I don't want to bother explaining this project again, just know it's a collaborative team project by musicians who can only communicate virtually. (DETAILS) When teams were announced I went ahead & tried to predict who would win (or who would enter my favorite song). After the listening party I really had know clue as to who was my favorite. But Charlie got the songs up on BandCamp shortly after the party, and I listened to everything again multiple times, and it turns out my prediction was right.
Evie by Atomic Werewolf Space Patrol
I don't think they had a team name at the time, but I remember picking this team to win. I figured going into this the songs might have poor transitions & seem...messy. I didn't think this because of the people involved, but because it's just a strange way to have to write & record a song. I think this song sounded & felt like the parts all fit...more so than the others. Having it be about robot sex, well that didn't hurt things. I had this song pretty much even with the following team, but this team made a video... #BonusPoints (More info about this song.)
Bride Of Frankensong by The Fuzzy Pink Bunny Slippers Of Doom And Despair
I thought the idea was cool, and it sounded very dark & the sound effects were great. The first minute just set a really dark scene & Gweebol sounded menacing. I think what knocked this down a peg was when it went to the perspective of the newly created bride. Gweebol was so menacing that I believed she was a mad scientist, but I didn't believe JoAnn was a monster. That feedback sucks I know...I'm basically saying be a better monster, but I can't say how.
Sleep by Donutworthy
Not the type of lyrics I normally dig, but I did find them poetic & enjoyable. This song dropped because there were a couple parts that felt messy? That's probably not the right word, but as I know next to nothing about music it's all I got. An example of what I mean is from 1:11-1:34 in the song. That change of pace just distracted me right out of the song. I get back into it, but it happens once more before the song ends. Honestly had it not been for that one thing, this song could have been my favorite.
Strange Things by Mighty Marfan's Power Rangers
Didn't like how things just seemed to stop & go. For instance at the 1:01 mark it stops, then it felt like a new song was starting. I know there were drums in that transition, but I'm saying what it felt like to me. I can't point to anything that sounded bad in this (I really liked the vocals), but overall I didn't felt like all the parts came together.
This was a fun project to follow, and I look forward to the next one. Charlie did a good job of organizing everything, and now that those first time U-Stream bugs are done it should be easy sailing for #2. (Please don‘t make it during Spin Tunes #3 though. :p)