• Possibly THIS is what I meant after all...
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Re: Possibly THIS is what I meant after all...
Reply #15 on: December 10, 2019, 12:36:40
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@LePlongeur Yes, that's precisely the point, possibly. The song is about communication, and that isn't all about what I mean, but also about what other people understand from it. So, erm... to avoid miscommunication here, it's not about how rotten anyone's English is, but that we might miscomprehend. It's sometimes killing me, yes, and to err is human...

Besides, @oorlab @LostBoy and @Jurgen said a couple of useful things that made me wonder, so I thought I'd listen to them and make use of what THEY meant. After all, that is why this is a review section, not a finished version section..

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Re: Possibly THIS is what I meant after all...
Reply #16 on: December 10, 2019, 21:24:44
@Pleudoniem - good to read you are evolving the mix further. For my clarification - did you drum it yourself, or was it a 'Funky Drummer Pattern' ?

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Re: Possibly THIS is what I meant after all...
Reply #17 on: December 10, 2019, 21:54:47
@oorlab I played the drums myself, sticks in hand. Since I have had this kit, I haven't used any midi-patterns anymore. I've had it since March 2016.


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Re: Possibly THIS is what I meant after all...
Reply #18 on: December 11, 2019, 14:44:01
I actually quite like the drums as they establish the overall feel of the song for me right from the top. I might consider, though, looking at the vocal level in relation to the percussion level and perhaps bring the lead vocals up ever so slightly.

I like this version a lot.
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Re: Possibly THIS is what I meant after all...
Reply #19 on: December 12, 2019, 00:23:33
This has a real Steely Dan feel to it to me, and that's a good compliment. I really enjoyed the listen, its cleverly arranged and written to get this sort of feel.

Well done mate. I like.
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Re: Possibly THIS is what I meant after all...
Reply #20 on: December 13, 2019, 20:21:06
@seriousfun I've read people compare me to Steely Dan before, so it is not a surprise, but still a great compliment. And there are Talking Heads and Bowie. My, THOSE are people I'd like to be compared with :) Their echo is quite accidental by the way, as I don't intentionally try to sound like them. They've become bands to listen more often to though, as a consequence.



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