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  1. AndyB01

    COVID Situation

    Has a slight Chris Rea feel, I thought - dark indeed but I kind of liked it. Have to agree about the production: top drawer and you really nailed the vocal with the delay effect. Very well done Andy
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    "Tin Foil Hat"

    That is a piece of sheer genius and the best thing I have ever heard on this forum - bar none. Brilliant! Andy
  3. Great work Daryl - so difficult to synchronise this stuff and get anywhere even close - but with this you can't even see or hear the joins - brilliant stuff. Congrats to all involved. Andy
  4. I was betting Martin or Taylor - sounded great
  5. Wow what a great song, not heard that before. I don't think you needed the additional instruments either - this song is all about the vocal and you 100 per cent nailed it. Sublime vocals and BGVS too, also enjoyed the guitar work - what's the acoustic you're playing BTW - I have a feeling I might know but would be interested to find out? Really lovely stuff, look forward to hearing more. Andy
  6. Excellent and all tell-tale signs - especially #3 & #4 I'm guessing you also don't wait at the door when you visit because you know when to come in. Oh no, hang on, that's the vocalist not the bass player. 😉😂
  7. +1 to this, I always struggle with a decent bass line, sas a fan of the Toontrack family I'm keen to see what this can do - looks great so far. Andy
  8. Certainly nailed that prog vibe, you even snuck in the obligatory keyboard solo. 😂
  9. AndyB01

    Some Days

    Simply sublime - loved it. Andy
  10. Clever stuff - love the breakdown too - brilliantly observed take on the current situation with the usual immaculate production standards. Keep safe and well, Andy
  11. Great tone on the lead guitar, I'd like to drive that rhythm guitar just a bit harder but it's very personal thing, I also think a bit more reverb would lift the vocal a touch - great track though - another keeper. Andy
  12. That is sweet, love the panning and the little reprise right at the end. Great work as always and right on the money. Andy
  13. AndyB01

    Take Me As I Am

    Cheers David, you're right - it's a well-trodden theme for sure. I guess this is just my take, thanks for the listen and the suggestions re structure. Thanks Tom, no worries on being essential - better to be needed, than not - right? Appreciate the listen and the critique. Ha, that's funny Douglas, cos I actually dialled down the drums before I did this mix - just shows - you never can tell how it's going to sound. Thanks for listening. I'll have another listen to that kick part, swapping it for a different bass drum or beater might help, No mic on this guitar - it's a Taylor 314 DI'd via the Taylor ES2 on-board system with a touch of FX - high-pass is a good shout, I'll look at this. Agree on the instrumental - definitely one bar too long. Appreciate the comments - really helpful stuff. Andy
  14. AndyB01

    Take Me As I Am

    Prepare yourselves, this is a bit of a rough mix but as a designated key worker here in the UK (not in our fantastic NHS, I hasten to add), life's been a bit busy of late and will doubtlessly be so for a while to come. However I am not complaining, as there are many in a much worse situation than me - I'm glad to be working at all right now. I do hope you're all keeping safe and well. This is my latest effort - another stock EzKeys track that I simply love so I haven't done much to it, only some very subtle changes - I will probably add a bass track but it doesn't need a lot more instrumentation wise I don' think. There are multiple timing issues on this - I think mainly down to the acoustic guitar track that I need to re-cut and the BGVs; I'm not sure about the long instrumental either and whether it's even in the right place or needed at all - so all critique welcome. As for the back story on this one - it's complicated... Andy
  15. Is there any style or genre you can't play? Got to agree with Tom, that bass tone is to die for but you have a Joe Walsh sound on that guitar that I just love - reminded me of Life In The Fast Lane One crit - too damn short! Andy
  16. Well that's the strangest thing I've watched this week, but hey it's only Tuesday and we live in very strange times indeed. 😂 Loved the instrumental - don't dial that guitar down for me, I thought it sounded just great (was that a 12 string - if not what FXs are you using)? As for the video - dentists make me shudder (yeugh) but once I got past that I thought it was pretty cool - 'anti-music video describes it pretty well I reckon. Keep up the great work Andy
  17. Steve, apart from the instrumentation, vocally this is such a tough song to cover. You did a great job. Andy
  18. Brilliant as usual. I'm an unashamed fan. Andy
  19. Great track - I'd like to have heard the violin share more airtime with the nylon guitar but that's just the guitarist in me - the vox are absolutely top drawer. Andy
  20. Has a great cinematic feel. I find it's so difficult to compose and layer instruments like this so well in a DAW - very good job. Andy
  21. Good rocker, I find the lead guitar panned too far right in my cans and I might drop the BGVs just a touch if it were me but these things are very much personal taste. Andy
  22. AndyB01

    Spirit Wind

    Agree - cracking vocal and nicely crafted song. Andy
  23. John you must follow your heart, I wish you well and hope you find the peace of mind you seek. Andy
  24. Wow - this is an impressive labour of love - so when's the rock opera coming out or are you going for the full Tubular Bells experience? 😂 Hat's off to you Wooks - this is some body of work. You know this is not my thing - right? I've never really 'got' this style or genre of music, but there are a small (very small in my case) number of artists that manage to make it fresh and interesting and you're right up there with the best of them. Some very clever and subtle discords at around the eight-minute mark and I also preferred the second half. I guess a part of me wanted it to lift and soar and go all 'wall of sound' on me at one point, but the objective here is control and surprise - and you achieve it extremely well. There's a lot of light and shade in here and plenty of unexpected plot twists - overall - really very well done. Andy
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