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    Quote Originally Posted by DM60 View Post
    I am wondering if you could get more sound depth out of the mix. I have listned to some EDM guys and some of those folks really know how to pull out some sound.
    I forgot to ask, can you please explain what you mean by "sound depth"? Do you mean instruments forward and backward in the mix?

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    Quote Originally Posted by YellowDwarf View Post
    I forgot to ask, can you please explain what you mean by "sound depth"? Do you mean instruments forward and backward in the mix?

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    Yea, I listened to some of those EDM guys and they seem to know how to pull out sounds from within sounds. What you have is really good, but with some "EQ mining" you might find some treasures inside the sound that makes it even deeper and richer.

    Not sure if that makes sense, but listen to some of the top EDM guys, they really know how to carve our sound.
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    To be EDM, I believe you need a giant mouse head, some designer drugs, an LED light show, and roughly 500 people dancing. Besides, the vocal has a very strong psychedelic or even transcendental element which places it in a different league. I wish it was 1980 and this was being played on an obscure underground college radio station. Then you could call it Post Punk and be done with it. Today, all bets are off. There is so much genre bleed that musicology as a pursuit may soon cease to exist.

    I often struggle with the same dilemma: what to call it. Currently, I'm describing my own work as Post Punk Folk Punk. I'm attempting to transcend Folk Punk by taking it backwards several decades, adding a touch of Americana, Jazz, and Funk. The songs also have their roots in pre-ampalachian English folk tunes and are heavily influenced by the work of Robyn Hitchcock, Tome Waites, and Alex Harvey. My only dilemma is the pedal steel. Every time I play it on a track, it gets called Country. Old timey I can handle. Just not Country, especially where it crosses over into Pop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwillis45 View Post
    I'm attempting to transcend Folk Punk by taking it backwards several decades, adding a touch of Americana, Jazz, and Funk. The songs also have their roots in pre-ampalachian English folk tunes and are heavily influenced by the work of Robyn Hitchcock, Tome Waites, and Alex Harvey. My only dilemma is the pedal steel. Every time I play it on a track, it gets called Country. Old timey I can handle. Just not Country, especially where it crosses over into Pop.
    Sounds very interesting!


    Quote Originally Posted by dwillis45 View Post
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    Musically, 1958 was a long time ago, if you get my drift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YellowDwarf View Post
    Musically, 1958 was a long time ago, if you get my drift.
    True. But things were simple then. You basically had Jazz, the remnants of Big Band, the roots of Rock and Roll, Country, and the Blues, Soul and R&B. Folk existed, but not as an industry like it became in the early 1960's. Elvis was in his first year of military service where he was safe, and Eisenhower had no playlist. Nothing really "crossed over" until Dylan brought a Fender to Newport, and genre was a French word used by people who went to college. There wasn't enough variation in music to justify the use of sub-genre.

    Today, everything is hyphenated to the point where no categories really exist. Soon, everyone will have their own category as we all go individual together. The Grammy Awards will no longer be dominated by Pop-HipHop-R&B artists. The award winners will simply fall under the categories of Tom, Dick, and Harry. Although, to be honest, we won't use Tom, Dick, or Harry. Those name are gone. We have invented new names based on the amalgamation process, where old names are combined or often just spelled in a new way. So the names are likely to look more like Tomdick or Harri. Like I said, we are going to hell in a hand basket.

    So I think you should beat everyone to the finish line. Call your music YellowDwarf music. It has a nice ring to it and one day you may actually see the development of a large number of yellow dwarves who follow you. Or at least copy your style as an homage. You may even get your own category at the Grammy Awards.

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    Mix sounds bright and clear; the synth melodies at eg 3:00 recall Jan Hammer on the Cobham "Spectrum" LP. Excellent imagery with just a hint of menace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guernica View Post
    enjoyed this, ..sounds like rock to me. But, im old and everything i like sounds like rock to me. No real nits. Im listening on headphones, and here the lead vocs might be juust a little loud in spots. ..debatable though.
    I agree that this song is closet to modern rock. It doesn't have that many basic EDM sound and structural elements, in my opinion, and it's not dance-oriented, which is a property of most EDM (electronic dance music). I liked it a lot!! Thanks for sharing.

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    Thanks Rexinator, number 6 and dwillis45. I was trying for a bit of funk in the lead at the end, with the cymbal going on 2 and 4. But the song itself and stuff I've put out recently may have drum roots in hip hopish rhythms with rock "thinking", I don't know - it doesn't really matter as long as folks think its got a groove.

    And I meant that I was born in 58 and that carries a lot of musical baggage with it!

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    I thought that was a cool sound vocal. What effects were on it?

    The main synth riff is a little brittle.

    I didn't care for the trumpets. It didn't seem to fit.

    Bass sounded excellent.

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    i would call this "elctronica core"

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