gosh I hope this thread doesn't immediately die after I post this (it will). Anyway, I dropped this pretty recently. Took about a year to complete, learned a lot, happy with the reuslt. > baroque pop> synthpop> sounds like elo, eiichi ohtaki, phil spector, beach boys>>74695583
I like this a lot! The songwriting is solid and works well with the style. I'm a big fan of alt-country and I definitely recognize that vibe in this album. I don't want to be presumptuous and assume that the bass and drum are synth, but I suspect they are. Either way, they sound very isolated and fake (even if they're real). I can't say how to solve the problem, but a cheap trick to mitigate it is making the guitar take up more earspace. Maybe doubletrack it, maybe add in some rhythm guitar on top? You can put a very subtle reverb on your synth drums to give them a sense of being in the same room as your other instruments. Maybe choose some drum samples that are a little less cleanhttps://www.cheatography.com/fredv/cheat-sheets/eq-tips/
this is a really REALLY handy site for anything EQ. The eq is fine here, but I think there's some murk that you could clear up in order to make things really shine.>>74694097
imo these tracks are crying out for vocals on them - all of them. You've got the production and instrumental side down great - like, really. I don't know if you want to go in this direction, but if you could flesh out the songwriting, maybe add a little more structure, maybe a melody then you could be making really quality indie rock. There. I got through this entire thing without ever mentioning pavement once.