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Below (Aamu Mix)
by Aamu
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Fri, Jul 29, 2005 @ 4:09 PM

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permalink   Fri, Jul 29, 2005 @ 12:07 PM
yes, but do you have any bass? ;)

well, the word ‘deep’ comes to mind here. You have really love that bass to like this track — and I do ;)

(I also love how you uploaded on the first AND last day of the contest ;))
permalink   Aamu Fri, Jul 29, 2005 @ 10:12 PM
Quote: yes, but do you have any bass? ;)
Oh… I added the synth_bass but forgot to remove that one. Removed the obsolete tag.

(I also love how you uploaded on the first AND last day of the contest ;))

I think it was the time :)

This mix WAS "ready" when the contest begun, now it’s… different. I like most of the changes I made, but I think I lost something in the way when building all that stuff around it. I just feel like I cannot get a grip to the feeling I had, and I just had to release this now, in many senses. God knows listening to "Below" or "The Cuckoo" is making me sick nowadays. I mean, too much is too much.
Dex Aquaireean
permalink   Sat, Jul 30, 2005 @ 4:51 AM
I like this one alot. It’s real trippy. The bass does kinda overshadow all the subtle instrumentation, but I like bass so I dont’ mind too much. I DO know what you are saying about the song though. After listening to so many remixes and working on my own, I can’t really make heads or tails of any of it anymore. I can only imagine how the judges will feel at the end of all this.
permalink   Aamu Sat, Jul 30, 2005 @ 9:18 AM
Quote: yes, but do you have any bass? ;)
Maybe I should sleep a little more? Well, English is not my native tongue, so I might miss a joke every now and then.

Funny fact: just before exporting the song to mp3, I notched the bass -4.5 dB, while it sounded "a little" too loud.

Hey, I love it loud :)
I’m happy there are some people who feel the same.
permalink   fourstones Sat, Jul 30, 2005 @ 9:23 AM
hehe no problem ;) it does feel a little out of whack but then I feel that way about a lot of ‘deep bass’ works where they think that will somehow compensate for a mediocre mix — but in this case the music is pretty great so, um, what do I know ? going to take nap now…
permalink   Sat, Jul 30, 2005 @ 3:50 PM
I like the riff which propels this song, with its discordant and yet not disconnected addition to the song. The percussion and beats are good, although I wanted them even more subdued and varied, as you’ve got so much in that sharp synth-y sound that you don’t have to lay on too much percussion.

The electronica strings in the background is very good.
Lisa’s voice seems to fit this song quite well, which is to say that you make it fit well. I think this song would be even more fun if you put in more "trad" sounds, like
maybe a reed organ carrying more of the background riff, as an alternative to the string. The whispered
vocals for the "boy of snow" section of the song is very effective.

It’s far too easy when making a pop song with industrial touches to make the industrial too "cute" or too raucous.
You commit neither sin. The central riffing electronica
fits here quite well, although I think that perhaps a similar but different riff rather than the "loop" feel of this one might have added to the work.

I enjoyed this. Thanks.
permalink   Fri, Sep 2, 2005 @ 11:22 AM
I find the track, a lot interesting. The bottom, comes near well with the voice of Lisa, and the delicate percussions. Sound winning, and convincing.
permalink   Fri, Dec 2, 2005 @ 12:38 PM
I actually like this a lot, though I find the bass line a little bit irritating in the middle of the track when there’s a lot of other stuff going on. I actually enjoy it at the beginning and the end of the track when you can really hear it in detail against the vocal and really minimal pad and percussion.

I’d try taking those lower strings up an octave, because there’s a lot of stuff in the mid-range of the track which is making the bass sound “wooly”.

So, I really like the beginning of the mix where the percussion fades in and builds, and the end when there’s less going on, not sure about the middle. :)