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This is a long time coming but I just read yr comment. Thanks for listening to Lazy Bone. Hope you like it. & others. I played bass (1st& last time) on some of the 1st UVS LP. I was the 1st person to join the band with Kirt who had already recorded a UVS single in his own.
Thanks for the rave review guys. I'm totally gonna rethink the genre too. Looking forward to checking out yr work too.
Be seeing you...
hey thanks Ian. Yeah check us out and if you like what you hear all the better man.
Thanks for your review of "One Country Song"
Straight edge is great. Cold is too. Reminds me of who by fire by Leonard Cohen for some reason. Thanks for yr review of Medicine head. I like yr acclectic style. Look forward to keeping an eye on yr stuff. ICB
Thanks for the positive review. Too short? Maybe, but I figure always leave 'em wanting more. Enjoying checking out yr stuff. Ian c bishop
Thanks for the positive review. Yr the first person to get my 1 st person 3 rd person he I me he thing. It's nearly always a round a bout way of deflecting the listener from the fact that it's nearly always "I" or " me" that I'm talking about. Hope you can check out a couple more. I think you'd like some of them. Ian c bishop
Ian - I just reviewed lazy bone.... very cool track - see you were with ultra vivid scene - wow interesting I have a promo copy cassette (red) - with special one lightning - etc on it...1990 release - that you - very cool...
I am going to listent to the other track here on your profile - new fan - dB+1 aka douglas Branson just north of NYC
Awesome man. I just logged back in here for the first time in a long time. But I'm going to refresh everything and get things up to date.
Thanks for sticking with me! X ICB
I posted some new songs. All quite mellow with peaks and troughs. Any feedback would be great.
Great Job, son! All three are Beautiful, but Fairy Tales is the ultimate heartbreaker. Your voice is perfect for mournful soulful tunes.
Will do when I'm next off work - which ones are they??
Should be the first three. Everything goes. Fairy tales. Big horse ( it's yr birthday) and Diary of a lost girl. Hope you like some of them. When you record the vocals for yr track try setting a boomed mic in a position that means you can record them laying flat on yr back. It flattens out yr vocal coards
Ok, first 4 songs. As I was saying.. It flattens out yr vocal chords and gives you a naturally raspy sound. So you can sing softer which means you can effect a scream differently than you would live. By just singing through a closed throat into a mic you can almost 'pretend' to scream. I'm not a fan of the baritone growl personally, but at least you can try a few things out and see what flies! Look forward to hearing more of yr stuff.
Give 'white pony' or 'around the fur' by the DefTones a reference for a softly sung / but really effective shredding vocal sound. plus they use a ton of vocal compression. Also, you could try double tracking yr lead vocal with another identical, but sung separately lead vox. That nearly always sounds great. I don't double track my vocal personally but a lot of great bands do.
I like the idea of lying down - they used to say at work that I was so laid back I was horizontal!! I did double track for a while at a studio I used (check out w.d.y.w.m.t.b and walk away, your love) but wasn't totally convinced - so now I copy the vocal and add different comp/eq/rev to add a bit of thickness. Got a few suggestions from different perspectives so gonna have fun trying it all out - just as long as my kids don't stand there screaming at me when I'm trying to sing!!!
I was talking about yr song hey god btw. Listening to yr other work like 17 and so on, you've got a good overdriven gtr sound going on. Hey god would sound great with more of that and less compressed metal fx I reckon.
The instrumentation is good. The guitar sound is a bit too "new metal" sometimes though. But I'm from the old school so what do I know? It's a good arrangement and I like the vocal melody ok but it could use some work. Try adding some more harmonies. That always helps a track. Good job tho. Like it! Check out "this heart" or " cold cold heart" on my profile page if you wanna hear where I'm coming from with the guitar sound thing.
Thanks Ian, appreciate it - and I will check out those tracks.
Oh and I'm old school metal too, but sometimes you have to embrace the nu LOL
Checked out those 2 tracks and see what you mean. Cool sound, kinda feels like late 80's sleaze rock with british punk rock thrown in for good measure - if you kno what I mean...
I know what you mean and I love yr take on the songs. I guess you can't hide yr roots.
Ian, Beautiful new tunes man. Love your Soft side, as most seem to (Take Cover Top 10 headed for #1). Cats make the most tender of men. But they don't live long enough except to break your heart. Love on. - N
Just wrote you, old chap before reading yr kind words. Glad you like what you heard.
Hey Ian, Love the review of Codeine Carry Away that was an older song we wanted to test the water on this year on BJ. Good to get your input from someone from the UK. "Just keep makin music" ASOH
Mr. Ian. Eric says that is one mean case of Red Eye you got goin there! Hope you is taking care of it, cause you don't want to go Blind! Take Cover is one fine tune for a Limey. Sounds like it's about one of my Ghost Girls. Eric says Cheers! - Fever
Hey - thank you for reviewing my song "Hole in my Heart". Recorded sitting at my desk with $200 worth of gear. Still learning how to use it! Like your stuff...
Hi Ian! Thanks for your great review and score of my song A Girl and Her Soldier, very much appreciated! When you're profile pic came up it freaked me out haha! My hubby would like it! I'm having trouble playing your songs on my computer but i'll try again later and have a listen! Take care, all the best in music! :-)
Ian, Take Cover is so beautiful, I would like to include you in a project I am working on with Jay Wollin and Xenia Dunford to create the New Velvet Underground, tentatively called VU2. I figure we could use some British influence. And Jay is local to you, so that should help. Check out these hot and cool sounds that will blend like a fine Whiskey into a greater sum than the parts.
Although yr genre is at times a little over populated. Yr arrangements instrumatation and sentament all have a lovely fragile strength. A ring of truth about them. And many layers and side roads. I love 'em. Ian C Bishop
what a beautiful sentiment. thanks for listening Ian.
Zola, man. Love doth come from above, but rarely to Jersey City! Great First 3, son! Sending you a Friend request to help bring you into the Light! - St. Nick
I'm a door monkey at the Guitar centre on West 14th St. In the mean time I am continuing my research for my great un-finninshed work to be titled
"All Day Hopelessly Distracted"
I'll keep y'all posted as the show rolls on.