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Tue 13/09/05 at 20:48
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Me and my mates decided to form a band about three months ago and we recorded our first demo on Saturday. We were in the recording studio for about 16 hours!

Anyway, if anyone fancies a listen, you can hear the tracks on

[URL]http://www.overplay.co.uk/camorra[/URL]

Let me know what you think on the message board if you want.
Fri 23/09/05 at 21:04
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Listened to it (Sun-lit Trap). Musically it's good, but your singer can't.. um... sing. Also, the echo on the vocals sounds pretty naff, but there's definitely something good going on there.
Fri 23/09/05 at 15:50
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There's a song on there which uses Quick Time now, it's the play and rate one, but you don't have to rate it.
Tue 20/09/05 at 23:54
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Gabbo wrote:
> A few people have said that Control seems to drag on a bit. I'll put
> what you said to the band on Wednesday.

cool.
i didn't mean that it draged on though, i was just saying that the writing was extremely "by numbers" and it sounded like "4 parts played in sequence" rather than being a song at it's core.

example:
the pre-chorus bit after the first verse. the music changes and there's no vocal, so it's a noticible change, too sharp, it doesn't flow. little things like simply carrying the last vocal line of the verse to go over the first bar of the pre-chorus brings the listener with you and makes your music more interesting.

that kinda thing :)
Tue 20/09/05 at 21:04
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Gabbo wrote:
> No worries Chris, I'll get that sorted for you.

Cheers, Stef :-)

Considering how similar our music tastes are, I'm guessing it'll be my kind of thing...
Tue 20/09/05 at 19:40
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Gave it a chance. . . didn't like it, not my sorta thing. Nice one tho, ur on ur way.
Mon 19/09/05 at 18:45
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A few people have said that Control seems to drag on a bit. I'll put what you said to the band on Wednesday.

The singer sounds a lot better when we all play live, but so does all the music to be honest. Apart from the drummer, this is the first time we've been in a situation like this, so I think when we do it again, we'll be a lot more comfortable and hopefully get better results.
Mon 19/09/05 at 18:29
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not all that bad, get your singer to ditch the pseudo-american accent and it'll sound better.

EDIT: actually, just get him to be better, there's no power there. although that MAY be the mix, but he's still off.

also, try and expand from the 4-bar linearity, there are times (especially in control destroyer) where the listener loses interest because there's nothing happening over the music, it's like 4 bars of filler and it sounds a little.. i don't know... cop-out/lazy? no offense intended, but i feel there's more you could do with it.
Mon 19/09/05 at 18:15
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No worries Chris, I'll get that sorted for you.

Thanks for everyone else who took the time to take a listen.
Sun 18/09/05 at 16:20
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I would listen but I don't have WMP and can't really be arised to get. Any chance of uploading them as MP3's?
Sun 18/09/05 at 12:22
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Your band has a lot of potential for greatness.

Listening, Crossbob?

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