Anyway, if anyone fancies a listen, you can hear the tracks on
Let me know what you think on the message board if you want.
> A few people have said that Control seems to drag on a bit. I'll put
> what you said to the band on Wednesday.
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.
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 :)
> 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...
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.
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.
Thanks for everyone else who took the time to take a listen.