Posted on May 25 2023 06:45 AM
Hm, listened to a few tracks and it sounds nice, although I would cut down a little on the samples there. The first 90 seconds of the collection I was listening to random radio samples with a few booms in there and I'm not really sure what the purpose of that first track was. But I suppose I did hear plenty of that back in the 80's on records on the ZTT label. Then the second track again is opened by a very long sample of some sci fi or gangster movie. Whilst I understand that you want to recreate the 80's skateboard punk, I really would lessen that.
For the music itself - the start is there and I think you really have potential to grow -and I really am curious how you will evolve- but just think outside the box. I know it's hard when you start out to think original, but it's a matter of practice and you will be fine. I generally liked what I heard, so I will keep an eye on you and any future releases. If you need help or tips and tricks, ping me; I'd be happy to help you out.
As for the backing band gathering, only do that when you're absolutely sure of things. With todays' state of affairs in tech, and you have a bit of talent, you can do it all on your own for the time being. Don't worry yet about getting a backing band, just focus on your own growth for now. Once you've got a substantial oeuvre to pick tunes from and you're sure of yourself, you can start gathering ppl to for a band for shows. I did my first three albums completely on my own and only on the new upcoming album I got some help from a guy who owns a Farfisa and Vox and a guest drummer, and that is only on a one or two tracks. So, instead of focusing on a backing band, focus on your own development and growth; I know you have the potential and for now joining a band would only dilute that. Just my two bits here.
And don't worry what some say about one-man bands. They're just old men stuck in the past. Hope this helps.
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