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Re: Those Who'll Inherit Everything
Reply #30 on: January 28, 2020, 01:48:12
I guess here are my thoughts on song length.  If you have no desire to have radio stations play the song, then the length is great.  I didn't mind listening to it for over 4 minutes.  However, if you desire to have your song on the radio, then (99 times out of 100 - there are a few long songs that get played :  American Pie...) it needs to be under 4 minutes.  In fact many songs on the radio are under 3 minutes.    It is your choice.

Thank you for listening and your thoughts. I don't doubt that you are right and it is good advice, but I'm an old man, and I don't write for 'todays' listeners because, well ..I can't - I'm too old and out of touch.

Airplay is about as far removed from my mind as possible.  First, NOBODY gets airplay unless the music is recorded and mastered by a "known" touring artist, produced, recorded, and mastered in pro studios, and finally gets a pass from the evil empire that decides what gets played. I'm a nobody who doesn't play out, and has no real desire to. Second, and more importantly, the stuff that gets airplay is meant for the common denominator of the masses, and I find most of it to lack compositional integrity. Sure, there are great performances and production, but so much of it is poorly written that it's embarrassing for me to listen to it. ..but then - remember, I'm out of touch.  It follows that I'm pretty sure I would be embarrassed if my music got any airplay ..so thankfully it's not possible.   The only kind of 'play' I get is of the streaming variety, and from a very very small group of songwriters who take the time to listen, not so much to enjoy as to critique and hopefully help me to write and record and improve my music.  I'm a very content amateur - this is my avocation, and I intend to keep it that way :)


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Re: Those Who'll Inherit Everything
Reply #31 on: January 28, 2020, 08:22:01
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Airplay is about as far removed from my mind as possible.  First, NOBODY gets airplay unless the music is recorded and mastered by a "known" touring artist, produced, recorded, and mastered in pro studios, and finally gets a pass from the evil empire that decides what gets played. I'm a nobody who doesn't play out, and has no real desire to. Second, and more importantly, the stuff that gets airplay is meant for the common denominator of the masses, and I find most of it to lack compositional integrity. Sure, there are great performances and production, but so much of it is poorly written that it's embarrassing for me to listen to it. ..but then - remember, I'm out of touch.  It follows that I'm pretty sure I would be embarrassed if my music got any airplay ..so thankfully it's not possible.   The only kind of 'play' I get is of the streaming variety, and from a very very small group of songwriters who take the time to listen, not so much to enjoy as to critique and hopefully help me to write and record and improve my music.  I'm a very content amateur - this is my avocation, and I intend to keep it that way :)

Ahh a fellow cynic of the empire! Well met! What a junk disaster the music industry is!

Love your remarks on perfection. This idea to make everything perfect also irritates me. I've had a fair few arguments with a certain Gadulka player while recording the Kelebek Evrimi material in Skopje. She would play an amazing improv piece to a track, which my eyes became watered for, but then she would then proceed to insist that she goes through every note and correct every pitch. I told her it sounds dead to correct everything like this.

It's like the best vegetables for us are the deformed organic ones, yet we've become accustomed to consuming perfect sized/coloured pieces of plastic. The tastes of public music appreciation can be likened to the commercialisation of vegetables.  :lol:

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Ramble aside, the song is quite soothing. I see the feel you're going for and it's nice. The lyrical message is very effective.

I've only listened to the latest version. I feel the bass of the all the instrumental elements could be amped up a bit. It's missing this part of the sound spectrum.

Like with other comments, something else to assist with the build towards the end. Some crackly tambourine, anything really, I don't think it would take much.

Edit: I can hear in the second chorus repetition a kind of loud singing in the background, repeating some of the words, like pop song style, to really bring out the essence of those words and to assist in the build. Know any divas?





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