out of control since then. I made lots of connections during that time such as promoters, managers, labels, publicists, and other music website writers. I am open to most music, except hardcore metal and country. You can get a good idea of what I like by searching me on Earmilk. I recently started my own concept feature on Earmilk called Feels Friday as well. I am also head of A&R/Promotions for newly established label for The Brio Life, where we focus on the connections and equilibrium between visuals and audio. We are currently looking for new artists, so reach out if you think you fit our idea and beliefs. An advid fan of anything chill... XXX ~ www.earmilk.com ~//\\ ~ www.thebriolife.com ~ XXX
- a&r, artist management, music promotion, music marketing, creative writing, music writing, music writing / blogging, music blogging, music interviews
- soul, music, downtempo, r&b, ambient, trip hop, trap, deep house, chillwave, acid, post-rock, cinematic
- Indianapolis, Indiana
Hey! Thanks for sharing. In general, this is a very nice. The production quality is top notch and is extremely smooth. The remix is great with the vocal samples punctually entering and exiting throughout the tune. There isn't many negatives points to this song, but here are my two cents worth. Yes, this "tropical house" or "uplifting dance" music is gaining some steam. If you are going to ride the way, try to be a little more creative than what's already proven to work. For example, this particular song uses almost the exact same synths and effects as other producers like Kygo. I honestly wouldn't have known it was you who did the remix if I hadn't looked at the artist name. Try to find something that makes you YOU, instead of playing it safe and following someone else. I browsed through your later work and I actually liked those more. Don't be afraid to take this new wave of music into your own hands and do as you please. On another note, it's a nice song that would definitely fit a party or club. -Phil
Hey! Thanks for sharing. I love the minimal feeling of this song. Nothing too saturated or overwhelming. The soft piano really sets the mood, along with the effects that eventually accompany it. It's quite the haunting song with the deep, almost melancholic style of singing, which I do enjoy. The song is like a drearier Washed Out song which isn't a bad thing. I can't really think of anything that really sticks out in need work! Great job, I'll keep an ear on you guys. -Phil
Hey! Thanks for sharing. I was blown away with the quality of this particular song. I love the percussion. It's full of life and not just a typical drum beat. The subtle piano and other instruments that chime in from time to time adds a nice touch to the song. It gives a softer side which contrasts with the energetic drumming. The vocals for the most part I do like. I'm not too big of a fan of effected singing, but I like it in this song. Your style reminds me of a more sophisticated and indie rock oriented Owl City. I will definitely keep an eye out for your other future work. Very nice! -Phil
Hey! Thanks for sharing again. You're right, this particular songs sounds very anthemic which I am a fan of. There are lots of layers within "Sound the Alarm" without going too overboard. The beats are quite simple, but effective in head-bobbing potential. I like the airiness of the chorus where the floor drops and you are free falling (hence anthemic). I don't really hear an aspect that particularly needs working on. I will say maybe could have used a different alarm sound at the end. I actually didn't pick up that it was an alarm until the second listen through! In my honest opinion, it's not anything really new or groundbreaking I hear, but nevertheless it's well composed song with a lot of time and effort put in, and it's noticeable. I'll take a listen to the rest of your album too! Keep it up!!! -Phil
Hey! Thanks for sharing. First off, overall great feel. I'm loving the vibes from the song. It's very anthemic and quite catchy. The production and quality is excellent to say the least. This song and probably the rest of the album would be great for an outdoor party or gathering. The vocals fit well with the percussion and effects. It gives it an airy, feel-good atmosphere which is what I gather what you guys are shooting for. The only aspect that I find that needs working on is being more unique. As of right now, I don't hear anything groundbreaking or something special that would make you stand out among other indie/pop bands. It's not to say that your work is under par, not much stands out to say, "Hey, THIS is us, Qvalia." With that in mind, keep it up!!! -Phil
Hey! Thanks for sharing. Great production. I can tell Daktyl is very experienced with soundscapes and engineering them. The quality of the song is fantastic, as well as the energy. It's a dynamic song that captures everyone's ears. I like the chilled out/mellow vibe. though the song itself carries weight and energy in the undertone. I'll keep my ears and eyes out for both YOUNGS and Daktyl. -Phil
Hey! Thanks for sharing. I really like the vibes of this song. It's pretty mellow, but it has enough energy to keep me intrigued. The percussion aspect is really well done, I like the clean, simplistic feel to it. Nothing oversaturated, an easy trap to fall into. My main complaint is the vocals. It doesn't seem very dynamic. The tempo seems to stay the same for the most part, as well as the pitch. Adding more flair and changes in the singing could really liven the song and give it its color!! Good song overall. -Phil
Hey! Thanks for sharing. I really enjoyed the song! I like it's clean feeling, nothing too overbearing on the instrumental and effects part. I only have a few things that bother me. The first is the somewhat monotonous singing. Mixing up the speed and pitch of the singing could give more life to the song. The same thing also applies to the percussive aspects. It's not too dynamic, which can turn off some listeners. But overall, it's a good song! -Phil
Hey! Thanks for sharing. First off, I am impressed with the video production quality. The quality is extremely crisp. Not to mention the content in the video kept me engaged and intrigued throughout the duration. Great work with the video! I also enjoyed the song itself. It is very energetic with great lyrics. It almost has this summer anthem feel, which I really dig. "One Of Us" also has a great indie, urban feel which is accurately shown through the music video. I can't really find anything to fault in regards to the video and the song. The instrumentation and production of the song seem professional grade. The vocals are dynamic and full of life, which will no doubt capture lots of fans and attention. I may consider posting on Earmilk after getting other opinions within the family! Wonderful stuff, you have my ears.
Hey! Thanks for sharing. Overall, I enjoyed the song. I appreciate the simplicity of the song. The rawness brings back a genuine indie sound that is not too common to hear these days, and it is refreshing. Just a few things to mention that might make the song pop more. I feel like the production could be a litter crisper, especially the guitar part unless that's how you guys want it to sound. Also, the singing honestly got a little boring to me towards the latter half of the song. Changing up the tempo or pitch could really add flavor and dynamics to the song as a whole. It could add bite to it's bark. I do like the song though, and I think it could be a little better! Keep at it!!!
Hey! Thanks for reaching out. Nice to hear from you guys again, it's been awhile! I really dig this new song of yours. It's got a great ambient feel with simplistic percussion mixed in after about a minute into it. I'm glad you kept the percussion stripped to a minimum keep the composure of this ambiance. It reminds me of songs that are in the realm of liquid dnb, but slowed down a lot. Another aspect I really enjoyed is the unorthodox song structure. There is really not a definitive "chorus" or "verse" to say. You guys stayed away from turning The Aurora Borealis into a beat loop, which would have not worked in this particular style (in my opinion). I'm guessing you guys did this to capture the mysterious and organic form of the Aurora Borealis, which I appreciate. This song may be a fit for a new concept feature I'm developing called Feels Friday. I'll let you know if I will use it or not in the future! I can't really think of anything to complain about the song. Good stuff, nice tune.
Hi! Thanks for sharing. I was pretty confused at first since I was not expecting an ad. I usually get things that are related to music, since that is where my expertise is. The ad seems very well done. It incorporates a good amount of humor and a wide variety of human interaction with today's social media. The production seems great and it kept me interested for the full 1:33, whereas a lot of traditional commercials I just skip or not pay attention. Though I am not really experienced in critiquing commercials, it serves as to be memorable through the humor and wittiness, which is one of the tools to make a good ad/commercial. Nice work! But in the future, I would suggest submitting things music related for me. Thanks! Best, Phil