Reviews for "Earth, Love, Sea (choral joy mix)"

Earth, Love, Sea (choral joy ...
by gurdonark
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Thu, Feb 28, 2008 @ 7:44 PM

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permalink   Thu, Feb 28, 2008 @ 9:40 PM
Very nice work. Nice vocals. Very dreamy. Drums work well too I think.

Tumultuously. Big word. I had to look it up.
permalink   gurdonark Sat, Mar 1, 2008 @ 4:35 PM
Thanks, Teru. That word “tumultuously”, with the little pause, really makes the spoken word work for me.
permalink   Fri, Feb 29, 2008 @ 1:14 AM
I love how this track has evolved.. its incredible the possibilities on CCMixter
Once again I must cite the fact that I believe you have a talent with spoken word pieces… through all the combined elements .. they never overpower the spoken word. Nice Work :)
ahhhhh now I’ll sit back and daydream with the evolution of this mix flowing to my ears
permalink   gurdonark Sat, Mar 1, 2008 @ 4:36 PM
I think your sung piece really added a lot to this, so I tried to flesh it out a bit. I’m not sure I did as much as the elements permitted, but it was sure fun to try.
permalink   Fri, Feb 29, 2008 @ 6:08 AM
Dreamy, with a beat. Very Nice G. It’s a down load for the ipod!!! It all flows together very well. Drums sit just where i like them, vocals and music are smooth and seem to float, and rain/water efx works very well.
Really nice to hear your stuff with a funky beat.
permalink   gurdonark Sat, Mar 1, 2008 @ 4:36 PM
It was fun to put a beat on, and fun that a beat near the right bpm was on the board, that I could tweak a bit and then use.
permalink   Sat, Mar 1, 2008 @ 8:52 AM
you know, this is a tough one I like the elements in the this a lot bob, but I’m not sure about the overall blend - there were a couple of moments where I was taken out of the groove/feel where instead of supporting each other the pieces were competing… or something like that…
permalink   gurdonark Sat, Mar 1, 2008 @ 4:37 PM
This generation is very busy, when my first take on this song was that it should be very minimal. I wanted to flesh out the vocal a bit, but it may all compete as you suggest.
permalink   Sat, Mar 1, 2008 @ 10:32 AM
Good stuff. What do you use for mastering? Your mixes always have that professional sheen.
permalink   gurdonark Sat, Mar 1, 2008 @ 4:38 PM
Thanks, although I think you’re too kind about my “mixsheen”. I master in Magix Audio 10, which has lots of good shortcut mastering aids.
ditto ditto
permalink   Sun, Mar 2, 2008 @ 10:36 AM
I think that i understand Victor (at least, i hope), but it’s a very good surprise for me to hear for the first time a drums in your mix. It’s a new approach, but it stays always your highly personal world..nice and delicate world…Really good work..Really..!
permalink   gurdonark Sun, Mar 2, 2008 @ 11:47 AM
Thanks. I appreciated, and perhaps agreed with Victor’s point, but still enjoy the mix (and will note the learning gained for future mixes).

I don’t often use percussion but it’s always a little fun to time-shift beats to make them fit.

I’ve been working on a lot of mixes and songs for non-mixter projects lately that are a bit more off the beaten track, so it’s fun to do something more straight-up here this time.
MC Jack in the Box
permalink   Thu, Mar 20, 2008 @ 7:01 PM
nice blend, sometimes strong, but the mix is really well put together. it is kind of funny to hear a drum track in one of your mixes, but you use it well here. nice.
permalink   gurdonark Fri, Mar 21, 2008 @ 2:49 AM
Thanks for the review. With hindsight, I would revise this one to make the field recording fade in and out to help the piece keep a coherence. It’s fun to use drums—although it’s like gambling, something I don’t believe in, really,but which sometimes yet causs me to put a nickel in the slot.
permalink   Wed, Aug 5, 2009 @ 9:59 AM
Lovely. Truly.
permalink   SackJo22 Sat, Aug 8, 2009 @ 5:51 PM
In fact, so lovely, that I closed the latest episode of The Mixin’ Kitchen with this piece. Thank you.