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Anima with Anchor Méjans
by timberman
Recommends (41)
Fri, Oct 23, 2009 @ 9:10 AM

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Speck
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permalink   Fri, Oct 23, 2009 @ 10:04 AM
Wow. Beautiful. Top notch talent and wonderful arrangement. Inspirational.
 
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permalink   timberman Sat, Oct 24, 2009 @ 1:01 AM
Thanks!
Anchor
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permalink   Fri, Oct 23, 2009 @ 10:30 AM
Per
Thank you for this. The backing music and mix and are beautiful and Kim’s alluring siren vocals push the song into an over-the-top Romantic fantasy.
 
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permalink   timberman Sat, Oct 24, 2009 @ 1:06 AM
Anchor, your voices together, it worked out so well. I humbly thank you.
colab
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permalink   Fri, Oct 23, 2009 @ 10:36 AM
Oh brother.

This is thoroughly beautiful. Love the instrumentation. Very clean, quite lovely.

Kim’s vocals are beautiful - thanks for uploading separately. She should create her own profile and share more - would be an instant hit here.

Literally my only nag with this track is that the “slumlord” sample to my ears doesn’t blend in well with your instruments. The notes are nice, but the sound sort of sticks out.

Very minor point - this is a terrific, terrific track.
 
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permalink   timberman Sat, Oct 24, 2009 @ 1:07 AM
Thanks, Mikael. Really appreciate that you give some constructive criticism.
panu
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permalink   Fri, Oct 23, 2009 @ 10:47 AM
simply remarkable for the talent it brings & the sound quality. a nod of obeisance to your co-conspirators & a deep bow at the waist to Kim. a lady of Sverige.
 
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permalink   timberman Sat, Oct 24, 2009 @ 1:08 AM
Thanks, Panu. I’ll forward your bowing:)
SackJo22
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permalink   Fri, Oct 23, 2009 @ 10:56 AM
Exquistely highlights the artistry of all involved. Rich and delicate, like silk velvet, comforting, warm and absolutely luxurious.
 
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permalink   timberman Sat, Oct 24, 2009 @ 1:09 AM
Thanks, dear Susan.
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Sat, Oct 24, 2009 @ 11:28 AM
BTW didn’t realize I forgot to hit the recommend button. Done now. And a fine opportunity to listen, enjoy and appreciate this splendid track once again!
 
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permalink   timberman Sat, Oct 24, 2009 @ 11:54 AM
You are the kindest, Susan.
CherryGollogoly
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permalink   Fri, Oct 23, 2009 @ 11:22 AM
Absolutely stunning, I was mesmerized from beginning to end. I love the words, the music, and the wonderful voice of Anchor and Kim…. Bravo!
 
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permalink   timberman Sat, Oct 24, 2009 @ 1:10 AM
Thanks, Cherry.
CiggiBurns
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permalink   Fri, Oct 23, 2009 @ 11:32 AM
Per, this is stunning. There’s no other word for it. Wait, I’m going to add spine tingling as well. A totally fabulous setting for the magical combination of Anchor’s and Kim’s voices. Phwaw!!!! xxxx
 
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permalink   timberman Sat, Oct 24, 2009 @ 1:11 AM
Thanks, dear Ciggi.
ether_ashe
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permalink   Fri, Oct 23, 2009 @ 12:00 PM
This is so nice. Excellent vox, composition and lyrics. I’m very honored that you used my simple piano part in the mix. It’s particularly meaningful, on a personal level, since Anima has figured so heavily in my life the last few years.

A nice bit of synchronicity. Thank you for the lovely effort.
 
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permalink   timberman Sat, Oct 24, 2009 @ 1:13 AM
Thanks to you! The whole song is based on your piano track. It’s where I started from.
TheJoe
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permalink   Sat, Oct 24, 2009 @ 1:07 AM
Northern romantic vocal duett. A little sad but yet heartbreaking beautiful!

I echo colab for the slumlord sample.

Isn_t the composer a fantastic trumpet player who could have done this job himself perfectly? ;-)

Overall really beautiful track.
 
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permalink   timberman Sat, Oct 24, 2009 @ 1:15 AM
Thanks! There are actually some other trumpet sounds on top of the slumlord sample:)
VickyDan
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permalink   Sat, Oct 24, 2009 @ 9:40 AM
You’ve become a perfectionist my friend, with great mastery. I am very happy for you. Here a beautiful melody with the voice perfectly suited to your instrument …. Respect.
 
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permalink   timberman Sat, Oct 24, 2009 @ 9:51 AM
Thanks a lot but please, Daniel, don’t call me a perfectionist, because I’m not and it sounds so boring. The few people who has done a song with me knows how clumsy and confused I am with the mixing software. Not to mention the numerous times when you have helped me solving problems with the software.
Why don’t you write a mail and update me on what’s happening in France!
 
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permalink   VickyDan Mon, Oct 26, 2009 @ 5:53 AM
Nobody is perfect my friend, but I express here what I feel. You may not believe me, or take this for flattery, of course, but when I listen to your arrangements since the beginning, i appreciate the improvement in your style ….

I’ll send this week’s news from France.

