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Reviews for "All That Connect Us"

All That Connect Us
by Joel Frijters
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Sun, Sep 13, 2020 @ 5:21 AM
 
Whitewolf
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permalink   Sun, Sep 13, 2020 @ 5:28 AM
Lots of samples used in this mix, and well produced! Energetic and thought provoking, the backing is blended seamlessly in with the vocals.
 
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permalink   Joel Frijters Sun, Sep 13, 2020 @ 5:34 AM
Thank you! I have learned lots from Speck, Apoxode and yourself I believe about the benefits of adding and then way more importantly taking away to leave room for space, tone and magic to shine forth 😊 Thanks for all you do for this community 😊
Cheers!
panu
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permalink   Sun, Sep 13, 2020 @ 5:37 AM
beautifully realized mix. loved every minute… +++
 
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permalink   Joel Frijters Sun, Sep 13, 2020 @ 5:40 AM
Thanks 😊 You are very kind. Thanks for all you do for this beautiful community!
Cheers!
Siobhan Dakay
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permalink   Sun, Sep 13, 2020 @ 6:25 AM
5 Star rating (out of 5).
Martin’s voice reconnects all the sounds you have used.
Great treatment.
 
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permalink   Joel Frijters Sun, Sep 13, 2020 @ 6:30 AM
You are too kind my friend!
Thanks for all you do to make this a loving and vibrant community! 😊
Cheers!
Speck
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permalink   Sun, Sep 13, 2020 @ 7:09 AM
This one really kept me glued to the set. I love that. Thanks for that (rare listening experience).
 
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permalink   Joel Frijters Sun, Sep 13, 2020 @ 7:10 AM
Of all the rare wonders I’m always happy to provide 😁
Be well my friend and thanks for all you do! 😁
Cheers!
Snowflake
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permalink   Sun, Sep 13, 2020 @ 9:00 AM
isn’t it just crazy, how hard it is for us to love one another?

as soon i heard these words, the tears just started flowing. you’ve created a cathartic, emotive work of art, needed by my heart in this moment in time. Martin’s pell is so powerful, and you’ve added so many interesting sounds, voices, rhythms and melodies to surround it. oh so very creative. amazing
 
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permalink   Joel Frijters Sun, Sep 13, 2020 @ 10:53 AM
And in your kind words my heart sings 😁
Thanks for your constant care, concern and contemplation you give to this community 😁
Many thanks and many Cheers!
 
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permalink   Snowflake Sun, Sep 13, 2020 @ 11:48 AM
as i’ve been sitting here listening all morning, my heart is really full. this is why music is so important. it shines lights all over the world, right here on our little website. days like these make it all worth it.
 
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permalink   Joel Frijters Sun, Sep 13, 2020 @ 11:53 AM
Well then my hope is that is fully enjoy the warm glow 😁 Be well my friend! πŸ™β€οΈπŸ™
spinningmerkaba
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permalink   Sun, Sep 13, 2020 @ 11:28 AM
I really like the clarity of the vocals mixed in over the top of chaotic soundscapes. Your treatment very well portrays the lyrics. Nice job!
 
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permalink   Joel Frijters Sun, Sep 13, 2020 @ 11:56 AM
Thanks! I used to struggle hard with that separation but playing with the stereo field helps a lot and the rest is just tonal nudges here and there. I learned from deep listens into Tom Waits’ tracks. He and his production team are magicians of simultaneous glue and separation 😁 Thanks again for your kind words!
Cheers!
 
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permalink   spinningmerkaba Sun, Sep 13, 2020 @ 12:03 PM
Me too. Listening listening listening and trying to emulate what I hear. Keep ‘em coming!
 
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permalink   Joel Frijters Sun, Sep 13, 2020 @ 12:45 PM
😁
SackJo22
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permalink   Sun, Sep 13, 2020 @ 12:44 PM
Your tender description did not prepare me for how tender I would feel by the end of this track. It never loses its delicacy despite its sophistication.

Thank you for sharing this sonic poem.
 
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permalink   Joel Frijters Sun, Sep 13, 2020 @ 12:45 PM
You are too sweet SackJo 😁 Thank you for your gently passionate spirit and all you bring to this community 😁
Cheers!
Martin Cee (softmartin)
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permalink   Sun, Sep 13, 2020 @ 1:52 PM
Joel, this is fantastic ! I love the little jump in the drum line, very impressed with how you get so much different sounds all somehow to fit in, the backing changing mood in the last 50 seconds or so : very fine! And, all in all it made me think of that moment when Janis Joplin tearfully proclaims :”half the world is crying ”
…” and the other half s crying too !”
But, not to worry, the fireflies are on our side !
Big thanks, Martin
 
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permalink   Joel Frijters Sun, Sep 13, 2020 @ 5:12 PM
So glad you liked it 😁 I love a good skip to keep the listener on their ear-toes 😁 Here’s to you and the fireflies!
Cheers!
Scomber
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permalink   Sun, Sep 13, 2020 @ 2:58 PM
On repeat
 
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permalink   Joel Frijters Sun, Sep 13, 2020 @ 5:13 PM
Too kind good sir! Mind the ear fatigue 😁
Cheers!
Mr_Yesterday
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permalink   Sun, Sep 13, 2020 @ 4:10 PM
Great backdrop and showcase for Martin’s voice and prose poetry.
 
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permalink   Joel Frijters Sun, Sep 13, 2020 @ 5:15 PM
As soon as I heard the original piece I knew that was the one 😊 Speaking a deep lover of spoken word I always try to give the piece a launching pad but nothing more 😁 Thanks for your kind words!
Cheers!
Down With Ben
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permalink   Mon, Sep 14, 2020 @ 4:31 AM
This is beautiful. I love the choice to use “if only” as the foundation. You constructed a thoughtful, sonic backing track for Martin’s poem, adding depth to his words. The pacing between the lines, and the slowed repetition at the end. Lovely.
 
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permalink   Joel Frijters Mon, Sep 14, 2020 @ 7:25 AM
That β€˜if only’ phrase kept haunting me in the kindest way so I think I hinged the track on that. I had about three different ideas spring to mind so maybe it deserves future treatment in another life time 😁 Thanks for all you bring to this community 😁
Cheers!
Apoxode
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permalink   Mon, Sep 14, 2020 @ 6:22 AM
Excellent taste of Martin’s wonderful poetry in this ethereal downtempo track. The inclusion of debbizo’s vocal phrases adds a new layer — an excellent pairing with Martin’s phrases.
Lots of nice moments, including the appearance of the “pick up your pen” section — its distinct rolling drums and dancing keys adda nice contrast for the coda.

Thank you for including me in this remix!
 
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permalink   Joel Frijters Mon, Sep 14, 2020 @ 7:23 AM
You are most welcome! I will admit that I often look at your work when I want to add a little a magic to the mix and I think Martin would approve 😁 Keep on creating magic my friend! 😁
Cheers!
urmymuse
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permalink   Tue, Sep 15, 2020 @ 12:25 PM
So enigmatic so good …. and the answer to the opening question is yes !