Alex Houston

Alex Houston

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Pop - General | Alloa, Scotland, United Kingdom
Total Song Plays: 245   
Member Since: 2011
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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Write and perform music, mainly instrumental, to accompany audio-visuals. Have been writing for fun since the sixties. I use a digital piano, linked via MIDI, to a PC running Cubase to create my music. My audio-visuals and music can be found on my YouTube channel at .


David Louis Brown posted over 30 days ago to Alex Houston

Thank you for your fair analysis of It Only Happens In The Movies.

I was particularly chuffed by your 4/5 acceptance of my singing. I too have been writing since the sixties, but have not dared to call myself a singer. I decided to have a go with this song because session singers are just too much of a drain on my finances. Normally I write very rangy songs which I know to be out of my league, in which case I have little option but to dig deeply into my pockets - but I may have just managed with this song.

I do not agree with the "too much staccato" comment. I think that it adds a bit of fun and sparkle and breaks the monotony of the amount legato, which this track has. In my opinion, a little more legato in POP could be a good thing - provided that it is appropriate to the song and proportionate to quantity of any legato present. Although I do not agree, I still thank you for bringing it to my attention in such a constructive, polite manner.

I am a self taught orchestrator, who is getting more involved with orchestral classical music - so any constructive criticism is most welcome and appreciated.

I have listened to some of your music and cannot help noticing how much synthesised sound you use. I have to say that I prefer real instruments - even if they are sampled. Hence I would suggest that you have a go at writing some orchestral music, perhaps starting with some small chamber combinations? I am pretty sure you can do it Alex and I believe that you would gain much satisfaction therefrom- so why not have a go??

Thanks again Alex and good luck with your music - I mean it!

Best wishes from Dave Brown.

SYLVIA SEMEL posted over 30 days ago

Alex, thanks for your nice review of my song YOU DO ME IN. I'm the lyricist, so it was their decision to end the song that way. Thanks again.

des flynn posted over 30 days ago

Alex thanks for the review on You Smiley Killer-i appreciate your time and effort as well...

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