Olax (The Mind Mess)
Olax (The Mind Mess)
Very pretty opening that turned into a full on epic rock track. This is excellent songwriting in multiple genres all mixed up into one beautiful mess. Somehow the song has a way of relaxing and exciting me at the same time. Well done.
I'll be posting this gem alongside "Copenhagen Lies" shortly. This is another stunner - great work. I enjoy it even more than "Copenhagen Lies", which is saying quite a bit; "World Wide Weapon Song" just pulls off an amazing stylistic delivery that's as gorgeous as it is catchy. The smooth brass and melodic acoustic fixings in the intro are immediately reminiscent of Jens Lekman, though the vocal introduction adds an exotic '80s synth-pop/power-pop edge that reminds me very favorably of the group Squeeze. The vocals in particular are very reminiscent of Squeeze. I don't have any criticism -- this is a stunning track through and through. I'll go as far to say that this is my favorite music submission of 2015 so far! As a result, I'll be posting this on Obscure Sound ASAP this week. Could you please follow up with me at email@example.com next week if I forget for some reason? This is a phenomenal track. Great work! -Mike
"Copenhagen Lies" manages to successfully pull off a sax-laden suaveness with a jangly infectiousness, most apparent in the irresistible chorus. The verses are lush, with relaxing guitar tricks and hip-hop rhythms complementing the suave vocals. The chorus is chirpier and easier to sing along with compared to the verses, setting up for an interesting and well-executed dynamic that the bridge around 02:17 takes full advantage of. I love this part particularly, especially with the vocal harmonizing and arp-like trickling. Cool video too -- really captured the stoned-on-a-pretty-day feel of the track I get quite well. Nice work. I'll post this on http://obscuresound.com in the very near future. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if ever interested in details regarding my digital PR servicing, as well. -Mike
It's quite nice, very soothing and atmospherical (reminds me of The Tough Alliance) but overall a bit too so-so.. it kind of washes over you and then so. Definitely potential!
The horn loop in the intro is particularly effective. The vocals are smooth and seamless, a perfect compliment to the easy going instrumental vibes that prevail throughout this song. The piano work in the chorus is easily one of the most memorable musical elements at play in this song. The Facebook reference in the second verse is clever, and oh-so twenty-first century. There's a very consistent groove that this song gets locked into right from the first note, and it doesn't let up until the last note is played. The guitar work in the bridge in particular stands out as a great musical punctuation in a song that is otherwise so consistent and similar throughout. Likewise, the repeating guitar theme in the outro ties everything together beautifully to conclude the song on a very strong note.
The overall vibe of "Copenhagen Lies" is pretty sweet - it's summery and jazzy right at the start, and the vocals only add to the laid-back feel of everything. The chorus is catchy and sticks with you throughout the track - I do think that more could be done with the melody to make the full 4 minutes more progressive, though. I can't tell if the literal-ness of the lyrics in the verses is meant to be taken at face value, or if there is some level of facetiousness there - in my opinion, I would be careful when it comes to those lyrics, especially because the melody they accompany is easy to recognize, and hasn't changed from the beginning - adding more layers to the meanings behind the lyrics is a good idea in this kind of circumstance. I do like the main melody, but I also think that 4 minutes is perhaps too long to spend in the same key on the same octave with the same melody - some production or musical development here would make a big difference. Overall, thanks for the share and keep me updated on new releases!
I love the vibe of this song. Smooth, simple but strongly infectious. It's really well built, with parts of tropical-pop, parts of Scandi-pop and some funky infusion. I'm thinking right now about a Dan Bejar (Destroyer) who plays a Swedish indie-pop hit single. Great job with the details as the use of saxophone here and there The voice fits very well too: it's warm and it rides the wave. You wrote that "Copenhagen Lies is about frustration with the city": it conveys well the desire to escape from it, looking to a more quiet and peaceful place. Just a remark: If you decide to end the piece with a repeated pattern, you should consider the chance of shortening the song's length. You risk to lose, in the end, the good things done before. I'll give a spin to the song through our Twitter. And I definitely want to hear more from you: email@example.com
This is a great track! Thank you for sending this to me. I also really dig your description: "Round beats, lush acoustic guitars, fresh synth patterns and layered vocals all come together to underline the song's sombre and restless mood." I'm going to refer it to more curators who I think would be into the pop and indie vibe and feel. I like the line about logging into facebook and deleting all your friends. Next time put a link to your artist site in your description. I will definitely check out more. Let me know next time you play in San Francisco.
It's a really catchy and well produced track. I like the many layers with lots of attention to details like for instance the plucked guitar (or maybe it's a synth hook), groovy saxophone and multilayered vocals. - all without creating a chaos which a real danger with so many layers going on. All the elements go well together and create a beautiful harmony. One thing that I don't like is the chorus that's a bit too catchy or poppish for my taste and also a bit too repetitive, I think. It feels almost too intense. Maybe an idea could be to have a sort of interlude where you strip away elements to create a sort of breathing space and in that sense add some dynamics and sense of expectation to the track.
"Copenhagen Lies" gets straight to the point, with an infectious meshing of acoustic trickles, brass chills, and backing vocals comprising the immediate background. Smooth and tranquil vocals follow shortly after - which aptly fits the sunset-accompanied image in tone - and the repeating chorus reminds me fondly of Squeeze, with its sonorous and anthemic appeal. The bridge just after 02:00 is particularly effective with its synth warbles and staccato-like touches. This is a really fantastic track -- the tropical vibe reminds me of Jens Lekman, with that sensible pop touch of groups like Squeeze. Look out for a feature on http://obscuresound.com in the very near future, and reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in details/success stories regarding my digital PR servicing. Keep up the great work -Mike