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So lyrics were the beginning back in August of 08. The music slowly came over the next few months. Then in August, I found MacJams and uploaded the original version [w/o vocals]. Over time I tweaked a few things on the instruments and parts and such. Finally got around to recording the vocals today and finished putting it all together! Hope you all like!

[And yes I disabled downloading and I do apologize; It's just if I ever get my album finished anytime soon, I'm hoping to sell it for money for important things in my life.]
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Uploaded: Jan 29, 2010 - 04:51:53 PM
Last Updated: Jan 29, 2010 - 04:51:53 PM Last Played: Jan 29, 2017 - 08:29:06 AM
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drakonis said 2615 days ago (January 29th, 2010)
nice work here...
I really like the melody line here... But I would suggest that now that you have this nice vocal melody, you can change the background piano that is playing the same melody underneath, or at least soften it more, since it is competing against your voice. Very nice singing and harmonizing, and nice backing synths in the second half that kick in. You might want to sprinkle just a teeny bit more synthy stuff around the first 1/3rd of this piece, to bring in more interest early on... I do like the soft quality of the beginning too though, so not too much! :-) Also, your voice could be boosted just a teeny bit, sometimes I had trouble catching the lyrics.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Cameron said 2615 days ago (January 29th, 2010)
Atmospheric
This is the first time I've heard one of your songs, and I am impressed with your vocal style and the way you put this piece together. I like the way it builds from the beginning.

Other than your brief description, I don't know any additional background on this song. Did you play the guitar?

My only suggestion would be to make the vocals more prominent in the mix, maybe duplicate and pan the tracks if you haven't already. Your voice is lovely but sometimes it doesn't quite PUNCH through in this mix, especially when the background has more instruments playing.

Best wishes.
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awigze said 2615 days ago (January 29th, 2010)
vocals
intriguing and beautiful. great job
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billykirsch said 2615 days ago (January 29th, 2010)
w/vox
This is really good. I agree with the drakonis about the piano at the beginning, somewhat competing with the voice. Probably you wanted it that way though.
Love the 2 voice part towards the end. The only thing is that the back vox is louder than the fore vox. You can automate the volume of the fore vox to make it grow with the song.
Great voice.
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WharmtonRise said 2615 days ago (January 29th, 2010)
Jessica
Lovely voice. lovely vocal line. I agree with the dragon that the piano competes with your voice. I think that your voice is maybe good enough to stand alone with minimal backing. Good luck with your album!
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jibes said 2615 days ago (January 29th, 2010)
Very nice Jessica.
Should be a good addition to any CD.
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nevermine said 2615 days ago (January 29th, 2010)
heyyyy :)
knew your voice would be amazing ;p glad u did the vocals on this!! i know its rough and maybe rushed but yes ur voice is mmmm well mind blowing x
thanks
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crissew said 2615 days ago (January 29th, 2010)
Very nice
voice you have. The vocal level was pretty decent until the guitar came in. I would boost the vocals 2 db in the chorus and go from there. Nice job. Keep up the good work. You should put more vocals in your stuff!
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ktb said 2615 days ago (January 29th, 2010)
Stupid
very sweet. ditto what Drak said re: the piano/melody. and I would soo volunteer to help in any way should you want or need any keyboard tracks for this. Your voice is a delight. Jessica good luck with the CD
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scofugate said 2615 days ago (January 29th, 2010)
Yes
Sweet Sweet Vocals! Great Job with great presence. This sounds great. I cant complain.
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jiguma said 2615 days ago (January 29th, 2010)
Jess
I don't have anything new to add - Drak and Cameron said pretty much all I thought. This is a very good basis for a really good post though. Like ktb says, if you need bass (or if you're really desperate, guitars), I'd be pleased to offer my humble service. This has huge potential to me.
Neil
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alfalpha said 2615 days ago (January 30th, 2010)
lovely...
I agree with everyone's comments here. Might I add that your vocal entries are slightly 'behind' the beat. This is purely because you are taking a breath just as the downbeat for your vocal entry commences, which does 2 things: 1) puts your vocals 'behind' just for a split second, 2) your taking a breath is louder than your singing, which distracts me from the wonderful ethereal vocal quality you have.

