shoham gave feedback to Gremlin for “You're The Only One”:
It's a rocker. The vocals sound amped up. And that mid section B3 Hammond sound sound like a 4th of jew-lie carnival ride, but I would come back with a coda of that for the finale.
 Jul 04, 2017, 14:58 EDT
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True. A lot of innovation at the time, plus more rock albums being made in stereo, where it was mostly mono for a while even though Sinatra records and a lot of jazz records were recording in stereo for almost a decade. I think Sinatra's first stereo recording was in 57 (Where R U, a devastatingly sad and beautiful session). George Martin is key, but bands like the Kinks were also implementing similar things on songs like Waterloo Sunset and albums like Village Green (which tanked, but is in my top 3 for 60s rock records). I have made some stuff in the past that was inspired by things like Shostakovic, Rachmaninoff, and others (Franz Liszt was a fav composer of mine in my youth) but most of those were electronic/IDM works which are mostly lost now.
flag (Jul 25, 2017, 14:02 EDT)
Speaking of 60's records, have you ever heard The Zombies frontman Colin Blunstones first two solo records? They are quite good in a baroque pop fashion. One Year is superior, but Ennismore has some quality moments. I think both were recorded at Abbey Road
flag (Jul 25, 2017, 14:04 EDT)
I'll have to check those out. I like the Zombies. Another challenge is that the Performance Enhancing Drugs which pushed the boundaries are not good for sustained growth. I've been listening to more Baroque and Renaissance music recently. WF Bach has some nice short tracks. On another note, just watched a pbs special on the carpenters -- weird chords...
flag (Jul 25, 2017, 14:19 EDT)
I just wrote and recorde this one based on our rolling stones convo, kind of an old style rocker:
flag (Jul 25, 2017, 17:19 EDT)

shoham gave feedback to Gremlin for “4th of July (Fireworks)”:
I like the juxtaposition of the acoustic and electric guitars. Good vocals.
 Jul 04, 2017, 15:13 EDT
Thanks Sho.
flag (Jul 12, 2017, 17:14 EDT)
1 more thing, the part that bothers me about bands and artists like the rolling stones isn't necessarily their quality, it's that they are monopolistic, and this is the tragedy of the broader music community, it's so top-heavy, and probably the most dog-eat-dog 'Objectivist' profession of them all, and the most glaring example of this evil is probably the rolling stones. But on the one hand you want them to have some decency and on the other hand it's probably just human nature.
flag (Jul 25, 2017, 13:16 EDT)
Yes, its very dog eat dog. Early hip hop was very similar, everyone trying to be top of the heap. I mean, in a way it forced everyone to step their collective games up. Like if people like EPMD or Boogie Down Productions werent around, I dont think NWA and other artists wouldve blown up like they did. They took elements those groups pioneered (better beats, smarter lyrics) and added an urban grit to it that was only mildly hinted at before. I think the Stones are kind of similar. They took the Beatles blueprint and tried to put their own spin on it, and this resulted in some great individual tunes (Gimme Shelter, Sympathy for the Devil, etc) but weak uneven albums. The golden age of rock and hip hop have a lot of similarities when you look at the genres objectively.
flag (Jul 25, 2017, 14:10 EDT)
I'm on the fence about how effective that kind of competition is. Lots of early death, for instance. No, I mean the rolling stones are more of an atm than anything: Opening Act (45"), short break to tune/buy a snack (15"), some greatest hits mixed with new tracks (30") banter (5") 15 minutes of greatest hits. 5 minute break, back on stage, 30 hour set including some jams, hits, and b-sides, exit for 5 minute break, 20 minute encore 10 million in revenue, next city.
flag (Jul 25, 2017, 14:31 EDT)

tawmy gave feedback to Kode of Bliss for “Inmost Terminal Thoughts”:
I love the way this builds rhythmically and sonically ... great use of old and new synth sounds ... lovely piano.
 Jul 01, 2017, 16:11 EDT
Kode of Bliss 
flag (Jul 24, 2017, 23:26 EDT)

I think it's one of your best performances/recordings. Cool vox and vocal harmonies, especially.

It's definitely got your name written all over it, a 1960s energy, a tambourine man, and what more do you want ALREADY!

Are you going to make this downloadable? For free, for AC, for $$$
 Jul 19, 2017, 16:53 EDT
Kyle (Raum) Cole 
Thank you so much, Shoham.

I feel I oozed my vibe right out into it. I am actually working on 3 more songs to make an album and hopefully do something with that,,,
flag (Jul 24, 2017, 06:33 EDT)
let's do this thing...
flag (Jul 24, 2017, 11:36 EDT)

shoham gave feedback to Kyle (Raum) Cole for “In My Life - Beatles Cover”:
Is the harpsichord you or midi? Trippy harmonies, k!
 Jul 18, 2017, 09:00 EDT
Kyle (Raum) Cole 
Tis a synth.
flag (Jul 24, 2017, 06:31 EDT)

The intro and outro is cool, but I'm not buying the vox
 Jul 11, 2017, 14:40 EDT
Kyle (Raum) Cole 
Heard that sirz
flag (Jul 11, 2017, 18:55 EDT)
Kyle (Raum) Cole 
I'll give it another shot
flag (Jul 11, 2017, 18:57 EDT)
make it so! make it strong!
flag (Jul 12, 2017, 08:53 EDT)

shoham gave feedback to Kyle (Raum) Cole for “And I Love Her”:
gotta redo the kithar solo. and some vox harmonies!
 Jul 03, 2017, 08:58 EDT
Kyle (Raum) Cole 
I'm actually getting a John Lennon Edition 360 Rickenbacher that was played by the John Lennon from the tribute band Thd Fab Four. I have a crappy Yamaha acoustic I can't seem to tune due to a warped deck so I can't wait to get a better guitar again. This one will be so special!
flag (Jul 05, 2017, 05:18 EDT)
Word. Make it so.
flag (Jul 05, 2017, 09:41 EDT)

I haven't checked these out in a while. Wow, so weird and creepy. I like how your art confuses me, haha.

How has your drawing and writing been going?
 Jul 02, 2017, 16:54 EDT

Gabrielle gave feedback to Barbara for “Ruffled Feathers”:
This one looks very 3D. I feel like I need the glasses to see all the layers. . .
 Jul 02, 2017, 16:39 EDT

Gabrielle gave feedback to Vincent J. Newman for “Untitled Abstract”:
The second layer after the black background looks like flower petals or feathers. I like the contrast of the blended, softer colors and the solid lines on top.
 Jul 02, 2017, 16:36 EDT