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July (gurdonark field remix)
by gurdonark
Recommends (5)
Sun, Aug 12, 2007 @ 12:13 AM

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calendargirl
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permalink   Sun, Aug 12, 2007 @ 7:12 AM
Thank you so much for this mix and your kind words about the July song. I worked hard to make it poppy and direct, so it is very nice and refreshing to hear it in a completely alternative context. I’ve posted it on csongs with a few more comments. Thanks again G!xx
 
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permalink   gurdonark Sun, Aug 12, 2007 @ 7:38 PM
I’m glad you liked this odd and oddly simple mix. I enjoyed putting it together—such a lovely a cappella track.

I have a rather primitive video of the Heard Natural Science Center on the day that the field recording there was made. It’s over at:
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
ditto ditto
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permalink   Sun, Aug 12, 2007 @ 11:27 AM
Very nice piece. The first “pastoral” mix of Tamara and it’s very pleasant to hear her voice like this.
 
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permalink   gurdonark Mon, Aug 13, 2007 @ 5:24 AM
Thanks! I liked letting Tamara’s voice carry things rather than trying to do something to compete with her style.
oldDog
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permalink   Mon, Aug 13, 2007 @ 4:59 AM
An interesting and refreshing take.
 
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permalink   gurdonark Mon, Aug 13, 2007 @ 5:24 AM
Thank you!
teru
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permalink   Mon, Aug 13, 2007 @ 1:52 PM
I think this is genius.

Is that a woodpecker?
 
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permalink   gurdonark Mon, Aug 13, 2007 @ 2:21 PM
Thanks!

A quick research into the issue leads me to believe that the woodpecker in question is the red-bellied woodpecker:
http://www.forestryimages.o...
The Suit, Inc.
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permalink   Sun, Aug 19, 2007 @ 12:51 PM
The whole song has an overall good quality sound wise. The shaker sounds could use some refining, they are definitely peaking and distorting. The recordings in the background are relaxing and the whole track seems quite avant minimalistic, but as far as music that has some sort of memorable quality it is lacking. I listened to all your stuff to get a feel for what it is that you make, and for the most part its all quite minimal, and I think it’s most fair to judge one within the parameters of their projected style.
 
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permalink   gurdonark Sun, Aug 19, 2007 @ 2:23 PM
Thanks for the comments. I’ll use the points you make to refine this or the next one.
Subliminal
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permalink   Sat, Sep 1, 2007 @ 2:09 AM
Well, maybe I haven’t heard too much remixes yet, but this is definitely one of the most original and unusual ones. I like unusual. And it circumvents problems with chords sounding a bit off…;-)
 
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permalink   gurdonark Sat, Sep 1, 2007 @ 3:16 AM
Thanks. I sometimes can get original accomplished, and often seem to manage unusual.

You’re right that this approach was convenient for avoiding pitch matching problems. I had been writing a little chill keyboard line, but I never could quite get it to match up right. Then I thought to myself that the ‘pella just needed something interesting set off against it, and a simple percussion and birdsong mix was born.

I think that the levels on one of the 4 percussion instruments was a bit high, so I agree with the mildly adverse comment above. In general, though, I wanted to set Calendar Girl in an unexpected soundscape so that the ‘pella would shine, and this was my very humble, small attempt to do that.

Thanks for listening!