I participated with ' Where Am I? ' ( and gave it 4 points because I had to give it some points )
I made a video on YouTube about the reviews with parts of the instrumental + backing vocals version of ' Where Am I? '
The songs that were reviewed were:
Persona 5: Rivers in the desert
TonyGirl: Where Am I?
Guns 'n Roses: Breakdown
Shiraz Lane: Same Ol' Blues
Ida Paul & Kalle Lindroth: Hakuammuntaa
Celadon Skies: Curtain Call
The reviews in the video are in Finnish so here are the translations. At least I tried my best to translate. I hope it's correct. Idioms are sometimes hard to translate.
1. The beginning of the song is quite ethereal, I must say. Low tempo. The vocals are like sighs. This reminds me of Alice Cooper's weirdest and most obscure production from his alcoholic years.
I'd like to see the lyrics while I listen. This would give more that way. The words I can hear makes me think that the story in this is quite interesting. This gives me mental hospital vibes, like those Alice Cooper's songs do. I recommend to check out his album ' From the inside '
The production quality is good and the singer's voice is good. The negative part is that without knowing the story this music will vanish into background. Nothing in this makes you instantly think that it's a hit or a must-listen. 3/5 - J.H
2. The singing is really ethereal. The track has some ' True Detective ' spirit in it. It could be the title song for the series if the pronouncing of the lyrics would be more sharp. Now they feel distant. The efficient guitars making the song stronger don't give it added value but in time the power will blend into the song and the ending works better. The song is slow and long and it's not necessarily a good thing. The whistling definitely gives a good touch, I always like that. That gives more Wild West spirit to the sound that is already ' sandy '. The lyrics are hard to hear but they seem to be written with skill and they are artistic and poetic. 3,5/5 - K.H
3. TonyGirl is asking " Where Am I? " in her song and that's a good question to be asked every once in a while. This sounds like the music I've been listening to lately. It's alternative rock with other influences too. Sounds very perky and bright. And if you didn't already know, a whistle always works in music. It works in this song too. This is a very interesting new artist to me. Female vocals. I get a feeling like this almost takes my breath away. This goes well with fall and spring. When it gets cold, the ground freezes but there's no snow yet. Oh yes, I like the taste of this one. 4/5 - K.P
4. This instantly reminded me of the past decades. Dark rainy streets. This took me to my thoughts every once in a while but something in this irritated me. Maybe it's the singer's voice? ( probably ) and the backgrounds. The playing is good. Overall this left me cold. I could listen to this if it played on the radio but I wouldn't listen to it by purpose. I'll give credit to the whistle and the laid back atmosphere.
3/5 - V.L
5. At first this reminds me of Lana Del Rey and after that Tori Amos. The atmosphere is quite ethereal. The voice of the singer is nice and I could listen to this at some club. I wouldn't go to listen solely to this, it's not that much my type of music, but in between some rock songs this would go. 3,5/5 - K.A
6. The song is like a mystical and slowly progressive carpet* made of music. The interesting voice of the singer adds more mystical vibes. I can imagine hearing this song in a slowly progressive road movie or in a beer commercial. 3/5 - L.H
* the original comment used the word ' carpet ' and I tried and tried to find something that I think would be more describing in english. Wall of music? Wall of sound? Music mattress? Flagstone? Floating seaweed? Mass of music? Curtain of sounds? I also thought if it's supposed to be translated like " A mystical slowly moving carpet ride ". I don't know! I even googled this photo:
|It's my song floating there!|
My comment of these reviews:
I'm pleased that all the elements of the song were picked up: It's about hangover and the alcoholic era of Alice Cooper was mentioned as well as the beer commercial. Some complained about the articulation but it's okay because again, I meant to portray a character who's a bit lost. Maybe the alcoholic years wouldn't have come in mind if I had done sharp vocals.
It's meant to be a laid back, dreamy, ethereal song and that was mentioned.
Also it's an urban cowboy story about freedom. Wild west and True Detective were mentioned.
Road movie was mentioned.
You should be able to relax and go into your thoughts while listening to this and at least one of the listeners had that effect. Past decades were mentioned.
I'm surprised cold weather was mentioned, but then again I've always thought this is a song of departure when you sit in a bus or a car and it's raining. I think this is a summer song but it's nice to hear it's also a soundtrack of fall and spring.
" The alcoholic years of Alice Cooper " - comment made me laugh my ass off.
This was so much fun! Thank you!
The results are in the video.
If you want to, post your own review of the song on the comments.
Thank you. :)