- Musician/Producer. Multi instrumentalist. Songwriter. Since 1999.
After playing bass in several popular bands, his main focus now is creating hybrid flavored electronica. His latest project, “Digital Slumber Party", deliver a unique genre-bending sound blending down-tempo, and industrial rock genres with lush soundscapes. Here to help! Don't be shy...
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Right off the jump, I love both the band & song names! The vocal is strong & soars above the reggae inspired groove. I'm enjoying this, fellas. The synths that enter at the 1:30 mark are on point. I can't quite put my finger on the many influences here... but overall, it works. It works well! The track is thought out, arrangement wise - & accessible enough to appeal to folks of a broad spectrum of musical tastes. The guitars are up in the mix here & that's a good thing. I'm now listening a second time.. great bass playing. Again, I can't seem to pinpoint the vocal influences, but it doesn't matter. this is alt reggae at it's finest. The overall production and addition of synths sealed it for me. This is a killer track. I'm now on your facebook, checking out what you guys have going on. I'm impressed, fellas. Impeccable style & a fun & interesting song. I appreciate you sending this to me! Keep it up.
The title of this track, "keukenhof gardens" has already piqued my interest, let's see what we have here... I'm hearing a Mogwai vibe/influence right from the jump, which is fantastic because I absolutely love Mogwai. The start/stop percussion that begins around .35 gently pushes the track forward, but without giving it too much momentum, being careful in not tearing the musical fabric holding the song together. The percussion matches the somber & drone-y synths (midi?) beautifully. The buildup of strings at 2:27 casts a ray of sunshine on the composition, and the crickets at 3:07 add depth, and will perhaps even give the listener a visual reference for being outside at dusk. I'm enjoying this track & love the sounds & notes that you chose here. The track is cinematic, & something I could easily see & hear being used as a film score; or even something to enjoy while relaxing with headphones on, drinking chamomile tea. I appreciate you sharing this with me & will be happy to share it on twitter. Keep it up!
Ah, I'm gigging the laid back vibe..& the intro bassline immediately grabbed my attention. All the extra percussion is a nice touch too, adds cool depth & texture to the mix. The vocal melody is strong. Reminds me a bit Wayne Coyne (The Flaming Lips) with maybe a hint of Jim Adkins (Jimmy Eat World). I think the mix works well for this genre, and the musicianship is definitely up to par. However, I feel like I'm still waiting for the hook nearly 1/2 way through the song. I think a bigger, melodic hook for the chorus would take this composition further, and give a nice contrast to the verses. Overall, really cool track with lots of potential. Thanks for sharing with me. - Chris
Hi Claus, I'm listening to your song while having a look at your website & SoundCloud. You're right, the numbers on your SoundCloud are impressive! Looks like you've built yourself a solid audience & fan base. Congrats :) I like the different elements you've brought together here. The song itself reminds me of "The Moon and Antarctica" era Modest Mouse (I love that album by the way). At the same time, I can't help but wonder what "I Went Down The Road Today" would sound like if a different direction was taken with it. As in, perhaps bringing in a different producer or engineer to help clean up the mix & /or polish your overall sound.. while (& this is key) holding onto the artist brand & indie vibe that's already in place. To me, any indie artist or band that chooses a "lo-fi" style of recording, or any another method or technique to showcase something unique, must also show exceptional songwriting & live performance chops to stand out (i.e The Flaming Lips or Death Cab for Cutie) You have a great song here, I can feel the emotion it it. Very powerful. You also have a cool indie vibe, that is no doubt marketable. I would just encourage you to to try to nail down exactly what your fans want and expect from you as an artist. Take your time in delivering well-crafted, catchy tunes. You seem like a genuine & sincere artist with an impressive catalog of songs. With the right producer & team behind you.. the labels, blogs & publishers will come to you. Best of luck! & thank you for sending this track my way.