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« on: April 27, 2012, 07:22:44 PM »

Hey guys, I took almost ALL of your feedback from my last works, and I'm working hard on my next album!

Here's the single, a VERY SMiLE-esque song, titled "Half Asleep". The mix and harmonies have been tweaked to as close to
perfection as a lone 15 year old can probably do.

Enjoy, and please support me when the album is released (On AMAZON!) Later this year!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRPinRVk3BM

The video, BTW, is a pseudo parody of the SMiLE-Era Videos, haha!
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« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2012, 07:28:49 PM »

That was really cool! It (the song) reminded me of "I Went To Sleep" Excellent stuff.
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« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2012, 07:29:58 PM »

Thanks! That was a major source of inspiration.
I heard the "Hawthorne" Version and nearly died, I said "I've gotta do something like that!!!"
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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2012, 07:32:44 PM »

I love it!
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« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2012, 07:37:58 PM »

Thanks! My new album is a suite, not just a song cycle like last time, constant music, that's why this fades in and out :D
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« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2012, 03:12:48 PM »

Hey if you're interested in listening to the rest of the demos, PM me!
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« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2012, 03:32:21 PM »

Wow, this is so cool! GREAT song. The 'Friends'-era influence is pretty obvious but your take on that sound come across beautifully. Top notch!
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« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2012, 06:20:06 PM »

Thanks so much! That means a ton, Friends is one of my favorite albums!

It's great to hear people like it, I need some feedback and good feedback is fantastic Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2012, 07:36:07 PM »

Okay guys, I need to pick a B side, I'm gonna say 2 titles and you tell me which song sounds most interesting...

1. 1,000 Words
2. Girl with the Blue Turntable
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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2012, 09:26:47 AM »

Good stuff bro!

Love the chords in the 2nd section. Very soulful.

Live trumpet =  w00t!
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« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2012, 12:25:15 PM »

THANK YOU FOR NOTICING!!! I'm using everything live except the keyboard, because my piano is above my studio, and isn't easy to record....

Thanks!
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« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2012, 05:33:14 PM »

Sent Demos out... awaiting feedback :D
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« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2012, 01:04:04 AM »

I was going to reply with "I love it!", but hypehat beat me to it .  Grin Where were you in 1966-7? Brian could have used you!!  Cool
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« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2012, 07:30:51 AM »

Holy cow! That's probably the nicest thing anyone's ever said to me! Smiley

Thanks so much, all this good feedback gives me lots of good energy toward music!
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« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2012, 04:01:43 PM »

I've listened to quite a few songs by aspiring message board musicians over the years, and this stands out as among the best. You've got a lot of talent. 90% of the time, amateurs sound like amateurs. Not just in the production--that's to be expected, and is not important to me--but in the songwriting. This, however, is very good, and it's obvious you can write some great music. Good luck!
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« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2012, 05:21:32 PM »

I'm hoping that one day I can have a real engineer mix my albums with me :D

Thanks a ton! Maybe tell that to a record company?! Haha... Maybe I can use my age to turn kids/teens back on to real music!

Also, not that it counts for much, but this was recorded in a studio that cost barely $1000 to build, the same as an hour of pro studio time :D just saying haha
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« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2012, 08:19:26 PM »

I'm hoping that one day I can have a real engineer mix my albums with me :D

Thanks a ton! Maybe tell that to a record company?! Haha... Maybe I can use my age to turn kids/teens back on to real music!

Also, not that it counts for much, but this was recorded in a studio that cost barely $1000 to build, the same as an hour of pro studio time :D just saying haha

Sure, I'll tell whoever you want. I'll even sign it with real ink. Course, my endorsement probably ain't worth said ink, nor the paper it'd be written on  LOL
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« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2012, 08:30:13 PM »

Unfortunately most people with real taste have the same problem Smiley

Just want everyone to know that I'm actually remixing the whole thing in stereo because you guys really seemed to know what I should do and it sounds A TON better, this song was barely touched because its already stereo and sounds probably the best the current recording could Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2012, 08:06:05 AM »

Hey guys! Still hard at work on the new mix! My last album was just released on Amazon!
http://www.amazon.com/Out-Of-The-Box/dp/B0080H7S8W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1337612690&sr=8-1

I've grown a lot since then, and any sales go toward the next large growth! Help out! hahaha!
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