A Bunch of Fives (New Challenge Thread)

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Re: A Bunch of Fives (New Challenge Thread)

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Kory wrote:
08 Apr 2021, 1:46pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
08 Apr 2021, 1:17pm
Kory wrote:
08 Apr 2021, 1:10pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
08 Apr 2021, 1:07pm
Kory wrote:
08 Apr 2021, 1:06pm


For me it's the VERY distant drums in addition to the hazy guitar. The whole production sounds somewhat formless rather than the bite, presence, and clarity you'd get from a pop punk production.
Hmm, never paid any attention to the drums.
I just went back and listened on my laptop and they're more present there (but still pretty far back in the mix compared to most pop music), but that's probably my laptop speakers. They were almost buried on my primary system. It's the whole wall of sound thing. Not in the Spector sense necessarily, more in the physical wall sense.
I listened to a bit on my laptop speakers and, yeah, listening for it I'm aware of how much lower the drums (not as noticeable for me with earbuds). Not something I associate with shoegaze, or, rather, again not something I've thought to listen for.
It's become a much bigger aspect of nu-gaze, almost to the point of parody, but that mixing style is still prevalent to a lesser degree in the classics too.
Undoubtedly I'll not be able to not notice that going forward.
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Re: A Bunch of Fives (New Challenge Thread)

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Dr. Medulla wrote:
08 Apr 2021, 2:20pm
Kory wrote:
08 Apr 2021, 1:46pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
08 Apr 2021, 1:17pm
Kory wrote:
08 Apr 2021, 1:10pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
08 Apr 2021, 1:07pm

Hmm, never paid any attention to the drums.
I just went back and listened on my laptop and they're more present there (but still pretty far back in the mix compared to most pop music), but that's probably my laptop speakers. They were almost buried on my primary system. It's the whole wall of sound thing. Not in the Spector sense necessarily, more in the physical wall sense.
I listened to a bit on my laptop speakers and, yeah, listening for it I'm aware of how much lower the drums (not as noticeable for me with earbuds). Not something I associate with shoegaze, or, rather, again not something I've thought to listen for.
It's become a much bigger aspect of nu-gaze, almost to the point of parody, but that mixing style is still prevalent to a lesser degree in the classics too.
Undoubtedly I'll not be able to not notice that going forward.
Sorry!
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Re: A Bunch of Fives (New Challenge Thread)

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Hello,

I'm trying to catch up (just as I'm trying to catch up with grading!).

The Toasters - I have some Toasters' stuff and it's mostly good. I like this track. I find the Toasters' stuff good but I don't reach for them as often as others. 8/10

Mega City Four - decent track; pretty good until the chorus - which was really poppy, almost syrupy. 6/10

Psychefunkapus - too scattered; some of the parts were fine but the assembled piece is less than the sum of the parts. 3/10

Holy Sisters of Gaga Dada - novelty stuff isn't my type of stuff

The Sports - pretty decent track, a solid base; I'm hoping they have other stuff that would I'd like more (that reads very awkward). 6.5/10

New stuff - great! Thanks for posting.

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Re: A Bunch of Fives (New Challenge Thread)

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So who is next,??

I just want to be prepared

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Re: A Bunch of Fives (New Challenge Thread)

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BitterTom
gkbill
Flex
Marky Dread
Heston
Silent Majority
revbob
WestwayKid
matedog
Kory
oliver
JennyB
Olaf
Medulla

Flex is up on Monday, unless he passes and it then moves on to Marky.
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Re: A Bunch of Fives (New Challenge Thread)

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I'll go!
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Re: A Bunch of Fives (New Challenge Thread)

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Flex wrote:
09 Apr 2021, 9:25pm
I'll go!

Looking forward to it

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