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Whisper Scream (take 3)
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MiddleAgeMusic

73 Tracks Reviewed
498 Comments Posted
Yays: 1  Boos: 0
Critic Score 5/10
Joined: 3/17/2010
Band: nichts

Average Rating: 4.5 stars

What Happened?
MiddleAgeMusic [11/12/2013 6:06:55 PM EST]
Score: +0
Hey, thanks, ELEPHAnT! Glad you like it. The bass is a Faker Imprecision Bass (Squier PJ body [made of alder] with a Mighty Mite MM2918 fretless neck)--my own frankenbass. I'm hoping to put some DiMarzios in it soon. For now, it's stock pickups run through a compressor. It's very encouraging that you thought the intonation was good. I work at it, but sometimes I think I just convince my old ears that it sounds okay. It helps that the dots on the top of the neck are perfectly placed...at least they look that way through my bifocals.
MiddleAgeMusic [11/7/2013 1:09:44 PM EST]
Score: +0
Ha! No hallucinogens here; Just age.
NEAR NIHILIST
MiddleAgeMusic [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
Okay, I can't seem to skip this song, so I guess I must comment. This work emphatically exemplifies the atrophy of intellect in popular composition. The superfluity of profanity is more ludicrous than it is obnoxious, though it doesn't fail in that regard. It seems conspicuous that the "artist" would benefit from the expansion of his vocabulary, resulting in the ability to utilize an abundance of hitherto apparently unfamiliar adjectives. As for the production, the abuse of vocal effects is trite and vexatious to a discriminating ear. The hyperbolic expressions of anger are either hopelessly juvenile or, perhaps, indicators of untreated hypertension. In addition, this plethora of cacophonous reverberations lacks that internationally respected element known as, "melody." I, for one, would be content had I been allowed simply to press, "Next Song."
Emilee
MiddleAgeMusic [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
Not my normal listening, BUT...I love the contrast between the heavy music and the kind of folksy melody in the verse. Also the super-clean solo. Good contrasts here! Clean production, too.
Reason for Now
MiddleAgeMusic [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
This is great production. I like the intro. It's memorable--a little different. Great transition into the verse. Very good vocals! Overall style isn't really my thing,but there are some great moments, and you're very good at what you do!
Escape These Halls
MiddleAgeMusic [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
I'm impressed by the way it DOESN'T just fly apart in places. More energy than I've ever had! I need a nap now.
Acorn
MiddleAgeMusic [10/29/2013 9:14:49 PM EST]
Score: +0
That's okay. Last I checked, I was an entity myself.
MiddleAgeMusic [10/29/2013 8:24:36 PM EST]
Score: +0
My "fully-consious" comment was just a play off of unklespaz' comment. I really can't think of a way to respond to music without the "objective entities of the ears" any more than I can look at a painting without the objective entities of the eyes. My ears are always looking for something to grab on to and make sense of. Oh, sorry. Looks like I've interrupted your rant.
MiddleAgeMusic [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
I guess I just prefer more fully-conscious compositions. There are some pretty cool moments in there, but they're mixed with things that don't make any sense to the ears, and it's arranged as if it were all just thrown in a blender. Maybe John Cage would be proud. As always with JWV, there's talent and a bit of madness all in one package.
God Sends Sorrows
MiddleAgeMusic [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
Some of this might be somewhat interesting if it wasn't so incredibly annoying.
Monkey Hands
MiddleAgeMusic [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
I hear the Bowie influence. The instruments on the intro are just a bit too out of sync for my ears.
ga jin gao
MiddleAgeMusic [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
Somebody got a new mic to play with.
Golden Thread
MiddleAgeMusic [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
Nice chords, hauntingly melodic.
Clever Dolphin (Rm1x Remix) by Linus in the Sapphi
MiddleAgeMusic [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
The music buries the voice. Otherwise, this has some very interesting moments. Moody chord changes--very effective. In places the changes and melodic quality remind me of something Jack Bruce might have done in the 80's. I can't understand a word of the lyrics, and I don't know if that matters. You ought to remix this and balance things out. I'm voting 2nd Stage because of the mix, but this has a lot of potential.
Sometimes the Day(The Pretentious Pencils '94)
MiddleAgeMusic [10/16/2013 12:20:06 PM EST]
Score: +0
Thanks for the comments, folks. While not from 1894, this is from a past century. Unklespaz, that picture would have made a great album cover. Of course, this was from the days of cassette, so the picture would have been very small on the case. This is from a full tape that was recorded/produced using two Tascam PortaOne units. I later digitalized it, and then recently stumbled upon it. I'm on bass and lead vocals here. Drums are by Bobby Sundre, Guitars and harmonies (and patient, responsible production) are by Blake Jones, whose current musical ventures can be sought out starting here: http://www.blakejonesmusic.com