Joined: June 2005
||Posted: Oct. 01 2005, 13:11
I actually like vocaloid in all the tracks (except, as I mentioned, The Gate), but expecially TOAA and Surfing. On the other songs, when mostly the name of the song is mentioned (Nightshade, Resolution,...), I don't think real vocals would fit. Somehow synthetic voices go well with the theme of the songs, and the whole album. Also, it's easier for Mike to control them, and thus get exactly (or very close to) the sound he wants.
Many people say how real vocals would improve some (if not all) songs, but that's all theory. Something like "live is always better than synthetic". But, what if it wouldn't work? What if real vocals would ruin the atmosphere of the songs? I think that Five Miles Out would sound very different (have a diferent "feeling") if vocoder wasn't used. If I hear a mix where real vocals replaced synthetic ones, and I liked it, only then would I be sure. In the meantime, I'll remain sceptical.
And now a little about the lyrics. I've listened to the song just now, and it could be "faces", but somehow "phases" seem to fit better to me. But, can't explain why.
I've tried, really, to hear all those other suggestions instead of "sun-rise", but I can't. I hear the "r" sound which doesn't fit the other suggestions. So, until I see "official" lyrics, I won't be dissuaded . But, it's all subjective anyway.
I've streched this post too much, so I'll stop now.
I reject your reality, and substitute my own.