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Old 12-30-2012, 06:52 PM   #1
DancesWithSheep
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Dance the Land of the Funky

First original I've posted here, let's see if I get roasted here.

I just recorded this on the airplane between Manhattan and Brooklyn...

As subtle as a punch to the jaw, yet as gentle as a mother's touch.

Well, maybe not that last part...

LINK - Dance the Land of the Funky

I will be glad to listen to yours if you leave a link

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Old 12-31-2012, 01:59 PM   #2
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Very groovy! I love the samples and the guitar riff, the drums sound a bit robotic, the breakdown is interesting too but a bit short
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:09 PM   #3
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Thanks for the kind works and critique. You also have some nice stuff on the cloud! I am now following you also and will listen to all your stuff as time allows.

The drums drive me crazy as i have to depend on looping samples and I'm no drummer. Sort of stick with the punk mantra of "less is more" when it comes to drums. You are absolutely correct however.

I like the little musical break myself, and you have givin' me an excuse to look at reusing it - maybe before the ending rant out.

Thanks for your time.

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Old 12-31-2012, 02:45 PM   #4
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I definitely agree with the last comment - the drums could be much improved by being less robotic/electronic. I realize that the crazy sounding voice is what you're going for, but the reverb is a bit overdone. Other than that, I love the groove this song has - it definitely moves right along! The breakdown in the middle is cool haha, my only complaint is that it's not long enough to fully break up the rest of the otherwise somewhat repetitive song.
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:36 PM   #5
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nice vibe! Production wise the snare could use some high boost and compression. Also i'd suggest always having two rhythm guitars one right and one left to get a bigger sound.
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:20 PM   #6
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nice vibe! Production wise the snare could use some high boost and compression. Also i'd suggest always having two rhythm guitars one right and one left to get a bigger sound.



Very astute! 99% of the time I double the guitars left/right! I recorded the second track to left/right them, and ended up pulling it out of the mix after much thought. Seemed like it was just too much on this particular track and buried the other two left/right guitars. But you are correct and noted. Now I shall have to listen AGAIN!

You guys are amazing, and without fear of running afoul of a "bump" rule, I will say THANKS for the reviews.

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Old 01-02-2013, 12:17 AM   #7
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Interesting track. I really like the uniqueness of the song. Very refreshing from what I'm used to hearing. I thought the vocals sounded good and were mixed well. I kind of liked the drums being obviously electronic/robotic. I think it's fits the song. The snare could use a little more pop in my opinion, though. The guitar line was a little repetitive for me, maybe some fills or variations would help.
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:11 PM   #8
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Thanks for the crit man!

Hah this track is erratic at its best - good riff and the guitar tone is pretty good. The vocals are hectic but if that's what you were going for then by all means keep it up.

Only thing is that maybe some of the vocal lines had a lot of reverb on them but in this song it kinda worked anyway.

Interesting style you have going on though, gonna have to check some of your other stuff.
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:07 AM   #9
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Sorry it took me a while to get back to you on your track, man that was somthing! that part a 1:15 was cooooool, i like the drums!
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:43 PM   #10
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First original I've posted here, let's see if I get roasted here.

I just recorded this on the airplane between Manhattan and Brooklyn...

As subtle as a punch to the jaw, yet as gentle as a mother's touch.

Well, maybe not that last part...

LINK - Dance the Land of the Funky

I will be glad to listen to yours if you leave a link


This is hilarious! Love the mix of different tones throughout, particularly at about 1:15. The vocals kind of remind me of Danzig or something. The drums sound electronic, but I think it fits the vibe of the song. Overall, it put a smile on my face. I'll be sure to listen to some of your other tunes!
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:57 PM   #11
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First off love the title! The mix is really nice. The guitar is full and drums clear. I would say pump up the bass a little I find it a bit underpowered. By that could just be my own preference. The vocals fit the song. It's cool. Good work!
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:54 PM   #12
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Love this! Weird, creative and interesting!
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:06 PM   #13
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Good job man, i love the funkiness of the track! Definitely creative and interesting. I like the panned voices, gives it a super wide feel.
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:11 AM   #14
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DWS,
Vocals remind me of Frank Zappa: different, somewhat amusing! Audio quality is reasonably good, wish it was a bit better on the guitar audio, but not bad. The recording was entertaining. Not your average/everyday song! Please review my music at this link:

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Old 01-08-2013, 02:06 PM   #15
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Nice mix between punk and other elements, the vocals are interesting and kept me listen thoughout.
Good use of effects and layers.
I do agree somewhat with aaron aardvarks comment on the guitar tone but that's cause mine is super boomy.
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