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Whisper Scream (take 3)
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2/9/2009

Unkle Thom - A phoenix home studio-for-one, in the deep suburbs, hidden under roof rats. . .

No Homepage, but if compelled write to: balcerebon@aol.com 
The Jicks (excerpt)
Genre: Funk
Weighted Rating: [3 Votes, 3.31 Stars]
Views: 762
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Liner Notes
k3v1nr055 [2/26/2009 4:24:55 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4.5 stars
OK, this is the second track I listened to of yours...I would love to see and hear this live...Hell, I'd love to play on it...
unklespaz [2/10/2009 11:01:02 PM EST]
Score: +0
this is a heavy zztopish groove if I ever heard one, phat good sounds
you can jam on it bro, nice playing, you just a great singer, I was thinkin lady
Richie Isaacs [2/10/2009 10:39:39 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
I would still like to hear a tighter distort on the rhythm guitar so that the solo doesn't clash with it frequency wise,maybe a subtle long delay on the solo track so as to give it a little more depth...and that little change at 2:44 should run for a lot longer than it does,that(to me)is the highlight of the track..it's damn cool!
Solid and well played bud.
balcerebon (song submitter) [2/10/2009 9:23:15 PM EST]
Score: +0
oh, and conquistador, of course that occurred to me, but, at least in AZ, probably most of the west, Jicks refer to the mixing of opiates and benzodiazapines. i don't know the origin. on the other hand, i like Steve Malkimus, so i suppose it is a double-meaning kinda thing. . .
balcerebon (song submitter) [2/10/2009 3:12:45 PM EST]
Score: +0
ahh, yes, mike oldfield, didn't he do all his own instruments, producing, engineering, etc.? i did so much overdubbing on this one, if i added anything to it, it would turn to noise. . . and an acoustic track would be lost in the mix at this point. If I return to this one, i'll probably start over, so i will consider that for sure, thanks for the suggestions/remarks! much appreciated!
zissou [2/10/2009 10:37:23 AM EST]
Score: +0
it's chunky and throws its weight around with wild abandon. I like that. What's wrong with a little self indulgence, anyway? If this abutted a more focused, acoustic track it might balance it out and justify your indulgence to the general populace.
firth5a [2/10/2009 10:17:43 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 2.5 stars
Well, this makes a little more sense in the context of a longer work - but only a little. At the moment it's little more than an elongated guitar solo against an overpowering drum beat. I always believe that for an instrumental to work it needs a strong melodic theme running through it. Think "Tubular Bells" which is incredibly self indulgent and has many passages which are no more than instrumental solos, but also has a very stong melodic theme which the whole thing hangs on - and it sold millions!
balcerebon (song submitter) [2/9/2009 2:46:17 PM EST]
Score: +0
yup, firth, definitely a little self-indulgent, i'll admit, it's really an extraction from a larger piece, the only worthy part of the song, i thought, so i just thought i'd throw it up in queue.
Ruud Slingerland [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
Zappa-ish, I agree with Richie about the bass. It must be louder in the mix anyway.
Richie Isaacs [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
Nice chunky guitar tones,good groove..would like to of heard a squarer wave form on the OD to match the precision of the rhythm but it's still pretty solid...a thumping Trace Elliot bass sound would set this off perfectly :)
firth5a [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
I don't have a clue what most of the other comments mean, but hopefully you do! I remember your stuff from a year or so back when I was posting regularly and I recall saying that you were showing real development. Somehow I think you seem to have lost a little direction and need to get back some focus. I'm not saying there is anything wrong with this per se - just that it seems a little self-indulgent.
Mr. Bratty [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
yeah, a wah-envelope filter dealie would have made this sound even more zappity. i also concur with the other expertes.
conquistador [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
the drums are overpowering the guitars. i would like to hear a little more intertwining going on with the guitars also, think Polvo. good start but this sounds a little tossed off.
Is that a reference to Stephen Malkmus' band?
HawaiianMcdoogle [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
Funk-eh
King Tide [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
A dirty psycho strut.This needs a vocal to lift it to the next bardo.
This is just an extended outro to a longer piece that is nothing impressive, but I thought the melding of the guitars was kinda cool, and reminded me of some kind of melting-paint type of painting, or shotgun art. I mean, I know the guitar sounds a little muddied due to the transference from an analogue tape to digital, then mixed and overdubbed, etc. Anyway, I thought it sounded kind of cool, so I extracted it from the larger mix, and put it in the queue for the hell of it.

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