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- Independent thinker, music writer, music blog owner, indie, alternative, britpop, americana, electronica,
The indie kid that could. I write for the love of music, for myself, and for anyone who shares the intense joy of new music discovery or the warming hug of rediscovering old sounds. Please don't submit your music if it doesn't fall into at least one of the categories listed in my 'interests' section. You wouldn't like me when I'm mildly ticked off.
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You got in contact with me a while ago and I did have a listen then and put you on my "to do" list. I'm really sorry I haven't been able to follow that up, because this is really interesting, it has good energy, and the "oh oh, ah-ah-oh" lyricless bits are a bit of an earworm. I've put this track into a future post on my blog that will be published in the next few weeks.
This is going well outside almost anything I've been listening to lately, and way heavier than my normal indie-pop leanings, but there are great hooks and moments all over the place and I'm digging it pretty strongly. The whole EP is great, in fact.
Makes sense that I get both Vows and !mindparade submitted to me with the split release coming up :) I'm not sure how to describe the overall sound of this track - whatever is the opposite of epic, huge, expansive production I suppose. It's pretty great, though, I will say that. And the song itself is pretty catchy - I look forward to hearing more!
Love the guitars when you get into the chorus, but the bass gets a bit buried underneath occasionally (I'm willing to concede that might be personal taste). Would be interesting to hear with some really meaty drums, but I still love it anyway.
Great song - kind of difficult to pin down, but the transitions are lovely and surprising, and I don't think that's an easy thing to get right, but you nail it. The instrumentation is really nice and light, too. Would love to hear more.
I'm no ambient, cinematic expert by any means, and from your description, and from just this one track it's hard, I imagine, to get a feel for what the whole album might sound like. It does make me sufficiently intrigued to find out more, however. I like the way it builds, but just gently, without drama.
You have created some really stunning visuals here, to go with the pulsating rhythm of the track. The contrasts between the lights and the dark, the male and female vocals, vocals and harmonies and electronic and guitar sounds give it real depth and resonance.
Love the way the piano fades fades quickly - makes the intro unsettling. In a very good way! The camera work adds to this, especially with the double exposure towards the end of the video. It's kind of trippy, and works perfectly with the spacey sound. The vocals are beautiful throughout as well. I've been listening to Ummagma a bit this year, and now I definitely have to add Sounds of Sputnik to my list as well.
Ooh, I already know this one, and it's a lovely combination of beats and acoustic guitar. The male/female vocal works superbly as well. I thought maybe I'd blogged about it already, but apparently not. Perhaps I should correct that.
Not quite sure what sort of feedback to give on this one, but it's certainly an interesting concept. Re your opening question: "What if music could be MORE than sound?" It already is, at least to me, and probably to many others. It is memory, happiness, sadness, shared experience... everything...
You weren't kidding with that #lo-fi hashtag, were you? This is great, a really infectious riff going round and round. Sometimes I can't help wanting to hear something low-end to come in and really bring it home, but that's maybe just me...
Woah! I wasn't quite expecting that from the opening vocal and synth. Love how you brought the guitar in from there, loved the guitar sound, and the vocals. If I said the name Jeff Buckley, I bet I wouldn't be the first.
Love the smooth rhythm against the guitar - will be reviewing the EP soon off the back of hearing this track. Was thinking at first that it needed to explode into a big chorus, but it actually works much better this way, especially towards the end.
I'm not sure I have broken through all the noise. Seems you either have to get one big lucky moment, or find enthusiastic supporters who don't already have massive networks, but are still trying to grow their own audience.