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Reviews for "A View Southward"

A View Southward
by John Pazdan
Recommends (3)
Tue, Mar 4, 2008 @ 12:41 PM

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Video: DEMENCIA by Rod Medina
 
gurdonark
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permalink   Tue, Mar 4, 2008 @ 7:52 PM
I like the horn work and free jazz nods of the early going. Then the backing transforms into a kind of hiss-drone, and the curious percussive accompaniment begins.
I like the way that at 1:20 you’ve got this downtempo jazzy/chill thing going. It might benefit from a few backing washes of melodic drone, to take a bit of the edge off the percussion. I like that this piece avoids being “easy”, and goes instead for a sound that interacts with the horn sample. For me, the mix might benefit from a few atmospheric things to make it a bit more “smooth”, as the percussive sounds are a trifle harsher than they might be, and the piece might benefit from a little more drone in the backing.
Still, an adventuruous downtempo—quite interesting to hear.
 
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permalink   John Pazdan Wed, Mar 5, 2008 @ 6:16 AM
..thank you for that review..means a lot to me when someone actually listens!

i don’t know about the percussion either..it sounded better before I started fooling with the mastering plugin..so maybe a remix is in order. as far as the drone..I wanted to use that as a transition before the “theme” (which i manufactured out of the clarinet sample)..but then, AS YOU SAID my good friend..it seemed to want to sneak its bad self back in! sigh..

the one thing I am happy about is the way the clarinet reacted with the plugin to make it sound like a few woodwinds..there really is only one sample on there..it’s being manipulated..

anyway, i think i should try another one..
jp
 
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permalink   gurdonark Wed, Mar 5, 2008 @ 6:26 AM
I tend to go beatless more often than not, being a bit more ambient-oriented, and when I do use percussion, I tend to use it a bit satirically, as with things sequenced robotically for fun. Yet I find that when I do use it, one reason it’s too intoxicating for me is that I tend to love the way the effects plug-ins sound on the drums. I’m working on a remix of something dark ambient this month for a friend, and I had to lose 6 hours’ work because I just got too fond of slicing a percussive section. So I know just what you mean about plugs and percussion.
Here, why not try an old fashioned light snare and jazz brushes, and play this one very 1962?
 
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permalink   John Pazdan Wed, Mar 5, 2008 @ 6:38 AM
I vanted to do z beatless, I really did..but there was this guy actually playing a djembe under that bridge! you couldn’t hear what he was doing ..but it was there..so i was well, you know.

so much for realism..back to the remitz..
stefsax
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permalink   Sat, Mar 8, 2008 @ 7:19 PM
Nice vibes man!
Like the low clarinet on(0:19),its like a bassclarinet!
The high delay clarinet,mmm,I find less.
Good job,thx for using my samples,
Cheers,
stefsax