#1April 5th, 2006 · 02:58 AM
48 threads / 41 songs
144 posts
New Zealand
Score: 78.0%
Rank: 8th
Battle: 2006-10

Well, this song is called 'Where the problematic play' but it wouldn't fit in the title bar. This is my newest recorded piano track

This completes all 5 tracks on my piano EP, enjoy.


In the middle of the jungle,
Where the problematic play.

I am,
Hacking my way through the vines,
Of nerves inside my brain.

To find,
Someway to explain.


This one goes out,
To the women in the magazines,
Who pout and try to tell to tell me who to be,
But they're not fooling me,
Hell no,
Hell no,
Hell no,
I'd rather die alone.


Don't waste time,
On the telephone line,
It'll only deceive.

Practice counting cards,
And do your best to,

I hold a key inside,
The underside,
Of my fist,

And there are many things,
Many strings I could pull with,



...One goes out
To the women in the magazines,
Who pout and try to tell to tell me who to be,
But they're not fooling me,
Hell no,
Hell no,
Hell no,
I'd rather die alone.

- Chester

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#2April 5th, 2006 · 02:44 PM
187 threads / 27 songs
2,802 posts
well, a lovely tune. like your way of making music and lyrics.

But I heard a great problem with the piano playing. its a very common problem of piano players at all. by pressing harder the keys and make some extra dynamic you speed up abrupt. On the other side you slow down the tempo when the song's becoming calm. I can hear this extremely in this song. Maybe you wanted to do this maybe not. Its not bad at all but very extreme.

The recording quality is amazing. stereo is full in use. wish I could explain my thoughts in a better way. hope this comment will not be misunderstood. great stuff.
#3April 5th, 2006 · 07:56 PM
160 threads / 88 songs
1,666 posts
United States of America
I agree with TK on the quality.... top notch....

    I Like this, actually, it's nice to see a different approach in your music.... the Piano really gives a different feel to your voice....

    Very nice.... Still like Melancholia V2 better... hehe
               Jim "Da Noodle King" K
#4April 5th, 2006 · 11:03 PM
2 threads / 2 songs
30 posts
man this song is sooo good. 

TK said something about you speeding up on the piano? it's quite obvious that you meant to, and it sounds beautiful beacuse of it. keep up the great work
#5April 6th, 2006 · 05:12 PM
117 threads / 55 songs
1,541 posts
Great! Lovely song.
I think the playing speed-variation Chester used was on purpose, TK. At least it works fine for me and I like it that way, but you are the keyboarder TK so you know a lot more than me about this kind of thing.
But the song is really good anyway.
Good job Chester.

         > Iszil
#6April 6th, 2006 · 06:51 PM
48 threads / 41 songs
144 posts
New Zealand
Hey triton...
No I'm definitely speeding up on purpose. If you'll notice, in the soft slower bits, the right hand is still playing quite loud.

I'm a big fan of variations in accelerations. All about dynamics.

- Chester
#7April 8th, 2006 · 02:53 PM
7 threads
104 posts
United Kingdom
Hmmm - listened to this several times (great song btw !). Read both sides of the dynamics arguement and in the section from 1:27 to 1:47, the piano track seemed to "run away". This section IMHO leaves the listener with the perception of a 'timing issue' rather than emphasising the dynamics of the song. Just MHO of course! Would be interesting to time streeeetch this section back to the original tempo and see the difference. A good compromise perhaps, may be to keep the piano part 'in tempo' all the way through but use your vocals to "hurry" that section, thereby giving the impression of acceleration (and dynamics). Or maybe I should just shutup now
#8April 8th, 2006 · 05:39 PM
3 threads / 3 songs
10 posts
Croatia (Hrvatska)
Quality is great and I really like the sound of piano. After chorus piano gets a whole new meaning which makes this song so good. Keep up the good work.
#9April 8th, 2006 · 07:58 PM
48 threads / 41 songs
144 posts
New Zealand
I don't think you understand...

It's most definitely intentional. The feeling the chorus has is that the first note is always off the beat so it has a real urgency to it

- Chester
#10April 8th, 2006 · 11:52 PM
48 threads / 41 songs
144 posts
New Zealand
Heh, well I didn't mean for things to get nasty :P

- Chester
#11April 9th, 2006 · 12:57 PM
54 threads / 29 songs
1,552 posts
United Kingdom
A nice piece of music - your vocals are great once again, but I think I prefer your guitar work.  You seem to add more feeling to it when you're playing guitar
Good work though
#12May 11th, 2006 · 11:11 AM
4 threads / 1 songs
16 posts
I enjoy the emotion that you put into this.  I hope you can find other players that can follow your dynamics before that becomes another lost art.
#13May 14th, 2006 · 11:23 AM
4 threads / 1 songs
42 posts
You're my newest hero..I love you man really great job*
#14May 16th, 2006 · 05:05 PM
66 threads / 55 songs
697 posts
United States of America
very nice... as usual..

like especially where it speeds up...

ooh, like more where it slows down...

sounds very natural...

I think this might be my new fav of yours..

nice work.
#15October 1st, 2006 · 07:14 AM
117 threads / 54 songs
3,066 posts
Sounds good, and yeah it's obvious the speeding up and down is deliberate. Makes for an intense, very focused journey throughout the entire song, which is an ace production.

though I'm not really getting the lyrics that well. the chorus speaks for itself, but the verses are brow raising. doesn't matter as much though, it sounds nice enough. good luck with it.
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