Thank you to the people who were nice about my music. I’d just like to point out that Barry W, who I swear I have never even heard of before, was scarily perceptive on all fronts when (after being nice) he typed:
“It had a real film soundtrack feel to it – I saw a bus leaving town in the American Midwest for some reason. Rain. Sean Penn or someone of that ilk. Bass was a bit heavy though. (though maybe that’s the fault of my computer speakers)”
One: my usual collaborator is Mr Media Composition. He wasn’t involved this time, but he’s probably influenced me into making more “cinematic” music.
Two: The working title of the piece, when I only had chords and a snippet of melody was “Lord of the Rails” because it sounded like to me like it was going to turn into something gospelly about a long journey.
Three: it wasn’t the fault of your computer speakers; the bass was indeed heavy because I mix on quite gutsy speakers and, on first drafts, to tend to boost the bass until the master sounds nice on my embarrassingly bass-light car stereo. (You should have seen the look on the salesman’s eyes when I walked into the car sound system shop with my shaved head and hoodie and asked for something for my hatchback, “but not too woofer-y”.)
Anyway, here’s a mix less likely to rearrange your internal organs [UPDATED AGAIN 12Dec04]:
- MP3 [3.2 MB]
- Windows Media [3.3 MB]
- Ogg [3.9 MB]
I’m a bit late with this one, due to having been dead busy, but I finally listened to it last night, just the once. My immediate impressions are: nice production — it really sounds finished; cool bass noises; pretty good songwriting — the tune’s not stuck in my head after just the one listen, but I do remember it as being good; and you can’t ‘alf sing. So not bad, then.
i like this peice very much, juvenile effort or not…my speakers handled the bass bits quite fin…the instruments come through…my only gripe sir is that you might consider pushing your to the forefront more as you hae that quality of voice that is wrapped in wind and maybe a bit of self-consciouness…push it out more and it’ll be
killer….oh boy your web page is moving around like water at the mo”’either i’m three sheets to the wind or you’ve got yourself a cool script eh? …uh…what was i say?