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Deflated & Alone
by Kaer Trouz
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Thu, Jan 29, 2009 @ 9:29 PM
 
Lasswell
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permalink   Fri, Jan 30, 2009 @ 2:25 AM
Dear Kaer, (this is how we started letters back in the day!)

Your hope should not be gone but reborn. After listening to this gorgeous mix I am truly moved. This is your best vocal performance I have heard. It’s genuine and lovely.

You keep working on your craft and believing in yourself and you may see many doors opening that have been seemingly shut in the past.

I was really touched by this one.
 
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permalink   Kaer Trouz Fri, Jan 30, 2009 @ 7:52 AM
Dear Laswell,

Thanks you so much for your note. It’s strange and timely that you make such a comment, as I have felt as of late, a metaphorical door slamming, always slamming.

Your comments mean the world to me.

Sincerely,
KT
 
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permalink   Lasswell Sat, Jan 31, 2009 @ 2:37 AM
Damn! You missed an “S”. It’s “LASSWELL” for GOD’s sake! (just kiddingI).

YOU GO KT!

Cameron
Anchor
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permalink   Fri, Jan 30, 2009 @ 5:16 AM
I love this Kaer -
poignant and plaintive delivery from my favorite Chanteuse - the edge of a winter’s landscape.
 
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permalink   Kaer Trouz Fri, Jan 30, 2009 @ 7:52 AM
Thank you Mr. Mejans.
radiotimes
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permalink   Fri, Jan 30, 2009 @ 6:27 AM
Wonderful stuff!!

Not just a great vocal performance but an outstanding production all round.

That guitar justs fits so beautifully within the arrangement.

This is something to be proud of!
 
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permalink   Kaer Trouz Fri, Jan 30, 2009 @ 7:56 AM
Thanks again RT. I am consciously trying to strip down some of the mania that seems to accompany my electronic production. Also, after not being able to afford the upgrade from ableton 6 to ableton 7, I finally bit the bullet. And alas, since they released 8, 7 was FREE!!!!!
The guitar is actually a VST I customized in garageband using their basic nylon string guit, some delay and a ‘british’ style amplifier. Go figure.
Loveshadow
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permalink   Fri, Jan 30, 2009 @ 9:11 AM
I have always thought of you as a bit of an eagle. Wild at one moment and graceful at another.

I know which persona i prefer and here it is.

An engaging, controlled, thoughtful and emotional delivery.

The best you have done .
wellman
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permalink   Fri, Jan 30, 2009 @ 9:21 AM
This is like an Oasis in the middle of the desert of routine.

It is beautiful and very well produced. Congratulations Kaer!!
spinmeister
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permalink   Fri, Jan 30, 2009 @ 9:58 AM
This is downright frighteningly good. Color me amazed!
marshpeople
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permalink   Fri, Jan 30, 2009 @ 10:27 AM
Lovely and chilled Kaer, I love the ‘simplicity’ which I’m sure masks the work behind.

Great Track..
Scott Altham
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permalink   Fri, Jan 30, 2009 @ 1:38 PM
Tiz Amazing I tells ya.

Seriously though, this is worth the above hype. Very moving and lyrically beautiful. Congrats! as Wellman would say.

Yours Sincerely
Mr A
Carosone
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permalink   Fri, Jan 30, 2009 @ 2:14 PM
This is a song from the heart, so rare to hear in the computer age. Though, it’s garage band and computer based vsts and fxs and still you can take these at your advantage. LS wrote “controlled” and scott wrote “lyrical”, this is your voice today. But I add, when the reversed guitar comes, it is wonderful. And the end is nowhere..
J.Lang
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permalink   Sat, Jan 31, 2009 @ 7:51 AM
” The VOICE” Like it was said before. This could be your best vocally.
LOVE THIS, beautiful and passionate.
 
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permalink   Kaer Trouz Sat, Jan 31, 2009 @ 12:28 PM
Thank you to all you wonderful people. I feel like Miss America, only more woeful and less peppy!!!!
khidir
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permalink   Sat, Jan 31, 2009 @ 12:31 PM
A perfect blend.
Just the right amount of experimentation, a certain shade of tenderness, and a fair bit of restraint.
It ends much too abruptly, and leaves one wanting more..
Have a nice day.
gurdonark
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permalink   Sun, Feb 8, 2009 @ 12:48 PM
Saturdays at noon the television show Kukla, Fran and Ollie came on, in which two puppet hosts and a human host introduced a subtitled foreign children’s film. Often, the films were about long searches for missing things—a balloon, a bicycle, a family.
I remember in particular getting to eat Patio Mexican TV dinners (the height of luxury, I thought) during special Saturdays with those films.

This song appeals to me very much, because the sense of restraint in the delivery of vox and instruments makes the piece more powerful than a more bombastic approach might have been. The use of noise and glitch elements really makes the piece alive and evocative. I share your view that the distortion/clip on the ending vocals needed to stay in—I think what would have advanced it further is to layer some glitch/noise elements directly behind the distorted pieces, to emphasize the heartbreak in that digital language we all silently speak as a second tongue now.

A very well-done remix. This should on your myspace and on your last.fm pages as a free download, as this is the kind of song that can go a bit viral.
 
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permalink   Kaer Trouz Sun, Feb 8, 2009 @ 3:31 PM
Thank you G. I remember Kukla, Fran & Ollie. My Father actually appeared on that show, in the late 1950s or early 1960s,and I believe he sang a Turkish song.