Ali Noble

Ali Noble

Ali Noble


Title
Musician, songwriter, and a rather quirky individual
Bio
The Metronomad is a Singer-Songwriter based in Edmonton, Alberta. Influenced by such diverse, creative forces as Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley and Muse, he also has a deep connection to his family’s cultural roots in Pakistan. He draws these aspects of Indo-Pak poetry into his songwriting, while shading his compositions with influences from his personal guitar heroes, Jimi Hendrix, BB King, Jack White and Paco de Lucia. Music is The Metronomad’s first passion: living and breathing its language every single day, he seeks to be a messenger for its powerful force, connecting people with each other, with ideas, reality and states of being, as well as inspiring us to heights of emotions both high and low.

https://themetronomad.com/home
Website
Expertise
songwriting, music performance
Interests
indie, singer/songwriter, music, pop, acoustic
Location
Edmonton, Alberta Canada

Recent Submissions

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That Girl by The Metronomad

Andrea Young

Much to like here!!  From the opening chords, we like the sound, the beat, the energy.  Production, arrangement and performance wise, we feel it needs to be tightened up and further developed.  To our ears it sort of rambles in the arrangement, electronic one minute, guitar licks the next, and somehow all of it needs to be integrated further together.  Hope that's helpful!  Really like what you're doing, its a great sound.  Thanks for your submission, good luck with your music! 

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He's Got a Gun by The Metronomad

Indie Band Guru

Controversy will always help get the music noticed.  The raw feel of the song will also draw in listeners.  The vocals   pour with emotion.  Nice guitar work as well.  classic sounding solo.

Shamal Ranasinghe

This was powerful. I didn't know what to expect. It moved me. I can't share this on my social networks because I'm not going to go there since I keep it pretty light. I am interested in more of what you've done. I will certainly keep a look out. I'm recommending more people see it and will share it to some folks via email as an example of great artistic statements. When I see your video it makes me unsettled and want to take action. It inspires me to stand up and move. Thank you for that.

Andrea Young

Thanks for the graphic violence warning, i found the song and video highly disturbing, as you've intended.   As for the song itself, I like the opening, and the backing guitar riffing throughout, and the vocal tone.  I'd suggest further development on the vocals, about 2/3rds through they get a bit pitchy for me, so I wouldn't have a place for it but it is a strong strong statement no matter what.  Thanks for submitting it.

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Dear Listener by The Metronomad

Andrea Young

The time has come for your poetry and song.  To help educate the world (some of my friends even) who actually believe that all Muslims are terrorists just as some believe all Christians are good.   The voices of Muslims like yourself must be heard (and no, I am not Muslim and don't have an agenda).  Such a worthy message in your art here.  Your lyrics about Pakistani kids makes me want to weep.  Send a high quality mp3 to me at andrea@aspenbeat.com and I’ll include it on a radio show in the near future.   Truly "love is greater than what hate could breed".  Thank you so much for your inspiring poetry and music, thank you for your submission, good luck with your music.

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Matthew Linsky

First thing's first: the best part of this is the single artwork. It really matches up with your whimsical, yet sneakily dark, sound. Congruency is key, and your creative vision definitely holds up. However, your recording doesn't.

To be fair, it's not the music itself, but the production. I rather like the hook (especially the uh-oh's), but the arrangement can use a bit of work. For example, and this is just my opinion, there are two kinds of guitar solos in modern music: amazing and terrible; there is no middle ground. Basically, if your guitarist isn't a full-on prodigy you need to reign him/her in. Cut the solos, give him/her four bars at the end of the 2nd chorus to re-establish a motif and call it a day. And set aside the money to record, and I mean really record. Get a good mix and a good master with legit peeps and you'll shine.

Andrea Young

I like the energy on this tune, especially the way it starts out.  I’d like to suggest further work on your vocal skills.  And would love to hear them more upfront and center, they sound a bit over-shadowed by the instrumentation.  But the energy is right there throughout the entire song.  Nicely done!  Hope to hear more from you .  Thanks for your submission and good luck with your music.

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Opening Doors by The Metronomad

Chelsea Schwartz

What a great pop/rock track. Very simple, clear vocal, subtle musical accents. Reminds me of early Plain White T's music. Wouldn't release this as a first single, it doesn't grab quite enough -- but it intrigues me enough to want to hear another track. Is there an album out or coming out soon?