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#549857 - 08/16/19 11:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: Play in the Ruins [Re: Robertkc]
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Nice acoustic setting. Especially effective when the steel guitar came into.

Can't say I've got a clue what specifically you're singing about, but it works emotionally, which is all that really matters.

Good arrangement, good singing.
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Vocal control, you say. Never heard of it. Is that some kind of ProTools thing?

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#549970 - 08/17/19 06:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: Play in the Ruins [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Originally Posted By: Mark K
Enjoyable listen. The Congas was just the right amount of drums/percussion for this song.


Thanks for your listen.

Originally Posted By: Scott C
Awesome tune Robert. Love your folk songs. Super vocal and harmonies. Very cool intro and backtrack. As always super lyric. Well done


Thank you,Scott!

Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Nicely done, Robert! Nice choice of instrumentation, fits the song well. Especially like the congas and that 3059 realtrack.

Great job processing the vocals! Just the right amount of fx.

The lead vocal sounds a little hot through the 'phones but is fine over the monitors. Could maybe drop it 2db or so, but not a big deal.

Good song, always enjoy your work.




Thank you,Dave. The vocal level has been tweaked now- I appreciate your positives on this one.



Originally Posted By: Rustyspoon#
Robert,
Simply amazing! Beautiful poetry! Some harmony twists caught me by surprise... in a very good way smile
Percussion choice works very well on this. Would not change a thing.

Thank you for sharing!

Misha.





Misha,
Really good to hear you liked the lyrics. The conga track has become a favourite of mine.


Robert

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#550145 - 08/18/19 06:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: Play in the Ruins [Re: TuneMonger]
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Originally Posted By: jannesan
Beautiful folky melody with right amount of melancholy. That acoustic guitar is a great selection, works well with your voice. Nice harmonies.

As always, your words are full of touching real life images, and I like how you describe the writing process. Although the words are so vivid that they don't need a picture, this song would be a good material to be played in an indie movie.

Janne


I really appreciate that, Janne.

Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
"torn up ticket for someplace new
eyes of grey face eyes of blue
patch the pieces into a song"

Wow!

Your vocals seem to be more and more nuanced. Really nice.

Outstanding band and mix. We very much liked the congas and the held bass.

Engaging and memorable. Very cinematic in feel...can almost see film credits rolling by.

Excellent!

J&B



J&B,
Hard to fit the strife and peacemaking into one verse -I`m glad you liked that.Thank you for the very positive review.

Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Robert,

This is wonderful! I like everything about it.

A beautiful song.

Your vocal is, perhaps, your all time best. Well recorded, very "musical", and well mixed.

The BAND choice is perfect. I'm a big fan of that acoustic guitar RT. The e. piano adds a delicious flavor. The congas - perfect. And the steel puts it over the top. This band should "get the call" often - an albums worth.

Super mix.

Outstanding in all regards.

fj


Floyd,
I`ve used a similar "band" a few times now... long way from getting into a niche with it though!
Those are very kind comments- thank you.

Originally Posted By: TuneMonger
One of your best, I think (though I've not heard all), congas really drive it and pedal steel somehow works, too. Great job!!


I`m glad you liked this- thanks for commenting.

Robert

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