Praying Birds

Discussion in 'New Talent & Track Reviews' started by Praying Birds, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. Praying Birds

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    Dont u guys like Drill & Bass?
     
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    Gloxxy I SNORT COAL

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    That sounds like a mess. What time signature are you using?
     
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    Multiple. Switching many times.
     
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    Gloxxy I SNORT COAL

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    It just causes confusion and brain hurt.
     
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    Weird time signatures are just a bit of a gimmick I think. I used to think they were cool, but now i've realised that they're just used by people who are trying to be clever.

    Big ups for trying to be different though... :D
     
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    Iam not trying to be clever. I like my music the way it is.
     
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    Gloxxy I SNORT COAL

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    Keep doing what you are doing then. I'm some people out there will enjoy your music.
     
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    Yeah to be fair, one of my first tracks was this...



    I'm still really pleased with it, apart from the shitty conceptual intro and the sound design being poor
     
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    Dark Lizardro The Lizard that has a hammer Staff Member

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    Interesting: you come here, ask for people's opinion. and when you get them (and they are not favorable on your approach to music), you just dismiss everything that's been said, and make a bold statement that you like it how it is (therefore assuming you'll wont change at all). What's the point of asking for feedback, then?
     
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    Yeah, well, people only told me it would sound like "a mess", its chaos and stuff... I wanted to talk about details (808 drums + amen break) or the general concept of a track. I know that my music might sound like chaos to other people.
     
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    Did you have a concept for the track? An artist/ or artists you were imitating, or something?
     
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    Nope. The tracks are the concept itself. This music is all about the madness of existence.
     
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    808's and amens aren't exactly revolutionary, don't know how much there is to discuss about them..
    This tune is a bit free jazz'y for my tastes, and I thought you could have had more different drill phrases and drum edits, strangely enough the tune got a bit predictable after a few couple of bars.
    Didn't think it was too bad, to be honest, really weird stuff, but a bit same'y throughout.
     
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    interesting approach!
     
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    I think one thing you're not paying much attention to is structuring your tracks.
    Consider having an overall structure (e.g. build-drop-breakdown-drop) you don't have to make it a cliche, but some kind of framework helps a lot.
    Also consider the structure at a lower level, like between bars.
    Lots of people like the binary structure, make a 1 bar loop, then duplicate it and add a small variation in the second bar, then duplicate that and make a larger variation in bars 3+4, rinse and repeat until you feel the need for a breakdown or have a finished tune.

    Analyse structures of tunes you like, then copy bits of them.

    You'll get the music in your head into real life eventually if you keep practicing, learning, trying new things etc... we're all doing the same thing here.
     
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    Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts.
     
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