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    Looking for singers for crossover prog project

    I have a home project which releases music under the name Electric Brain Electric Shadow. It's roughly in the crossover prog realm, not too far from Porcupine Tree the more concise Floyd songs. I have a set of new music I've been working on, and while I've historically done most of the vocals myself (other than a few backing harmonies and a character on a concept piece), there are some songs I've been working on lately that might reach their full potential with someone else singing.

    You can click the Soundcloud links below to hear the songs I'm interested in working with other singers on. These are unmixed work-in-progress versions with my own demo vocal:
    Here are links to rough mixes with my demo vocal of the three songs I'm most interested in finding another singer for:
    https://soundcloud.com/user-65581282...ith-demo-vocal
    https://soundcloud.com/user-65581282...mix-demo-vocal
    https://soundcloud.com/user-65581282...ith-demo-vocal

    I can supply instrumental versions, lyric sheets, piano version of the vocal line, etc. if needed.

    If this goes well I'd be open to doing more work together in the future, and to writing more collaboratively.

    If you want to hear my finished stuff, there's a link to my Bandcamp in my signature and it's also on Spotify.

    If you're interested, or you have ideas on finding someone, feel free to send me a message or reply in the thread. Thanks!

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    Good luck!
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    Mike, thanks again for listening and commenting on my latest musical project.

    I'm trying to catch up on your body of work, both with the band and solo material.
    I'll check out your SC and Bandcamp stuff when I get a chance.
    Soundcloud page: Richard Hermans, musical meanderings https://soundcloud.com/precipice Bandcamp: https://richardhermans.bandcamp.comYouTube: https://youtu.be/F34jl6fQVmA

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    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Mike, thanks again for listening and commenting on my latest musical project.

    I'm trying to catch up on your body of work, both with the band and solo material.
    I'll check out your SC and Bandcamp stuff when I get a chance.
    Hi! I'm not Mike? I dunno for sure who Mike is. Hope you enjoy his material though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EBES View Post
    Hi! I'm not Mike? I dunno for sure who Mike is. Hope you enjoy his material though!
    .I fell down a rabbit hole, hit my head on a rabbit's foot, and when I came to, a ferret named Mike guided me back to the light..
    so now, everyone is Mike. lol
    Sorry about that, welcome to the forum btw.
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    Just listened to your SC demos and I think you've got some really good music there.
    The Time of Cruel Miracles is quite intense with a lot of chord/note changes that I think for most vocalists would be hard to follow, I know for me it's waaay out of my pay grade. lol But it's a good song and I hope you can find someone with the vocal chops needed for this one.

    I absolutely love Love Among the Ruins, it's a wonderful song, and in my opinion NO ONE But YOU should sing vocals on it. If it were me, I would keep most of the vocals as they are, and fix a couple of notes(vocal pitch) in a couple of sections, either by doing them again and paste in the new version or use some software like Melodyne to fix the notes.
    But your emotion and delivery on this track are as much an integral part of the song as the instruments are...please polish this one..it's an excellent one.

    I didn't quite connect with the Indoor Cat song, but I do love cats...especially indoor ones(it's safer for them).

    I'm in no place to give advice other than a listener and a home musician who enjoys doing my own music.
    You are unique in the way you construct songs and go for a lot of flats and sharps, especially on the vocals.

    I really like your songwriting, and Love Among Ruins reminds me of Tom Waits or Paul Buchanan from Blue Nile. That's a keeper my friend..I'd love to hear this one when it's completed, but tone and emotion, you're the guy for it!

    and I promise not to call you Mike anymore.
    Last edited by Top Cat; 10-15-2021 at 03:33 PM.
    Soundcloud page: Richard Hermans, musical meanderings https://soundcloud.com/precipice Bandcamp: https://richardhermans.bandcamp.comYouTube: https://youtu.be/F34jl6fQVmA

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    HaHa thanks for the thoughts Richard! I did use Autotune a bit on some of these songs but I've had a bit of trouble correcting the notes without making it sound "off" -- sounds like Melodyne is a better fit for that. Although honestly that fixing was mainly for the purpose of making the demo less embarrassing; I'll generally use a professional for an endstage mix/master and I believe they usually sweeten the rough pitches -- probably why the vocals always mysteriously sound so much better on the final version

    Cheers!

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