Rex Yehudi (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.
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Rex Yehudi (shoham) 
Nailed it.
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Rex Yehudi (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?
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Rex Yehudi (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
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Rex Yehudi (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
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Rex Yehudi (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!
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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!
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Rex Yehudi (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!
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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?
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Rex Yehudi (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. :)
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Rex Yehudi (shoham) 
Hahaha. Well, it shows!
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Cool little Indian motif/backwards sounding guitar on this intro here, Ian!

I like the new sound. Very easy to move to. Very catchy, and has a new feeling to it, although it is consistent with your trademark 80' sound that we've all come to know and love.

I am impressed by how far you have come, and am looking forward to more!

Good to hear from you again :)
Shoham
 Jul 09, 2013, 15:51 EDT
Ian Marquis 
Glad you like it! I've been trying to make my sound even more polished, professional, and integrated. I think this album is going to be a good one for me - one I can get some attention for, if I push it.
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Rex Yehudi (shoham) 
push it good :]
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tawmy 
... you write some great pop rock tunes ... nice production ...
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Rex Yehudi (shoham) gave feedback to Ian Marquis for “Call Me Crazy”:
Cool effects on the intro, Ian.

I have to introduce my good friend Louis to some of your stuff, I just found out that he is really into Tears for Fears, which once again this one is reminding me of!

I like the vocals too, cool changes, and great production value as well, as usual.

Thank you for sharing!
-Shoham
 Oct 12, 2013, 10:33 EDT
Ian Marquis 
Wow. Thank you so much for sharing my stuff with your friend. That is awesome - I hope he enjoys it!

This song has gotten a bit of play on a local station during a nighttime show for local artists, and I think it's probably the best of the "electronic" songs on the album.
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Rex Yehudi (shoham) 
I can believe it. One step at a time, and next thing that you know you will be a leader in your community...
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I like the multiple voices you have going through this one, Ian!

Cool tune, what is the cover art of?

Are you promoting this to the radio yet??? This one is the perfect length and style for the average consumer!!!

Thanks again,
Shoham
 Jul 26, 2013, 08:47 EDT
Ian Marquis 
Glad to hear it! I struggled with the vocals to this song for a while, and did several different takes on it before settling on what you're hearing now.

The cover is a "mistake" shot I got of someone's face once. I found it when digging through my old archives for concepts for the album's design, and thought it was a good fit for this track. :)

I'm just now finding the time to do my initial radio promotion. I've been doing some work with Jango and other internet radio sites in the meantime, but college radio is where I want to target my energy.
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Rex Yehudi (shoham) 
OK. Stay focused
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Very rich sound, man :] you have literally no ceiling, my friend. this album will take you wherever you are willing to take it. i believe in you. now you have to do everything you can to promote this. one suggestion is to go to your local radio stations in Bangor -- I know that I've mentioned this one before, but 'it bears repeating'. College stations, especially. There must be 6 in Bangor alone. Talk to Stephen King if you have to, but you have to get this stuff out there even more :] Shoham
 Jul 10, 2013, 06:39 EDT
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Ian Marquis 
You give good advice! And if I'm smart, I'll follow it (I plan on being smart). I need to establish a "home base" of support that I can draw from to move to even better things. I'll have professionally printed copies (short run) of the album by next month, and then I will hit the ground running. Also, I saw that you grabbed a copy of the album. Thank you, man. You rock.
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Rex Yehudi (shoham) 
"I need to establish a "home base" of support that I can draw from to move to even better things." I think that your job (in part) is bringing the world to Bangor, it is more economical in a sense.............. Let the world support you, and where you are form, and not the other way around. The world can afford it! Bangor needs you, and you are from Bangor. There's nothing better than that ;]
flag (Jul 10, 2013, 16:38 EDT)
Ian Marquis 
You know, that's a good way of looking at it. And the internet makes that easier. A LOT easier.
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Rex Yehudi (shoham) 
"It is not necessary that you leave the house. Remain at your table and listen. Do not even listen, only wait. Do not even wait, be wholly still and alone. The world will present itself to you for its unmasking, it can do no other, in ecstasy it will writhe at your feet." Franz Kafka -- OK, it is extreme, you SHOULD leave the house, LOL! But the point is just that you are making it happen, now get that next lap under your belt, it is an easier lap than the (ultr)marathon that you just ran!
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Rex Yehudi (shoham) gave feedback to Ian Marquis for “Thick as Thieves”:
I hadn't heard your stuff in a while, Ian. Great track! What's your next move? I might need your help, remixing my next album -- a solo project. I will let you check out some of the tracks once I have some of the stems in place.

Great stuff, as always, Ian. Lyrics, = great, too.

Thank you,
-Shoham
 Apr 29, 2013, 13:13 EDT
Ian Marquis 
Hey, thank you! I'm currently trying to wrap up work on my next album. I'm hoping it'll be done by this summer. If you're curious, I keep an up-to-date set of songs at http://ianmarquismusic.com/album/faces-from-the-static-2013-wip. I'll be putting the new set on FF once it's done, of course :)

Also, I'd love to hear what you're up to!

-Ian
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Rex Yehudi (shoham) 
Awesome! Things are pretty good on my end. Going well, but slow...
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Gabrielle gave feedback to Stereoscopic for “Streetlight Silhouttes”:
This song is so cool! All the different crazy sounds flow into eachother so smoothly. So vintage it's futuristic . . .
 Sep 16, 2012, 22:10 EDT

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