A THOUSAND SUNS by J Edna Mae

J Edna Mae

Broadjam Artist: J Edna Mae
Song: A THOUSAND SUNS

Reviewer: Mamma Freedom

Positive Comments: Hello J Edna Apologies for the late reply, the section for me to do my reviews had disappeared and after months of searching and asking Mike did he know, I found your song.Im glad I did.Firstly you set the vibe for the song very early with the nice piano and Pizzicato strings.You have lovely vocal tone, all the vocals and backing vocals are excellent.The lyrics are clever and well crafted and thought out.I love the build up of the chorus. You’re choice of instrumentation is spot in to contain the emotion.Overall and excellent track, very well arranged, well crafted and full of good points and emotions, Well done, you should feel very proud.Much LoveAlex

Constructive Comments: At the start just turn that little back ground synth up, sounds like a ambient whistle.After the first chorus for the rest I would bring in a low thumping drum similar to the fill previous, the you have the drums in the final chrorus and ending.I just feel that second and third choruses need a back beat of a big drum stomping just to really hook you down and emphasis the choruses are getting bigger a little more.Make the arpeggiated synths in the song a little louder, add a tiny bit of 1Khz on the eq that will make them more prominent and add a little high shelf at around 8kz.Maybe end with that ambient synth fading at the same time as the cymbal just to add a little emotion at the very last hit.

A THOUSAND SUNS by J Edna Mae

J Edna Mae

Broadjam Artist: J Edna Mae
Song: A THOUSAND SUNS

Reviewer: Mamma Freedom

Positive Comments: Hello J Edna Apologies for the late reply, the section for me to do my reviews had disappeared and after months of searching and asking Mike did he know, I found your song.Im glad I did.Firstly you set the vibe for the song very early with the nice piano and Pizzicato strings.You have lovely vocal tone, all the vocals and backing vocals are excellent.The lyrics are clever and well crafted and thought out.I love the build up of the chorus. You’re choice of instrumentation is spot in to contain the emotion.Overall and excellent track, very well arranged, well crafted and full of good points and emotions, Well done, you should feel very proud.Much LoveAlex

Constructive Comments: At the start just turn that little back ground synth up, sounds like a ambient whistle.After the first chorus for the rest I would bring in a low thumping drum similar to the fill previous, the you have the drums in the final chrorus and ending.I just feel that second and third choruses need a back beat of a big drum stomping just to really hook you down and emphasis the choruses are getting bigger a little more.Make the arpeggiated synths in the song a little louder, add a tiny bit of 1Khz on the eq that will make them more prominent and add a little high shelf at around 8kz.Maybe end with that ambient synth fading at the same time as the cymbal just to add a little emotion at the very last hit.

Bernadelle (Instrumental) by Chet Nichols

Chet Nichols

Broadjam Artist: Chet Nichols
Song: Bernadelle (Instrumental)

Reviewer: Tony Brattoli

Positive Comments: Chord structure is very nice and pleasant to listen to. Sounds like this can be easily placed as underscore or a transition scene. Style suggests modern folk music. There is also good use of the subtle drum films that don’t make the track heavy. Nice ritard into the final ending and a great little scale run on the last measure. Overall pretty solid work.

Constructive Comments: Main criticism I have is the whole track has a bit too much reverb to my liking. A lot of the instrumentation became slightly muddy in some sections. Unsure if the piano and guitar melodies were supposed to be slightly off-sync. It became difficult to move my focus from that. Some of the triplets stunted the flow of the piece as well.

Blue by Bob Bentley

Bob Bentley

Broadjam Artist: Bob Bentley
Song: Blue

Reviewer: Matt Mereu

Positive Comments: Very well done. Great sounds all around. Nice performances. Everything meshes beautifully.

Constructive Comments: It’s hard to find any weaknesses, but if I had find thing I would say the guitar that starts at 2:11 seems to have less purpose than the other instrumentation. Also, starting around 3:30 the song seems to lose a bit of its flow. I might consider having the horn and organ take over versions of the main theme so that when the main guitar comes back in it will have more impact.

People, Places, and Things – studio by Douglas Branson aka dB+1

Douglas Branson aka dB+1

Broadjam Artist: Douglas Branson aka dB+1
Song: People, Places, and Things – studio

Reviewer: Matt Mereu

Positive Comments: The song definitely has potential. The chorus is quite catchy. I really like the lyrics.

Constructive Comments: I think the song would benefit from a more solid rhythm section. The beat seems to be lost, the drum beat is so far back in the mix that it seems to have little purpose. A big solid snare would help. The lead guitar seems to meander throughout the song, which is fine but it does seem to suck some energy out of the rhythm. From a purely musical perspective, I think the rhythm that is going on at the end of the song is the best part. Why not use that in other places.

You Could’ve Told Me To My Face by Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods

Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods

Broadjam Artist: Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods
Song: You Could’ve Told Me To My Face

Reviewer: Matt Mereu

Positive Comments: A sweet melody in places. Very laid back, which can be nice. Very nice present guitar tone.

Constructive Comments: There are some major times issues throughout the song that create obstacles to enjoying the listening experience. It sounds like you doubled the guitar, which I think could be effective, but because they are out of sync with each other, the rhythm gets lost. I think you would benefit from some hard core, bar by bar repair work.

Love Music by Earkandi

Earkandi

Broadjam Artist: Earkandi
Song: Love Music

Reviewer: Nigel Barrett

Positive Comments: Sweet sounding track! Love the synths and production. Great chords in there – unexpected chords always do it for me!Really commercial vocalist! Sweet tone and nice harmonies. reminded me in places of Janelle Monae.

Constructive Comments: Only thing that detracted for me (but then I AM old!) was the non stop kick drum during the verses. Low score from me for arrangement for that reason. Good luck!

Memory of a Kiss / R&B by Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods

Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods

Broadjam Artist: Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods
Song: Memory of a Kiss / R&B

Reviewer: Nigel Barrett

Positive Comments: Nice lush guitar sound reminiscent of some 80’s tracks I remember.

Constructive Comments: The lack of keyboards leaves this falling well short of a RnB feel. I’m guessing you’re heading for the type of feel in tracks like Joyce Sim’s Come Into My Life?