Reviews for "The Mackerel song / Song for Rolf"
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permalink Sun, Nov 22, 2009 @ 8:44 AM
Per - It’s always a pleasure and often fun to collaborate with you on projects and this is no exception.
There is no reason why Art should not also sustain a sense of humor as well.
I hope that Rolf will enjoy this tongue-in-cheek offering.
And now let’s order a round of Akavit for everybody and toast the success of the “White Cube” opening in Oslo.
permalink Sun, Nov 22, 2009 @ 9:07 AM
There really is nothing as transformative as cheer and laughter and while you lament being broken down by the cruel makeral taskmaster — Oh well! I had a great laugh at this one! It makes for a great story! And somehow your story is very apropo. Thanks for bringing some levity into the White Cube Remix Project!
permalink Sun, Nov 22, 2009 @ 9:14 AM
This invites the temptation to construct a serious metaphor but then instead invokes a chuckle (in my mind at least). I love the duality of it. A simple ditty with space for the imagination.
permalink Sun, Nov 22, 2009 @ 9:49 AM
Great collaboration. I love when Anchor and you sing over the strings. Masterful.
permalink Sun, Nov 22, 2009 @ 1:48 PM
I love this song! Fabulous, rousing and atmospheric b/t for those salty fishermen - who are quite as mysterious as the sea. xxxx
permalink Sun, Nov 22, 2009 @ 2:09 PM
There’s a poem in every mackerel, if you just know how to catch it.
permalink Sun, Nov 22, 2009 @ 4:08 PM
Nice. I don’t really pick up the levity/humour - when I hear it I just hear two guys making a great track together.
There’s a clipping issue on AM’s vocals that gets in the way of my enjoyment though - maybe it happened at the recording stage and you can’t do much about it - but it’s too bad, because the track is great.
Colab - The “Mackerel Song” is intended as a tongue-in-cheek parody of both old sea-ballads and also so-called twentieth-century art-songs.
The original lyric was simply lifted from Per’s comments about a visit to Norway - and were taken verbatim and used as a lyric just as a sort of joke. Later we developed the song specifically to add an element of further fun into the “White-Cube” project.
Naturally, that somebody (you and maybe others too?) could hear it in a more serious mode - gives me pause and of course makes one aware of the many many doors of perception and points of view that any single notion can evoke.
Thanks for the review - its always great to hear your thoughts.
As for the technical flaws -
sometimes the energy of fun and frolic may get in the way of precise fine-tunings - or maybe it was the cold Nordic air biting my vocal chords.
permalink Tue, Nov 24, 2009 @ 2:16 AM
I can no longer follow the events, but I see that you have found a new way, and also a new voice …. I’m happy for you my friend, that this happens …. Bonne continuation ….
permalink Tue, Nov 24, 2009 @ 3:29 AM
One thing i can be certain about here is Britney Spears will not cover this, ever.
permalink Tue, Nov 24, 2009 @ 10:15 PM
it seems to have too heavy of a song, if earlier, the fishermen caught the heavy nets. Through exaggeration, it is more difficult and humorous. A real Dramödie. Yes, that they are the self-selected tragedies, let us be men - haha! One day I’m not going to fish destined to do -. ha, hi - A exelentes stereo panorama. A room like an old master. warmly Jürgen