iPhone Demos

 
       
 
Aug 12, 2018, 09:45 PM

Hey folks. I just set up a soundcloud account and posted some demos I’ve recorded with my phone and acoustic guitar, so I guess as stripped down as demos get. If anyone feels like giving them a listen, here’s s link.

https://soundcloud.com/user-804172376-210408674/sets/iphone-demos

 
     
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Rhys Fraser Joined Jan 30, 2018
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Aug 13, 2018, 06:51 PM

Hey Rhys. Beautiful guitar tone. Two things I’d love. First is to hear your lovely mellow voice better on the softer tunes (perhaps raising the phone a little or tipping the phone mic more up than down????) and second, to read the lyrics to these songs. In the absence of a clear vocal on the quieter songs, a lyric sheet would be useful.

There’s a real surf feel to these tunes and your mellow delivery (particularly on the quieter ones) has a kinda Jack Johnson and yet different.

Unfortunately, I’ve got to get back to work so five songs is it for me. I’d like to come back later and listen to the rest…see what you’ve got n’ all.


“I asked if she was an angel. She told me angels only live in fairy tales.”  Nice   :)

Jen

https://soundcloud.com/jennystokes-nz
http://www.evansandstokes.com

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain”
- Bob Marley

 
     
Jenny Stokes Joined Sep 24, 2015
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Aug 13, 2018, 07:04 PM

Hey Jen, thanks for listening and for the kind words! I’ll try playing with the phone position the next time I’m recording. I’m sure you’re right that it should help balance things out. As far as the lyrics, I’ve posted a bunch of them in the lyric forum, but I can through them in the video descriptions too. Thanks again, hope you’re having a good week!

 
     
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Rhys Fraser Joined Jan 30, 2018
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Aug 14, 2018, 06:10 AM

Having an awesome week, thanks Rhys.  :)

Just finished listening to the last five of your songs. “Never Trust a Smile” is brilliant story telling. It felt heartfelt so it was easy to relate to.

I share this lyric here not for you, but for the others on the forum…

Never trust a smile.
Smiles they can lie.
If you rise above and read the eyes
Well you might just dry a tear or save a life.

Beautiful lyrics, Rhys.

https://soundcloud.com/jennystokes-nz
http://www.evansandstokes.com

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain”
- Bob Marley

 
     
Jenny Stokes Joined Sep 24, 2015
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Rhys Fraser Joined Jan 30, 2018
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Aug 25, 2018, 12:31 PM

I loved “Never Trust a Smile.” The lyric is so strong that it cuts through the rough demo. I really like the other lyrics too, once I found out that I could read them by clicking on the individual songs rather than staying on the playlist page :).

It’s harder to judge how strong they are musically, but I get the feeling that the lyric’s the thing here and, so long as the melody can carry it, I’d listen to these songs with interest and enjoyment.

 
     
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Gavin Sinclair Joined Dec 02, 2014
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Aug 25, 2018, 09:45 PM

Hey, thanks a lot! Glad ya enjoyed them!

 
     
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Sep 11, 2018, 04:51 PM

https://soundcloud.com/user-804172376-210408674/sets/like-the-peanut-butter-cups

I re-recorded the ones with hard to hear vocals, as well as recorded some other songs. I think they sound much better in general, if y’all are at all interested. Cheers, thanks again for listening, and for highlighting the volume issue. Repositioning my phone has helped a ton!

 
     
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