Demo Reviews Vol. 71

Welcome once again to the not so wonderful world of Demo reviews. Stranger send me their music so i can give my worthless opinion on it. Why not?
I’m still accepting submission but you must real these RULES before sending me anything. Can’t stress the importance of those rules, bro! A few people this week clearly just grazed over them.
Anyway, the way this works is that I listen to the demo once, write a paragraph or two about it and then arbitrarily rate the songs from 1-10 in these categories:

That’s about that. Keep your chin up. I’m not doing this to make you famous or to make you feel bad. I’m just being honest.

artist: Rootamus
Song: Blind Faith

This is a well made track. The beat isn’t incredibly interesting but it’s put together very nicely and it sounds professional.
The rapper is solid and has a cool voice that I think will get better as he keeps evolving. Kinda reminds me of a much more mellow Lakutis. His flow is interesting cause it’s almost simple but he does find some interesting pattern within that style.
Not too shabby.
Production:5.5 out of 10
Vocals:5.5 out of 10
Listenability:6 out of 10
Originality:4 out of 10

Artist: Koolsamarkand
Song: Danger

This is okay I guess. It’s more a beat than a song. It’s got some little nuances here and there but overall needs more to it for me to consider it an actual track.
The drums are kind quiet and the “danger” sample is in the song way too long Drops! Peaks! Valleys! These are the the things that turn a beat into an actual song.
Production:4.5 out of 10
Listenability:5 out of 10
Originality:4 out of 10

Artist: Son of 021
Song: The sound of sound

Okay listen…I think we need to have a refresher course on what is and isn’t a song. You made a beat. Just like the guy above you. It’s not a bad beat. It’s fine. But that’s all it is. I know the feeling of finishing a beat and being proud of it. you want people to hear it. But, please, for the sake of this column, don’t send me shit like that. I was music that stands alone as a song. Vocals are nice. If it has to be instrumental, it needs to go somewhere. These “loop, drums and slight alteration” tracks are not songs. Not even close. They may one day be songs, but until then, I don’t want to hear them.
Production:4.5 out of 10
Listenability:4 out of 10
Originality:2 out of 10

Song: Tuney Loons

I like the spirit of this one. It’s a decent idea and it’s well executed. Where it falls short is the actual beat and raps. Neither are bad but they aren’t great either. But, like I said, i think they’re onto something so keep moving forward. On a technical note, the kicks are peaking and that sounds like tiny farts.
Production:4.5 out 10
Vocals:5 out of 10
Listenability:4.5 out of 10
Originality:5 out of 10

Artist: Jayajamin & lyan rang
song: Luagh like that

Hmmm…Folk rap is hard to pull off. The uncluded are pretty much where it begins and ends. There’s an audience for this. I’m not part of that audience.
This is terrible it’s just some shit I can’t take too seriously.
Production:4.5 out of 10
Vocals:4 out of 10
Listenability:4 out of 10
Originality:4.5 out of 10

Artist: Supranatural
song: Visuals

This kinda music makes me feel old. Like i bet these guys are way cooler than I am but I also bet I wouldn’t wanna be in a room with them for more than 5 minutes. So much neon!
as a song, I don’t like the beat but it’s well enough made. Same with the rapping. The guy can flow but it’s just not interesting to me, personally. Also, the way the song is arranged is a touch all over the place. I feel a song like this should have a tight sequencing cause that’s part of the point of music like this.
Production:5 out of 10
Vocals:5 out of 10
Listenability:4 out of 10
Originality:4 out of 10

Artist: Mr Durden and The modest one
Song: Goons of the night

This is a real haunted house of a song. It’s scary. The vocals make my ears hurt and the beat is shrill as fuck. It’s all about how it was recorded and the effects used. It’s what headaches are made of. This is one of those “I dare you to listen to me!” kinda song. Well, I do not accept your dare.
Production:3.5 out of 10
Vocals:4.5 out of 10
Listenability:3 out of 10
Originality:5 out of 10

Artist: QM & Ben Waid
Song: I shoula been a surfer

Man, this week makes me miss samples…
That said, I like the rapping on this. Reminds me of being in the bay area with my nieces and nephews. I don’t like the beat much but it’s got a nice west coast gangster vibe to it. Like, if Vince Staples used it, I’d be okay with it. But as good as these guys are, they aren’t Vince staples.
Production:4.5 out of 10
Vocals:5.5 out of 10
Listenability:4.5 out of 10
Originality:4 out of 10

What do you think?

6 thoughts on “Demo Reviews Vol. 71

  1. I think i know the answer, but I figure I should ask regardless…

    A little while back I submitted an instrumental track that has since been reviewed. I am now working with a rapper that might want to submit a track that I produced. Is it against the rules if this track is submitted?

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