Joined: 06 Apr 2006
Location: Brooklyn, NY/Gonaives-Artibonite
|Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:27 am Post subject:
|BoBoRi wrote: |
|First of all let me start by congratulate Oli for taking his time to work on that single. It's always good to acknowledge the effort and sacrifice of an artist.
Having said that, I have some positives and negatives in regards to that track...
*Lyrics, although common, but describe some reality
*Some nice melodies throughout the whole songs
*Guitar (Except the lari part)
*No innovation in arragements and direction...
What I mean by that is although they're all playing kompa, but different arrangements can make one sound different than others...
Gabel and Zenglen are both playing Kompa... but sound different. Nothing really new, but the way they go about producing their last albums bring some fresh air.
*perhaps it's me, but at times Oli sounds like Roberto Martino... Not much of a big difference vocal wise.
*It seems like Septen is still alive among us... The "Se janm vre" chorus was definitely a "Parti malheur" nan kanaval Septen 2013 la... I guess Oli saw how useful that chorus was in Cap Haitien and stole it lol...
*The keyboard sound is the only part in that track that's NOT contemporary in terms of NOT commercial enough.
*The lari part of the guitar is NOT lari enough... Se ou bien ou lari ou bien ou pa lari... Lari pa gen in between.... Although the salon part is very exceptional.
*Instead of having an upgrated Oli, I feel his vocal abilities regress big time.
I love Zenglen, but NOT a crazy fan of them... I had no choice but giving them full credit and appreciation because of how they come across. The same goes for Gabel.
It's not a matter of supporting favorite bands/artists, and bashing others... It's a matter of positive and honest criticism, that will help pressuring the artists to be always up to par.
SE PA SA ATIS LA PRODUI A KAP NEW...
MEN SE JAN LI FE NOU PESEVWA SA LAP FE A KI DWE NEW.
Let me end my honest opinion with that quote by Anais Nin:
It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it.
Mwen li w isiya pou yon sèl rezon, paske ou se yon tip ki pa konvansyonèl. Ou konprann sa ki pa nòmal. Yon nèg ki sòt pa ka konprann sa ki pa nòmal. Anpil moun pap janm konprann ou, fòk ou ale dousman pafwa. Depi m ka wè w’ap repete pawòl yon gwo ekriven tankou Anaïs Nin, ou demontre m ke w se yon tip ki fouye e li anpil. Li enposib pou konn Anaïs pou pa konnen Henry Miller, youn nan pi gwo ekriven Ameriken.... E misye te yon gid pou Anaïs tou. Misye te ekri yon liv ki rele "Tropic of Cancer". Mwen pa sonje konbyen fwa mwen li liv sa-a. Gen yon film ki te sòti an 1990 ki rele "Henry & June" sou direksyon Philip Kaufman, ki eksplike istwa mesye-dam sa yo (Henry avèk madanm li, June, plis manzè Anaïs) ... Anfen ! Atis la, kenbe la. W’ap fè anpil bèl ti analiz isiya. Gen moun ki konnen k’ap swiv, e ki kore anpil nan analiz yo.
Richie est un grand musicien qui ne peut pas être compris du commun des mortels, car les notes qu'il émet sont trop élevées pour les oreilles du vulgaire.