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guitfnky
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Post 28 Jun 2020

finished the first single of Slow Robot's upcoming debut full-length album, Becoming Sane. the track is called Water in Sand, and I hope you like it.


it's available on BandCamp, and as my first tune on Spotify.



https://open.spotify.com/artist/0p2yWmv ... bDoYEVQEFg

looking forward to hearing what you think. :D

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MarkTarlton
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Post 28 Jun 2020

Nice track, I can tell you spent some time on the production and arrangement. I really like how you break it down and build it back up. Some really good stuff in there.

I prefer the music over the vocals though. I don't mind them, but if it were someone a little less classic sounding, I probably would enjoy it even more....that's not to say I think the vocals are bad by any means. It's almost too nice sounding for me :) I tend to listen to vocalists who sing less legato, basically singers who aren't as trained.

good job!

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guitfnky
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Post 28 Jun 2020

MarkTarlton wrote:
28 Jun 2020
Nice track, I can tell you spent some time on the production and arrangement. I really like how you break it down and build it back up. Some really good stuff in there.

I prefer the music over the vocals though. I don't mind them, but if it were someone a little less classic sounding, I probably would enjoy it even more....that's not to say I think the vocals are bad by any means. It's almost too nice sounding for me :) I tend to listen to vocalists who sing less legato, basically singers who aren't as trained.

good job!
wow, thank you! I'm nowhere near a trained vocalist, so that's a huge compliment. :D

and I definitely understand the sentiment. I used to feel the same about this kind of singing, since it was never really favored by many of the rock acts I grew up listening to. that changed the first time I heard Dredg's El Cielo album. it fundamentally altered my entire perspective on music. that album has been a huge influence in just about everything I've done since, and it's why I put so much effort into the arrangement.

so happy to hear you enjoyed it. thanks for taking the time to give it a listen!

dmcghee
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Post 29 Jun 2020

Great job and a very nice song.

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guitfnky
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Post 29 Jun 2020

dmcghee wrote:
29 Jun 2020
Great job and a very nice song.
:) much appreciated!

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diminished
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Post 29 Jun 2020

:thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:
:reason: Most recent track: resentment (synthwave) || Others: on my YouTube channel •ᴗ•

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guitfnky
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Post 29 Jun 2020

diminished wrote:
29 Jun 2020
:thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:
many thanks! hope you just borrowed that third thumb, instead of growing a new one. 😆

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Benedict
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Post 29 Jun 2020

The vocal is what grabbed me. Shades of The Mission or a host of other late-80s acts. Not to be derivative but because it is about beauty and delivering the human emotion through a slightly flawed voice.

Musically it is getting more complex than the average Pop song, more like Marillion "Season's End". Again a good thing in my book as one-note songs rarely develop any beauty or humanity.

I will await the album with interest.

:-)

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guitfnky
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Post 30 Jun 2020

Benedict wrote:
29 Jun 2020
The vocal is what grabbed me. Shades of The Mission or a host of other late-80s acts. Not to be derivative but because it is about beauty and delivering the human emotion through a slightly flawed voice.

Musically it is getting more complex than the average Pop song, more like Marillion "Season's End". Again a good thing in my book as one-note songs rarely develop any beauty or humanity.

I will await the album with interest.

:-)
thanks Benedict, appreciate that. :)

this will be one of the poppier songs on the album. it gets quite a bit more complex in spots, but I always try to balance depth and accessibility—it can sometimes seem like a binary choice between the two, but they’re not mutually exclusive. lots in store.

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