Could I suggest that you take a deep breath about 5 seconds prior to singing each verse/chorus, which will ultimately give you time to phrase your vocals in the fullness that you intended.

All the Best,
Cheers,
Alf
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bitfeld said 2614 days ago (January 30th, 2010)
Great singing
and a nice song!
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damiengh said 2614 days ago (January 30th, 2010)
nice tune
Like your tune, you should post the lyrics. The vocals need a bit more clarity, perhaps lower the other instruments a tad, but all and all, you got a winner here.
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Aemyn said 2614 days ago (January 30th, 2010)
Great!
Such a beautiful voice :]

Sounds like it'd be a really good album.
Good luck with that,

Much enjoyed this song :]
- Aemyn
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michaelkoppenheffer said 2614 days ago (January 30th, 2010)
Lovely voice!
And this melody works really nicely for your phrasing and style. I actually am in the camp of liking the vocal melody doubled with the piano in the verse parts. As the song develops I think the arrangement gets really sophisticated around 2:20-2:30--maybe the vox in R speaker could come down a tiny bit but this is so nicely done!
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SuperStarSmith said 2614 days ago (January 30th, 2010)
reminds
me of james during the wahwah period, for some reason. great personal vox shining through
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Vic Holman said 2614 days ago (January 30th, 2010)
i like it
i can't add to the compliments mentioned. so I'll just enjoy the listen
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CrazeeFlootGrrl said 2614 days ago (January 30th, 2010)
Thanks everyone!
I just wanna thank those who have listened so far, and thank you all for the complements, and thank you for all the great feedback! I hope to make this even better!
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VicDiesel said 2614 days ago (January 31st, 2010)
Great vocals
The instruments don't quite match up. For instance, that piano in the beginning is very cheap sounding (what's the weird sustain?), the drums around 2:35 should be much fatter, and I don't like that strange bass (drum) thingy that starts around 1:25.

But: really really good vocals and great composition. You're doing something weird with time signatures, right? Gives a wonderfully fluid feel to the music.
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Outtaorbit said 2614 days ago (January 31st, 2010)
Nice work
Love your vocals
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musichead said 2614 days ago (January 31st, 2010)
i Like.....
I like ...the songs builds nice!
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Soundhound said 2614 days ago (January 31st, 2010)
Good song...
If I can make a suggestion, your Lead Voice needs to be
edited to be on top of the beat, instead of behind the beat....
This would put it in time with the keyboard and enhance the
dynamics and polish your vocal groove with the keys....
Now this is what I would do, to take this song to the next
level cause you have a nice voice...

Other then that, it's a cool track....
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I.G.M. said 2613 days ago (January 31st, 2010)
Nice tune
beautiful melody.
Would be nice to hear your voice over a more melodic playback. The one you created here is -I`m sorry- a bit drowsy.
You got the voice of a smooth pop singer but the playback is like 80`s Arcade Games` music.
How about a collab with someone who can write these nice playbacks?? Try it! :)


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Dadai.2 said 2613 days ago (January 31st, 2010)
CFG... you have a very...

very good song here. Your vocal... voice is a delight to listen to. Nice music backdrop. I especially like the keyboard and vocal together. The electronica accompaniment and the progressive addition of instruments is very professional.

A slow and powerful crescendo of a song!

Jack
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guygrooves said 2613 days ago (January 31st, 2010)
This is amongst...
some of the best pop music here. I would suggest dropping the percussion at the 2:29 mark it is distracting and doesn't really add anything to the song and a sustain on some of the notes on the piano line that matches the vocal melody would go a long way in tightening it up over all. It almost breaks into a crescendo and begs to reach some sort of a climax but to my ear it doesn't quite make it. Again this is amongst the best pop music here and that says a lot. You are a very talented young lady. drakonis is one of our very best here and he won't steer you wrong so listen closely to what he is telling you. You have an incredible voice and should have no problem selling your art.
Peace
Guy
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Mcboy said 2613 days ago (February 1st, 2010)
lovely voice
indeed....digging the minimalist vibe and then the denser part leading to the ending...nice work.!
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lengold said 2613 days ago (February 1st, 2010)
This is on
it's way to being a great song, love the vocal, but agree with the comments about the piano.
Cheers
Len

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DWL said 2613 days ago (February 1st, 2010)
Very good
I can't add anything more than what's already been said!

