The Fixer is a bit different than songs I’ve been making over the last 15 years or so.
The Fixer is a dynamic and well performed piece of songwriting. The arrangement is compelling building up and down. The instrumentals are fantastic. Solid performances and excellent musicianship. I dig the energy and appreciate the musicianship! Music On The Moon
Though some of my songs always tend toward the longer side, not too many stretch to the 7 1/2 minute mark. Though I’m a fan of big crunchy guitar sounds, it’s not a texture I use too often as the main ‘sound’ of a song, though songs and bands in my past have certainly been centered around this type of sound.
Fun track. I like the quality of the production, the drums sound punchy and it feels textured and intricate with the variety of percussive elements and well placed guitar melodies. The flow of the chorus is pretty amazing though, instrumentals are well synced and vocals sound more convincing there. Had a great time listening… Bregt C Alpas Records
An Instrumental Germ
This song sprang out of an instrumental germ really—Originally, the whole song was just the minute plus intro. It was an instrumental piece written for TV/movie placement, but for whatever reason, I was captured by it and felt that I wanted to hear more of the story it was trying to tell. It has a Tool vibe to it—that crunchy dark sound flavored with world music elements, and so I started to build on the piece like the Winchester Mystery house. It had no lyrics at first, but I built it more into a song form and figured it would start to inspire some lyric writing.
I like the tension and dynamics of the guitars a lot, they create movement and keep your record interesting. Drums have a nice groove and cut really well trough your mix. I like the lyrics of the vocal a lot… TC21
The idea for the lyrics started to come while we were watching the TV series Ray Donovan: it just struck me how weird it is that there are people who get paid by wealthy famous people to ‘handle’ their sometimes enormous indiscretions/crimes. I thought it curious that people could find the mindset and skillset to lead them to this ‘profession’. Because most of my life is spent in my studio these days, no longer getting into any of the intense, dramatic overly-emotional situations of my younger days(lol), I find it useful to take on characters and become a musical ‘actor’ for song inspiration these days.
A very interesting production here, with a nice melodic structure. The sound is beautifully constructed… Alfitude