What do you sound like on Nu-ILX?

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I made this track this evening using Audacity and Reason as a metronome. I've hardly ever recorded music with guitar and vocals, tending to do more electronic based stuff. It's a shame about the hiss, and the fact I can't play guitar or sing very well but I like the song I think.


Pointers and constructive criticism very welcome.

Now what do you sound like?

the next grozart, Tuesday, 27 February 2007 01:22 (thirteen years ago) link


I've been working on some new songs tonight, but nothing seems to be working right now and I've got to buy a pack of smokes before I shoot myself.

Andi Mags, Tuesday, 27 February 2007 07:11 (thirteen years ago) link

Huh. I'm listening to Spiders right now, and I have to say, very Barrett-y. Your sound quality's better than mine tho (no surprise as I use garageband).

Andi Mags, Tuesday, 27 February 2007 07:17 (thirteen years ago) link


I've been working on some new songs tonight, but nothing seems to be working right now and I've got to buy a pack of smokes before I shoot myself.

Andi Mags, Tuesday, 27 February 2007 07:24 (thirteen years ago) link

ok, this is Bullsh*t. I hate computers. Pardon me, all.

Andi Mags, Tuesday, 27 February 2007 07:25 (thirteen years ago) link

you okay dude?

the next grozart, Tuesday, 27 February 2007 07:51 (thirteen years ago) link

I posted something up mere minutes before old ilx went down the swanney. I described it as "po-faced proto-80's nonsense" and I stand by that.


Having practically clean, loud-in-the-mix vocals is a bit of a novelty for me but its something I'm sticking to for a bit to see what happens.

Lynskey, Tuesday, 27 February 2007 12:05 (thirteen years ago) link

Lung Vomit and Monitor Nucleosis are my personal favorites.
Opossum is the most accessable.

I'll be doing some covers soon. I need to get the sheet music for one of those songs...but that's another thread altogether

Windy G Moisture, Tuesday, 27 February 2007 17:59 (thirteen years ago) link

lysnkey, there's a roy montgomery-ish quality to yr voice. i like the "nonsense"!

andrew m., Tuesday, 27 February 2007 19:20 (thirteen years ago) link

that is, of course, where the comparison ends

andrew m., Tuesday, 27 February 2007 20:03 (thirteen years ago) link

I'm almost done an album!

Here's a for-your-eyes-only non-finalized mix of the first track:


St3ve Go1db3rg, Wednesday, 28 February 2007 16:58 (thirteen years ago) link

Some random crap. Gotta move house again. Automating

S-, Thursday, 1 March 2007 00:49 (thirteen years ago) link


the sir weeze, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 01:42 (thirteen years ago) link

Goldberg your voice remind me of Jon Brion voice or something like Jon Brion in the Grays they were a good band

Jubalique die Zitronen, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 19:45 (thirteen years ago) link

robin gang

VERY RUFF quick mix of a thing. basically one riff done up good and long until i figure out where to go with it.

andrew m., Tuesday, 6 March 2007 22:09 (thirteen years ago) link


I was listening to Carl Craig's "Televised Green Smoke" and I wanted to make Stevie Wonder's "My Cheri Amour" sound like that. No vocals yet because I feel inadequate to sing Stevie songs I can't be bothered right now.

m bison, Wednesday, 7 March 2007 03:58 (thirteen years ago) link


I sound like the keyboards. Am at university at the moment so can't listen to the rest of you. I'm sure you're all wonderful.

emil.y, Thursday, 8 March 2007 14:53 (thirteen years ago) link

Hi Emily!
the leaf library

I do the bassing, mainly.

Bocken Social Scene, Thursday, 8 March 2007 15:37 (thirteen years ago) link

Jona?! How long have you been on Ilx? I never knew...

emil.y, Thursday, 8 March 2007 16:52 (thirteen years ago) link

Not very long really. The odd post here and there (about three, actually) on the old board. I might participate a bit more here, but if I had any sense I'd try and curtail internetage at work, rather than increase it.

Bocken Social Scene, Thursday, 8 March 2007 17:11 (thirteen years ago) link

Let me just say, I'm very excited. About everything. Especially a new track I just uploaded. Hooray!

Andi Mags, Friday, 9 March 2007 02:43 (thirteen years ago) link

Dear "Cornered" by Wintergreen,

you are a beautiful little song.


(I haven't listened to the rest of you people yet, so don't feel slighted. I just started at the bottom because I'm lazy.)

