Demo Reviews Vol. 62


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Well, it’s time for some More Demo reviews. You sent them in, I listened to them and gave you my opinion. For people curious of when and how they can send me demos hold your head. I’m not accepting demos right now. My queue is full. When the time comes, I will announce it and submissions will be open for a week or two. Till then, just wait and realize that not much good can come from me reviewing your demo anyway so it’s not a big deal.
Anyway, the reviews work like so- I write a paragraph or two about your demo then rate is from 1-10 in these categories
Production
Vocals
Listenability
Originality

Admittedly, the rating are pointless and don’t mean much. If you get over a 5, you should be happy. Just saying.
So, here are this week batch. A very “chill room” batch, if i ever got one.

Artist: Ray neal
Song: Prisoner’s Dilemma


This is mildly confusing, beat wise. It sounds like something you might hear in a hip hop haunted house. It’s not bad either, just a strange mood. I can’t really tell if I like it or not. It’s well done though. So that’s something. The rapping doesn’t really grab me. I don’t like his voice and there not much there that makes me wanna listen more. He sounds stressed out and white. That said, he’s not a bad rapper. It’s just not what I’m into.
Production:5.5 out of 10
Vocals:4 out of 10
Listenability:5 out of 10
Originality:5.5 out of 10

Artist: Grape Juice Jones
Song: Dead horse


This sounds retro. Like it was recorded a long time ago. But I get the feeling that’s on purpose. The beat has it’s charm but, ultimately , it has some novice elements to it. I like the main part but all the synth layers that come in are a little corny to me.
The rapper is recorded badly but decent. After a while he kinda just fades into the back ground. There’s potential there though. Overall, i feel like this lacks focus.
Production:5 out of 10
Vocals:4.5 out of 10
Listenability:5 out of 10
Originality:4.5 out of 10

Artist: Wundawa
Song: La Grande Raflesia


This is a cool little instrumental joint. It’s jazzy and glitchy and evolves nicely. It’s not exactly breaking new ground but it’s well done. My only critique would be the drums are not great but that could be fixed with a better mix.
Production:6 out of 10
Vocals:n/a
Listenability:5.5 out of 10
Originality:4 out of 10

Artist: Five…and a half!
Song: Rebirth of Mind


There are elements of this I like a lot. Mostly things that take place after the halfway mark. The switch up is cool. But this sounds like someone kinda figuring out their sound and equipment in front of our eyes. The potential is there but this sounds very “demo-ish”. Lacks polish.
Production:4.5 out of 10
Vocals:n/a
Listenability:5 out of 10
Originality:4 out of 10

Artist: Cherry’s red Ember
Song: Remember Tomorrow


This is something you might hear in a hotel lobby or a at an EDM festival as the “come down” music they play at like 6 am to all the spun out people. Problem is, tonally, it’s kind of all over the place. Ever different part doesn’t really match very well with the next. That’s pretty problematic as music like this is supposed to be soothing and relaxing and, personally, when things sound out of key, that makes me anxious and uncomfortable.
Side note, i like the drums. They’re simple but cool sounds.
Production:4 out of 10
Vocals:n/a
Listenability:4 out of 10
Originality:4 out of 10

Artist: Neuron Dreamtime
Song: Mutiny within the palace of eyes


I was gonna say this sounds like excellent music for a movie. Horror movies, in particular. Then the rapping started and I was like “oh…”. I like the beat as something creepy and atmospheric. It’s well made for sure. The rapping is whispery and uncomfortable but not in a good way. I dunno…it doesn’t sound like a rapper rapping. It sounds like a an emo goth rapping. Like, there’s no way this wasn’t recorded by candlelight. Which, I’m sure works for some people, just not me.
Production:5.5 out of 10
Vocals:3 out of 10
Listenability:4 out of 10
Originality:5.5 out of 10

Artist: Thirsty
Song: Redemption


This is crisp. Everything sounds sharp and well recorded/mixed. It evolves nicely. I’m not sure what occasion this kinda song captures but it’s interesting. Not really for me, personally, but I can appreciate it for what it is. Synthy edm with some fairly hip hop drum sounds. The ending is actually my favorite part..
Production:6 out of 10
Vocals:n/a
Listenability:5 out of 10
Originality:5.5 out of 10

Artist: FRQNT
Song: When I look at you


This is okay. It doesn’t really make me feel strongly either way. It’s solidly made but, mood wise, it’s just kinda there. I’m not mad at it…but I’m also not crazy about it. It just…is.
Production:5 out of 10
Vocals:n/a
Listenability:5 out of 10
Originality:4 out of 10

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