Gabrielle gave feedback to Ian Marquis for “Chasing Windmills”:
I like the lyrics-not sure I know what they mean but mysterious lyrics are good.
Sounds like there was a lot of attention to detail with this song. Cool sound fx especially at the ending.
 Mar 12, 2016, 19:27 EST


heavysounds gave feedback to Ian Marquis for “Move Along”:
I am enjoying this song. It is well arrenged. I love music and I was born to do music. I first taught that you're a lady but latter knew that you are a man. Greater vibes.
 Feb 21, 2016, 01:03 EST


tawmy gave feedback to Ian Marquis for “Only In Your Dreams”:
i really like this song even with sparse lyrics and drums/percussion ... nice work on the guitars, interesting synths, great arrangement and production ... You're OK !
 Sep 05, 2015, 15:23 EDT


Yeah, I think that the extension works, because you spread it out over the entirety of the track and not just at the end of the track, which would have been the easier way out. Impressive turnaround time, too!

I would say send this one out, too,

-$Shoham
 Jun 30, 2015, 11:29 EDT
Ian Marquis 
Yeah, I thought it made sense to take everything that went into the lift of that chorus and use it to create an outro that kept the track moving. I'll include this in my "release" package, too.
flag (Jun 30, 2015, 11:31 EDT)
shoham 
AWESOME! And keep my abreast of how your campaign goes with local stations.
flag (Jun 30, 2015, 11:37 EDT)


shoham gave feedback to Ian Marquis for “Stagefright (Cut My Lights)”:
Great build. Well worth the recordathon, Ian. I could use a longer outro, but it was definitly good enough to make me want to buy the lossless version.

Good job. Thanks,
-Shoham
 Jun 30, 2015, 08:40 EDT
Ian Marquis 
Thank you!

I really wanted to keep this one strongly "pop" with a shorter length, but now that you mention it, it might be kind of fun to do an extended mix - maybe even a six-minute cut.
flag (Jun 30, 2015, 08:42 EDT)
shoham 
WOW! That sounds like a good option. Also, radio stations sometimes want (and need) extended cuts...
flag (Jun 30, 2015, 08:54 EDT)
Ian Marquis 
Okay, I went ahead and did it on the spot. Check it out: https://www.feed-forward.net/w.6033_Stagefright_Cut_My_Lights_Extended_Cut
flag (Jun 30, 2015, 11:19 EDT)


good stuff
keep up the good work
 Jun 30, 2015, 10:42 EDT
Ian Marquis 
Thanks, man! I'm working on an extended cut as we speak.
flag (Jun 30, 2015, 10:43 EDT)
Richard Shekari 
that will be great, can't wait to hear it man
flag (Jun 30, 2015, 10:47 EDT)


shoham gave feedback to Ian Marquis for “Chasing Windmills”:
Has like an asian flare to it. Or is that the stir-fry I ate for lunch. I love the little bit-tune fireworks you threw in there at the end of the track!

s
 Jun 06, 2015, 13:35 EDT
Ian Marquis 
Thanks! This is the only time I've ever let my experimental effects "hang out" like that. I'm trying to do more of that lately.
flag (Jun 06, 2015, 13:43 EDT)
shoham 
Nailed it.
flag (Jun 06, 2015, 18:21 EDT)


shoham gave feedback to Ian Marquis for “Close Your Eyes”:
is this one of the ones you sent to the radio? I think you should. It's got a good beat and story, plus it's got simple lyrics for the average listener. -sho
 Jun 06, 2015, 13:43 EDT
Ian Marquis 
I first did this track back in 2010, and I reworked it and made it even more excellent for the EP. I haven't sent it to the radio yet, but I think it's...marketable?
flag (Jun 06, 2015, 13:45 EDT)
shoham 
Look, in terms of marketability it's like any other asset, it's what someone else is willing to pay. For music, most people are not used to having to pay, so it's hard to make sales. Again, for me it's another example of 'the market' saying that they expect it to be free.

I imagine that something similar will happen in software eventually, since the expectation from the consumer point of view is not to pay, and since many programmers do their best work for free.

But ultimately, it's the value that your work brings to others. That is where we as artists get our biggest payoff, in my opinion.

TLDR: Gets you laid > Gets you paid :)

-Sho
flag (Jun 06, 2015, 18:14 EDT)


shoham gave feedback to Ian Marquis for “One-Way Glass”:
Ominous!!! Very mature beat. Seems like you are really continuing to develop your craft.

Vintage Marquis -- who is this girl on the track?

Big fan of the guitar outro as well.

Did you ever get your stuff out to the college radio station?
-S
 Jun 06, 2015, 11:25 EDT
Omitted 11 posts.
shoham 
It's pretty cool, because this way everyone can make ads, not just 'businesses'. Ads are great, when everyone can make them! And the price is right, too!
flag (Jun 06, 2015, 13:00 EDT)
Ian Marquis 
I love that ad credits can be used to buy works AND buy ads - so, the community can operate without cash if that's what people want to do. Or, they can use money. Versatility is a good thing!
flag (Jun 06, 2015, 13:03 EDT)
shoham 
I could not agree more, and some people don't have PayPal, some people don't have cash, but this way anyone with a computer can earn credits and even create them. Three ways -- making new connections by giving feedback on the frontpage (which expands the credit base); having Ads show next to your work (you earn 100% of the credits for that!) And like you said, sales, for which you earn 100% of the transfer, no PayPal fee. Couldn't agree more; diversity is a very good thing!
flag (Jun 06, 2015, 13:07 EDT)
Ian Marquis 
I just noticed that the album payment options aren't quite as robust as the track ones (you can't set a "pay your own amount" for the whole set; no credits price or option). Is that a planned feature?
flag (Jun 06, 2015, 13:53 EDT)


shoham gave feedback to Ian Marquis for “Move Along”:
Very weird stuff, and I mean that in the best possible way.

If you like David Bowie at his best, you're gonna like this track a lot. But again, Ian this is what I mean; you're not going to hear this on the top 40.

-Sho
 Jun 06, 2015, 13:19 EDT
Ian Marquis 
It's probably no coincidence that I love Bowie and am forever caught up in chasing the weird, wonderful sounds that I haven't heard yet. :)
flag (Jun 06, 2015, 13:22 EDT)
shoham 
Hahaha. Well, it shows!
flag (Jun 06, 2015, 13:25 EDT)

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