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Postby Folderol » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:35 am

Over in the musician's lounge I mentioned a composition that took {cough} some time {cough} to complete.

I'm not sure I'd want to make any changes after all this time, but would be interested in what people think of it.

Although it's up on my SC page better quality files are:
http://www.musically.me.uk/music/Sleepy_Hollow.ogg
http://www.musically.me.uk/music/Sleepy_Hollow.mp3
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Re: Thoughts please

Postby John Egan » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:57 am

It's lovely, worth all the effort.
If it were mine, I might try a more legato feel on the synth piano. But what do I know, I'm a guitarist.
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Re: Thoughts please

Postby Dave B » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:51 pm

Lovely Fol. My only suggestion would be to try adding some discreet (and maybe the odd eq'd) delays to the lead part. There's great reverb there, but sometimes a delay can give a bit more lift to a part.
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Re: Thoughts please

Postby Zukan » Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:53 pm

Love it Will. Maybe clean the low end a touch. But epic!
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Re: Thoughts please

Postby Folderol » Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:58 pm

Thanks guys. I really appreciate your comments. Definitely ideas to think about.
{now where did I put those notes} :shh:
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Re: Thoughts please

Postby blinddrew » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:04 pm

That is very nice Will, I'd be tempted to agree with John and Dave, but there's a danger of losing its originality and drifting into advert-theme territory, so one to tread carefully with I think. Hope that makes sense?
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Re: Thoughts please

Postby ConcertinaChap » Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:55 pm

I enjoyed that a lot. The only comment I would make is I wasn't so keen on the sound of the instrument that came in at about the 3 minute mark. Something a bit more cello-ish and flowing, maybe, and less boingy. But the interplay of the parts was very well done. I shall listen to this again and pass it on to Anne to have a listen.

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Re: Thoughts please

Postby Martin Walker » Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:50 pm

Just listened through, and I really like it too! :clap:

The only thing that began to grate by the end was the breathiness of the vocals, which (to my ears anyway) seemed to clutter up the mix, as it was there all the time, like an ocean coming and going. I'd love to hear the mix with more 'ebb and flow' of this breathiness, or even muted a little.

Great work though! 8-)


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Re: Thoughts please

Postby Folderol » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:23 pm

Thanks again people. I'm actually finding these insights quite fascinating, and very instructive :thumbup:
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Re: Thoughts please

Postby petev3.1 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:16 pm

It's a nice sequence and mood but I have a problem with the lack of direction in the lead part which sounds a bit noodle-ish. More melodic structure in the top part would be my thought.
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Re: Thoughts please

Postby ConcertinaChap » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:41 am

"... but you can't please all of the people all of the time". Such a lot of different reactions, thoughts and comments, pretty well the only common point being that we all basically like it. I think that counts as a score draw at the very least! :)

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Re: Thoughts please

Postby Folderol » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:42 pm

I'm, back :bouncy:
Been feeling a bit meh the last couple of days, so in view of the miserable cold wet weather (after massively over hot weeks) I thought I'd have another look at this.
There are quite a few changes, but they creep up on you unexpectedly.

There actually isn't anything new, but a lot more detail has been revealed by changing some of the instruments so they fall in different parts of the spectrum.

The original recording is still on SC, but here is the latest version.
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Re: Thoughts please

Postby Logarhythm » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:30 pm

Nice work, Will - I think I prefer the revised version.
Had a really stressful day in the office and feel somewhat rejuvenated after that, thank you :thumbup:
I was going to sit here and idly read the news but I think I'll boot up Cubase instead, so you have the honour (or potentially shame - anything could happen ;) ) of being partially responsible for that :mrgreen:
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Re: Thoughts please

Postby John Egan » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:44 pm

Folderol wrote:I'm, back :bouncy:
Been feeling a bit meh the last couple of days, so in view of the miserable cold wet weather (after massively over hot weeks) I thought I'd have another look at this.
There are quite a few changes, but they creep up on you unexpectedly.

There actually isn't anything new, but a lot more detail has been revealed by changing some of the instruments so they fall in different parts of the spectrum.

The original recording is still on SC, but here is the latest version.

I liked the earlier version but this is, I think, better still. It sounded a lot different until I played the earlier version again and heard the similarities. As I said before, it is worth all the effort.
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Re: Thoughts please

Postby Folderol » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:28 pm

Thanks again John. I really think I should leave it alone now :)

Oh, and delighted hearing this prompted you to have a play yourself Log.
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Re: Thoughts please

Postby Logarhythm » Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:10 am

Folderol wrote:I really think I should leave it alone now :)
But that would mean you'd achieved the hardest feat in all of music - you'd fin.. finagled... fandangled... there's a word for when a piece is completed, I'm sure it begins with F, but it's so unfamiliar to me I just can't recall it :tongue:
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Postby Kwackman » Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:21 am

Logarhythm wrote:But that would mean you'd achieved the hardest feat in all of music - you'd fin.. finagled... fandangled... there's a word for when a piece is completed, I'm sure it begins with F, but it's so unfamiliar to me I just can't recall it :tongue:

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Re: Thoughts please

Postby blinddrew » Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:13 pm

Just spat my biscuit all over the screen! :bouncy: :clap:
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Re: Thoughts please

Postby Martin Walker » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:09 pm

blinddrew wrote:Just spat my biscuit all over the screen! :bouncy: :clap:

Had you been inspired by the Jackson Pollock school, or was this work a spontaneous installation?


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Re: Thoughts please

Postby blinddrew » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:52 pm

Martin Walker wrote:or was this work a spontaneous installation?
Is that what we're calling it nowadays?
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