wandering through time while spiraling through space
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Capabilities Beyond Control
The lyric describes you and your journey in music to me....you make great strides in every new song and in this way, you are putting o0ut your best in the present...taking care of the future!! Love to see you reaching goals now Erik xxxxxxxx
Where have you gone, Erik? One of the most determined artists on the site...relentless in your effort to arrive at something better than the last time...always pursuing the better until your better is best :) This is a great track, and makes you a rock star to many of us who have listened over the years...be well Erik...wherever you are, and whatever road life has taken you along :)
You're a rock star! This reeks of deep gut coolness.
Very nice intro with the powerhouse guitars, the sense of flow when your vocals come in is perfect, very strong, lyrics grabs my attention, very good singing too. All up, a great effort, well done!
A very good title for a song. Very good songwiritng as well. Totally agree with Jay Wilson on the high 'flies" It's impressive that you can hit that note. A rocking chorus too. Nice track. PJ
I can't remember what it sounded like before. Wooow! Listen to you overdriving the bassline! I'd turn it up but everyone's asleep. Oh no you kept the middle droning bit, does anyone else like it? Have a quiet bit, cos that works, but maybe read out some random words from a poem or two and no distorted vocals. Fab singing vocal on 'fli-iees' as you come out of the drone, it's just amazing but hold the note don't drop. Good guitar work throughout, timing clashes occasionally but high energy everywhere, lovin' it.
Another cool vocal and I like the atonal drop in the middle - sounds like King Crimson and I bet no-ones said that about this track ! The clean rhythm coming out of this section is a nice texture . Like the ending with the bass n all that .
I take it that this is a new version of an old track - really like it erik - the unusual lyrical structure was a highlight for me - like the trippy section around the 2 minute mark - rated
Killer intro!! The droning middle bits don't work. Something that would work is what you put on at the end, the bass just starts walking and starts to pick up and I'm expecting it to break into a jog and then run and launch (into the second half of the song if it had been placed been earlier). Excellent sung vocals and guitar and general brilliance on drums and bass too. Lyrics are a bit preachy, I don't think you intended this so maybe some thought into how it comes across. Go Erik!
Thde shouting vocal is great but not keen on the comatose stuff....it's like listening to someone lose the will to live or falling into drunken stupor...BUTTTTT the shouting parts are very Hard Rock with strains of Bob Dylan so really up my street.
Lyric is interesting and works for me :)
The moment the track started, I felt that excitement of good rock.
Love the fluid lead guitar, especially when you let yourself go, that lovely sleazy growl takes me back.Great bass too.
this reminds me of the early R.H.C.P days... even a touch of lenny kravitz in there too & deffo mr zappa... crazy fusion of sounds...enjoyed none the less...and thanks for the comments over @ my page...peace,Ricky
I missed this Erik. I really like the sound on this one. Cleaner sounds altogether. I'm with James on wanted more low end on the song but hey, it's sounding good no matter what. Keep on rockin my friend...
I like it. You definitely have some late 60's early 70's vibes pouring out of your tunes...I love it!
Another great song man. I love the 70's vibe you do. I don't know if that's what you shoot for but I just love it. You're voice as an ACE FREHLEY feel to it.
Really dig the guitar work and tone on this tune. The vibe reminds me of the great 70s punk bands!! Good job. Thumbs up. Wait for Stars
Acknowledging (as you have) the timing issues I'll comment on this track and put those issues to one side.
Your sound quality is terrific and the levels are to my taste at least spot on, So much guitar music falls into the trap of feeling the need to blow the speakers apart but your levels allow the voices including your own to share a fair space in the mix making it a very llistenable experience.
Sounds better dude, not perfect but the next lesson will be not getting pi55ed at yer DAW's stupid latency problems... I have em and a few others do too. Ya vocal sounds much more listenable on this version. I hear a touch of "Halo of flies" later on.... about 3min06 - the section preceding was a little weak on the vocal level - maybe consider pulling the rampant guitar back a tad. Ya getting there.
Eric I`m probably no help whatsoever in commenting on this genre other than as a music lover. I think perhaps the vocal is a little lost in the mix but its all in tune and melodic so nothing a little knob tweaking couldnt solve for sure.
The performance remains mostly tight throughout with just one or too slips from time but then playing like that I`m amazed you have any concentration left for little details like that :)
I am always learning, every time I turn the switch on.
Eric your talents are coming through loud and clear, Keep doing what your doing, because it's getting better and better with every listen, I love the sound and genre your sharing here.
Some top advice from Tony and James should help you conquer the Tech problems.
Please post more of your music, can't wait to hear what's coming next from you!
Don't know much techie stuff but the material, dynamics and basic arrangement are very good. I think I'd concur with the comments about the rhythm section for this genre. I know well about the learning curve 'cause I still find it quite daunting at times myself and don't always know which knob I should be twiddling! Keep up the good work.
Some good concepts in this one. Reminds me of some early Zappa stuff. However, levels are a bit all over the place, mate. Those rhythm guitars are way too up in the mix and drowning the drums. The echo on the vocals is causing them to be unintelligible. Try using automation to just add echo to the end of each phrase. As the track progresses, the timing gets better. I'd suggest rehearsing a lot more before you record. No bass to speak of. What's there is very woolly. As Andy says: firts get the bass and drums absolutely Right and Tight. If you record them live you may have to edit the audio tracks to tighten up the timing. If I were you I would get your drummer to play a simple guide track without the flourishes. Add those later. Anyhoo, I like the song and the concept and the bravery of your investigation which puts more conventional musicians (including me) to shame at times.
1st critical thought is lack of a good solid bass in most areas. 2nd thought is that the drums are getting drowned largely by stuff(?). 3rd thought is that your vox is very difficult to make out. My opinion on rock (cos i think it's rock not alt-metal unless that's a euphemism for rock) is that drums and bass is most important, then you layer guitars with the right eq then fit the vox in and if necessary you re-eq to stuff to make the vox largely recognizable. Go and listen to (say) metallica and see if ya disagree with anything I've said above. As a piece of music/song it's really good dude and thumzup for that. I might also add that your timing's getting loads better compared to your earlier stuff.
August 30, 2013
I started making these songs in December 2009 as a way to curb depression. I purchased whatever was needed at the time so that I could record these songs to keep my mind off of my problems; 6 months later I was unemployed. Most of these songs were done during my unemployment, and helped me deal with whatever I was going through at that time.
I have been working the past couple of months, so I haven't had any time to make any music, but I have been missing it a lot lately. I hope to be productive and supportive again in the near future, so I will be back soon.