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You Know I Care....... Ailwyn Rees
Well hello again! We must stop meeting like this! People might be mistaken into thinking there's some life left in this blind review system. I always enjoy listening to your compositions.... Your musicianship and production are always of a high standard, very melodic and well mixed. I guess this is the way forward for the site now... you upload the songs and I'll review them! Keep up the good work....
Gone Ghostly Beard

Will I like this more? Ailwyn Rees
Loved the quirky lyrics... they're inventive and rhyme nicely. Come to that, I've never heard a mermaid sing. Not your bog standard folk song is it? It probably won't appeal to the folk purist, but what the hell! It would fit nicely into an experimental folk category! Apart from that there wasn't much else to the song, but I think I know who you are!
You Will Like This More Bankrupts

Rock City Ailwyn Rees
Bit raw in places with an annoying buzz at the end. It sounds like you knew it was there and abruptly finished the whole thing! Rhythm section sounded good, nice low end with the bass and drums with a steady beat. The rest of it has something to be desired. Trying to sound like Ian Hunter were you? At least he sounded his t's when singing.... you don't! Perhaps you were going for the rough image? If so, the neat guitar work didn't portray that! Oh well, savour this review, as it may be the last one you receive on this graveyard of a website!
Lambayeque Rock City Da'bam

Run off a different cliff! Why don't you think? Ailwyn Rees
No one really goes near the Experimental section, so why not pop your track into the Rock section to get a review! It came cross as a third rate Tubeway Army (Gary Numan) inspired track, repetitive vocals, somewhat meaningless... It all seemed to be computer generated from what I could hear... I hope I'm wrong? Couldn't really pick put the guitar and bass, and the drums really weren't doing much either? At least you have a review now. How many more are you expecting??? You may be disappointed!
Dak Simplex Virus

You poor old Audio Refugee! Ailwyn Rees
An Audio Refugee huh! You are a dying breed sir! Well, it's a 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59 automobile... One Piece at a Time... remember that one by Johnny Cash? You surely do, as this tune sounds remarkably like that one! The hook? Audio refugee! Heard it plenty of times mentioned in the song, and I'll never forget it! But of an abrupt, curious ending wasn't it? The whole song was somewhat raw and loose, and that's why I liked it in many ways. Anyway, don't lose sleep waiting for further reviews, this is probably the last one this song will get!
Audio Refugee RGMixProject

Happy Xmas! Ailwyn Rees
Well, this is the first Xmas song I have heard on the BRS! Quite a nice song altogether, but fancy waking up with a lurch? No way Jose! I've set a reminder on my phone to play this song on Xmas Day, as it's a damned sight better than the Xmas records that are churned out these days!
White Trash Christmas Bankrupts

Yep...... you pulled it off, living the dream with me! Ailwyn Rees
What a lovely laid back folk song you've produced here! It certainly put my head in a spin! It flows along nicely with well written lyrics, a lovely melody, great commercial appeal. pleasant musicianship, not overdone, true folk-style! I've listened to it twice now, and you have achieved the full house, 4...4....4...4...etc. Well done, and I sincerely hope more than 3 people listen to this!
Dreams Mr. Troll

What happened after 5 seconds? You know best! Ailwyn Rees
I used to love playing my 33rpm LP's. The problem was that I never used to look after them properly and you ended up with jumps, scratches, crackles etc., and sadly a great production has been spoilt here by some rather poor mixing. The first whoops is after about 5 seconds, almost like the stylus jumped. With all this modern digital productions, should that be happening? Now that the moaning is out of the way, let's crack on with the aspects... Bass? It's not there! If it were, you would have scored well, as it kinda underpinned the whole track very well. Vocals... they were tight and spot on. Originality... It's very listenable to, bar the issues above. Mix... see above! Oh well, I hope you enjoyed reading this review, as it could be the last one this song gets on this site, unless other site users pull their fingers out of their backsides and start reviewing!
Think You Know Best Jay & Luke

King Arthur's planetary adventures Ailwyn Rees
Soundtrack for Sci-Fi film slant on King Arthur? Not often I delve into the Soundtrack section of the BRS, but I'm running out of options now. I do find it difficult to assess songwriting when the lead vocal is spoken. Perhaps dialogue would read better? The background vocals have a very haunting presence, and to be honest, they are the stand-out aspect of this song! I would have preferred the lead vocal to be sung! Would Guinevere have preferred it in outer space?
Mink Stolen Part 1 of 5- Camelot Bound Interstellar Fur Traders Band

One of these days... I'll do another review! Ailwyn Rees
Not often that I listen to country, but I'll be very honest, I'm running out if categories to review, so here I am in the yee-hah category! Nice little drum pattern for the intro... then straight into that classic country rhythm. Good intelligent use of all instruments, high and low end with the bass, accordion standing out, and nice lead on the outro. I hear the backing vocals, but they could come up a bit more, as the lead vocal drowns them out. All in all a lovely melody that is very listenable to :-)
One of These Days Mr. Troll