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Another attempt to be something else than a song ptalbotMoney Is Freedom of Speech Bankrupts
At least you're at home in the 'experimental' section! Once again (I'm saying again because I recognize the author), your vocal as little to do with the musical background... this is one of your feature it seems. But I'd say quit this. It just doesn't work. The musical background itself is more of the pad type than anything really supporting anything, there are timing issues between the drums and the wandering bass which seems to be playing another tune, and the flangey synth is just adding to the annoyance... quite frankly annoyance is the only emotional impact I get from this. Again, to sum up, stop trying to make something else. Try to make a song.
Job interview at Fort Alamo? ptalbotcurse of the wayward youth Bankrupts
I have no idea what this one is about. I just picked a few words here and there, the vocal is quite distorted and quite frankly I couldn't be bothered to make an effort trying to concentrate to get it. I only picked a word or two, like a "job interview"??? That's quite a contrast with the bare background with some midi guitar and cheezy synth with a chord progression that would feel more at home in a western spaghetti. So I suppose the experimental here is the juxtaposition of fake sounds, western chord progression and casual lyrics? If so, great one. If not, I must confess, I didn't get it, and I doubt I'm the only one.
mr. happy sun NervosaA New Tomorrow The Frontliners
Super bright happy simple piece. It's really easy to listen to, so the mix can't be that bad. If I had to be picky about it, the acoustic guitar is a little rough and the vocals could use a shine. You could really bring the vocals out and make some magic there. The lead guitar is hurting a bit too, just a bit underwhelming in the mix. Structurally, you know what's going on. The creativity is not there, it's elsewhere. Sometimes things just need to be easygoing and simple. Where this song shines is the musicality of everything else. Definitely belongs in a Sunday picnic mix.
No review for you ptalbotR.E.M. Feat Swann Ill Rock & Frost Bitten Jakob22
I know you have a long history of refusing to review here. So I won't bother reviewing this, even though you tried to trick everyone by putting you hip hop thing in the experimental. We know who you are!
Groovy pseudo oriental alternative rock ptalbotThe Vigil Phlogiston
Cool tom groove in the intro and the "cha cha" add a great vibe to it. The arrangement is quite bare, with the drum groove and a steady bass line, the meat of it being vocals, with various layers, from male bass stabs to the meandering female lead. Tasty stuff overall. A little too bare though, I was hearing some oriental-oriented(!) guitar fast arpeggios and melodic lines to counterpoint the vocals, maybe some keys at some point. I wonder how this would sound with a fuller arrangement anyway, which is a good thing because this means I quite like the song. The ending is deceptive though, I would have tried something more definitive, perhaps build until a final "bang". I don't know, I can imagine all sorts of arrangement things on this. Some cool potential, and with a little bit more work on the arrangement this could be a great one. Keep it up!