ralph tomaselli / Accidentally on Purpose / conditioned by the media

Conditional Context

Ralph Tomaselli brings energy to a light broadside of a multiple choice of influences. He has the kind of power in his drums that Jon Bonham provided for Led Zeppelin, a Bass line worthy of Ginger Baker, a very subdued guitar that just peeks over the edge of his twin engines of D&B. But what I found interesting, more than all of this was his filtering of his vocals, their reminiscence of so many late 60's singers, such as Stevie Winwood and Jimmy Page. This is an artist to watch in the future.
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INSPIRING

This song is perfect for "movement"! It seems you are connect with something really estimulate and fresh, creating an atmosphere that takes you to another dimension. Very well composed and mounted! I would say that's very unique and easy listening as all songs should be! Congrats to the author and the band as well! Glad to have those fellas at the site!!!
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CONDITIONED BY THE MEDIA

VERY INTERESTING THEME FOR THIS TRACK THE OVERALL VOLUME LEVEL IS A LITTLE LOW FOR SOME REASON THERE IS MUCH TO LIKE NONE THE LESS VERY GOOD DRUM SOUNDS AND SLIGHTLY DISTORTED EFFECT ON THE VOCALS GIVES THE SONG ITS OWN IDENTITY AND CHARACTER THERE IS ALSO GOOD PASSION IN THE VOCAL DELIVERY DEFINTELY WORTHYOF MORE THAN A FEW LISTENS SHOULD APPEAL TO A BIG RANGE OF FANS AND NEWCOMERS ALIKE
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Conditioned by the media

First I like the title the voice you give the back vocals are very good The bass guitar is great the beat of the drum does its job The final is very good the feeling of this song works very fine I love all in the song
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Awesome!

Totally diggin it... right from the beginning. I love the bass and drums riff at the beginning with the cool sound fx overtop. The vocals fit the song perfect. It has a very cool overall feeling to it.
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conditioned by the media

Great rhythm track. I would love to play that bass part on a ’65 Fender Jazz bass. The hand is quicker than the eye. Good exercise for the pinky. The bass line makes the music flow. When the vocal part comes in it seems like a weird dream; not a bad dream, just weird. (like mine last night when I couldn’t remember where I parked my mountain bike, deep in the woods) The title is timely since we are having an election. (if you want to call it that) The song cuts way down in the middle, nice dynamics. Conditioned by the media is cutting edge.
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Conditioned By The Media is thought provoking!

"Conditioned By The Media" is a thought provoking piece that tends to make you wonder how much of that we think are actual things that the media is forcing upon us. With all the talk of subliminal suggestions being implanted in the media, who really knows? This very driving track by Ralph Tomaselli addresses just that with interesting lyrics presented in a very unique vocal styling. The arrangement is great and the music is very pleasing to listen to.
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'Conditioned by the Media' Review

A more upbeat piece by Ralph Tomaselli. There are many ways to accomplish this effect with the vocals, this is one way. The compression talk radio effect goes with the theme of media idea, this is well played. The instrumentality is good percussion with a good bass line. If you needed a good theme for a TV show or a film clip to describe a hail of media conditioning, this is it. Keep up the good work!
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conditioned by the media Review

This track is nice. It has a nice beat and mix of instruments. Good transitions throughout the track. Nice vocals and fitting lyrics as well, however volume just seems to be a little low. This track and style has potentials for moving up the charts. Looking forward to more from this Artist.
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smooth into you..

sound is indie pop, and they definitely reflect this notion in this song. I would say “conditioned by the medias” is a bit more pop than indie, with its auto-tone singing, catchy and repetitive lyrics, and lack of exploration. But the meaning of the lyrics is connected to indie music, though bluntly. I can see how the song is so popular, as it corresponds to the “being conditioned” who don’t exactly fit into set social groups in school. Yet the delivery of the song suggests its intentions are merely for preying on people’s emotions and making people conditioned, rather than introspecting about its meaning seriously. The song begins with an atmospheric bass line, which would indicate an indie song, but when the drums, plaintive guitar, basic rythm, and all-too-normal main singer emerges, we already know it is a pop song. During the bridge, the vocals provide a more indie sound, but overall the song is dominated by a pop tone, which could almost be termed as new safe rock. The most cringe-worthy part of the song is the main vocals . There is nothing unique in his voice and he might as well have been a machine singing over a machine track but then again thats how it sounds. There is no special flavor in his voice and no strong emotional substance felt. His vocals might leave you half-cheering for kids who get left behind in social circles, but nothing more. The lyrics are too simplistic, as the sentiment conveyed could have been much more deftly expressed. It is not simplistic like Gwendolyn Brooks’ poetry, for example, where subtle meaning pours through after rereading. It is rather a plain emotion written in an almost robotic way—a true mark of present day’s pop music. On a positive note, “conditioned by the media” is not jarring to listen to. It is rather pleasant to sit back and drone out to. It has a relaxed, slightly melancholic feel. Although it doesn’t convey its emotion properly, it still is a decent listen when you want to chill out or are doing homework.

Hard Rock

We give you five stars with three + because this is not Alternative for us .This is Hardrock for us even though, don't take this as critics , the whole song is like an intro with funky bass, Don't take it wrong. That's about the drums being verry stable bass-drum and also Smaschy Snare .Thats just only different songs . We are friends with Alternative here even though their drums is mostly more like Jefferson Airplane . That's not bad but Hard Rock is Dance Music and that is maybe controversial to say. Again verry nice drums. Sincerely Yours Bear Of Moon Band

Rockin" Ralph Rolls On

Ralph Tomaselli's Conditioned by the Media grabs your attention immediately as the drums and smoking Bass line kick in and establish an incredible driving rhythm. The entrance of the vocal sets you back a bit at first but then conditions your ears as you follow through listening. The distortion effect on the vocals can make it seem a bit hard to understand where he's going with the lyrics. I'd love to see a lyric sheet on this. the song rocks from beginning to end with some great breaks and fine musicianship throughout.
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Interesting sound...

Interesting sound, I like the megaphone voice and the bass. But the drums are too loud and thus obviously programmed. It seems to depend on the mix, because I can't figure out what the guitars are making there... or are these sounds keyboards? If this is wanted... hmmm OK. If not, this could be improved by more professional monitors. The song and performance seems to be good, but I can't really tell thus to the bad mix. I'm sorry.

good song in the works

I hear a good song in the works. it has a good groove and the bass sounds great. I think it needs more guitar . Not unless if you was going for a Royal Blood type of vibe on this song then I would say your bass needs more distortion.

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