Light Fires to release debut album in July

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    May 29, 2013 1:29 AM GMT
    http://light-fires.com/
    I just heard about them because their song Last Of His Kind is featured in this year's Inside Out (GLBT film festival) sponsor trailer:



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    May 30, 2013 3:18 AM GMT
    apparently it's Gentleman Reg in drag.
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    Jun 02, 2013 9:38 AM GMT
    bump because y'all need to listen
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    Jun 02, 2013 3:49 PM GMT
    meh. dull, predictable electro-pop. heard it all before. yadda yadda yadda
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    Jun 03, 2013 4:48 AM GMT
    gayinterest saidmeh. dull, predictable electro-pop. heard it all before. yadda yadda yadda
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    it's way better than most, and for a drag queen it's actually good (see: rupaul's trashy shit)
    it's well-produced, it's melodic, and it's got a great sound.
    what other musical artists do you think it sounds like anyways?
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    Jun 03, 2013 10:09 PM GMT
    La Roux, Calvin Harris, Little Boots, Robyn, etc.

    And I don't agree that's it's all that well produced at all. It lacks depth, in terms of composition and production.

    THIS is well produced, interesting, forward-thinking electronic pop.
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    Jun 04, 2013 1:33 PM GMT
    That's repetitive, muddy-sounding, melodically boring, rhythmically pedantic, sonically uninteresting, the guy isn't even singing and using auto-tuned vocals to cover it up. I also looked up the lyrics and they're trying to pass off obscurity as profundity.
    In essence, the guy is trying way too hard and not pulling it off.
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    Jun 04, 2013 1:53 PM GMT
    repetitive? He modulates through 4 tempos throughout the song through the use of cross triplet vs duplet rhythms, from hip hop, through house, through D&B and ending on gabba.

    muddy-sounding? It's got depth and full-spectrum of frequency sound. The guy is a genius when it comes to sound design. The guy has an MA in electroacoustic composition from Durham University.

    melodically boring? it's got progression, off-beat rhythms, accidentals, and development, as well as key/time signature changes.

    sonically uninteresting? Sorry, did you listen to the right song??!




    It seems you've made criticisms about points which make this song which are actually the elements which make it stand out against all the twaddle - including your own posting. Your song has, ooh a single looping 808 drum pattern, a pad, a synth, and simple plodding bass, and a badly mixed vocal line folloing a very dull verse/chorus pattern.
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    Jun 04, 2013 2:06 PM GMT
    I don't even need to argue the technical aspect because the song you posted sounds like shit and the one I posted is palatable to a broad audience because it's good.
    There's a reason Robyn, Little Boots, and La Roux are popular, and Tim Exile is not. Everything about him screams "trying too hard" btw, including his stage name. Also, lots of people have degrees and are shit at what they do. That's irrelevant.
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    Jun 04, 2013 2:13 PM GMT
    Yes, you're definitely right. The best-selling music that appeals to the lowest common denominator is definitely the music that has the most quality, grace and execution. I'm certain I agree with you.
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    Jun 04, 2013 2:18 PM GMT
    gayinterest saidYes, you're definitely right. The best-selling music that appeals to the lowest common denominator is definitely the music that has the most quality, grace and execution. I'm certain I agree with you.
    You're a music snob with no taste. You seem to think that if it's obscure, it must be good, and if it's not, it must be shit. You'll grow out of that phase someday.

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    Jun 04, 2013 2:24 PM GMT
    I'm attracted to music which is interesting. There's no shame in that. It's not about obscurity; It's about individuality.

    It's easier to market that which is already popular than to take a risk, and that's why more money is put into marketing copy-cat musical acts and knock-offs.