ADMIN jjusten, Friday, 9 March 2007 03:01 (thirteen years ago) link

OK, this "dual accounts for mod purposes" thing is a real drag. That was me.

John Justen, Friday, 9 March 2007 03:06 (thirteen years ago) link

Ooh, just listened to Andi Mags. Very good indeed.

(Also, Jona, are Kicker not still going?)

emil.y, Friday, 9 March 2007 12:27 (thirteen years ago) link


Scarrrrry techno jammm

m bison, Saturday, 10 March 2007 18:30 (thirteen years ago) link

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subtle-t, Monday, 12 March 2007 02:27 (thirteen years ago) link


subtle-t, Monday, 12 March 2007 02:28 (thirteen years ago) link

Also, Jona, are Kicker not still going?

I don't think so, although I'm not totally sure. As far as I know Phil's moving across the water soon, so he's doing this Wooden Coin stuff with Laura from Harper Lee (and me, occasionally), which might get released somehow, but I think my participation brought about the death of Kicker.

I should try joining bands I don't like, and see if I have the same anti-success effect.

Bocken Social Scene, Monday, 12 March 2007 09:55 (thirteen years ago) link

bleeps and handclaps

Display Name, Monday, 12 March 2007 16:43 (thirteen years ago) link

[i]Ooh, just listened to Andi Mags. Very good indeed.

Thank you, emil.y! That makes me so happy!

Andi Mags, Monday, 12 March 2007 23:32 (thirteen years ago) link


I really have to sort this out and release the damn thing. God I'm lazy.

Matt #2, Monday, 12 March 2007 23:52 (thirteen years ago) link

Matt #2, do release it. It kinda freaks me out in a good way.

Andi Mags, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 04:34 (thirteen years ago) link


lol 2003

Catsupppppppppppppp dude ‫茄蕃‪, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 18:57 (thirteen years ago) link

listen to our new crap here

roxymuzak, Tuesday, 13 March 2007 19:08 (thirteen years ago) link

some new/new-to-you stuff up here, including some zztop loop silliness.


andrew m., Monday, 19 March 2007 20:39 (thirteen years ago) link

I got amplitube and was inspired to then make a breakbeat track -


If anyone can tell me where that main riff if from that'd be great. I think its from some kind of detective TV show.

pwndeaf, Friday, 23 March 2007 08:33 (thirteen years ago) link

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pwndeaf, Friday, 23 March 2007 08:34 (thirteen years ago) link

My buddies sound like Boris: [link Azalea City Penis Club]http://www.dreamboatrecords.co.uk/catalogue/coffinyears/[link]

caek, Sunday, 25 March 2007 03:02 (thirteen years ago) link

Meh. Azalea City Penis Club

caek, Sunday, 25 March 2007 03:03 (thirteen years ago) link

This songs bleeds into the red so bad and I still should record vocals, but I like having 6 guitar parts going on at once.


m bison, Monday, 26 March 2007 01:52 (thirteen years ago) link

These are songs I made out if other songs using sony "acid". The songs that make up the songs are probably about 95% accurate.


1.War Photographer:Jason Forrest – War Photographer\The Clash – Car Jamming\Djur Djura -- Felli D Ttlam\Djur Djura -- Ad Cethent Tulas\Matmos – Spondee\Kano – Mic Fight

2.Drunken Monk:Thelonius Monk – Bright Mississippi\Daft Punk – Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger\Beastie Boys – Johnny Ryall\Bobbie Gentry – Fancy\The Beach Boys – I Know There’s an Answer\Beastie Boys – Egg Man\Daft Punk – Crescendolls\Ornette Coleman – Intro\Raymond Carver – Cathedral\Jorge Ben – Mais Que Nada

3.Uptown Downtown:Sam Ku West Harmony Boys – Wang Wang Blues\Charlie Wilson – Palolo\Bobby Conn & the Glass Gypsies – Relax\Camp Lo – Sparkle\Bubba Sparxxx – Deliverance\Common – The Corner\Ol’ Dirty Bastard -- The Stomp\Raekwon – Knowledge God\Final Fantasy – None of You Will Ever See a Penny\McLusky – Whoyouknow\Menomena – Twenty Cell Revolt\J Dilla – Stepson of the Clapper

