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Reviewed on 1st June 2003.


Poorly Produced Demo

By Kaya

"It'll be really funny and everyone will forgive our recording foibles if we call our demo 'Poorly Produced Demo' upfront - hey it's irony man!" Umm, well it isn't funny and it should really have been called 'Poorly Mastered Demo' lacking as it does in EQ or volume. In fact it's a disservice to producer (our very own) James Stringer who does a fair job of mixing and balancing levels on 3 rather straight pop/rock songs.

Unfortunately for Kaya the dynamics are not only missing from the flat sound but also from the flat song writing. "Dead to the world" offers the most of the 3 offerings but its Eurovision level chorus melody doesn't stick and things get a little long winded with a lack of editing. Proficient slap bass is not enough to rescue the charmingly named "Fat Motherfunker" and "Puppy Dog" is a forgettable closer despite a momentary highlight where the band stumble on to an AC/DC riff.

Kaya are not with out ideas and in time they will undoubtedly formulate these into material worthy of such titles as "The Really Good Demo".



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On 28th June 2003 at 17:48 Anonymous 102 wrote...

Yeh, we are quite shit I guess.


On 2nd July 2003 at 22:20 Anonymous 251 wrote...

How many times? A review is one person's opinion. Why bother asking for or reading reviews if you are only interested in hearing what you want to hear?


On 3rd July 2003 at 00:21 Anonymous 102 wrote...

angry kaya fan. just keep your mouth shut please. i know you mean well but that's not the way to go about it.

some guy doesn't like us, that's something that i'm just going to have to live with.

i would actually like people to go to www.kayaonline.co.uk and download the full songs and give me some feedback of your own here, because there wasn't really anything worth thinking about in the review.
telling us we're not funny and our songs are forgettable doesnt really explain to me what's wrong with them.


P.S. coming soon, kaya's review of richard garnett. KIDDING!


On 3rd July 2003 at 10:40 Anonymous 30 wrote...

Oh dear I've rattled some cages again or are those bars just the ones on your cot? People seem to think that by writing a review that doesn't agree with them I must be Satan! It doesn't do much justice to the other bands I have reviewed and said were good does it? Maybe they would like a word with you, or even better go and listen to them yourselves and see why they are so highly regarded. May I also say it isn't my place to say why a song isn't good in extended detail. If you want that then sit down with a panel of producers and songwriters and have workshop on the merits of your material. And another thing before I rant any longer - I have written a lot of songs and released 4 albums. It's not my place to say whether they are better or not but 10 years gigging across the nation to many happy fans has taught me my opinion in these matters is worth just as much as anyone else's. It just happens that I take the time to put something back into the local scene.


On 3rd July 2003 at 15:27 Anonymous 102 wrote...

richard, i didn't post the 'angry kaya fan' message, i assume the 'cot' comment was aimed at that.
i haven't disagreed with your opinion, i just couldn't find much in the review in the way of helpful criticism or advice. fair enough if you don't want to provide that, i'm not going to bug you about it.
i've no idea who posted that message but they've certainly made us look pretty childish.


On 4th July 2003 at 10:17 Anonymous 30 wrote...

It wasn't aimed at you David, I was defending myself against the ignorant attack from AKF. Good luck with the band and hopefully this puts an end to another Hang Rick Garnett campaign.


On 4th July 2003 at 15:24 Anonymous 578 wrote...

If you imagine for one moment that this over, THINK AGAIN Garnett!


On 4th July 2003 at 18:11 Anonymous 102 wrote...

help me jesus



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