Hey @danmanisa Dan! How are things in Melbourne-town? Cold, I’ll bet
Congratulations! Just listening now…
This is very cool. I love the BIG, THICK grungy vision you have here. You’ve managed to congeal some pretty disparate elements together into something cohesive and original that (most importantly for me) is really melodic.
“Like an Omen” is a standout - I think you sequenced that right - It definitely represents the scope of what you do as an artist well, and it is very melodic and catchy. I think that immediate appeal is important for the first track on an EP/Album. Always a good idea to start out with a song like that.
I do love the grandeur of “Here it is”. Those Jerry Cantrell-like verse harmonies create a great sense of anticipation, and the orchestral touch work really well at the end.
It’s an awesome feeling, isn’t it? It’s a TONNE of work to release a cohesive body of work that you’re satisfied with.
There is so much stuff even beyond “simply” writing, producing, performing, editing, mixing and mastering. I don’t think I had any appreciation of that until I actually did it myself. (After many years of start/stop working on it, I finally released my first full length album last year.)