4.Salsa:Melvin Jackson – Funky Skull, Pt. 1 & 2\Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 -- Scarborough Fair\The Gap Band – Big Fun\Joe Tex – Be Cool (Willie Is Dancing With A Sissy)\Jens Lekman – Pocketful of Money\The Futureheads – Meantime\Frisco Scorchers – Funeral\New Order – Confusion\Silversun Pickups – The Fuzz\Bob Marley – Acapella\Kansas State Drumline – March #4\Manic Street Preachers – This is Yesterday

negotiable, Saturday, 31 March 2007 14:56 (thirteen years ago) link

5.One Beat:Kodo – Lion/Lion\Kodo – Kazauta\Four Tet – She Moves She\Junior Boys – Like a Child\The Who – Bargain\The Who – Baba O’Riley\The Incredible Bongo Band – Apache

6.Wonderfugh:Brian Wilson – Wonderful\Clipse – Mr. Me Too\Prefuse 73 -- The Color of Tempo\David Guetta – Love Don’t Let Me Go (Walking Away)\David Bowie\– Queen Bitch\J. Mascis & The Fog– If That’s How it’s Gotta Be\Gal Costa – Tuareg\Terry Manning – Savoy Truffle\Dizzee Rascal – Fix Up, Look Sharp\Freddie le Grande – Put Your Hands Up for Detroit

7.Truxx:Neil Young – Sugar Mountain (Elektra Studios)\Royal Trux – (Edge of the) Ape Oven\Mew – She Came Home For Christmas\Frankie Goes to Hollywood – The World is My Oyster\M.H. Abrams – Hopkins/Spring and Fall

8.South China Sea:The Who – I am the Sea\Tom Waits – Fawn\Luomo – Tessio\Bruce Springsteen – Night of the Johnstown Flood\Avalanches – Little Journey\Emory Cook – Excerpt from “Rail Dynamics”\The Congos – Fisherman\Boards of Canada – The Beach at Redpoint\Boards of Canada – In the Annexe\Boards of Canada – The Smallest Weird Number\Avalanches – Since I Left You\My Morning Jacket – Into the Woods

9.Man in a Garage:Coldcut – Man in a Garage\Bjork – Triumph of a Heart\Underworld – Two Months Off\Garrison Keillor – Emily Dickinson/I Dwell in Possibility\Caribou – Pelican Narrows\Annie Watson – The F.F.V.\XTC – Boarded Up\Arab Strap – The Shy Retirer\Cansei De Ser Sexy – Superafim\John Oswald – Zeppelin Thing\Magnetic Fields – This is My Love\David Bowie – Breaking Glass\The Books – That Right ain’t Shit\Phyllis Morrissey – Woman of the Island

10.Pussyfoot:Robert Fripp & Brian Eno – No Pussyfooting\Laurent Garnier – Flashback\Wolf Eyes – Black Vomit\Hayden – Waiting for a Chance to See Her\Public Image Limited – (This is not a) Love Song\Public Image Limited – Under the House\Cyrus Faryar – Springtime Bouquet\Cecil Taylor – Amplitude\Sloan – Money City Maniacs (live)\Curtis Mayfield -- Pusherman

negotiable, Saturday, 31 March 2007 14:56 (thirteen years ago) link

11.Beachboyz:The Beach Boys – Wouldn’t it be Nice\Junior Boys – Bellona\Cake – The Guitar Man\Bloc Party/Engineers – Blue Light\DJ Shadow – Building Steam with a Grain of Salt\Cake – Hem of Your Garment

12.DeathTrap Suzy:Desmond Dekker – Get up Little Suzie\Gravediggaz – 1-800-Suicide\Gravediggaz – Deathtrap\Nas – N.Y. State of Mind\Nas – I Can\Clifford Brown – Confirmation\The Jam – That’s Entertainment\The Knife – Silent Shout

13.Os Mutantes:Dungen – Tack Ska Ni Ha\Black Mountain – No Satisfaction\Bob Dylan and The Band – Yazoo Street Scandal\Os Mutantes – Top Top\Tinchy Stryder – Move

14.Hello Earth:Kate Bush – Hello Earth\The Notwist – Off the Rails\Microphones – I Felt Your Shape \Meic Stevens – Evening Comes Up\Midlake – In This Camp\Roxy Music – Ladytron #2 (BBC Sessions)

15. Cantato:Greg Betts – Poem\Boredoms – [Circle]\William S. Burroughs – William’s Welcome\Nine Inch Nails – Every Day is Exactly the SameNine Inch Nails–\The Big Come Down\Nine Inch Nails – Love is not Enough\Sigur Ros – Hjartad hamast\New Order – Procession\James Moody – Out of Nowhere\Coldcut – Timber

