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Reviews for "When You Hold The Grooves and Let Them Into the Dark Spaces"

When You Hold The Grooves and...
by SackJo22
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Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 8:14 AM

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Ivan Chew
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permalink   Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 8:22 AM
I’m familiar with debbizo the poet. You’ve transformed her into a singer of sorts. Nice.
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 3:36 PM
Thanks for listening Ivan, and for your comment. I sure do appreciate it!
spinningmerkaba
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permalink   Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 8:36 AM
Love it Sackjo! The bass tones hold it all together—the sax breathes life around the words—and the guitar notes drip with dreamy simplicity. I want to get in my car and drive out to the desert under the half moon and venus. Thanks!
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 3:37 PM
Thank you! I love that my track incites night-time desert fantasies. My favorite!
Speck
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permalink   Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 8:47 AM
Wow, really nice. The sax drum/bass/groove with your backing vocals is fantastic and you did a great job of letting in the spoken word. The few notes you provided with the guitar were just the right ones as well. So yeah - really nice.
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 3:38 PM
Thanks so much Denny. Your encouraging words are very, very much appreciated.
Snowflake
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permalink   Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 8:49 AM
very nicely done. a beautiful piece with expansive dynamic and excellent use of debbizo. your backvox add lovely sonic color to deb’s groove and spoken word. love it!
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 3:39 PM
Thanks Snowflake. Having been privvy to bits and pieces of my process, you must know how much I appreciate your kind words.
 
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permalink   Snowflake Thu, Jun 24, 2010 @ 3:42 PM
on my 4th listen of this track. really great stuff susan. i love how the leading melody toggles between the moving sax and singing guitar….your back vox come in and out and create great texture and section. very lovely. deb’s spoken word floats above and under the surface, at all the right moments.
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Thu, Jun 24, 2010 @ 3:51 PM
I hope you appreciate how much I appreciate your careful listening, your thoughts, and that you shared that with me. You made my day! Thank you very much. xxx
Anchor
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permalink   Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 9:05 AM
wonderful job Madame Sackjo!
Debbizo’s vocal rests comfortably in the musical bed you created - and creates a sense of intimacy!
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 3:42 PM
Thank you so much Anchor. I was hoping to at least suggest an intimate moment (especially in the middle section where Deb’s voice is most prominent) — that you picked up on that makes me very happy indeed!
copperhead
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permalink   Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 9:08 AM
Another well crafted remix, SackJo. I like the way you broke the song down in the middle to let the vocal shine through there.
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 3:43 PM
Thank you Copperhead. I’m so glad you found the structure effective. And I always appreciate your listens and comments!
urmymuse
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permalink   Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 9:48 AM
very nice ambience, hypnotic delight.
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 3:44 PM
Your kind words are very meaningful. Thank you so very much.
CiggiBurns
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permalink   Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 9:48 AM
I’d love to use this as the soundtrack for a film - something like ‘Klute’ (one of my all time favourites). The b/t is so snazzy, sexy and sophisticated and works wonderfully well with deb’s thoughtful, gentle voice and words. A classy piece of work, Sack - which is only what I expect from you! xxxx
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 3:47 PM
I’m so glad that you enjoyed it Ciggi. I always want to please you. xxxx
DeBenedictis
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permalink   Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 9:50 AM
This is excellent. Lilting and sexy, but badass too.

Also, the harmony vocals sound amazing.
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 3:48 PM
Thanks so much! I really appreciate your support. And I love it that you think this track is badass. That makes me feel sooooo cool!
eshar
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permalink   Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 10:00 AM
The sax is one of my favourite instruments I think it creates a brilliant lead in this piece…debbizo’s words are moving. Good work all round
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 3:49 PM
I’m so glad you listened. The sax is one of Deb’s samples — and I was so happy to find it among her uploads!
gurdonark
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permalink   Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 10:09 AM
Bright, vibrant mix. The vocals are mixed into the action really capably, making the poem and the song merge into one melded whole. The horn, the background vocals, the great, quirky melody—-a mix which completely works. Great job.
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 3:51 PM
Thank you so much. There were places I fought hard to find balance and harmony among the sections so I am very happy to hear that you found it vibrant. What an nice thing to say!
oberonskye
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permalink   Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 11:22 AM
Great juxtapositions of her spoken words and the music lulls you to the after glow. Well done.
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 3:53 PM
I am so glad you found the after glow. What a nice thing to say. Thank you so much.
jobobarikan
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permalink   Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 11:23 AM
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 3:54 PM
You have quite a vivid imagination! Thanks so much for including us (meaning both Deb and I) into your erotic/exotic foray into the dark spaces.
 