Dan
Scott Altham
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permalink   Sat, Oct 24, 2009 @ 3:53 PM
Excellent production. A very enjoyable listen that makes anchors vocals shine.
 
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permalink   timberman Wed, Oct 28, 2009 @ 10:28 AM
Thanks for listening and commenting, Scott.
Carosone
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permalink   Mon, Oct 26, 2009 @ 1:46 AM
Beautiful song with a lush arrangement (I personally adore those piano cascades on the left). By accosting a 20 years old voice to the one relatively old from anchor, it seems to me that a man over 40 is captured by the beauty of an innocent young lady. So anchor deep words take a new and more intriguing meaning: beauty is young, it is a matter of sprout, may an old man really know it?

Am I the only one who sees this meaning??
 
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permalink   Anchor Mon, Oct 26, 2009 @ 3:28 AM
Interesting interpretation Carosone…and certainly apt. The idea for the song originally sprang from an exploration of Carl Jung’s theory of the Anima
- an aspect of the masculine personality which represents the “inner-feminine” - perhaps one of the most intriguing and perplexing manifestations of the human psyche.
 
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permalink   Carosone Mon, Oct 26, 2009 @ 4:08 PM
Thanks for popping here to explain! I guessed that the original had a different meaning. In commenting Per’s song I traced a new meaning that comes out in his song: and this may be Per, may be me!
 
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permalink   timberman Wed, Oct 28, 2009 @ 10:29 AM
Thanks a lot for listening and commenting, Carosone.
 
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permalink   ether_ashe Fri, Oct 30, 2009 @ 11:49 PM
Damn man. You nailed it right on the head. The ancient voice of broken and worn masculinity beckons the call of youthful femininity, and she rises from the sea to refresh the psyche. Otherwise we are all dead. It’s a basic archetypal construct, but few people seem to pick up on it these days.

Anchor’s deep words are more relevant than the meaning of us all - tragic, desperate and immediate - and yet the small beautiful woman from the sea makes it all right. With a simple call of responsive yearning and assurity.

It doesn’t get any more perfect that that.
wellman
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permalink   Mon, Oct 26, 2009 @ 1:08 PM
Extremely Beautiful! Im sorry to be late in this party… COngratulations St. Paul… Terrific mix!
 
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permalink   timberman Wed, Oct 28, 2009 @ 10:30 AM
Thanks, wellman!
Niemandsland
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permalink   Tue, Oct 27, 2009 @ 1:50 AM
a very good song. Nothing is too much, wanting nothing. Not the usual pop off the shelf, but a dress made to measure. That you get only with a good tailor. In this song, it is equal to three, working together. A pleasure for me … sincerely Juergen
 
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permalink   timberman Wed, Oct 28, 2009 @ 10:31 AM
Danke, Bruder
Johnny SockHead
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permalink   Tue, Oct 27, 2009 @ 9:55 AM
What a cool collab of talents. Anchor’s voice is just about as pristine as I have ever heard it before. I love both of your vocals together…and the atmosphere is at once ancient and modern. Nice one!
 
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permalink   timberman Wed, Oct 28, 2009 @ 10:31 AM
Thanks for listening and commenting. Johnny!
Loveshadow
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permalink   Tue, Oct 27, 2009 @ 12:08 PM
Very sultry. Like it lots.

Try using a bigger reverb with more dry signal to get that vocal better placed.
 
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permalink   timberman Wed, Oct 28, 2009 @ 10:33 AM
Thanks for good advice, LS. You mean the girl or Anchor’s voice?
 
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permalink   timberman Wed, Oct 28, 2009 @ 10:34 AM
The girl, right?:)
MC Jack in the Box
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permalink   Thu, Oct 29, 2009 @ 6:21 PM
awesome treatment. and excellent work as usual by anchor!
 
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permalink   timberman Fri, Oct 30, 2009 @ 1:43 AM
A big thank you for nice comment and for the airplay
 
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permalink   Anchor Fri, Oct 30, 2009 @ 3:27 AM
- that goes for me too! always nice to part of your broadcasts - (thanks for all the hard work you do in organizing the cool-music show!)
Scomber
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permalink   Fri, Oct 30, 2009 @ 4:30 PM
How did I miss this one? A seamless beautiful image is created by this. Big points for keeping it
minimal to frame a couple of fantistic voices. Backing track upload my hairy friend?? I promise not to do another duet lol
 
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permalink   timberman Fri, Oct 30, 2009 @ 11:08 PM
Sure, no prob, Scombs
spinmeister
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permalink   Sat, Oct 31, 2009 @ 11:31 PM
Wonderful arrangement and instrumentation!
 
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permalink   timberman Sun, Nov 1, 2009 @ 12:09 AM
Thanks a lot, sir.
Geert Veneklaas
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permalink   Wed, Nov 4, 2009 @ 4:20 PM
Very well done St. Paul!
First of all, I love Anchor’s work.
2: I love Sweden.
3: I love the combination.
4. I like this track from the first till the last note.
5. Please encourage Kim Westin to create an account at ccM.
6. I’d wish I made this myself!
7. Thank you!
 
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permalink   timberman Wed, Nov 4, 2009 @ 10:40 PM
Very kind words from a man who’s work I admire very much. Thanks!