Rex Yehudi (shoham) gave feedback to Cody for “HOW TO FIX EARTH!”:
Cody,

One of the issues I disagree with here is: "The communities were circular,
with the chief at the heart in the center of the network. Very much how we view the Internet as a collective mind society"

But the internet lacks formal 'chiefs'. You don't seem to get into this.

With the Internet there is in my view an attempt to make the inorganic seem organic, which is the mirage...

I don't know if you feel as if that is a strength of the internet or a weakness...

More to come, -Shoham
 Oct 04, 2016, 16:09 EDT


Rex Yehudi (shoham) gave feedback to Cody for “Formulas and War”:
A lot to say about this, because you are saying a lot in this. The first thing that REALLY popped out for me was on page 5: "This is why there are 12 notes in the musical scale (and I feel one is missing, due to 3.14x 4 = 12.52)"

Over time, I want to work with this in our rehearsals and recording sessions, there's A LOT to this.

I'm going to give you some constructive criticism that you could take a few ways: I don't think that it's a problem that you are jumping around with ideas, but some of your grammar AND spelling is sloppy. That only works stylistically for me if you are (1) Going for a VERY 'raw' narrative voice and or if you think it just doesn't matter -- but that's nihilistic and your theories are the exact opposite. I feel as if you need to go back over all 14 pages and find the dozen or so areas that are the most egregious. More to say!

Very rich source material you are providing here and I love that you are being so bold with the way you are throwing the kitchen sink at your audience: "Here is the TRUTH -- deal with it". Unfiltered. BUT... You need to go ver the entire piece and clean up your grammar or it gets lost and your work looks disorganized which is NOT what you want...

Page 10: "we need every artist in the world to come together to save it." -- I'm sorry, is there an echo in here?!?

Thanks for sharing your ideas!
-Shoham
 Oct 03, 2016, 12:06 EDT


Digging the vocals kb! Mellow track. Someone here said it sounds like a requiem.
 Oct 02, 2016, 12:23 EDT


THIS is Halloween! how close are you too finishing the album? -s
 Sep 22, 2016, 12:07 EDT
Kode of Bliss 
1/2 of one track left
flag (Sep 24, 2016, 14:12 EDT)
Rex Yehudi (shoham) 
right on. I'm hoping to have my computer situation better organized this week. Looking forward to checking out the new track ASAP. Thanks, -Shoham
flag (Sep 26, 2016, 10:02 EDT)
Kode of Bliss 
You seem to have pots of computer problems, perhaps you need an IT department for your house... Look forward to you review.
flag (Sep 26, 2016, 10:23 EDT)
Kode of Bliss 
Nothing like pots of computers eh?
flag (Sep 26, 2016, 10:23 EDT)
Rex Yehudi (shoham) 
JaJaJa. No doubt about it, sadly it's true, kind of ironic, I think...... Nothing like pots to piss in either. Thankfully I DO have one of those.... Sho
flag (Sep 26, 2016, 10:27 EDT)


I enjoyed the video a lot.

My one criticism would be that the drums could be tighter, but I am an awful drummer myself so have no real room to talk here. Actually a good live performance

A strong early Brand New vibe in the song with a bit of Blink thrown in. Good tune
 Aug 24, 2016, 09:58 EDT
Karmawimp 
Thank you!
I'm actually the guy with the goofy face in the thumbnail of the video. This was my band way back in high school, I would take it down, but there is some issues with the login information. Now it just floats here in digital purgatory.

This was written during a time where skateboards and Blink 182 was my religion. There is a much cleaner version I made back on this current page. If anything, it makes it even clearer as to how badly I was ripping off my childhood idols.
flag (Sep 07, 2016, 18:08 EDT)
Gremlin 
Understand there. I have a bunch of old shit on myspace bc of similar login issues. Luckily no one goes on myspace anymore hah.

