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Reviews for "Waiting in the Garden"

Waiting in the Garden
by Benjamin Orth
Recommends (22)
Tue, Jun 14, 2011 @ 11:46 AM

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Hans Atom
permalink   Tue, Jun 14, 2011 @ 12:56 PM
This is extreme good quality as ever. Well arranged, perfect instrumentation, well thought, great production, everything. The beginning reminds me of the famous murder-ballad of nick cave. Great Job
permalink   Hans Atom Tue, Jun 14, 2011 @ 1:18 PM
Hey sorry..I listened over and over to this remix and got a little personal with my critique so I censored it and sent it as a private message to Benjamin!
permalink   Benjamin Orth Wed, Jun 15, 2011 @ 6:39 AM
Thank you. No need for censorship, Hans. I have no problem with criticism. :-)
permalink   Tue, Jun 14, 2011 @ 1:12 PM
I like this song - but. :)

Would not call this a hip hop beat. And I wish it had more variations. The drums are ok, but the could be better. And I agree with hans, that some distortion could fit pretty good. Maybe some kind of thunderstorm?
permalink   Benjamin Orth Wed, Jun 15, 2011 @ 6:51 AM
Thanks musikpirat. Ok, I’m not that familiar with hip hop and I thought a slow and heavy electronic beat would achieve the requirements. ;-) I changed it to “electronic beat” in my description.

The lack of variations in the beat is intended. What Hans has criticized was the cleanness of the song. I think this has much to do with the orchestra library I use and how I implemented the instruments via MIDI. A real live playing orchestra would react much better to the suspense curve.
permalink   musikpirat Fri, Jun 17, 2011 @ 9:11 AM
If it is intended this way, it’s perfect. :)
permalink   Benjamin Orth Fri, Jun 17, 2011 @ 9:19 AM
permalink   Tue, Jun 14, 2011 @ 3:12 PM
I love strings and normally am not so a big fan of distorted guitars. But there’s no “but” here - perfect mix of all the elements. Great!
permalink   Benjamin Orth Wed, Jun 15, 2011 @ 6:52 AM
Thanks rocavaco!
Admiral Bob
permalink   Tue, Jun 14, 2011 @ 4:02 PM
Reminds me of Robert Plant’s collaboration with Alannah Myles on Rockinghorse, in that it is both delicate and melancholy.
permalink   Benjamin Orth Wed, Jun 15, 2011 @ 6:52 AM
Thanks Admiral. :)
permalink   Tue, Jun 14, 2011 @ 4:13 PM
I Love this mix
I have to agree with Musikpirat, I would not call these hip hop drums. I love your arrangement and your choice of sounds. The drums you used are perfect for this mix. Thanks for the smile. This is in the ipod and will be on repeat.
permalink   Benjamin Orth Wed, Jun 15, 2011 @ 6:55 AM
Thank you! I changed my description to “electronic beat”. But maybe a MC could try to rap over it…? ;-)
permalink   Wed, Jun 15, 2011 @ 7:13 AM
Great orchestral sound with metal guitars.A heavy drums section might be more tasty at just moment of metal guitar.only my opinion.Generally this is an excellent mix.Congrats B.O.
permalink   Benjamin Orth Wed, Jun 15, 2011 @ 7:54 AM
Thanks CSoul! Yes, I thought the same while making this remix. :)
I also tried normal rock drums but then I decided to use these simple electronic drums because they better support the general mood of this song by leaving more room to the other instruments.
permalink   CSoul Wed, Jun 15, 2011 @ 1:21 PM
I understood you about general mood , i dreamed it as a symphonic metal song.Forget it , this is a very nice song , congrats again.
permalink   Benjamin Orth Fri, Jun 17, 2011 @ 9:23 AM
Hmm, but maybe I should rethink about making a metal version out of it. :-)
permalink   CSoul Fri, Jun 17, 2011 @ 1:48 PM
it can be as Within Temptation :)
permalink   Sat, Jun 18, 2011 @ 7:45 PM
Orchestration is good. Great composition For me, the contrast between mechanical sounding drums and organic feel of the song is a distraction.
permalink   Benjamin Orth Sun, Jun 19, 2011 @ 8:44 AM
Thanks TRF. Yes, you’re not the only one who said this about the drums. I’ve already started thinking of replacing them. :-)
permalink   Sun, Mar 10, 2013 @ 4:34 PM
not sure how i missed this, but wow. so very beautiful. i love the tender tone of the strengths, the gentle hop of the rhythm and oh, what a lovely tone of the oboe! the add of the crunchy electric in the second verse if divine! the pizz in the bridge is amazing! a lovely arrangement i adore. thanks for the stems! thank you for remixing me.