16.Blakey:Tom Ze – Gloria\Architecture in Helsinki – Tiny Paintings\Baja Imperial – Plastic Mode\Black Dice – Snarly Yow\Slim Gaillard – One Minute of Flamenco for Three Minutes\Art Blakey – Tropicana\Art Blakey & Wynton Marsalis – My Funny Valentine\Art Blakey & Jimmy Williams -- My Ideal\The Who – Baby Don’t You Do It\Jorge Ben – Take it Easy, My Brother Charles\Bjork – Oceania

17.Bacon and Eggs:Bell Orchestre – Nuevo\A. Mochi – Freedom\Bryan Ferry – Lover Come Back To Me\Manitoba – Tits and Ass\Outwork – Elektro\Nine Inch Nails -- Love is Not Enough\Broadway Project – For the One\Broken Social Scene – Tremoloa Debut

18.Sage:Tortoise – Salt the Skies\Sage Francis – Sea Lion\Hella – Trap Kit Whatever\Amon Duul – Flower of the Orient\The Hold Steady – Hornets\Amateur Night in the Big Top – The Story

19.Piano Moon:The Band – I Shall Be Released\Shonky – Horizontal Moon\Talking Heads – (Nothing But) Flowers\Beethoven – Concerto No. 5\Frankie Goes to Hollywood – The Power of Love\Ghostface – Wise\Sisters of Mercy – Marian\Nine Inch Nails – The Big Come Down

negotiable, Saturday, 31 March 2007 14:57 (thirteen years ago) link

Put up a couple demos on a provisional myspace page:


The second track is something really old that I totally redid a couple days ago, I think it sounds aight.

Jordan, Saturday, 31 March 2007 18:10 (thirteen years ago) link

Oops, this is the right link.

Jordan, Saturday, 31 March 2007 20:52 (thirteen years ago) link

Been recording cover songs with GarageBand just using the built-in microphone on iMac. I think this version of Three O'Clock song is the best one yet:


Tim Ellison, Tuesday, 3 April 2007 17:31 (thirteen years ago) link

Sounds pretty cool, Tim - but I think you should mix your voice higher!

St3ve Go1db3rg, Tuesday, 3 April 2007 17:58 (thirteen years ago) link


Tim Ellison, Tuesday, 3 April 2007 19:34 (thirteen years ago) link

Matt #2
I'm digging Rashomon a bunch. The rocking part in "Branded To Kill" needs to be like 3 times longer though. When playing live, make that happen. ok sport? thanks.

Fetchboy, Thursday, 5 April 2007 15:38 (thirteen years ago) link

It'll be 10 times longer if I can find any musicians willing to play live (currently unlikely).

Matt #2, Thursday, 5 April 2007 17:42 (thirteen years ago) link

I still hear my high school choir teacher's voice in my head when I hear bad unison (possibly as she's a FB friend): "OUT OF TUNE! OUT OF TUNE!! OUT OF TUNE!!"

I hear that sometimes Satan wants to defund police (Neanderthal), Saturday, 4 July 2020 15:17 (three months ago) link

hi, i recorded a new song today and i'm ripping something off, but i can't place what it is: help?

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Thursday, 16 July 2020 03:00 (three months ago) link

Can't tell. Sounds good, though, other than the noise floor, which is getting a little out-of-control :)

DJI, Thursday, 16 July 2020 17:36 (three months ago) link

I made another little jam with my setup:


DJI, Friday, 17 July 2020 18:20 (three months ago) link


DJI, Friday, 17 July 2020 18:20 (three months ago) link

"Were Thine That Special Face" from Kiss Me Kate. video is comically small since I shot it sideways and it inexplicably did this (it doesn't usually)


Lady Antibody (Neanderthal), Saturday, 18 July 2020 23:42 (three months ago) link

since it's Bandcamp Friday I decided to put the music I've been working on during lockdown online here. It's 40 mins of arpeggiated melodies and lo-fi drums and reverbed pads.

― boxedjoy, Friday, July 3, 2020 11:43 AM (three weeks ago)

I love love love track 7 (130).

Eyeball Kicks, Sunday, 26 July 2020 22:32 (two months ago) link

realize this is more for self-recorded music but haven't been real excited about picking up the guitar lately...or the ukulele, which I haven't played basically since the song I posted here in March. i noodle but between the lack of privacy with the roommates and self-consciousness, find myself playing less.

so I'm mostly just singing....this was me trying something a little more bleak, Brel's "If You Go Away", Sinatra's version. who knows, maybe I'll do a mega-bleak Zoom cabaret one day, lolz.


