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Three Friends
by AT
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Wed, Apr 30, 2008 @ 2:04 PM
 
shimoda
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permalink   Wed, Apr 30, 2008 @ 5:01 PM
You’ve certainly jumped at the stone ledge with this. You got a firm grip on the other side as well! I like the development of ideas and tension here, both sonically and emotionally. This mix highlights your capacity for ripening sonic spaces with textures and dynamics in the best of ways. It’s also a good example of your capacity for arranging. Great job!
radiotimes
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permalink   Wed, Apr 30, 2008 @ 6:24 PM
Interesting piece!

My only observation is that I would have liked to have seen things develop more quickly. When you’re working on a longer track its OK but when time is short you need to punch home the variations sooner.

Nice work!
 
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permalink   colab Thu, May 1, 2008 @ 8:02 AM
Quote: radiotimesMy only observation is that I would have liked to have seen things develop more quickly.

Nice work!


I agree with both points. I really liked the intro, but would have wanted to either get to the second half sooner; or to do a more gradual/seamless buildup introducing the heaviness of the second half.

Either way, very well done. Yup. Yup. Yup.
 
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permalink   AT Sat, May 3, 2008 @ 6:27 PM
I know what you mean, I pulled out a bunch of guitar that gradually built up, it just got a bit messy and to be honest i prefered the sudden jolt, but in saying that I do think the first part lacks something. Thanks for your thoughts.
duckett
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permalink   Wed, Apr 30, 2008 @ 7:30 PM
I like this plenty; my only nit-pick is that there seem s to be a bit more high-freq. clashing happening than necessary, when the high-powered stuff kicks in about halfway through. I understand wanting to maintain tension and surprise, but there’s almost too much crispness occurring with multiple tracks over too long a time, to maintain that “plunged suddenly into ice-water” feeling. Not to denigrate, just my .02 on a great sonic adventure…
 
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permalink   AT Sat, May 3, 2008 @ 6:30 PM
thanks Duckett, i had trouble with the highs all round I think.
Subliminal
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permalink   Thu, May 1, 2008 @ 6:30 AM
I like this one very much, but find it hard to explain exactly why. I guess that it’s the combination of great atmosphere and apparent musical feeling which is always present in your music.
 
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permalink   AT Sat, May 3, 2008 @ 6:32 PM
Quote: SubliminalI like this one very much, but find it hard to explain exactly why. I guess that it’s the combination of great atmosphere and apparent musical feeling which is always present in your music.

I’ll take that explaination, its a very nice one, thankyou!
Surveillance_Party
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permalink   Thu, May 1, 2008 @ 6:31 AM
Bear with me here- I find this piece of music incredibly mentally stimulating.

Atmospheric sound scape stuff like this is very cinematic, and despite its abundance,I think its hard to find stuff thats actually good, cause alot of crap gets by under the title of ‘well its artistic’.

But this is good! Perfect opening couple of minutes of a film, while the credits roll over the opening shots, establishing all the action without dialogue. Definately a dark drama/thriller.

And it would come back at the films climax with its breakout. With the right film and use this could have just as undeniable an effect as the use of the joker of the thief in 4th season battlestar.

Ambitious and successful, where others descend into musical poetic wankery, this one sails above.
 
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permalink   Surveillance_Party Thu, May 1, 2008 @ 6:32 AM
oh by the way, that chorused guitar/vibraphone is definately a film main through line motif begging to be used. Any directors around? ;)
 
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permalink   AT Sat, May 3, 2008 @ 6:33 PM
Well thank you, thats a very nice review. Glad you liked it.
spinmeister
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permalink   Fri, May 2, 2008 @ 11:01 AM
the intro is immediately captivating - and just as it appears to be running out of steam, there goes the main song. For me this fits a bit into the “dramatic epic” category. Very visual indeed. Evolves more slowly than a pop song. I agree with the comments about this having massive sound track potential.

Just one question: did you mix this on different speakers or headphones than your other mixes? It seems to have quite a bit more extreme top end than I seem to recall from your previous work.
 
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permalink   AT Sat, May 3, 2008 @ 6:38 PM
thanks Spin, is that a very polite way of saying the highs were horrible :), I just used my regular equipment. I think I over compensated for what I thought was a lack of high freq in my mixes. If I listen to others mixes and then mine, mine always sound really low heavy, not crisp at all.
Over did it though me thinks.
Anchor
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permalink   Fri, May 2, 2008 @ 11:55 AM
The womans voice is like an Oracle of Delphi or something…she seems distant like she’s channeling spirit voices at a seance…those bell sounds are nice…the whole thing is aquatic, surreal and other-worldly…nice work and at the forefront of experimentation.
 
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permalink   AT Sat, May 3, 2008 @ 6:41 PM
Quote: Anchor MéjansThe womans voice is like an Oracle of Delphi or something…she seems distant like she’s channeling spirit voices at a seance…those bell sounds are nice…the whole thing is aquatic, surreal and other-worldly…nice work and at the forefront of experimentation.
you explain my thoughts so much better than I can!! I was thinking simply “beach” you come up with something far better.
Thanks Anchor
onlymeith
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permalink   Fri, May 2, 2008 @ 4:30 PM
I like the Bjork´s touch on the voices. I like especially the second part of the mix. Good work.
 
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permalink   AT Sat, May 3, 2008 @ 6:44 PM
thank you, I came close to just doing the last part as a full mix, I struggled with the problems that were mentioned above and just really making the two parts connect.
Her voice did hit me as having some Bjorkness about it. Thanks
Loveshadow
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permalink   Fri, May 2, 2008 @ 5:41 PM
This is a Grand Canyon of mix. By that i mean that you drive up thru the park looking for it.
Park the car in one of those little gravelly car parks off the road and then walk a few paces and suddenly its there.

Your mixing seems to have reached epic proportions.
 
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permalink   AT Sat, May 3, 2008 @ 6:46 PM
Thanks LS, means alot, guess im getting a bit more confident!
TheJoe
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permalink   Wed, May 7, 2008 @ 2:18 PM
You really know how to surprise with tracks like these. And I agree with Subliminal, there is always something in your music that is hart to describe but you can feel it immediately.
Indeed a very movielike soundscape, sort of dramatic epic.
Okay the high frequencies seem to be too much emphased, but this is a minor point for as this track is overall stunning!