[LAU] New Music

Gerald Mwangi gerald.mwangi at gmx.de
Thu Mar 11 04:52:47 EST 2010

Frank Smith already wants to contribute to Feels Like Rock, others are
welcome to also do so.
My only demand is to respect the cc license you can see on the
GrooVenture page.
On Wed, 2010-03-10 at 23:24 -1000, david wrote:

> Jostein Chr. Andersen wrote:
> > onsdag mars 10 2010 12.44.58 skrev  Gerald Mwangi:
> >> Hi Guys,
> >> At last I've managed to put my music online.
> >> Check out http://www.jamendo.com/de/album/62900.
> >> 'Let it go' is my first Linux only production, and now I have fully
> >> converted to Linux. Jack-Apps just rock!
> >> Please send me your impressions.
> > 
> > Congrats Gerald, really, really excellent melodies! It's not often I hear so 
> > many great songs in one place this days, and that woman's voice is just great! 
> > 
> > But excellent melodies like this deserves much more. Your music belongs to the 
> > absolute top division and have to be measured from that point of view - let me 
> > mention some things that leaves room for improvements first and end with the 
> > praises:
> > 
> > When we talks about the sound and feeling, the whole thing sounds just like a 
> > sound font demo (with some guitar work processed thru plugins). That don't 
> > have to be a bad thing, but your melodies - which are much more demanding than 
> > they sounds like -  needs to be played live by groovy people with good skills 
> > on their instruments. It is very easy to hear what you want, but your uploads 
> > sounds just like some boxed half finished versions of your ideas. And the 
> > disted guitars sounds really bad.
> > 
> > You are confusing me :-) , the arrangements goes from very under arranged and 
> > demoished to excellent arranged in parts. Some songs have some beginner 
> > skilled guitar playing (and is also is out of tune in some places) and can 
> > also contain excellent playing and sounds (like your wah-wah work which is 
> > really good). I will say that the same songs very clearly contains both 
> > amateur work as well as professional work. And in one hand, it sounds like a 
> > sound font party and on the other hand the instruments separates excellent in 
> > the mix. To me, you sounds sometime like a beginner and sometimes like a pro. 
> > Very confusing. 
> > 
> > It's very clear that you are an unusual talent when it comes to composing and 
> > making good melodies - you have without doubt a great potential of making a 
> > living of it! And the songs do have great arrangement and composing details 
> > here and there that makes me listen to this over and over.
> > 
> > Please, do this stuff over again, make some more songs, get some decent 
> > samples (drums and brass), buy a POD for the guitars on ebay.
> Maybe see if other folk on the list with skills in other instruments 
> might be willing to contribute tracks?

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