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Mantrasolo

Member Since 03 May 2009
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#3319299 white stone

Posted by Mantrasolo on 15 November 2010 - 08:48 AM

First I gotta say I listened to this without the video on your soundcloud, which eventually earned a download.

I like the music, it's pure w00dy. But when's you gonna throw some acoustic touches in there? If only for a few simple chord touches. The mix is good, and loud. The vocals are well in the middle, and I could feel the bass drum.
The verses work as a roadway towards the chorus, which is quite epic. I love how you make it flow. Are you autotuning though? he he ... it doesn't matter, it's beautiful, and I love the lyrics "day follows night" and "golden sunshine raining in my heart".
If someone would take the time and analyze the lyrics, I think they'd found them clever (the haystack image by the sea, needle). It's often the case with your songs (at least lately), that there might be too much going on musically that the words take 2nd place. I'm not sure of this, but with me they (the words) take awhile to sink in. That's what I like about these songs though, it forces one to look deeper to understand the meaning.
Are you being a little self-assuring? "if we just live in love" That's from your other song, m8. Classic!

I like the tone of the guitar during the solo, it sounds a bit dirty when you do those double stop bends/slides (?) whatever. The dancing, he he - groovy and unashamed. Make someone else wanna get up and do it too. Is that wot the sunny side of Europe has done to you, m8?

I think musically, you've been the most consistent person here, managing to make songs that all fit on one album without being too far out. Yeah, I'm looking at you igorski, ukelele *cough cough* ;)...and I'm quilty of it too!

One of your best songs, I think.


#3317168 Plasticine Cloud

Posted by Mantrasolo on 03 November 2010 - 11:17 AM

Thanks guys....though I never really listened to Kula Shaker much (regretfully mending such failures these days) back then, I can hear resemblance; but honestly much of it came from (for me) Standing on the Shoulder of Giants *blush*.
Funnily, I had never heard of Hawkwind, but I checked them out. Then I blushed again. And both of youse are indeed quite right on the moneys, honeys.
I think I'm gonna end up fleshing this number out a little more, thanks to your references. Exciting!


#3315174 Hallelujah

Posted by Mantrasolo on 21 October 2010 - 06:10 AM

I'm gonna be honest; I didn't like it much. First, it's a difficult song to cover, in my opinion, because the original is so poignant, touching, and generally awesome. I think you play it too fast, there's no mood, groove, or flow to it. It takes away the touching part of the original (and most covers, I think). Your voice is a bit too nasal, and (no offense) wimpy at times, which takes away the poignancy and awesomeness. Maybe it's unfair to judge it so harshly, but ... you know how the original is. People will always compare and judge.
I think you need to slow it down, and relax it.


#3287498 War Cry

Posted by Mantrasolo on 04 July 2010 - 10:13 AM

Not very active no; but it would be nice if you'd help out too by listening and commenting on other people's songs, not just sit there and expect everyone to come to you with total devotion. It's a give and take situation, dude.
Welcome to the forum.


#3282603 mmm

Posted by Mantrasolo on 09 June 2010 - 07:27 AM

Welcome to the forum. If you got some recordings there are people here who would like to have a listen.


#3279963 'Songwriters Song Of The Day' Thread

Posted by Mantrasolo on 26 May 2010 - 07:12 AM

I F-ing love that song, Against all odds.


#3278251 inside

Posted by Mantrasolo on 17 May 2010 - 07:39 AM

i dont like to reply in these thread coz it can send it back up to the top of the page unnecessarily,


Any action on this board it good action.


#3269520 Songwriting FAQ help

Posted by Mantrasolo on 10 April 2010 - 04:57 PM

Here's an old post of mine, but the links are currently working I believe.


I've compiled some links that I've found useful at one point or another in my ventures. I still utilize these at times, and come back and brush up on some things when I've been out of it for too long. Maybe you'll find some of this helpful or a good read.



Recording Electric Guitar

Recording Acoustic Guitar

Bass Guitar Recording

20 Tips on Recording Guitars

Mixing 101

Guide to Compression

I'll post more later, probably.


#3267310 Just in case you were wondering...

Posted by Mantrasolo on 31 March 2010 - 04:47 AM

Sweet, you brought some songs this time!

This Seat is taken - Mellow because of the nice guitar playing. I like how you roll off on the notes after the chorus. The stab chord that leads into the bridge was great. It reminded me of how I felt when I heard the opening chord of A Hard Days Night. The guitar sounds nice and full, and sharp when you pluck the strings. Everything is as it should be.

I'm a singer songwriter - Wow, I'm loving the verse melody along with the rythm. The Stairway bit was, to me, weird at first. But I got around to it quickly, and I think it would arouse a crowd at a gig to hear that. Nice, clean, recording as usual. Well played all around, etc. etc. But you know this.

Your lyrics are always great to me. You have a way of saying simple things, twisting them a little without making our heads hurt. They're clever, sometimes biting, images of what I imagine many people can feel, including me. But there's not cool-just-to-be-cool; they actually have something to say.


#3266197 Right to the Apex

Posted by Mantrasolo on 23 March 2010 - 10:58 AM

Wow, you're best song thus far. The music is rocking, and kick-ass.
The recording itself...well, I didn't like the sharp guitars. A bit too much distortion that bleeds some signals through that doesn't need to be there. It's kind of high freq. fzzzz...Sometimes you can get away with recording less distorted guitars and "fix/fatten" them up with eq and effects.
But great song dude. I liked it.


#3261602 Free Plugins

Posted by Mantrasolo on 26 February 2010 - 01:47 PM

Free stuff is always good. Thanks for sharing. How's the music (and the fam?)


#3261181 Radio Jingles

Posted by Mantrasolo on 23 February 2010 - 06:28 PM

How'd it go?



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