Not a big deal aping your idols. I think everyone does it until they become comfortable enough with their craft to really start searching for their own voice, creatively. My earliest stuff from like 10 yrs ago was pretty much straight up folk, derivative as hell. Over the years though I begin incorporating a lot more jazz and rock influences in my writing, which has helped me break out of that mold. Lately though, I have been returning to my early roots to write more simple tunes that are more direct and straightforward, without monkeying around with minor 6s and diminished chords
flag (Sep 12, 2016, 11:42 EDT)
Karmawimp 
That seems to be there very thing I have been battling the past year or so. For awhile I was aiming for a sound, but I was skipping steps. I was recreating rather than incorporating, struggling to find "my sound". I even set the guitar aside for a stretch and dabbled in some hip hop and rap haha. It was fun, but it wasn't very cathartic. This spring I decided to shut everything out, put the pen to paper and write. I think I found my voice. Seems to be similar to what I had before, but now I've got a better idea of what I'm doing.
flag (Sep 13, 2016, 15:59 EDT)
Gremlin 
Sometimes you have to take a step back to take a step forward. As an artist you are constantly changing. I personally dont even listen to some older stuff of mine as I find it embarrassing, yet I have friends who think thats my best work. I think the goal for me is to continue trying out new ideas and mixing them with the old, and further defining my sound
flag (Sep 23, 2016, 10:38 EDT)
Rex Yehudi (shoham) 
"I personally dont even listen to some older stuff of mine as I find it embarrassing" I can definitely relate!
flag (Sep 23, 2016, 11:11 EDT)


Perfect lo-intensity track. I feel like the vocals could be stronger.
 Sep 16, 2016, 05:37 EDT
Rex Yehudi (shoham) 
ps: tried to buy the track, but maybe your paypal isn't set to the right email adress?
flag (Sep 16, 2016, 09:27 EDT)
Karmawimp 
Thanks for the listen! I always liked when bands ended their albums with a soft song. Wanted to give it try for this series. It also played well with the slight narrative that these songs from the this summer formed.

I checked the email thing. I guess it would have been smart of me to actually put my email in there haha. All fixed now!
flag (Sep 16, 2016, 13:37 EDT)
Rex Yehudi (shoham) 
i gaht it...
flag (Sep 20, 2016, 13:26 EDT)
Karmawimp 
You're crazy, man! I can't tell you how much I appreciate it. Snagging it for free would have been more than enough! This is the first amount I have ever made with my music. Extremely tempted to cash it out and frame it! Haha. Thanks for th support!
flag (Sep 21, 2016, 17:55 EDT)
Rex Yehudi (shoham) 
Make it so! Didn't I ever buy a $theairvents track??? If you list for Ad Credits I'll drop some of those into your account as well. shoham
flag (Sep 22, 2016, 12:06 EDT)


Rex Yehudi (shoham) gave feedback to Richard Shekari for “Look at me NOW”:
So is this the story you were telling me about? I like the subtle production qulaity of this track. Not too many unnecesary frills. Who did the production on this? And the backup vocals?
 Sep 16, 2016, 05:41 EDT
Richard Shekari 
Yeah this is just a tip of the iceberg of THE STORY i was tellingyou about haha it happened around 2011 and when i said no to their proposal and then the next thing they decided to do was to kill me in the spot...well, you heard the rest of what went down. Actually, that event opened my eyes to many things.
The instrumental was produced by one Tom Gee, a producer I met recently and the backup vocal was done by one Paul, a friend to one of my cousins who is also an artist.
flag (Sep 16, 2016, 08:18 EDT)
Rex Yehudi (shoham) 
A brilliant job done by all. Share the love. And the $$$
flag (Sep 16, 2016, 09:27 EDT)
Rex Yehudi (shoham) 
flag (Sep 16, 2016, 09:28 EDT)
Richard Shekari 
You just had to let me steal some of your dollars man! WOW i am super grateful man. That amount is a fortune in Nigeria now, the president promised to make N1 equal to $1 but guess what we are in now? $1 to N450 so that is 450X5 for me man haha thanks so much for the support $shoham you have been a good motivator and i really appreciate you
flag (Sep 16, 2016, 10:44 EDT)


Woah! I got some good headphones together for this one and I'm glad that I did. Very intense choral arrangement throughout. It's a weird track, what can I say, but I mean that in a good way!

I feel like you are definitly getting stronger as a composer. One thing I haven't mentioned, but now that I know more about electronic music and your style\voice, I feel like you should add more edm drops once and a while.

-Sho
 Sep 16, 2016, 05:26 EDT


Awesome rendition. I'm definitly hearing the HH influence, I gotta love the instrumental arrangement and the harmonies are tight as hell!!!!

'Just once' -- I was hoping you'd use that one.

I feel like two things that could improve the arrangement would be (1) two or three stops, like complete rests and also (2) A 12 bar blues in the middle and or outro. Just some thought. Thank you, -$Shoham
 Sep 16, 2016, 05:24 EDT


KB, I'm out of town at the moment. Will be back soon. Can't listen right now. how is life on the new homefront??? -S
 Sep 15, 2016, 05:59 EDT

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