Happenings In Room 23 - New song added: "Vagrants"

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Happenings In Room 23 - New song added: "Vagrants"
« on: November 07, 2010, 06:59:39 PM »
Hello everyone! Check out my new EP called "Happenings In Room 23"

http://soundcloud.com/brianlevering/sets/happenings-in-room-23

Any thoughts would be very appreciated. Thanks!

Edit: Link to new song - "Vagrants" - http://soundcloud.com/brianlevering/vagrants

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Re: Happenings In Room 23
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2010, 10:40:34 PM »
"Teaching Myself How To Sleep" has a pretty awesome sound, but for me, the vocals sound a little 'left behind'. As in, they are not out in front like you'd expect. Drowned out by the guitar effects. whether that is intentional or not  :P
And considering that is my only criticism for all five songs, you've done pretty well.  :)

The songs are well structured with good use of dynamics. This is a great EP as the musical styles vary from song to song, which differ from those ametuer demo's you hear where all the songs sound the same  :-\.
Quality lyrics too. Not cheesy, not too over the top, but juuuuust right.
Great work! i enjoyed it!  ;D \m/
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Re: Happenings In Room 23
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2010, 07:13:15 PM »
Hey thanks for the feedback J-dog, I really appreciate that.

Yeah, I was going for a raw Pixies sound *edit: for "How To Sleep" * ala Surfer Rosa. And it was kinda funny because that song has the least amount of tracks/parts to it and is generally simple, but it was the hardest to mix.

But thanks again! I plan on adding to it to make it a full LP, but these 5 songs seem to work pretty well as a preliminary EP.

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Re: Happenings In Room 23
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2010, 08:10:26 PM »
the vocals sound a little 'left behind'. As in, they are not out in front like you'd expect. Drowned out by the guitar effects. whether that is intentional or not  :P
I actually like that this is like this.

Also I gotta say this is a great demo all around. keep it up.
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Re: Happenings In Room 23
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2010, 07:49:37 PM »
Thanks!

Re: Happenings In Room 23 - Updated with "Vagrants"
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2010, 06:54:49 PM »
Hi again!

I finished another new song. This one's less rock, more electronica. Enjoy! (I've also added the link to the top post too)

http://soundcloud.com/brianlevering/vagrants

Any thoughts would be appreciated! Thanks!