Marc Alan

Marc Alan

Marc Alan


Title
Musician/Producer
Website
Expertise
music production, music composition

Recent Submissions

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Andrea Young

Great video that gives an inside look into the energy that comes through in the track. The track is not our style but we appreciate the drive, musicianship, and how the track builds.  Just took a listen on Spotify and I like 'Breathing Fires', send a high quality mp3 to andrea@aspenbeat.com with 'Fluence Request - Artist Name - Track Title' in the subject and I"ll include on playlists and shows.  Looks like you've got a fanbase on Spotify and socials, and great that you've got a presave campaign going, that is all smart marketing and what we see as essential to building your fanbase.  Keep up the great work, thanks for your submission, good luck with your music!  

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Living Shadows by FLARES

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Brian Hazard

Very nice! Reminds me of Celldweller. I especially love the dynamics.

At 0:35 and 1:33, there's a sense that the drums, or maybe just the snare, are sitting on top of the mix rather than in it. Maybe compression in mastering will glue it down and make it feel a little more massive, as you're clearly intending.

I suppose the effect is even more pronounced at 0:22 when the drums first come in. It sort of robs 0:35 of its impact.

As for the arrangement, it clearly doesn't feel like a complete track at 2:37. The pacing and structure of what's there totally works for me, but it feels like you're cutting a great idea short.

I have the sense that one could add vocals on top, no problem. There's no real lead, hook, or melody. That's not necessarily a problem, but you should be aware of it!

Thanks for sharing this with me! I look forward to hearing how it turns out!

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Still by FLARES

Kevin Hugger

‘Still’ is comparatively short by post-rock standards but then it does sport the classic characteristics of the genre with a build sprouting from seemingly nowhere. The sting in this case is that the normally inevitable ear-wrenching apocalypse never materialises. In this case this is not at all disappointing especially if Flares have designs on a LP that can offer other distractions that give a well-worn template their own stamp of individuality. 

Matthew Linsky

It's a good track with a solid build. The mix could be a bit clearer though. 

Also, with an artist name like "Flares" I was expecting a song rather than a composition. 

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Still by Flares

Alan Poyer

Thanks for sending this my way! I was actually just working on a playlist yesterday this would be perfect for. 

The short burst of life in the time this piece holds is unforgettable. Devastating in its somber beginnings, impactful in its serene resolve, and unwavering in that hope for tomorrow. A brief glimpse of light leaving the listener standing on tiptoes to see the next day through the jail cell of today.

I've included some recommendations for people who may be a good fit on the syncing / licensing side, and I'll certainly share on socials and include it in that upcoming playlist. Message me on Fluence if there's a download link I can get to - couldn't find one on your SoundCloud or site. before I forget, I'd also recommend fill out the Fluence description with a press release giving more details about who you are and what you're looking for. This post (http://blog.fluence.io/7-step-diy-pr-guide-for-creating-an-amazing-campaign/) will help with a basic template on step 2, and feel free to shoot me any questions onFluence as well.

Thanks again for sharing. Cheers!

Steve Marchese

Stirring and emotive. Clearly there's a cinematic quality here but the dynamic of the build up really adds to the payoff when things break in near the 1:45 mark. Very nice. I appreciate that it comes in under three minutes as similar stuff tends to drag near the 6 or 7 minute mark without nearly the same payoff. 

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Still by FLARES

Matthew Kratz

Very nice job! I really like this track. The pacing is perfect and it has a lot of emotion. I would make one suggestion - add a rising pad/synth or guitar that rises along with the drums to really accentuate that build.  Great job!!!

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Dust&Gravel by Flares