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Blind Date (Demo)
by DJ Rkod
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Thu, Feb 21, 2008 @ 6:15 PM
 
gurdonark
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permalink   Thu, Feb 21, 2008 @ 8:26 PM
I love that little intro kalimba-marimba sound each time I hear it.

The two guitars are so very nice—a pleasing and complementary contrast.

I like the whoosh and zip percussion which comes in underneath.

When the guitars settle out a bit around 1.40 it’s a very nice section. Then at 2:04, the heavy percussion and fx guitars kick back in (perhaps a little too soon) and the song is off and running again. I like the bass synth line that pops in beginning around 2.30. This intermediate “chapter” of the song is a nice change of pace from the initial portion. It’s got a mildly cinematic sweep, not in the sense of “this would be a great soundtrack”, but in the sense of “there’s a feeling of a larger narrative here somehow”. So many times the beauty of a remix is that it can create atmospheres and story.

At 4ish you go more minimal, but by 4.15 you’re back into the guitars. I’d like to hear a longer minimal section.

The use of glitch here and there during the 4.30ish part of the song is interesting, along with some of the pacing in the production values, but I like when the backing drone picks up around 5.25 to create something new from that section. At 5.41, yet another guitar playing a glisssandi solo would really enliven things, so long as it was something “flame/sky” or “adventures in a yorkshire landscape” and not something heavy-handed. As it stands, this sectinon sounds like it “needs paprika”.

I love that electronica extro. Just right.

You don’t need me to tell you that you’re onto something really solid and great here. Great collaboration, and you really did well with the mixing/production.
Kudos to all. Can’t wait to watch this evolve, and expand.
J.Lang
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permalink   Thu, Feb 28, 2008 @ 4:55 PM
Love it.