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About Zeligovitch

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  1. Zeligovitch

    May Song Contest

    Tom, I'm grateful for your comment, of course, and I'd be stupid and arrogant not to answer it. I'm the musician here (piano, guitar and composer, colyricist with the singer, videomaker) . I lost the first part of my comment. I was saying that I like to experience things. Even if the result is bad or unconclusive , I'm happy when I've tried something and learned something. I don't think this song is the best thing I've done in life, but it's probably the one I've Iearnt more from. It was the first time I played a decent piano part (I suffered a lot doing this), I also had a challenge : the arrangement of the A parts had to be played only one note at the time without any sustain pedal in order to produce a different effect. I thought I might be the last in the contest because of this. Of course I won't frame the result in my studio , no reason to be proud, but I got really interesting reactions like yours. Things I can dwell on to improve my musical activity and go further due to deeper reflections and more experience. Tanguy (I'm French so it's a French name and I know it sounds weird in English, which is why I have a pseudo).
  2. Zeligovitch

    May Song Contest

    Too nice not to love. Cool comment. Thanks!
  3. Zeligovitch

    May Song Contest

    Pete, I'm not a great fan of "a snazzy Gatsby" . You're right, it doesn't sound well and above all, in French (my mother tongue) it sounds like Nazi Gatsby. My singer likes it though . It was a suggestion of a friend and I couldn't find anything better. I don't even like the Great Gatsby. But I love Phileas Fogg (and Jules Verne) and I like the sound of it. Thanks a lot for the nice and interesting feedback.
  4. Zeligovitch

    May Song Contest

    Fab, Your song is good. A lot of old masterpieces lasted less than 3 minutes and I love it (You Really Got Me, Will You Love Me Tomorrow, Be my Babe, ...). Thank you for your extremely nice comment. I think I will print it on a t-shirt and wear it when I'm down
  5. Zeligovitch

    May Song Contest

    Tom, I didn't know Elvira (I'm french) , so I had a look and understood why you said you were criticising. I can take the comparison even if it's not really flattering. I'm not comparing myself to the artists I'm going to talk about, but these are exemples to illustrate my point of view: Let's take somebody like Freddie Mercury. I love him myself, but if somebody tells me he is ridiculous, over exuberant, too gay to be true, I would understand. The same goes for Hendrix. I love him, but you could easily claim he's ridiculously sexual with his penis-guitar (Prince was even worse), his tongue movement, his guitar burned. The same goes for Bowie, Robert Smith, Marc Bolan and a lot more . Once again, I wouldn't dream of comparing myself to them, far from it, of course, but what I mean to say is that at some point, you have to take the risk of being ridiculous or understood in a different way. That's why I take the Elvira comparison with perspective and wisdom Thanks a lot for the nice feedback
  6. Zeligovitch

    May Song Contest

    A lot of strong feelings expressed in nice songs this month. For me, two of the contestants are more than songwriters - they are artists. The reason is they make more than songs, they make music. Not just musical layers (rythme-harmony-elody) but a complete, meaningful sound where every element tries to be a necessary part of the whole thing: Justin and Steve, my two favourites. Special mentions to Donna whose song could have been a perfect tune without the weird problems with the singer . Congrats to the others as well. So nice to be among you and participate in these contests. Thanks to Paul for running this one. ANd Thanks Fabkebab, Eric, Roaddogs (You are right about Phileas Fogg and Gatsby and how it sounds) and Triffid for the comments on my song Tunessmith : 5.5 Very moving singing. Your commitment to your song and lyrics reaches the listener. The song is bit monotonous though and is less interesting IMO when it comes to the full band part. Bring Me Home : 5 I found the verses more catchy than the chorus and the opposite would have been better in my view. Very nice guitar and keyboard sounds. RoadDog : 4.5 Nice sixties cool tune. Funky music like yours demands a lot of precision to groove, but your approximative playing ruins you noble intentions. Steve Ison ;8.5 Very good song . The guitar is reminiscent of the glorious times of British glamrock. Not your best song, but a nice, warm, sunny one. I've been impressed by your creativity for years. The instrumental part at 1'32 is absolutely delightful. Never Gonna Be My Girl : 4 I like the naivety of your voice that serves the song well and especially the theme you have chosen. Sounds like the desilusional sequel of"Hey Babe, (if you'll be my girl) Wedding Bells : 7 Nice strong and classic song, the guitar work is particularly beautiful. Sent to WIn : 7.5 l I like rap but don't know much about it. It makes it hard for me to judge your tune. I like your flow, your attitude, your beautiful anger, your sadness. But it's a bit monotonous. I guess it's part of a lot of rap music Child Of the Radio :8.5 I must confess I was frustrated at the end because I was expecting an instrumental part or something stronger to keep up with the beautiful sound atmosphere and the sounds that inspire deep thoughts and dreams. Marvelous vocal hamonies, beautiful production. You are so talented. Gone, Gone, Gone : 7 Eric, you have a fantastic voice and your interpretation was a real pleasure. The song is very nice as well. It would have deserved more unexpected arrangements, however, and maybe a bridge would have made the difference. Comic girl life. 7.5 Very enjoyable, bittersweet song. I like the lyrics a lot. A bit long though. In the 60s this song would have lasted 2 minutes instead of four, avoiding the too numerous repetitions of the chorus. And it would have gained a lot in efficiency to become perfect. All of the trees : 8 Very nice songwriting, well written lyrics, beautiful orchestration but the singer isn't up to the task. The voice is beautiful, but not mastered and with pitch problems in the chorus. This sort of song deserves perfect vocals to work as it should. The way you make me feel : 7 Your song is very professional, very well sung and produced, but It's a song for teenage girls and I'm far from that myself. Consequently it's hard for me to find this original or moving. Even if you had talked about the ancient Rome and the Barbarians which are closer to my age.
  7. Zeligovitch

