Life....Dr Cole, this instrumental is an instant masterpiece in my opinion. Very soothing and extremely well piece of Jazz expression. The recording is radio ready and professionally recorded. Without a doubt, this is Real Music! Continue sharing your amazing gift of musicianship with the word sir. I totally recommend your contribution.
Life On Mars review by _Robert MeloccaroI think the recording is sonically remarkable kudos to the engineer who really understood the way to approach the recording of the song which is crucial for capturing the essence of the material having a sublime nature such as this. I'm moved by the subtle variations in dynamics and the unexpected resolutions that the pivot and substitution chords invoke.This attribute adds a little mystery to the nice phrasing your musicians playing suggests is coming . Delicate passages, motifs (both rythnmical and melodic ) and variations on the theme tend to take the personalities of the musicians interplay in consideration .They bring a level of performance that does justice to the composition and draws the listener into a relaxed emotional state of mind . Beautifully done! Glad I got to review this one , it's a prescription for reducing stress Dr Cole. lol. Thanks-Rob
Close Your Eyes and RelaxRelax and enjoy the jazz trio-piano, bass and drums- sound of Dr. Fred Cole's Life on Mars. The major tonality takes a trip through some interesting modulations to raise the heart beat slightly, then relaxes again to a mellow sound. The ebb and flow puts the listener in a trance, then races ahead either harmonically, rhythmically, or melodically to develop this lovely tune. Definitely worth a listen.
Great keyboardHey, really cool stuff. Very nice composition. You must have been working on that for a while. There's lots of energy and dynamics. The keyboards are really interesting. Look forward to hearing your new stuff. Thanks for sharing!
Life On Mars with pianoThis piano version of the well-known Bowie's song presents a fluent, easy going work. It manages to find a dynamic narrative arc: without the presence of words it lifts the essence of the song. This version is a bold, individual story too.
Is there life on Mars?It is very daring to pick up a masterpiece like Life On Mars. Your playing and your arrangement will all too easily be compared to the original. Is it as good as Bowie or not? That is how many of us will think. But Dr. Fred Cole turns it into a beautiful played instrumental – really makes a completely different thing. It is played with a nice jazzy touch. A little bit like a night club after midnight. Easy, slow and somehow melancholy. Well played and very recommended.
Magnetic!First I was terrified that somebody had made a cover of one of the greatest songs ever made! But then I couldn't stop listening. I love the thought of doing a jazz version. What I missed was a little more jazz. Some freedom in the interpretation. One detail is the hard clock on the cymbal instead of changing between soft and hard, making it more dynamic. Overall I like your idea and version, and am impressed over the way you got away with it! Good work, but let loose a little bit more. :)
Life on Mars the Martian LandscapeThis is a very creative work, taking you on a journey of interesting harmonic and rhythmic values, probing the extreme Martian landscape. The colors through the textures of sound are clearly portrayed. Reds, browns and yellows. This work is also nicely recorded.
Very RelaxingThis is very a relaxing piano composition that builds, full of harmonic expression. It is clear that the composer has a broad vocabulary as it relates to the harmonic structures. It is certainly a musical journey that is enjoyable.
Really goodI really liked your version of Life on Mars of David Bowie. I am a big fan of David Bowie, I listened to several version of that song, I made one too, and yours is really great! thank you for sharing!
Romantic song, likable.I do like this song. It surprises the listener many times, when the chord is unexpected. The piano arpeggios are very well chosen and the melodic line is agreable and innovative. As an ambient song, it excels. It modulates sensibly many times, despite the melody being very simple and repetitive. The performer, specially the piano or keyboard player, is very well acomplished.
Nice MusicI like it a lot, keep up the great work! This music is so relaxing and smooth. You must have been really inspired, would recommend it to anyone for meditation or relaxation. Keep on making music like this!
Super longI personally got a lot of respect for what your music is doing on the n1m team coming from across the globe, however I have a short attention span for music. I'm the type of animated person that needs immediate dopeness. I also produce, come check out my music on N1M here in Los Angeles and I'm Reverbnation under SplitEndz The Profit here in Los Angeles for hip-hop. I have instrumentals for free download.
A song full of sensitivity.I love the song, it is very sweet and its interpretation, composition and harmonization is wonderful. The piano has a very dominant sound but it is heard at a very good recording level. perhaps only the acoustic bass could have a little more presence in the mix since it is very well interpreted but not equal with the other instruments. If the song is wonderful and it transmits very peaceful feelings and an atmosphere full of tranquility
classic melody of life on marsyeah, this is very classic and nicely played. Very smooth, jazzy feel and really a pleasant melody to listen to. I am not really keen on the cymbals I think it is used a bit disturbingly. Anyway it gets very harmonised by the end with all the instruments together. I actually really like the cover picture, and this sells most of it especially at this site. Good job on this and look forward for anything from your own music? cheers, temperowka