Lady Antibody (Neanderthal), Monday, 27 July 2020 02:48 (two months ago) link

aight it was time to pick up the geetar....some Lennon


XVI Pedicabo eam (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 29 July 2020 23:17 (two months ago) link



XVI Pedicabo eam (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 29 July 2020 23:19 (two months ago) link

Finally released a clutch of beats from 2013 - 2015 that were initially supposed to be rap instrumentals, mostly slow and vibey. Tbh making a ton of music on spec and having it go unreleased (except for one track) was very discouraging at the time, which made me realize that the throwing-it-at-the-wall, lottery-esque nature of producing for rappers was not for me. It was very nostalgic to go back through my hard drive, but I'm glad never have to think about these again!


change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 30 July 2020 16:39 (two months ago) link

This is pleasant, nice atmosphere. My wife actually just said that she likes it.

Feel a million filaments (Sund4r), Sunday, 2 August 2020 00:16 (two months ago) link

Yeah these sound great!

DJI, Sunday, 2 August 2020 18:39 (two months ago) link

Thanks, really appreciate it!

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 3 August 2020 14:24 (two months ago) link

yo Neanderthal, those vids are lit

shout-out to his family (DJP), Monday, 3 August 2020 14:29 (two months ago) link

thanks! finding i have loads of time to keep my voice loose now lol

XVI Pedicabo eam (Neanderthal), Monday, 3 August 2020 14:34 (two months ago) link

Jordan, I really dig your beats!

For my part, I just put a new EP up: https://foundriver.bandcamp.com/album/fr-01. I'm not quite where I want to be with this stuff yet, but it isn't *completely* horrible (I think) and I wanted to put something out there. Be gentle pls.

american primitive stylophone (zchyrs), Monday, 3 August 2020 20:42 (two months ago) link

new EP: https://soundcloud.com/disinformation/sets/bstep-the-azure-cloud #megazone23 #brandy

Bstep, Friday, 7 August 2020 09:53 (two months ago) link

Dig it. Tho' Azure Cloud is a Microsoft product :)

DJI, Friday, 7 August 2020 17:14 (two months ago) link

Thanks zchyrs. Really nice synth stuff on yours. Have you thought about doing any beatless tracks? I don't mean that as a diss, I just think it would sound good.

I set up some drums in my garage attic and practiced on a kit for the first time in years. It's been very frustrating and not especially enjoyable, mostly due to being out of practice + sick of my limitations + having watched too many great drummers on Youtube. Luckily these days you can curate the decent moments:

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 7 August 2020 17:40 (two months ago) link

Thanks, Jordan! Yeah, synth textures are my main focus with this project. I've made some beatless tracks before (like this one: https://soundcloud.com/found-river/sundogs) but I often feel like something is missing from them. I am currently attempting some stuff that skews closer to "pure" ambient, we'll see how that goes.

american primitive stylophone (zchyrs), Friday, 7 August 2020 22:57 (two months ago) link

i was trying to make a slow hip-hop beat on my sampler but when i recorded it onto my computer, the speed and pitch somehow got doubled and it ended up sounding more footwork-y. i decided to go with it, added back the missing bass and some other stuff. it's still clunky because i don't know what i'm doing yet but i think it's fun: https://soundcloud.com/user-378919876-468565288/porcupine

na (NA), Wednesday, 12 August 2020 20:43 (two months ago) link

Working on a lockdown covers EP at the moment, enlisting pals to play what I cannot.

However, I'm about three-quarters of the way into a version of Evil by Red House Painters, now I'm in a moral quandary *sigh*

Maresn3st, Friday, 14 August 2020 14:16 (two months ago) link

you could always make it purposely sound like shit?

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Monday, 17 August 2020 00:16 (two months ago) link

advice that was not lost on GG Allin

popeye's arse (Neanderthal), Monday, 17 August 2020 00:18 (two months ago) link

Hah, I put a lot of work into it and it sounds really good so far.

Maresn3st, Monday, 17 August 2020 19:37 (two months ago) link

NA that bass sounds amazing. My ear wants to hear your guitar phrases fed into the sampler and chopped up like a footwork vocal.

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 17 August 2020 20:09 (two months ago) link

Unearthed a sort of piano rock/AOR demo I recorded a few years ago -- this was in a phase where the kids were very little and it was hard to find time to record, so I had to stick with imperfect takes, also never got the vocals down the way I wanted so it remained instrumental. Still really like parts of it.


longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 18 August 2020 02:58 (two months ago) link

Sounds good, man!

