The stream wasn't working when I clicked on it, so apologies for un-orderliness of reviews ...
- this sounds great - the rhythm you've chosen for the vocals maybe feels a little odd against the drum machine rhythm - also don't like boasty rap. but I can't really knock it for what it is, except maybe a key change for the chorus would help - at the moment it feels a little longer than it is...
- hey there. Your microphone is too loud. Again there's charm here, but it goes on too long and pales quickly. Still interesting potential suggested by the lyric.
- is me. I like this one, which are usually the ones that everybody hates
A 20 minute mastering session might make it even less palatable than usual ...
- good stuff. What more can I say? It would be churlish to find fault in the arrangement (slightly flat during the chorus breakdown) because it's a live jam, and a damn good one at that.
- I hope it's not 5 and a half minutes of 'Art Fluffy' - for a while I thought this was going to be a one-chord drone - it still feels like it needs a bit more variation - but I like the 'ooh ooh attack of the show' segment. Overall a little bit too reverby? Might benefit from being barer ...
- Are you following me around?
Great opening. Vocal could maybe do with being mixed into the track a bit more than it is - seems to be sitting atop it at the moment. Maybe only my impression. I like the 'Attack of the SHOOOOOOOOW' and subsequent silly wig-out - that section could be choppier percussion wise. Yeah I like this, but that vocal, which is in fine Jello biafra territory, just seems a bit out of kilter with the rest of the song, to these jaded ears.
- this is a great lyric (although I would call it 'Attack of the ...' -- the show is just one in the list) - oh this is prime Octothorpe - Art jazz is always welcome round these parts
Yes, suitably insane - the sped up voices and the mad residents stomp sections work very well for me.
Corn on the Cob
- lovely tune, a little hot in the mix but that's what four days does for ya, I guess. I really think these words are really trite, but the tune and performance are strong. I love the weirdy bit at 2.00 mins in or so. Ah yes there is the Boltoph 'grind out' that always comes ... predictable but welcome. Play to your strengths &c - but really - Living in fast forward, thinking in slow motion/ I'd like a show of hands to vote on if we're really living at all'? 'No fat lady'? I really like this song but I really don't like the words. I doubt it will stop you doing very well, so no biggie ....
- song in two fights? No review .... oh alirght, this is quite good, but I can't shake the nagging feeling that I have heard this music somewhere else before ... i mean, exactly that music ... maybe it just means it's really good and well recorded, of course ...
- Ah that's a great grind. Not much else I can say about it! The chorus maybe submerges the melody under the weight of the sonic hammer time but not in any way that makes the song suffer, and the bridge is beautiful. (although did I hear a flat note in there? I thought you were pitch-perfect
- pretty. Do Cobras spit more when they are on crack? You have a lovely voice. A little bit twee and orphan-annie-performing-in-a-spotlight, but in a good way. And a lot of the lyric is really top-notch - 'might as well look up her dress' is the highlight for me.
Well, that's not a bad bunch to throw at the TV Execs. If they play any, I would reccommend it to be Corn on the Cob, East Bay Acolytes, HD, # and Abjure!, so I guess my vote should come from there, although I personally have a soft spot for Klaus Atomik
and his crazy garage high-kicks ...
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