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Can't We Talk It Through
Killer guitars dude :) Been ages since I been by your page. Good vocal performance. Love that little Moog type synth :) The snare doesn't sound right to me tho. Other than that good work dude. Peace,Ricky
Pidge old pal this sounds great when it kicks in - crunchy! a great listen from a genre I don't hear too often. Great work. G.
Quality songwriting as always. Passionate vocal performance too.
Bringing the big guns in @ 1:53...noice:)
I only have one crit...THAT snare lol.
Something a bit less aurally intrusive maybe..? ;) Mart
Hi Craig. I've done some mixing in headphones. It's a little harder to do but it can work. I turn the volume way down. It helps me to focus on each part a little more. I'm actually straining to hear what I need. Then when I think it sounds right i turn it up again. It may or may not work for you. Your vocals are really really good on this btw. take care
Thanks for all the suggestions guys. got a day off tomorrow so gonna have another go at the vocals and mix of I get chance. General consensus seems to be vocals need to come up. I always mix using headphones because I don't have anywhere soundproofed to do mixing and as I general mix at night it's my only option so it will usually sound better through headphones. That and I don't have any speakers for my mixing desk ??. I recorded the vocals in mono but may rerecord in stereo if I can free up some tracks by bouncing down. Thanks.
Craig turn your vocals up hun. I'm struggling to hear you to be honest. So blended into the music.... Can you compress your vocal so it sounds larger if you get me and not so thin? Or just up the volume on your vox a tad? The track is worth working on so you have a larger vocal and overall mix. Ess x
Hi Craig. It's so good to hear something new from you! Add Dawn into the mix and you on your way to something special. I really dig that snyth that you use on this. Really adds to whole vibe of the song. Craig you are one kick ass guitar player. Love that solo. Make it scream! Dawn lyrics and your music really go together. Great lyric Dawn. What a great way to start my day! Great song! Take care my friends
Solid start on a new offering from you, Craig. Good to have Dawn working on this with you. I will go with James on the tech suggestions (Ok, what do I know? Ha!)...what I will say is that this is awesome...the guitar licks are stuff I dream of...talent, man! In awe!...vocals on this sound good to me...liked that synth swirling that appears left and right on occasion...listening to that edgy vocal...really cranks out a vibe that grabs the listener. Fine composition and recording!
All the best for 2014!
Yeah what she says (LOL) - vox a couple of dB too low but that solo was mint squared dude. Yeah, too low in the verse but about right in the chorus. Good lyric Dawny and well sung too Craig. I like the little synthy touches but a few more drum fills would be cool. Just before the chorus where you do the three quick snares - maybe a little reverb on those would give it more realism - sounds a tad plastic at that point. Bass cool. Damn that guitar sound ya got - dropped D? Thumzup. Another listen and I might be tempted to reduce the verb a bit on the geet solo - just to give it a bit more edge.
Sounds great on my headphones but in the car, your vocal is too low in the mix for me to make out the words....extremely sexy guitar solo Craig....looking forward to the next mix and hope it's not just my ears getting worse....I rather fear it is....lovely working with you again Mister Rock!
(NO MORE) HAPPY ENDINGS. This is the second collab between Truj and myself, follow up to the MP3Unsigned Official Chart No1 'On The Road'. Once again Tommy wrote and performed all the music and I wrote the lyrics and performed the vocals. Tommy is also responsible for mixing and mastering. All comments and suggestions, good or bad, as always are greatly appreciated. Play this LOUD!!!
Please check out my latest track, Misery Loves Company. I'm really pleased with the way this one has turned out, definitely one of my best yet!
Note: Same as always, going on the basis that a score of 10 is for a release level track with Bob Rock style production.
First off, let me say that Craig is a damn fine guitarist - for a long time I only knew him as a song writer but the more of his stuff I've listened to the more I began to notice smatterings of really excellent guitar playing all over the place. I was excited to see tha
At this point in time, I have reviewed getting on for a dozen Pidgeman tracks and discovered that this rock based musician is generally worth listening to. Personally I still think he is capable of much, much more but his catalog of tracks on Mp3 Unsigned (and Soundclick) will show a very competent musician and songwriter, sometimes let down by the equipment he is working with. A
First track out of the MP3 Unsigned bag this month is the indefatigable (Ed: wooahh Gilmore!! Big words!) Pidgeman. Since I first met him while reviewing Misery Loves Company (September 2007 Pidgeman has been a regular visitor to my review schedule so at this stage of the game I probably have almost a dozen of his tracks reviewed. Although there is a fair smattering of Highly Recommend
Craig Matthews (aka Pidgeman) has been a regular on these pages for the last year or so and is actually quite a prodigious musician and out of the wodge of tracks I have reviewed has done well in terms of keeping my critical beast at bay. It helps considerably that most of the tracks this UK based musician writes are good, old fashioned rock tunes and I am amazingly biased that way. Th
Out of the seven or eight reviews I have done of Craig Matthews (aka Pidgeman) one thing becomes instantly clear, I like this musicians style even if I haven't found a track to rave about yet. That is obviously just a question of time of course, and the right combination of circumstances, but I feel fairly confident at this stage that this is an artist who definitely has a Must Have track lu
I was, am and always will be a big fan of rock music, from the Beatles and beyond rock has always been a constant in my own life. Which, as it happens, is pretty good news for artists like MP3 Unigned's Pidgeman considering that rock seems to be his meat and potatoes too. Consequently we haven't had a lot ofg trouble seeing musical eye to eye and some of his tracks have indeed been standout, par
Babylon is Doomed? Fucking A, as someone once said. Don't know about you mon, but whenever me hear dat Babylon t'ing I think of reggae. Not something I would automatically expect from Pidgeman, an alternative rock musician from MP3 Unsigned I have reviewed a half a dozen times, without too much upset. Fact is, I do like a good singer/songwriter, especially when their chosen
This is an incredibly well structured song. I enjoyed listening to this track a lot and I'm really looking forward to the remake that has been mentioned.
