a reply to: CreationBro
Those aren't horns, they are synthesized (as was the whole piece except for the vocal loops).
The synthesis itself was not particularly 'full' or textured. For a computer generated piece, its instrumentation was very lacklustre (come on, it's
the 21st century).
The bass line was mixed back and largely was the repetition of a single note behind the kick (bass) drum beat and I suspect was triggered from the
same 'note on' event.
The kick drumbeat (being so loud) was poorly recorded and showed significant digital clipping, but perhaps that was intentional to stand in for the
absence of dynamics. Similarly, the whole piece was either overcompressed or actually had no real dynamics (I would posit that it was overcompression
from the 'breathing' effect after the beat).
Lyrically, it was crap. Good lyrics can stand on their own and can carry subtlety of emotion. A loop of "Pay for what", repeated far too frequently,
I liked the syncopation but you need to watch the quantization of the other instruments which disconnected from the syncopated beat several times,
when they could have really carried it strongly. Instead it sounded fumbled.
Also, repetition of the same phrase with different mixes of instruments detracts from the piece (a standard of dubstep). What it really needs is to
establish a hook, go somewhere, musically, and then return to the hook.
The musical structure should have some real change, like different verse, chorus and bridge sections, or use a Jazz A-A-B-A form if you want to keep
it very simple, even some melodic counterpoint or transposition would work. As it was it was very 'samey'.
I had higher hopes from the title. I was hoping to hear some really tight horns and cleverly figured bass.
edit on 24/9/2017 by chr0naut because: (no reason given)