warm winter nights (sung) by Bankrupts


I acknowledge the barely sung, barely in tune vocal delivery. I was going for a more guttural sound on top of very delicate orchestral sounds and moderately aggressive drums.

It sounds more sung after you hear the original spoken word version.

It is an unusual combination, and I like it, and the vocal melody just came out this way when I sang it for the first time. I might change parts of it, but I enjoy all the nuances, like wrinkles seen through the light of adding character.

My signature reviewer of the spoken word version, Steve Ison, mentioned he wondered what a vocal melody would do, and he'll probably run across this and think, hey, this was my suggestion! And as to whether he will like it more this way, as I am pretty sure this is likely not the way he might imagine it could be, well, you never know...

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I get the feeling I've had deja vu before.
So, I just reviewed this song, the only difference betwixt the two being that the words have turned into lyrics here. Many of the things I wrote in the first review apply here but, surprisingly, the presence of a singer has improved it.
There's much more of a musical atmosphere, greater warmth and a feeling of emotion. Even though it's actually more chaotic all round.
The voice has a pleasing sound, warts an' all, and when freed from the contraints of speech, much more expressive. It also ties up more neatly at the end and feels shorter.
I can begin to tune in on this one.
Much more better.


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This is so obviously a poem put onto improvised music - and -as far as the music n singing go-probably a first take....
Spontaneity is a great-and very human creative quality admittedly -but when presented in an unedited song form like here -there are severe limitations..
i.e We get an improvised celtic keyboard tune over one chord and a rambling vocal line sung over the top with free-form poetry that dosn't rhyme and dosn't scan.. The vocalist ebbs n flows -ups n downs as the spontaneous whimsy of the moment takes him -with scant regard to developing a tune or even framing the poem melodically/rythmically the most dynamic way it could..
This kind of thing is probably great fun for the participants -but alot less fun for the average listener..

To be fair -the nature of this poem with its free-flowing non rhyming lines is obviously meant to just be a POEM -not a song -and even Lennon/McCartney at their best would've struggled to make it work at all-without edits-and with hours of focussed effort -far less someone singing the free-form lines in one take as the moment takes him..

Steve Ison