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permalink   jobobarikan Fri, Aug 19, 2011 @ 4:01 PM
Quote: SackJo22You have quite a vivid imagination! Thanks so much for including us (meaning both Deb and I) into your erotic/exotic foray into the dark spaces.

http://jobobarikan.devianta...
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Sat, Aug 20, 2011 @ 9:37 AM
Thanks JoBob. This might interest you too — http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Song by an old cohort of mine, Cindy Lee Berryhill (When Did Jesus Become a Republican)
spinmeister
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permalink   Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 11:25 AM
wohoo - more guitar! Glad to hear you expand all around. Sounds good on you! And I presume I won’t have to comment on your vocal tracks. :-)
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 3:55 PM
More guitar? Really? All I can say to that, is that I continue to be grateful and lucky that I have a Haskel to rely on when the guitar-going gets really going! But I am sure glad you enjoyed it!
 
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permalink   spinmeister Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 4:45 PM
sorry - I was just trying to encourage you to keep playing the guitar - not that something was missing in this particular mix :-)

And I appreciate how difficult it is to tinker on an instrument when someone of Haskel’s caliber is so near - that’s why I tried to cheer you on from the distance.
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 4:48 PM
You are so dear! I totally got your support and encouragement! No need to apologize at all (now I should apologize to you.)
debbizo
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permalink   Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 2:40 PM
It’s fantastic! Thank you SJ.I love the guitar and your vocals. And I’m so glad to see the sax sample used - you’ve made it work perfectly with the spoken word and the guitar. I also like the way you ‘broke down’ the music in the middle…when the sax goes quiet and the guitar comes in. I’m just getting ready for work so will listen again later. Bravo!
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 4:00 PM
I am most happy that you are pleased Deb! Ultimately what was most important to me was your pleasure in what I did with your work. So given that, it was a treat to work with your uploads and to have an opportunity to listen again to some, and more carefully to some, of your terrific poetry.
 
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permalink   debbizo Tue, Jun 22, 2010 @ 6:33 AM
I just wanted to thank you again for the care and effort you took with this remix SJ. I just read through your “how I did it”! Apologies for the hiss…I think that was one of my earlier recordings. By the way, what is Magic Music Maker?
grapes
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permalink   Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 5:20 PM


I would LOVE to get my hands on that guitar lick!

Such a sweet mix. SACKJO!!!!!!
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 5:23 PM
Are you kidding? I’m such a crude guitar player. But I will upload the stems soon and you can have it. It pleases me to so very much that you like the mix! (and I should add, I am very touched that you like the guitar part enough to request it.)
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Sat, Oct 16, 2010 @ 11:54 AM
I finally got around to uploading the guitar stems… just in time for the next secret mixter! Thanks again.
AT
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permalink   Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 6:18 PM
Hey Sackjo—this is great—very sexy—drive through the night—hand surfing in the wind—feel to it—-I think im on my third listen now—heading for the fourth and the Jack Daniels so all is good.
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 6:36 PM
Mmm. Jack Daniels. Sounds just right! I’m so pleased to hear that you like my mix — that means so much to me, truly. Thank you.
HEJ31
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permalink   Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 11:52 PM
This is a sensual setting of a beautifully recited poem(s) of erotic memory. The bass is killer. The middle section conveys a person lost in personal reverie, temporarily unaware of the crowds around her. And let’s own up about the clever guitar. Guitar heroes are completely boring. This is some enjoyable playing.
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Thu, Jun 24, 2010 @ 3:53 PM
Thank you Haskel. And I totally disagree with you about guitar heroes. For example, you are far from boring! xxxx
Admiral Bob
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permalink   Mon, Jun 21, 2010 @ 4:55 AM
Really cool use of the saxophones, and the original pieces you’ve added, particularly the vocal chorus, add a signature touch that nobody else could (or would) replicate. Despite all your use of debbizo’s parts, this retains the signature eerie quality of your own music.
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Thu, Jun 24, 2010 @ 3:54 PM
Thanks Admiral. I am always so touched to receive one of your thoughtful reviews.
timberman
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permalink   Mon, Jun 21, 2010 @ 7:41 AM
Full of life and energy. And air. A new musical direction for you? Very well done!
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Thu, Jun 24, 2010 @ 3:55 PM
Thank you my friend. I am glad you approve!
Mana Junkie
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permalink   Fri, Jun 25, 2010 @ 3:24 AM
This is freakin’ sweet Sackjo. I love Debbizo’s voice she’s got one hell of a delivery and add your touch to them and you got one wild mix. I likes it!!!
texasradiofish
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permalink   Fri, Jun 25, 2010 @ 1:19 PM
Infectious horn-based rhythm. Got me boppin’ to your groove, SJ.
wellman
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permalink   Wed, Jun 30, 2010 @ 2:36 PM
Infectious beat!