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 PJS
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Tell me what do you think about my humble attempt to create some progressive rock following the footsteps of Rush and Tool. All instrumets played by yours truly.

http://www.mikseri.net/music/play.php?id=207567&type=dl

Guitars are recorded with a Fender Stratocaster, a shit load of pedals and a Peavey Classic 30 miked with the everpresent shure SM57. Bass and synths are (mostly) programmed and the drums are done with a combination of a triggerpad and the natural studio ns_kit7 Free. The Recording program I used is the Sonar 4.[/url]

 
Posted : 01/08/2006 12:30 am
(@dneck)
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hey it sounds good, the recording quality is awsome too.

Did you using the lydian scale to make this song?

"And above all, respond to all questions regarding a given song's tonal orientation in the following manner: Hell, it don't matter just kick it off!"
-Chris Thile

 
Posted : 01/08/2006 2:04 am
 PJS
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Nah, I didn't think about any scales or anything when I did it. I just jammed around with my drummer at our rehearsal room and came up with this. The whole thing kinda moves around the Dm. The thing that I like about this song, is that the feel of the song changes pretty smoothly from a kinda depressing atmosphere to a more easy going and the natural pulse of the song still stays there all the way to the end.

 
Posted : 01/08/2006 2:07 pm
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I like all of them, but especially penguins :)

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Posted : 01/08/2006 2:48 pm
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Sounds very good...could use some vocals :D --the dog
The guitars are excellent :D :D :D

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Posted : 02/08/2006 2:02 am
 PJS
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Thanks dude! I put alot of effort in recording the guitars on this one.

 
Posted : 02/08/2006 1:35 pm
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One way to make this song better - vocals! :D I really like the song. Great mood changes. If not vocals, maybe some lead guitar ala Vai or Satriani? 8)

Good job!

Dan

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Posted : 05/08/2006 1:01 pm
 PJS
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Yeah! You're kinda right on that vocal-thing, but since this is a sort of an interlude between the Prog-Ep that I'm working on now I thought id leave it as it is, its intended as a part of a larger "masterplan". I could add a melody line in there, maybe with an E-Bow. It'll just have to be something that glues the whole thing and is a logical step between the two sides of the EP, while maintaining the "red line" of the whole thing and the particular song itself.

PS. I really dig theme-albums...

 
Posted : 06/08/2006 8:52 pm
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Great tone - I would have never thought that was a strat!

I only listened to the 1st one - and its really good stuff. Loved the mellow section in the middle - I will definitely come back and listen to all of them

Its a great thing when you realize you still have the ability to surprise yourself.

 
Posted : 07/08/2006 9:04 pm
 PJS
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Great tone - I would have never thought that was a strat!

I only listened to the 1st one - and its really good stuff. Loved the mellow section in the middle - I will definitely come back and listen to all of them

I thought that people would just comment on the *The Construct* Prog thing, *The System* is a nother track from the same EP. The first one is a song I did for a summerhit-competition on a nother forum. Most of the songs are demos, and the older ones ( the 4 bottom ones, exept for *psycedelic groove*) are 4 years old, they've even got some vovals on them, but since I'm such a crappy singer the vocals arent that great.

If you still havent heard enough you could allways checkout my number one band, Mother Funk Bone, I posted a link on this forum a couple of weeks ago. MFB is Hendrixescue (is that even a proper word?) funkrock.

 
Posted : 08/08/2006 2:00 pm
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nice sound :D vocals for me would make it 8)

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Posted : 10/08/2006 3:08 pm
(@demoetc)
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Nicely done. I like the bass on it especially. Vocals? Maybe not with lyrics. Maybe 3-4 voices doing soft oo's and ahh's in the background; sorta Pink Floydish voices way, way back there.

Good job. Nice bass tone and nice playing on it too - coming from a bassist's perspective :)

 
Posted : 11/08/2006 2:30 pm
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PJS,

You got some rockin' tunes there!

I'll be back to listen to the other half of them another time.

Nice work!

Margaret

When my mind is free, you know a melody can move me
And when I'm feelin' blue, the guitar's comin' through to soothe me ~

 
Posted : 13/08/2006 2:54 pm