#1
Hey everyone!

My band Downtown Utopia released our first single "L. A. Babylon" which will be part of our upcoming EP yesterday! We do blues-y jazzy prog with 8 string guitars! The song is available for download on our Bandcamp page (link is in the YouTube description). Will C4C!

https://youtu.be/82lCqWGdpvU
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#2
Hey. I am checking out your track now. You are both clearly very talented musicians.

Sorry but I found your video very hilarious. The field and the way you two move. Its a bit childrens TV like. But if I laughed then that is good right?

I wouldn't call this blues rock either. But you do have some good ideas. Very good technique and theory applied.

Personally I would go for an electric organ sound on the keyboard. I think it would suit the music a whole lot better. Its a bit to 'video game' with the current tone. Listen to Deep Purple for an example of what I mean.

The music really is quite cheesy. A bit to cheesey for me. Again it is very video game. The guitar playing is very good but a bit cliche in places. But it is a well constructed piece and has potential.

I hope that helps. I would really appreciate a C4C:
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?p=33997446#post33997446
#5
Funky, and very cool. Great technical playing, as has been pointed out! I do think your missing something though, it seemed to be a song composed out of bits of other songs rather than being one coherent piece. Maybe that's a side effect of it being an instrumental piece though, a lot of instrumental acts have that issue. Have you considered finding the rest of a band? You two together would clearly rock it! C4C? https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1703546
#7
I am with everyone else in that the music is totally video game sounding, and I don't say that in a bad way. If you ever played pilot wings on nintendo 64, this song would have been perfect! You guys plays very well and everything is super crisp. I would say that if the video game feel is not what you were going for, then simply using different tones might fix that. Overall, though, I enjoyed it.

C4C? https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1703963
#8
Really cool funky song man!

The guitar line at 0.30 is very smooth.
The breakdown section at around 1.00 is very etheral and heavy without having shitloads of distortion.
The jazz section at 1.40 is probably my favorite part of this song! it just makes you want to drink beer with some pals and smile at the sun.
The solo after that fits very well and I like the fact that you're mimicing each others lines.
The ending section takes ties up the song in a good way.

The mix is very clear and crisp, perfect for this kind of music!
Would have liked to hear it with a real drummer (it was programmed right?) as that would have given it a more authentic feeling.

Anyway, great song guys! I look forward to future songs!

C4C? https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1704014