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To The Stars… Demos, Odds and Ends

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Postby Reed » Mon Mar 02, 2015 2:23 pm



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Use this thread to discuss Tom's upcoming release "To The Stars… Demos, Odds and Ends".
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Postby Reed » Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:31 pm

I'm really interested in this, but I fear Tom's pushing this into much bigger a deal than it needs to be. This would be a cool piece of "Tom history" to have a physical cd of for sure, but vinyl? And full preorder packages? And essentially releasing singles with the grat tracks? And though I think it should have probably been free or a $5 download, I pretty much knew it would be a full priced album.

Everything is finished everything into a full song? I do want some completed demos and maybe some fully completed tracks that were demos/ideas that just wouldn't work on the album he was working on at the time, but I was hoping for some pretty stripped down tracks as well. Like maybe a track of a song structured out with just an acoustic guitar, and maybe a few 10-30 second tracks of some riff or synth ideas. This could have been a cool ~20 track release with full demos and completed tracks and some various smaller tracks of riffs, synths, and choruses ideas scattered between. Instead, I'm anticipating a 6-10 track release.

As for the clips, all I can say is I'm interested. Some sounds meh, and some sounds like it could be great. My biggest fear, is if the stuff that was for blink ends up sounding like everything I've wanted blink to sound like since they got back together. At this point, I really hope Tom just isn't capable of making "blink" music anymore. Tom has showed very little variation (if any at all) in terms of what he does with Angels, and what he does with blink. I just hope that doesn't magically show up now on this release or I will cry some serious tears :,(
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Postby Chuck-182 » Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:48 pm

I don't like the vocal harmonization in the first clip but other than that I think there's a lot of really good potential in those clips
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Postby ~*Dan*~ » Mon Mar 09, 2015 2:44 pm

Has anyone pre-ordered this and received their first track yet? I'm sure it was today the first track was due to drop?
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Postby Chuck-182 » Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:33 pm

~*Dan*~ wrote:Has anyone pre-ordered this and received their first track yet? I'm sure it was today the first track was due to drop?


I pre-ordered, it's supposed to come out today but it hasn't been uploaded to my account yet.
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Postby Chuck-182 » Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:55 pm

Just got the track, it's actually better than I thought it was gonna be. I'm also very interested to know who did the drums on it, it honestly sounds a lot like Travis' drumming.
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Postby Djenni » Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:44 pm

Here it is for anyone interested:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CytDKfobkXc
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Postby Reed » Tue Mar 10, 2015 1:05 am

Wow!!! This was miles better than I was expecting. That bass line is incredible! And I agree, the drumming actually sounded very Travis.

Overall its a decent song, but it absolutely shines when you think of it as a blink demo. This has huge potential as a blink song. It's solid, but could greatly benefit from input from the other guys. Mark doing some harmonizing at the least or maybe even a verse. I think the lyrics could use a little tightening, or maybe just a little more variation in melodies. It definitely feels a little repetitive by the end.
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Postby Chuck-182 » Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:43 am

Sadly we'll never get to hear the blink version :(
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Postby ~*Dan*~ » Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:27 am

So much potential! If this was mixed to its full potential, it would sound huge!
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Postby Chuck-182 » Wed Mar 11, 2015 5:17 pm

~*Dan*~ wrote:So much potential! If this was mixed to its full potential, it would sound huge!


Sadly that'll probably never happen either :(
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Postby Djenni » Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:58 pm

Opinions? To me it sounds very similar to Anomaly from TDW.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=962VWRrF2Pc
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Postby ~*Dan*~ » Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:25 pm

Djenni wrote:Opinions? To me it sounds very similar to Anomaly from TDW.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=962VWRrF2Pc


I really like it, it's quite raw. It's not over produced, it's simple.
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Postby Reed » Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:46 pm

Yep, I really like this one too. Great acoustic track.

This is shaping up to be a great little album. I'm thinking the fact that these weren't made to "fit" with anything is really gonna help showcase some great work.
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Postby Chuck-182 » Tue Mar 24, 2015 3:29 am

Thank God I thought I was the only one who liked it! Seriously loving it, his voice sounds incredibly good.
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