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Reviews for "The ground's on fire (feat. Kristin Hersh)"

The ground's on fire (feat. K...
by Geert Veneklaas
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Sat, Aug 16, 2008 @ 11:12 AM

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morgantj
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permalink   Sat, Aug 16, 2008 @ 11:17 AM
This is awesome, The electronic beat goes nice with the ambiance. I can see this being in a movie soundtrack.
 
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permalink   Geert Veneklaas Sun, Aug 17, 2008 @ 1:07 PM
Thanks Morgantj ! I must have done something right if you can imagine it being a soundtrack :-)
vo1k1
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permalink   Sat, Aug 16, 2008 @ 2:52 PM
I like this very much as well. I can not tell if this is intentional, but the track balance seems off - like it was mixed relatively loud?
 
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permalink   Geert Veneklaas Sun, Aug 17, 2008 @ 1:24 PM
Happy that you like it vo1k1!
I’m not sure I know what you mean with ‘the track balance being off’. I re-checked it visually but I don’t sea (or hear) it. Mixed it on headphones as well as good monitors. Not too loud…
By the way congratulations with your editor’s pick :-)
 
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permalink   vo1k1 Sun, Aug 17, 2008 @ 1:55 PM
Ah, what I meant before is that the level of the percussion seemed hot with respect to everything else. Tried different monitoring - WOW - I just re-listened to this on headphones - there is incredibly gorgeous detail and subtlety in here!
 
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permalink   Geert Veneklaas Mon, Aug 18, 2008 @ 12:50 PM
Thanks for getting back on the subject, now I understand what you meant. Percussion may be a bit loud indeed, but I think it was more a matter of taste than intention ;-)
Thanks for listening again and making nice comments !
gurdonark
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permalink   Sat, Aug 16, 2008 @ 3:41 PM
This gentle, melodic electronica accompaniment, with its well-defined yet somehow delicate beat, works very well with the Kristin Hersh ‘pella. The sense of calm energy sets off against the lyrics, giving the song a sense of assured “build” to a quiet conclusion. A really effective remix. Thank you for including my humble groundling drone sample in such an Olympus of sounds and voices.
 
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permalink   Geert Veneklaas Sun, Aug 17, 2008 @ 1:41 PM
Quote: GurdonarkA really effective remix.
Thanks Robert ! Glad you like it !

Quote: GurdonarkThank you for including my humble groundling drone sample in such an Olympus of sounds and voices.
The pleasure was mine. Found your drone-sample searching on tags by the way :-) It was just what I needed…
oldDog
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permalink   Sun, Aug 17, 2008 @ 2:24 PM
Inventive and atmospheric (plus I like all the original materials!)
 
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permalink   Geert Veneklaas Mon, Aug 18, 2008 @ 12:53 PM
Thanks for listening oldDog, glad you like it !
Le_Did
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permalink   Mon, Aug 18, 2008 @ 10:20 AM
Good job, very nice mix.
For me (and just to be constructive), I feel the voice too far in the mix.
And I think it had been better with a glissando of the sequence at the end (from A to G Iguess).
-Sorry for my English : I’m French-
Anyway, everything works together and give a nice mood.
Congratulations !
 
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permalink   Geert Veneklaas Mon, Aug 18, 2008 @ 1:01 PM
Welcome aboard, Le_Did and thanks for your comment. You maybe right about the vocal-level. I found it difficult to lift it up, because I was not 100% satisfied about the timing :-( Kristin has a beautiful poetic timing but it’s not easy to match it with such a tight beat.
- Don’t mind your English; I’m Dutch ;-) As long as we understand eachother !
transm
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permalink   Fri, Aug 22, 2008 @ 5:50 AM
Good combination of sounds! I like to whole mix but agree with Le_Did it would be interesting to hear the vocals to be more present in the mix.
 
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permalink   Geert Veneklaas Sat, Aug 23, 2008 @ 1:33 PM
Appreciate the comment transm ! Thanks.
onlymeith
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permalink   Fri, Aug 22, 2008 @ 5:15 PM
I love the intention of this mix.
I like the atmosphere. Good work.
Congrats.
 
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permalink   Geert Veneklaas Sat, Aug 23, 2008 @ 1:34 PM
Glad you like it. Thanks onlymeith !
Scott Altham
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permalink   Sun, Sep 7, 2008 @ 8:47 AM
Frikkin awesome. This goes on my ipod, no questions asked.
 
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permalink   Geert Veneklaas Sun, Sep 7, 2008 @ 12:35 PM
Comments like this make my day ! Thanks Scott !