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Experimental ? it's Progressive - it's good old 70's prog-rock with all the compliments that can hold.
Even a touch of Genesis in there, now Gabriel would be jealous...
IMO It takes serious talent to put something like this together. Bravo
clever and inventive - great sound to the song - enjoy the changes of feel and mood
Let me start as I listen...so far it's folk acoustic and VERY cool...and nothing 2mins in has made me change my mind...that said, I think this would sit well in a genre called psychedelic acoustic...very VERY cool....oooh just changed...very psychedelic and slightly typical of the great stuff (like Troglodyte) turned out by Jimmy Castor Bunch and Sly And The Family Stone...Show off!!! lol ;)
Quality never lessens Dude! Polished and atmospheric. You know i can't comment on techy stuff..not havin a clue and all that, but your usual terriffic Andy style music-scapes you craft these superbly. This feels very dreams and yeah the Floyd compassions have to come to mind. Truely masterful.
Really like the lyrics here, I haven't listened to Floyd but I actually quite like the airiness to it and the atmosphere it creates. The musical touches are deft and done with considerable skil.
Loved the beginning.... very modern...(in comparison to your other tunes) . but then what the hell do you do at 1.43.. you go into Pink Flloyd ..... noooooooooooo
such a shame.... I really thought you had something beautiful.
And then to top it all you add Black Sabbath along with some really weird jazz stuff that does not belong! I am gutted!!!!
Overall I do really admire your lyrics - awesome.
I really love BS n PF but there is a place for them to be heard!!!!!!!
Acoustic? Cool. Nice country rock feel. Nice drum track. Your raspy voice makes me think you should be a big star. You're a true musician Andy because you can do any style. Your engineering is seamless - I feel like your playing live in my studio. There's a dream-like quality to this one in the break.
Ooooohhhh - I like the change. Wasn't expecting that at all. And the electric guitar. Love the spoken voice in there -deep and sexy.
You always keep me guessing Andy.
Sounds very sweet to me Andy, love the changes between the light and lively!!! It's a damn good story too!!! It's an intricate weave of instruments and vocals woven into something very special!!!!Awesome!!!!!!
So, I saw your post and I thought, hmmmm,I bet this is gonna be a treat. Well, it was, and its was more of a treat as the song took lots of twists and turns. Great vision in your musical ideas. As for genre I think Rock is as near as damn it.
Love the the sound of the guitars and the overall feel, though I'm finding the mix a little too wide, almost behind me so to speak. Great blend of different instruments by the way :-)
I was missing something from my life and I think I just realised what it was - it was a fresh dose of Oakwood inc.
Andy I think your what this site will always need and thats a proper good old fashioned song writer. Its start is so much simpler than a lot of your stuff but for me thats to its credit. Stripping back to the bones of a song is not something everyone would have the confidence or the ability to do but you have done it with style. Then part 2 kicks in and were back in familiar ground with the elogantly layered complexity that I think only you can do with this genre to any convincing level.
(I like the spoken bit it reminded me of that drunken singing you once sent me and I've filed away for a rainy day)
Even though I`m a late comer I can see why its #1.
Appreciate the work that's gone into this and love the story in the lyrics. Very quirky with the different sytles. Production of course is faultless but that's no suprise. Excellent use of instumentation and congrats on your numero uno spot.....
Mental, and what a trip! One hundred percent Oakwood, everything I've enjoyed about your tunes over the years rolled up into one delightful package. Love the lyrics, vocals and the acoustic as this bit starts, and the break at 2:40 is delicious, excellent mix. Rock half of the song works surprisingly well, killer keyboards remind me a tad bit of Emerson Lake and Palmer. Nicely done!
It's an epic production for sure...and slightly quirky.Luv the mellow intro with the simple chord changes...always effective...but what's all this 3/4 nonsense?lol.Like the heavy riffage @ 3.13..but it all gets a bit too proggy for me after that.Still gets a thumbs though.
Very nice tune! I see where Erik is coming from, perhaps a "Floydian" slip with a dash of Tommy? I especially enjoyed the understated lead but it could be bumped up a smidgen for my tastes. VERY Nice!