DJI, Tuesday, 18 August 2020 18:10 (two months ago) link


longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 18 August 2020 19:54 (two months ago) link

thanks Jordan. i considered looking for a vocal sample to chop up in that way but thought the song already had enough elements and that maybe i was moving too far into overt footwork style but yeah doing it with the guitar part could be cool.

na (NA), Tuesday, 18 August 2020 20:31 (two months ago) link

I like that a lot NA.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Wednesday, 19 August 2020 00:29 (two months ago) link

We (mostly shakey/Οὖτις) did a wall-of-sound style cover of an old Casiotone for the Painfully Alone track:


DJI, Wednesday, 26 August 2020 18:31 (one month ago) link

oh nice! sounds great. i saw owen post that today but i didn't register that it was the ilx band lol.

na (NA), Wednesday, 26 August 2020 20:01 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

Here’s ya boy with an arrangement of Go Down, Moses


shout-out to his family (DJP), Friday, 11 September 2020 19:26 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

Amazing, Dans

Alternative Ulsterbus, Friday, 2 October 2020 01:00 (three weeks ago) link


sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Friday, 2 October 2020 01:08 (three weeks ago) link

Shakey made a new one:

DJI, Friday, 9 October 2020 16:15 (two weeks ago) link

Enjoyed that

I guess I'd be lonesome (Sund4r), Tuesday, 13 October 2020 04:33 (one week ago) link

Some good stuff on here. Feeling the tracks from Jordan, Zchyrs and NA especially.

paolo, Wednesday, 14 October 2020 14:09 (one week ago) link

I've put some new tracks on my Soundcloud!


paolo, Wednesday, 14 October 2020 14:16 (one week ago) link

And while I'm here, anyone got any advice on getting your music out there, ie sending it to labels and DJs etc? I'm sharing my music with my friends but am mainly making it for myself right now, which is a bit boring and lonely. I would like to release tracks at some point but I don't think I'm ready yet.

paolo, Wednesday, 14 October 2020 14:21 (one week ago) link

I have been in touch with one label and someone there said they like my tunes so that's a start

paolo, Wednesday, 14 October 2020 14:22 (one week ago) link

I asked the same question a little while ago here. There was some good advice: what is going on in your musical life

(Nothing has materialized so far for me. I'm probably just going to self-release; thinking of holding it until January since yearly roundup lists seem to start in November these days.)

I guess I'd be lonesome (Sund4r), Wednesday, 14 October 2020 23:01 (one week ago) link

Thanks, and good luck! I guess it would be best to just keep working because even though I feel that my tracks are getting better I don't think I'm at the stage where a label is going to put out my stuff.

Am I correct in thinking that if you're a bedroom producer the normal process is basically to spend years learning how to make tunes by yourself and then you start firing them off to labels and DJs and hope that someone likes them? Because that's been my strategy so far.

paolo, Thursday, 15 October 2020 09:30 (one week ago) link

Thanks Paolo. I'd say yeah, that's pretty much what I did/do. If possible, try to find other producers you like who are working in a similar sphere, and send each other tracks for feedback. Find people doing radio shows you like, keep sending tracks. Same with labels, even if you're not there yet, ime if someone likes one of your tracks or hears potential in it, they'll encourage you to keep sending stuff and eventually develop a release.

Making mixes and putting your tracks alongside released ones can be educational too. Putting aside the fact that they're unmastered, it can provide some lightbulbs about what areas you might want to work on.

I'm not saying I have it all figured out, but these are all things that have been helpful to me in the past.

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 15 October 2020 15:55 (one week ago) link


paolo, Thursday, 15 October 2020 19:52 (one week ago) link

Smith Brindle on Saturday night; at the desk: https://youtu.be/dOOYYQE9HKg

I guess I'd be lonesome (Sund4r), Tuesday, 20 October 2020 02:55 (three days ago) link

Also Canadian new music publication Musicworks included a live recording I did last year on a playlist of Canadian guitar/electronics music. Studio version should be out soon: https://soundcloud.com/musicworks-magazine/sets/canadian-guitar-electronics

I guess I'd be lonesome (Sund4r), Tuesday, 20 October 2020 02:57 (three days ago) link

Here's the latest thing my church gig recorded:


shout-out to his family (DJP), Tuesday, 20 October 2020 13:44 (three days ago) link

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