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Old 20 Aug 2003, 09:58   #21
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Ok, now I have all four songs. Let me say first, that all four melodies are really good (and that's no joke!). I have already an "Ohrwurm"(english word?) from "Hopelessly". For this it would be great if it would be able to read the lyrics on the homepage. If you'd be able to re-record the songs in a studio to erase "the distance" (I can't describe it, the voice seems to be far away from the microphone). Hopefully this will work out better with the new mic. I guess one of you has some difficulties in singing the high notes (on "That Brilliant Glow" & "Song Of A Siren", so I believe it's you?), perhaps you can take some lessons? But leave this notes in the songs, the fit very good! "Back From The Night": The chorus really got me. "I'm coming back from the night of lonely dancing..., back from the night I'm crying out for love" That song absolutely fits my mood. "That Brilliant glow": Sometimes it's hard to understand the lyrics but I think it's only a problem of the record-possibilities again. Nice one, again a cool refrain. Well, I wish I could criticise you more but at the moment I see no things that could be criticised. Maybe later, when I heard the songs for a week or so. They're already added to my Winamplist :)
My conclusion: A very good ground to start from, if you only get the chance to record the songs 'professional'. Perhaps you can try to play some gigs with your non-synth-live band to get known by some people. Furthermore I'd like to hear more songs of Ephemere as soon as possible..
From your homepage I read, that you and you're brother ("The Ephemerals" ) don't live in the same city. That is a critical point.. isn't it? (who has the synthesizer? *gg*).


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Old 21 Aug 2003, 08:52   #22
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Dear Dustin,
all lyrics are online - you find them under "future&album" in the "Lyrics" section!
It is funny that you criticize my singing the high notes (the falsetto passages), as most people who heard the songs so far found it cool. But off course I will take your critics in consideration!
Studio records...that is the devil's circle in this game: You are more likely to get a contract if you have your records in studio quality, but you get to a studio only if you have a contract.
Well, I could rent studio time to record all this, but it would cost me 2000-3000 Euro, that I do not have!
So we have to go like this. I am planning to use more computers to compensate the lack of a studio a bit.
Gigs...to play life really is a proble due to the different cities. But my brother and me played on some huge partys and similar occasions on our own, but both our songs, promoting the whole project. And in September we will make a surprise "guerrila" concert in the center of Heidelberg...with the synthetic instruments.
it's me who owns the synthesizer and the software and who manages the project and the recording. My brother contributes the keyboards and the piano that he owns.
That is no big problem, as we write individually but our styles fit good together, and once we have an idea, we play or sing it to the other via phone and exchange ideas and lyrics via e-mail, while we meet every four weeks to do new recordings and to work together on arrangements.
I am very happy that you like our works so much, and I hope that I can provide you soon (October) with a better recorded demo-album.
Though it will not have studio style. But, if you listen to the old AV demos for FY (DS1), you will find that some of them also sound quite homemade ;)
Keep in touch!


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I prefer to dance to my own beat
I prefer to sing my own song
I prefer to live - do you wanna come along?
(Ephemere - Eternal Travelers pt. III)

NEW ALBUM RELEASED:
Check out my synth-rock band EPHEMERE's latest, the wonderfully synth-heavy LP "Hobos & Architects": www.ephemere.de
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Old 21 Aug 2003, 09:13   #23
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@Jan, maybe you could contact Manuel Richter - his songs have a great sound quality, I can´t imagine he has access to a professional studio.
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Old 21 Aug 2003, 22:04   #24
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After a day listening to Ephemere... *gg*
Ah, I must have missed the Lyrics-section, I'll check it out. I want to be the first one that buys your album as soon as it's out ;) Now I can't decide which song I like most. I think they all have to be recorded! And while listening today I started to enjoy your high notes. It's not that I didn't like them, they are a(n important) part of the songs but record companies this might sound a bit strange. BTW I imagined Marian singing your songs, that would sound great! Maybe you can contact HIM (and sing a duet ). I'm sure he'd be surprised what cool pieces of synth-music are developed in the underground.
If there are any news, let us know about them! *leaving-to-read-the-lyrics*


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Old 22 Aug 2003, 08:38   #25
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I am working on several crazy ideas, just to give you a little hint concerning your suggestions, Dustin :-)
@willy: Thanx for your input - I'll check this out!!!


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I prefer to dance to my own beat
I prefer to sing my own song
I prefer to live - do you wanna come along?
(Ephemere - Eternal Travelers pt. III)

NEW ALBUM RELEASED:
Check out my synth-rock band EPHEMERE's latest, the wonderfully synth-heavy LP "Hobos & Architects": www.ephemere.de
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Old 22 Aug 2003, 11:56   #26
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Working on crazy ideas? Sounds good and for that you are here at the right place, isn't my dear forum members?

As long you don't change your own style and let others decide how to play and how to sing. You have a special style, keep it so... It so nice to hear something different!


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You can kill or you can die
Be a beggar or a princess
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Old 22 Aug 2003, 12:01   #27
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Which microphone did you buy for the new recordings?


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Old 24 Aug 2003, 16:31   #28
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@fallen Angel: Thank you very much! It's so motivating to get all this input! I do not think that there is a big danger that I could let others change my style so much - I do like it far too much for this myself ;) I am very happy you enjoy my way!
@Jonathan: My brother bought it after I had given him a list of must-have-features and after he had been consulted by an experienced microphone-dealer. As he is in holiday now I do not know which mic he bought exactely, but the technical features sounded very good!


I prefer to walk with my own feet
I prefer to dance to my own beat
I prefer to sing my own song
I prefer to live - do you wanna come along?
(Ephemere - Eternal Travelers pt. III)

NEW ALBUM RELEASED:
Check out my synth-rock band EPHEMERE's latest, the wonderfully synth-heavy LP "Hobos & Architects": www.ephemere.de
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Old 24 Aug 2003, 17:25   #29
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I am happy to announce something new from Ephemere: In addition to the re-recorded Demo-Album available by October you can look forward to this:
[img]Data/2003824182047_In my life cover Kopie.jpg[/img]
4-Track-Maxi Release (Promo)
Out October 2003
Copyright for the cover design: Jan Schoenmakers 2003


I prefer to walk with my own feet
I prefer to dance to my own beat
I prefer to sing my own song
I prefer to live - do you wanna come along?
(Ephemere - Eternal Travelers pt. III)

NEW ALBUM RELEASED:
Check out my synth-rock band EPHEMERE's latest, the wonderfully synth-heavy LP "Hobos & Architects": www.ephemere.de
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Old 24 Aug 2003, 17:58   #30
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Nice cover.


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