On Sat, 2006-05-27 at 17:14 +0700, Patrick Shirkey wrote:
Since you're asking for painfully honest opinions I'll throw mine in
here as well ;-) I agree with Patrick on the vocals. It seems to me
that the singer is afraid of her own voice. I have recorded some of my
son's friends bands and almost without exception the "singers" think
that falsetto is their normal singing voice. I usually have to run all
of the rest of the band out and spend a few hours getting them to loosen
up and really sing. It sounds to me like the singer in Firelightless
has a decent voice, she's just got to go ahead and belt it out. If
you're striving for that soft vocal sound you can do it with mic
placement and/or volume and effects instead of having her sing falsetto.
I don't feel that you lost the timing in the center, it just gets a bit
more understated. You're still on tempo. Other than the vocals I think
it's a great song. I like everything else about it.
Jan 'Evil Twin' Depner
The Fuzzy Dice
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