First and foremost, the song’s quiet, and I doubt that happened purposefully, since the song’s so energetic. Also, I love the disco/funk techniques used. It’s almost like an ’80s dancepunk revival, only much more intricate in terms of applied sounds and tones. The funk guitar around 1:04 is especially enjoyable. The chorus comes to a somewhat indie rock style, and then from 2:50 on, there’s an amazing sound collage that I really enjoyed. All of the synth noises (solo and minor melodies) keep with the funk-like theme, and the guitar solo wraps everything together. Good job, I really liked this song.
By alpharetrovirus – Santa Cruz, California – USA (altro…)
Great lyrics with lots of emotion and beautiful music.
By SqurlyMurly – Chesapeake City Maryland – USA
The tune and the vocals start out a little tenative here. The chorus is better written than the verse. One thing I think would help you a lot is to get some flow into your vocals, more control of your air, the lines throughout the beginning of the song are sort of choppy like you’re talking more than singing, at least til the song gets louder – the dramatic part. I understand that you’re starting the song more simplistic so when it gets to the payoff it hits harder, however the vocals during the mellower setup are coming from your neck and not your chest. On the internet, some people may not make it past the somewhat mediocre first minute of this to the crux of the song, very short attention spans these days. 🙂 The backing keys are excellent, well done. The payoff part (someone is dying, it’s just me) is superb – fully realized, I’d say. Nice work. Great vocals and wall-of-sound backing, what a hook! Then the song ends far too fast, you can ride that a lot longer, possibly with a full instrumental solo in the same vein and back to the dramatic vocals again. As it is, it’s a great last half of a song, shows you got major talent.
By The A&R Guy (altro…)
The song starts right out with wall of sound guitar chords. in the style of queen.
Then the drums come in. They sound good but they are low in this mix.
Then the vocals come in. The singer has a tender and slightly twangy voice.
An organ comes in. I think the organ would sound better if it was an octave higher.
After the verse right into the chorus. It is a anthemy 70s style chorus.
The song is good but a little flat on energy.
There is a synth pad under the second verse. I would consider another synth instrument as it sounds cheesy..
Then we are treated to a quadroople chorus which fades out.
The strongest part of the song is the chorus.
By Simon_Mandal – New Providence, New Jersey (altro…)
Nice mood -Sad love from a distance. I like the touch of rain. Its like your sitting at a window looking down onto a street
Nice instrumentation with the bass bowing what a great mood instrument.
By jdggb – Manasquan, New Jersey. (altro…)
good use of synths and a talky leonard cohen type performance — really works well for this song. the arrangement of the synths weaves and swells nicely. the song seems like it shouldn’t work but it draws you in and then drums kick in and it keeps moving forward so you wanna hear it til the end.
By sheridan8502 – Spokane, Washington (altro…)
The guitar sounds Nice the the hammond b3 kicking in with some synth , i think .It sounds good For what it is . Production could have been a bit better..this sounds like it was recorded in the 70s ..but on a clearer note, rock on !
By Changeofseason (altro…)
This is a very gentle souding song with some lovely delicate guitar playing. The lyric is very good and deep and the melody is listenable. I love the strings very much as they have been arranged very well. You sing it in a very laid back style which helps to express the lyric.
By raysound (altro…)
where have u been all my life!!!
this is like skimming the cream off the top off the milk bottle for the cream!
love the intro its got jazzy undertones and groovy character. the vocal is drony but croony so i like it .i do love the female backing thogh ..nice harmonise
the content of the vocal is a little vauge but it give mood to the music, it sound alitle like air
love the drums well played while relaxed in the mood the solo gitar has got a great soung to it..but thers isnt enough vocaly to do the tune justice
By macutchi (altro…)
This is a trip thought Music by the Italian band if. This band started in the early 90’s with the 2 schoolmates Claudio Lapenna and Dario Lastella, joined by Franco Bussoli and Pietro Chimisso on drums. After Pietro left the band, singer Paolo came to join the band.
The music is a kind of sound scape, different moods pass. Sometimes it is like the early days of Pink Floyd, sometimes a bit of Litfiba.
The main instrument is Claudio’s keyboard, sometimes seconded by some nice guitar work.
The drums are programmed and this is a problem with this otherwise excellent album. A real snare has a special sound – a programmed one takes away as much as the real one adds. I strongly prefer a real drummer.
Overall, this is a nice album to listen to, atmospheric, dark, moody, full of changes. Like I wrote before, if you like Pink Floyd, give this a try, you wont be disappointed.
If If’s next release has a real drummer I will get in line to get a copy. The Stairway is a good album and if are a good band.
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