    May Song Contest

    LOVE TRIANGLE I am walking on a rope between my lover and another A thin line drawn between reality and pleasure Holding on, lying to them both keeping the distance to get close I’m only too aware that I could fall over Nimble Hermes versus handsome Hercules How could I pick one missing the tricky or the mighty My conscience versus my felicity Is it up to me to make them aware or happy One is rough, the other’s smooth And these two universes soothe me My train is driving steep on two tracks I follow -------------------------- I am walking on a rope between my lover and another I’m only too aware that they will discover Heretical prayers and weird wishes too Apocryphal mantras to make it last longer Phileas Fogg versus a snazzy Gatsby How could I pick one missing adventure or beauty --------
  8. Zeligovitch

    April 1+1 Song Contest - Results Updated

    So I lost my last place. And with it I definitely lost my "eiher Caesar or nothing" challenge . Thanks for all the comments on my song. I really appreciated each and every one of them. Of course I prefer the good ones (This time, surprisingly, I got the nicest comment and my worst result at the same time) but I think even the bad ones are interesting because they are honest and respectful and allow me to ask myself some interesting and unexpected questions. I'm really sorry I didn't take the time to return the favour. This is my first contest here for years and I forgot that nice habit. So I didn't take notes and I don't really have the time to do it now. But I'll certainly do otherwise in the future. Thanks again.
  9. Zeligovitch

    April 1+1 Song Contest - Results Updated

    Thanks for running the contest , Justin. I noted some of you had problems with the rules, so I read them as well to make sure I didn't miss some kind of "Bibel Rule" like " the last will be first, and the first will be last:" But no. I'm last! In good company, though (thanks for the kind comment , Pete). It was still a pleasure to participate and to listen to all those nice songs. My top 3 were Hobosage, Scenes and Iggy (very moving interpretation).
  10. Zeligovitch

    Turn Out The Lights

    Very nice composition. Nice arrangements and well played, although the sound and production, as you said, need some work, especially for that kind of music. The closest band I could relate your song to would be Steely Dan. All the instruments are great and the general groove is perfect. My only nitpick would be the linearity of the tune and the lack of a real break. The two breaks you make aren't enough to add something new when needed. Your piano break at 3'30 makes your tune weaker instead of relaunching the interest. But the general vibe of your composition is more than ok.
  11. Zeligovitch

    April 1+1 Song Contest - Results Updated

    Just Trust the Tales (music and lyrics Zeligovitch) These words of mine are leading you on I tell you of my travels at dawn Imagination can lead you where You shouldn't take your luggage but air Chorus : Just trust the tales you are hearing Made by my mind for your thoughts I'm making up and you're believing It's about walking on the moon LikeLlittle Thumb when he had boots You'll escape from your ogre and find our roots Weightlessness is a treasure for the woman who is taken by the pleasure of you
  12. Zeligovitch

    Just Trust the Tales

    Thank you so much Geoff for your clear explanation. Now I get the issue with the vocals. Very helpfull.
  13. Zeligovitch

    All Fall Down

    Yes, I know. But still ... So, yes, it needs to be louder
  14. Zeligovitch

    All Fall Down

    The new bass sounds much better. As for the piano it’s hard to hear it. If I pay attention, I can hear something that could be a piano but I'm not even sure. But I confess my computer does not have the best of sounds. All in all the track is really nice and as usual your singing is very sensitive and moving.
  15. Zeligovitch

    Just Trust the Tales

    Thanks a lot Oswlek! Your comment makes my day. I struggled a lot to avoid that typical strumming accompaniment of which I was a prisoner and to make some decent recording with dynamics. Happy it was noticed by such a good musician as yourself. And yes, I should have written the lyrics. I just did. Thanks for taking the time, Jim. I'm not really sure I understand what you are saying about the singer. She knows the lyrics and I think she's comfortable with them. But maybe you are not with her interpretation. It's a matter of taste, I guess. But thank you for your point of view; it's always interesting to know what people think.