Cheers

Dick
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Grave_Filler said 2613 days ago (February 1st, 2010)
Lush, Lovely Vocals
I first want to compliment you on what is a very lovely and mature song that drew me in with your vocal stylings and kept me enthralled throughout the track. There's a Kate Bush-like quality to your voice that's both sensual and ethereal. In my humble opinion what would enhance your vocals would be stronger bass and drums, especially on the downbeat, and like I always say, ya can't go wrong with a little orchestral backing on such a beautiful tune as this. I hope to hear this some day on the radio while I'm driving at night in rain and fog. Or lying next to the one I love. I'm your fan!
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ted23 said 2612 days ago (February 2nd, 2010)
Pop
Very nice tune.
Your vocal style is really appealing and is perfect for the pop genre.
I wasn't expecting the song to develop as it did but it was a cool surprise!
Nice one
5GoneMad said 2611 days ago (February 2nd, 2010)
great vocals
Very nice job.
scaustrita said 2610 days ago (February 3rd, 2010)
Sweet
One recipe for a hit simplicity and memorable.
This is a song that will stay with you. Long after hearing the ending.

:: Fabulous Vocals Jessica ::
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Dharma_Logos said 2610 days ago (February 3rd, 2010)
Vocals
I disagree with everyone who says to boost the vocals. I think the vocal is too harsh in the high end. Other than that the backing track and melody are both good. Really good job on the harmony vocal.
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PrototypeEightyOne said 2610 days ago (February 4th, 2010)
yo
nice song jess. The vox is great, such a lovely voice. The only problem I had was the thin almost non existant drums, and the vocals seemed a tad to much in the high end. maybe a little EQ on the vocal track would benefit the overall feel. Good work on the composition and melodies, keep it up.
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magnatone said 2610 days ago (February 4th, 2010)
Stupid
having read all of these comments while listening, i have to agree with jay's thoughts the most. your voice is lovely and you're starting to get some great recording chops!
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Gaylen75 said 2609 days ago (February 5th, 2010)
Im impressed.
I marked this a while ago but forgot to say wow what a voice.
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CrazeeFlootGrrl said 2609 days ago (February 5th, 2010)
I just
wanna thank all those who have commented since the last time I thanked everyone! It's absolutely wonderful to get such great feedback, all of which I'll take into consideration when I go back someday to fix it up. And I adore getting lovely comments! Thank you so much everyone!
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Skean said 2608 days ago (February 6th, 2010)
Sweet
I love that vocal, and the backing is spare but effective, a little miss at 2:04 when the git solo starts your lovely voice be to low in the mix it's hard to follow the lyrics. Try to double your voice track... Hey I see, Cameron have give you good advice, listen to him he's a great guy.

And good luck with your album :D
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ste said 2605 days ago (February 8th, 2010)
i agree with the james reference
lovely job on the vox. tender.
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Daugrin said 2596 days ago (February 17th, 2010)
Stupid Daug Ears
Nicely rendered. Will return for more.

Daug
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screamalexz said 2596 days ago (February 17th, 2010)
nice
i like your voice it's pretty. song sounds nice.
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JunkyardCutiepie said 2594 days ago (February 20th, 2010)
nice vocal recording
Curious what mic you're using?
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Monkaton said 2592 days ago (February 21st, 2010)
Dump Drums
I agree that the drums at 2:29 detract from the overall song and that the vocal should be mixed at a higher level. Other than that is a good song with a nice assortment of instruments.
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VicDiesel said 2397 days ago (September 5th, 2010)
Great stuff
You have a wonderful voice, and this simple arrangement works very well with it. Doubling the melody with the piano is such a simple trick, but sounds just right here.
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