First off, the production is as close to perfection as you can get in a home recording environment. The acoustic guitar sound is exceptional. Nice and crisp, clear as a bell but with enough low mid and bottom end to keep it warm soun
First track out of MP3 Unsigned this month is from yer old rock buddy Pidgeman. Regular readers will know the man and his works of course but if ya don't here's a thumbnail sketch. He's a home produced rock musician from Coventry here in the UK and considering that he is a home producer comes up with some very decent tracks indeed. Out of the last five tracks I reviewed, three go
Craig Matthews (aka Pidgeman) is an MP3 Unsigned artist you will be familiar with if you are a regular reader, and lets face it if you are not then I am talking to myself and that doesn't even bear thinking about. Having come from a lifetime of real world music, I have found I have developed a specific ear for what is right according to that world. It's why, I think, I am sometimes ove
MP3 Unsigned's Pidgeman had a bit of a rough time from me when I reviewed Wasting Time (March 2008) a track that I felt needed a lot of improvement - a fairly common thread of my reviews of this particular artist. Which is odd because Pidgeman plays rock of various tones, and he plays it well too. Where the wheels start falling off the wagon is when you add into it arrangement, pitch a
My final review for this batch goes to Pidgeman, who I've reviewed before when he collabed with electronica artist Destri! This track, however, is one he done all by himself!
This starts off with a drumbeat first, then the rest of the instrumentation comes in! The sound is very 80's, which is either a good thing or a bad thing, depending on where you stand on the matter! Personally, I like the so
Third time around for MP3 Unsigned's Pidgeman, a singer/songwriter from the UK. The first track I reviewed - Misery Loves Company (November 2007) - showed that Pidgeman knows what he's doing in terms of performance and songwriting style and Can't Stop Thinking About You (January 2008) only confirmed that impression. Where things fell down in both tracks was in the final presentation, a
Well coming up here is my 3rd review out of the
people who first came into my offering post for a review. I have to say I’m
very pleased with the results so far. We have Pidgman’s latest; Babylon Is
Doomed?. So without further due to you all… Lets begin!
The first thing that gets thrown out at me is the snare.
Very powerful and full. I like it a lot. The kick has a nice pumpin
Next up we have a new track from Craig (Pigeman) called Babylon Is Doomed? which I am told he recorded from beginning to end in one evening, which only goes to show when the muse hits, go with the flow and good things can happen.
Craig Matthews aka Pidgeman is an MP3 Unsigned rock musician who I first encountered when I reviewed Misery Loves Company (November 2007). Nice track, as it happened, especially since I like the kind of rock Pidgeman specialises in. Like a great many of us, he has to deal with certain limitations about getting it all down digitally and - on both tracks I've heard - that home produced f
Next up is a track that has been doing very well on the site, 'Misery Loves Company' which Craig (Pidgeman) released a while ago. Commented on the track when it came out and stand by all my original views but will attempt a more in depth overview of the track.
Track is very much in Craig's comfort zone, a guitar led power pop/rock track, a genre that has always been popular in the charts (espe
good song and good sound, yout voice is like the voice of rush.keep on rocking.
Pidgeman is a new name to me, this time from MP3 Unsigned and has the singular honour to finally rescue me from the almost constant electronica/trance diet I have had from that site since I started picking up reviews from there again. Moreover, Pidgeman promises to deliver some of my favourite; rock, and for that the man is like an oasis in the desert. Aaah burt, you sigh, rock can cov
Collabs... the MP3Unsigned speciality! There's lots of them about on MP3Unsigned, from one-offs to collab bands such as Stella Polaris Project and Hare Of The Dog! This collab involves Electronica producer Destri and Singer/Songwriter Pidgeman!
I've heard the backing music by Destri before as an instrumental, and the combination of electro and hiphop sounds great to me! In this version, the middl
I really like this track by Craig, I remember commenting and rating it before, and rightly so. For a slow instrumental it has some serious emotive phrasings. Craig's understadgin of music and ear for melody shines through on this piece. An unforgettable hook is what makes this track different from most other instrumetnals out there. Craig weaves melody and structure around the central theme from s
Heavier than most of Pidgeman's other tracks this one caught my interest becuase of the distorted guitars and crip powerchords. Th eproduction throughout is very clear and the instruments sit nicely with good separation between rhythm guitar and bass. Drums sounded good to me despite some comments regarding cymbal levels. Last comment on the mix and the only part that needs minor ad
This evening I'll be reviewing a recent newcomer to mp3u, Pidgeman (Craig Matthews) welcome aboard. He describes his music as a cross between Rock and Pop. In my opinion, this track is all rock. He hails from Cheltenham in the U.K. and can rock with the best of them.
Good review to start off, a track I have already listened to and enjoyed a great deal, from an artist with a ever growing collection of very solid, well crafted proper songs. First thing I checked out when reviewing the song were the lyrics, they are a really quite strong for a song of this type, which at it's heart, is a song about despair. Rather than wallow in the misery though, the song offers
I really like this song so it's hard for me not to rate it on the high end.The lyrics are well done. It's important to me that they tell a story or make a point.There are two things I really like about this tune. one is the how it jumps into the third section after the second chorus and two, the key modulation at the end. In both cases the vocal is spot on. not an easy thing to do. it's hard to de