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Reviews for "Earth, Love, Sea"

Earth, Love, Sea
by gurdonark
Recommends (11)
Sat, Jan 12, 2008 @ 8:29 AM

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J.Lang
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permalink   Sat, Jan 12, 2008 @ 11:09 AM
Beautiful. Love how you took that guitar and gave so much more life.
Great mix, Sweet sound.
 
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permalink   gurdonark Sat, Jan 12, 2008 @ 9:15 PM
You know, I love both your guitar1 sample and your electric piano sample. The thing that always amuses, me,though, is that when I load the wave file of your guitar into my little synth, which can sample 7 seconds of a wave file, the guitar sounds like an electric piano (as here) while the electric piano sounds like something almost baroque. I’ll bet if I read up on sound modulation, I’d understand, but in the meantime, I’ll just enjoy having that guitar 1 to use.

Thanks for the sample, and for your kind words!

That reminds me, too, that I’ve got to go check out that new release you posted about in the forum.
ztutz
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permalink   Sat, Jan 12, 2008 @ 12:52 PM
Hey is it just me, or does this remind anyone else of Joe’s Garage by Zappa, with a female scrutinizer??
 
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permalink   gurdonark Sat, Jan 12, 2008 @ 9:12 PM
It’s been years since I’ve thought about Joe’s Garage. That’s a really unexpected take on this spoken word track to make its narrator the scrutinizer, but it does fuel my imagination, in that I took the narrator as clued-in, but what if she is an unreliable narrator? Years of a marital relationship may have dulled my wits, but I do recall vaguely that the flights of fancy inherent in these emotions sometimes lead one to mis-judge the facts at hand.

But I must be a romantic, because I am rooting for the romance and the power of this narrator all the way. It’s sensitivity without vulnerability, and I think it’s grand.
essesq
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permalink   Sat, Jan 12, 2008 @ 7:43 PM
A very tender treatment of a very lovely reading. Well matched and tastefully done. [see we’re on a brevity movement … I’ll respect that ;-) )
 
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permalink   gurdonark Sat, Jan 12, 2008 @ 9:16 PM
Thanks very much! I tailored my description down in light of your “by the word” comment :). It’s good for me to try to practice concision, which sounds like thrift in a good way, and may one day make me the strong, silent type.
 
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permalink   essesq Sat, Jan 12, 2008 @ 9:30 PM
Quote: Gurdonarkmay one day make me the strong, silent type.

don’t think the silent thing’s happening anytime soon, not judging by what I’ve seen :-] :-] .. but by all means keep trying :-] :-]
narva9
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permalink   Sun, Jan 13, 2008 @ 12:16 AM
Beautiful

n9
 
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permalink   gurdonark Mon, Jan 14, 2008 @ 6:31 PM
Thank you!
ditto ditto
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permalink   Sun, Jan 13, 2008 @ 12:47 AM
This is really nice, really nice. And the voice of this girl is incredible. Your musical arrangment around her,this little melody barely appeared, is perfect. Really inspired on this one…
 
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permalink   gurdonark Mon, Jan 14, 2008 @ 6:31 PM
Thank you very much. This one seemed to me to be one for a minimal approach.
oldDog
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permalink   Sun, Jan 13, 2008 @ 5:48 AM
Very beautiful. I’m tempted to pick it up and do something with it, but wouldn’t want to spoil the simplicity of this version.
 
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permalink   gurdonark Mon, Jan 14, 2008 @ 6:33 PM
I could imagine you taking the little melodic theme from the first 30 seconds or so of the instrumental and turning it into a kind of jazz trip-hop, with your gift for orchestration.

Thanks for the praise—I appreciate it.
shagrugge
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permalink   Mon, Jan 14, 2008 @ 4:20 PM
the bubbly, flighty, randomness to the melody really brings out the imagery of the vocal…if there’s one thing your mixes seem to capture and create well is a vivid scene. This sounds straight out of a film festival.
 
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permalink   gurdonark Mon, Jan 14, 2008 @ 6:37 PM
At first I was getting a melody more simple and structured, which would have been a different, probably instrumental song. But when I was able to “find” the flighty jumps I knew it would fit this vocal. I like working with spoken word because for me the music subordinates and creates scenery and atmospheres for the ‘pella. That makes your comment about the film festival make me feel pleased. Thanks.
MarcoRaaphorst
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permalink   Fri, Jan 25, 2008 @ 8:02 AM
very, very nice. great combination with the voice too.
 
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permalink   gurdonark Sat, Feb 2, 2008 @ 9:37 AM
Thanks, Marco. I think her vocal track is a fine one with which to work.
bento box
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permalink   Fri, Jan 25, 2008 @ 7:28 PM
The strength in this composition is the spareseness. Well done.
 
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permalink   gurdonark Sat, Feb 2, 2008 @ 9:38 AM
Thank you. I like them a bit minimal sometimes.
vo1k1
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permalink   Fri, Feb 1, 2008 @ 10:51 PM
This entranced me when it came up in one of my car play lists.
 
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permalink   gurdonark Sat, Feb 2, 2008 @ 9:38 AM
Thank you for telling me that. I’m glad that you enjoyed it.
MC Jack in the Box
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permalink   Sat, Mar 22, 2008 @ 5:13 PM
another great pairing of words and sound. you (and teru too) have an uncanny ability to pair stuff up, and i’m not talking specific samples but visualizing the arrangement. very nice.