I know I'm fairly new around here, so this may seem a bit spammy or premature, but I just wanted to share my band's music with you.
We're called Zelig, based in Wolverhampton and have been writing our own music for about 3-4 years (in this current guise). We've actually started as a metal band in our teens (who hasn't right!) but we're all hitting 30 now and have mellowed out!
We've just finished compiling our first "proper" album, complete with fantastic professionally printed artwork. It's mostly home recordings spanning about 2 years, with a couple of studio recordings (see if you can guess which ones!).
We've been working on our online presence recently and have set ourselves up on a number of websites. It's always refreshing to garner the honest opinions of strangers and first time listeners, so I'd love it if you could spend a little of your browsing time listening to a few of our tracks and give us some honest critique/feedback.
You can hear our stuff on our website - www.zeligmusic.co.uk - there are also links on there to our other social networking sites if any of you are into engaging with us that way!.
A massive thanks to anyone who listens and responds. I promise this won't be a one-way relationship and I'll also make a concerted effort to feedback on other artists on here.
I listened to Lady W. Nice arrangement! Nice vocals.
I'm not sure about the panning in the mix. It seems that most of the tracks are panned to a certain extent either to the left or right. Even the main vocal seems to be a tad bit panned to the left and the snare a bit to the right. Only the bass and the bassdrum (not very audiable on the system I'm listening this on) are in the center. I'd have put the main vocal in the middle (together with the other dude's vocal dubbing the main vocal) as well as the snare. It's all a bit distracting/somewhat chaotic the way it the stereo field is used right now.
That said, I'd like to repeat that I think the arrangement is very nice and the vocals too. It is not your standard thing, which is always good!
Sorry it's taken me so long to reply - I thought I had a email notification to this thread!
We've been learning more and more about "production" as we go on with this. We recorded the drums using about 6 mics and then panned those channels to try and physically represent the position of the drums as the listener would hear them.
So, the snare over the the right along with the hi-hat, floor tom on the left with the kick in the middle. The room mics were also panned depending on where in the room they were.
It was something new to try and we'll take another listen, with your feedback specifically in mind to see if we can tidy them up a bit. We've applied the same "theory" to the tracks Boondoggle and Moor Chant of Dennis.
Cheers for your comments and compliments, they're very much appreciated as we've been working hard on writing and recording these tracks.
For ease and quality, I've uploaded our stuf to soundcloud.