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Broken (DURDEN version)
by DURDEN
Recommends (48)
Tue, Jun 3, 2008 @ 6:28 PM

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Kaer Trouz
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permalink   Tue, Jun 3, 2008 @ 7:20 PM
wow. this absolutely kicks ass. It reminds me of a beautiful revolt, the best of tragic french cinema, and other lofty things that words cannot even begin to reveal.
 
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permalink   Kaer Trouz Tue, Jun 3, 2008 @ 8:31 PM
and I was just thinking this is sooo worthy of an editor’s pick. Yeah spinmeister, yeah DURDEN!!!!!!!
 
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permalink   DURDEN Wed, Jun 4, 2008 @ 12:11 PM
Hey, thank you all… an editorial pick… YEAH!! ;D
MC Jack in the Box
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permalink   Tue, Jun 3, 2008 @ 8:29 PM
this is truly just epic in scope. sometimes i think the backing mix overpowers the vocal track but you do such nice effecting with the vocals at the right times and in the right places and it really all gels so well. and the bridge is really great and fluid. and the lead section rocks.

also, i said “epic” without knowing spinmeister called it “epic”. if both of our first thoughts were “epic”, that’s pretty epic. :)
duckett
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permalink   Tue, Jun 3, 2008 @ 9:06 PM
This would be perfect for the climactic scene in some dark suspense movie where all the loose ends are tied up, and we see several characters realize how over their heads they’ve gotten.
Good call, Mr. Spin!
gurdonark
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permalink   Tue, Jun 3, 2008 @ 9:10 PM
A nice drone gets us going, then it darkens to lead us into the vocal.
We all live in the ghost of “who I am”, amid this music. I know that one arcane incantation is “getting the holy ghost across”, but I find that there is a power in dark music more potent than anything occult.

Music can be so overpowering—it’s absinthe, it’s sweet ammonia, it’s honey, it’s bitter almonds. It’s a non-linear experience, like a poem, in which the story in the words matters less than hovering images, always hovering images.

I see black and white movies moving at absurdly ratchet-y frames per second, steam rising from industrial culverts, and the sight of a power drill chewing brick, like so many theologians dismantling the deity via exegesis.

Her voice is ethereal, your music is direct and emotive, and the combined effect is like one of those German bath oils that bear the scent of pungent pine and the sweetest peppermint—springing surprises that something so capable can overpower so much.

I believe that the piece needs an intermissive section, in which the vox sings over a minimalist electronica passage, so as to keep this orchestration from overwhelming. That alteration, though, might lose the head of steam which rises past culverts through power tools and up to rage at Heaven in this mix.
 
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permalink   Kaer Trouz Tue, Jun 3, 2008 @ 10:35 PM
G:

I love you and your intriguing writing, every second of it but I have to declare: as a woman who makes her actual livelihood through smell- ammonia is not sweet- it is acrid and volatile.
OK back to DURDEN’s wonderful mix…
 
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permalink   gurdonark Wed, Jun 4, 2008 @ 2:04 AM
Quote: Kaer TrouzG:

ammonia is not sweet-


Completely true—but I plead poetic license as my (insufficient) justification. I added the “sweet” as an afterthought, but I probably should have gone with “sweet vinegar”. By coincidence (as I did not intend it), there is a Meat Puppets song whose song “sweet ammonia” includes this lyric:

“There’s a seed on the wind
There’s a rose in the seed
On the petals of the rose
Is the smell of sweet ammonia”
 
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permalink   essesq Wed, Jun 4, 2008 @ 7:05 PM
now that’s interesting..what sorts of livelihoods are there where one uses their sense of smell…I can only think of obvious ones, but I’m sure I’m missing something …

Drop me a note and fill me in if you are so inclined, I am seriously curious …
maxwell
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permalink   Wed, Jun 4, 2008 @ 3:25 AM
Powerful, melancholic, epic, nicely played and arranged. The whole thing!
 
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permalink   essesq Wed, Jun 4, 2008 @ 6:59 PM
look, max, we’re spinning together…
essesq
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permalink   Wed, Jun 4, 2008 @ 6:57 PM
Wow! Amazing job Durden. What I love about this mix is all the stuff the others said plus the fact that the power and emotion build as the mix goes on, just fantastic. I am seriously annoyed that I have not invested in my noise cancelling headphones yet because I was cupping my hand over the pads on my open sided phones during half the track because I was losing some of the sound.

This is beautifully composed, voiced and mixed. You’ve made great use of the space in the sound field.

Spectacular job.

You can sort of tell who the people are around here that are a little stuck on the 70’s and 80’s can’t you ;-)?

Nice pick, ed-meister ;-).
Lasswell
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permalink   Thu, Jun 5, 2008 @ 12:18 AM
Great job Durden! Superb atmospherics! A real treat.
rifft
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permalink   Thu, Jun 5, 2008 @ 7:12 PM
Excellent treatment of this song….now all it needs is a music video.
AT
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permalink   Thu, Jun 5, 2008 @ 8:13 PM
Bloody brilliant if you ask me. You seem to have evoked quite a few images in peoples minds with this one. Excellent work.
TheJoe
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permalink   Fri, Jun 6, 2008 @ 4:11 PM
Okay, I am outing me out now. I am and wasn_t a huge fan of the vocals of Amelia June. But that_s just me…:-). Beside of this the music of Trifonic is awesome.

But this doesn_t take away the fact that you build a completely terrific soundscape around these vocals. I already had a few listens before and think that the arrangement is intelligent, smart and tremendous. Really great sound on it! And so, this is for sure a recommend for me!
onlymeith
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permalink   Sun, Jun 8, 2008 @ 2:17 PM
Only I say you thanks. Thanks for this music, a precious pearl.
Droid
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permalink   Mon, Jun 9, 2008 @ 1:24 PM
Very professional
mykleanthony
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permalink   Sat, Jun 14, 2008 @ 7:55 PM
Hot Ta Death!!!

It’s all you baby!!
Geert Veneklaas
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permalink   Wed, Jul 2, 2008 @ 4:50 PM
Just great !
_ghost
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permalink   Sun, Jul 13, 2008 @ 1:35 PM
Got “kick” and soul and lots of hidden treasures in a background.
SackJo22
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permalink   Fri, Apr 30, 2010 @ 6:15 PM
Amazing. I know you felt this song.
Woflblade
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permalink   Sat, Sep 11, 2010 @ 6:56 PM
When I hear this song, it just brings me to a new place. I close my eyes and sway back and forth. The woman I loved so dearly, left me not too long ago. This song, just helps with everything, it’s just too amazing. I’ve heard different versions of this song Broken, but you my friend, have the best one. The song, has the right amount of emotion, the right amount of guitar and drums, it’s perfect. I close my eyes and drift off into a world where nothing can go wrong, you did an amazing mix. I cannot stop listening to it, makes me warm inside and so happy. Durden, I’m looking forward to some more of these emotional remixes, they’re so touching. Thank you for making such a wonderful piece of art, I say art, because that’s what this is. Every time I hear it, it paints a picture of perfection in mind. The epitome of perfection just radiates off this song. Thank you, once again for creating this.
 
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permalink   DURDEN Sun, Sep 12, 2010 @ 3:01 PM
Thanks for taking your time to write this long descriptive review, I’m very glad you’ve enjoyed the song. Is a emotional song and I think ppl with feelings discover more things than others.