I'm sure I heard "Oh For The Wings Of A Dove (And The Sh1tty Black @rse of a Crow)" on my last listen.
You have something here my friend,
your talents just shine from beginning to end. Totally Enjoyed.
GREAT SONG!!! Love the lyrics and the music and the changes and the whole ride you put me on... this has a Pink Floyd feel to it - even the crazy way it ends... Pink Floyd! Yet, I couldn't tell you which particular song... it's as if it were retrieved within the same area of the brain that they use when they would come up with their tunes back in the 70's.
sounds like it should be on a soundtrack mate, it's got that pop/chart feel to it. also sounds great through my tiny speakers atm. Yeh I think too much rev on the voc also. Great organs and guits later! That's the sound I was waiting for, nice one. 10/10 very creative work and nice outro's.
No probs Eric - I had the same very recently with one of rich's. Ta for passing by anyway
If there is no "hook" in a song I look for something musically to pick up the slack and pull me in by forcing me feel it. I've spun it three times now and ...I'm sorry. I just never felt it. Your production and playing skills still shine as they always do. I'm sure it's just a personal taste thing and it's quite possible that mine have gotten a bit too narrow as of late.
The Floyd baton is firmly back in your grasp, thank God, it was gettin all sweaty and horrible. Sounds like Hank playin at 1:25 ish. Strangely enough, I found a fiver when I was a kid too. Me mam took it to the copper lodging with us and they shared it between em. Nice change up mate. Plagiarism? Yeah deffo heard this in an elevator t'other day. Excellent work matey, next #1 definitely. Are you rippin off 'Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring' in places? Ya little bugger! Thumbzup of course, y'old tw@t!
I love that geetar that comes in at 124. Classy.... and the changeup at the 143 as mentioned is special. This is really good Andy. No problem "staying with it". An epic piece..has a little "thick as a brick" feel to it with the organ in there....I hear the part you were worried about on you last "plagerism" post....wouldn't even have thought about it had you not mentioned/posted it....cool stuff.
As you say Andy theres a mixture of Genres in there love the drums in this section of the song, i do prefere upto 1:43 mark.
at 3:14 mark , nice heavy rock going on , Theres that organ again lol. Nice.
Love that touch at 4.02 mark Andy ( that was my Fiver BTW lol ) That Andy takes some bloody doing my friend ... What a journey.
Excellent Stuff Thumbz ( i wont forget this time lol)
Hey A. Lovin the Pink Floyd "The Wall" vibe. Great production work and your vocal sounds amazing. Percs are perfect with the tambourine truly gives this track a lot of interesting layers. The rockier side of things at 3:12 is an awesome kick in the pants! This has so much going on and I believe it's one of your best works and that's hard to do with your volume of great work. A journey so worth taking.
I began recording songs in January 2006. Genre is rock, pop and jazz with electronica dabbles on a few toons. It's a hobby for me. I record using cubase.
Home studio using a PC, yamaha keyboard, a couple of guitars and a Rode NT1A mic. I use cubase for recording/mixing and wavelab for mastering.
A strange fact - in 1976, the term "Mega" was 1st coined by me and came into general usage as meaning something great or awesome. I was an apprentice electrician at the time and "mega" was a technical prefix meaning "a million times". I remember that all my fellow students started using the term so maybe this was down to me. Nobody hardly says it anymore so i guess it's run it's course.
Another strange fact - i designed a telephone for use in a mortuary. Dead interesting lol!!!
Nice strong melody & energy to this track, would be great for the movies.
wow i felt like i was actually at a pink floyd concert excellent tune.
James Oakwood is a new name to me from MP3 Unsigned but hey, he is a man in love with his bed obviously so he's cool by me. He's also a rock artist which, as you well know, definitely fine by me. According to his webpage, he's only been writing and recording since 2006 and features a tasty pick of all his kit (is that a Dell?); the kind of stuff you need to make rock music. Even
A refreshing track about my fave place, I love it!
Keep em comming Mr Oakwood!!