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Title: Flirtacity (full length preview, missing second melodic part)
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Artist: Ejectra
Genre: Electronica: Breakbeat/Breaks
Reviewed by: Tyr on July 06, 2008 (All reviews by Tyr)

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1Overall Description
A nice piece of synth melody with somewhat muddy drums on a hifi (much better on my monitoring headphones though). A morning type of mood, and as you said slow/fast dynamics.
2Creativity Description
The song is original enough, but suffers a bit from repeatativeness imo, I am talking about the beats here.
3Artistic License Description
Not really sure what to say in this section, it's a demoscene/breakbeat fusion. Even though the synth/pads worked together very nicely, I can't help but feel they didn't really fit the drums.
4Arrangement Description
Drum arrangement really needed work imo, but that being said, I think the melody/pad was nicely arranged
5Sound Quality Description
Well, drums didn't sound as good as they should have, mainly the "boomyness" of the kick.
6Does it work as a piece of music Description
True to the genre.... not really... (but who cares :P). This piece lacks a certain effort in order to become good I belive. This song have a very "unfinished quality", which is normal considering it isn't :D.
Jul 07 2008 8:22 pm
by Spectra replying to Tyr

Thanks for the effort to explain, though I fell to an extent this comes down to subjective views of mood more than objective musical improvement.

Jul 06 2008 2:25 pm
by Tyr

Well, I did come with some suggestions, but I decided to reserve those to the artist, that is in the "comments to the artist" section. After all those are just my opinions really. As for the drum arrangement "needs work/doesn't fit the melody" part, I should elaborate a bit I suppose. The melody/drums didn't get the "oneness" I would have liked it to have, sounded kinda like 2 seperate songs played together, but not really one tune :S

Jul 06 2008 1:52 pm
by Spectra

The reason the beat are done, fair enough is that it is a preview. You say the drum arrangement "needs works/doesn't fit the melodies", but you don't give the slightest hint why. You do say the kick sounds too "boomy", which is about the only thing you've said in here beside about the repetition of the drum arrangement, that makes sense. I guess my question is if the genre it fits in isn't closest to breakbeat, what does it fit in? It uses very arranged melodies and doesn't have any sort of major ambient noise or abtractions, so it's not experimental. It's too far to be trip hop, etc.