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Reviews for "The Souls of Insects"

The Souls of Insects
by jacindae
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Sat, Apr 11, 2009 @ 2:08 AM
 
Briareus
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permalink   Sat, Apr 11, 2009 @ 5:39 AM
This is utterly fantastic!

You’ve outdone yourself (and that’s not easy).

I’m almost afraid to remix this - it’s great the way it is - the insects… astounding.
 
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permalink   jacindae Sat, Apr 11, 2009 @ 1:59 PM
Thank you so very much! This one makes me nervous in posting it because it is just so old and I’m very close to it. I do hope you aren’t afraid to remix it! In the hands of someone capable I think it could be much better than my original recording.
panu
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permalink   Sat, Apr 11, 2009 @ 6:13 PM
really beautiful, jacinda. and a technical tour d’ force. you don’t have to apologize for being so good. this is a real treat. p
 
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permalink   jacindae Sat, Apr 11, 2009 @ 8:56 PM
Thank you, PM. Writing these polyphonic vocal parts is actually incredibly fun and it’s something I’ve been meaning to get back to for awhile. It’s lovely to hear you say it’s technically on, as this song’s first incarnation was scribbled staves on the back of passenger count sheets when I was still flying.
CiggiBurns
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permalink   Mon, Apr 13, 2009 @ 8:26 AM
I agree - I don’t know why you feel nervous about this one. It’s a mini masterpiece - original and fascinating. I particularly like the creepy, crepitant whispering. Brilliant piece of work! x
 
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permalink   jacindae Mon, Apr 13, 2009 @ 9:36 AM
Why thank you Ms. Burns. :)
The whispering bit is the part I thought people would react negatively toward (seeing as it’s so effects-heavy and whatnot) but so far people seem to be ok with it. There are things I didn’t know my voice could do that are sprinkled in there. Making sound effects is fun.
SackJo22
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permalink   Tue, Apr 14, 2009 @ 1:17 PM
You’re awesome! I appreciate so much your gorgeous voice and wonderful melodic/harmonic sensibility.
 
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permalink   jacindae Wed, Apr 15, 2009 @ 8:44 AM
I don’t even know how to reply to that. Being straight up called awesome is a pretty uplifting thing. :) Thank you for the kind words!
Joshua Hults
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permalink   Thu, Jun 18, 2009 @ 1:55 PM
i was thinking of mixing this, but its amazing natural ! GREAT WORK
 
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permalink   jacindae Mon, Jul 6, 2009 @ 10:08 PM
sorry it took me so long to respond to this (life has kept me off ccm lately :( ) but thank you!!! I hope you do consider mixing it still.
ditsychick6
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permalink   Tue, Jul 7, 2009 @ 11:53 AM
STUNNING sound. Thank you for making this.
spinmeister
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permalink   Tue, Jul 7, 2009 @ 5:35 PM
How did I miss this for so long? Sorry about that. This is outstanding!
Vidian
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permalink   Tue, Jul 28, 2009 @ 8:35 AM
This Is Fantastic!!
Im going to make a Creepy Dark Dance mix to this!! YES I CAN HEAR IT NOW!!
YOU ARE BRILLIANT
*Goes Insane*
mykleanthony
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permalink   Tue, Oct 13, 2009 @ 5:11 PM
You challenge so beautifully!!

Peace! ;)-
BOCrew
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permalink   Thu, Oct 15, 2009 @ 1:00 AM
AH YEah INCREDIBLE!!!
HEKTOR THILLET (coffeeeurope)
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permalink   Fri, Mar 5, 2010 @ 4:58 PM
Jacinda, I’d take my hat off to you right now; if I had one on—mind you. The performance is needless to say—hauntingly beautiful. But the text? Oh, the text! So delightfully crafted; it makes a fairytale junkie like me beg for more. It almost has Lewis Carroll’s “Alice” quality to it—that makes me smile. From author to author —much then MUCH respect…
axton
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permalink   Tue, Jun 22, 2010 @ 10:00 PM
This is honestly one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard. Everything about this is expert and the second i heard it I knew i wanted to something with it. I am in the process of remixing this and would really love it if you would listen to it.
 
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permalink   jacindae Tue, Jun 22, 2010 @ 10:06 PM
I’m honored to hear you say so and I would be delighted to listen to it, I listen to every mix of me. It is the least I can do to pay back such a compliment! Thank you very very much. :)
 
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permalink   axton Tue, Jun 22, 2010 @ 10:42 PM
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there it is! awe you are so sweet! I am not sure you will enjoy it but i really hope you do!! tell me what you think
Abstract Audio
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permalink   Tue, Oct 5, 2010 @ 2:48 AM
Oh I love and really hate this acapella. It’s one of the best I ever heard but I can’t put it in a song. I Can’t get a the timing in my system, wich only seems to be able to work with 4/4 4/3.
 
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permalink   jacindae Tue, Oct 5, 2010 @ 11:30 AM
I completely understand. On these polyphonic choral pieces I get the complex time signatures out of my system. FWIW, you can drop this piece into a 6/8 or 3/4 shell and while you won’t necessarily get comfy 16 measure repeats, you can keep a consistent beat behind it. I do know this has been a source of headache for a lot of people though…I do appreciate your kind words about this one though!! :)
 
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permalink   Abstract Audio Wed, Oct 6, 2010 @ 12:58 AM
I know I allmost was there. But the approach I’m trying today is fitting my music to the vocals rather than fitting the vocal to my music.
But I won’t give up easely. Mayby I upload the stems as a remix pack to see if anyone else cracks it
debbizo
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permalink   Sun, May 4, 2014 @ 6:13 AM
Wow, this is beautiful! How could I have missed it for so long?
robwalkerpoet
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permalink   Sun, May 4, 2014 @ 7:08 AM
Yeah - Like Deb I can’t believe that this has been on ccmixter for almost 5 years and I’ve never heard it! There is SO much uploaded you could spend all your waking hours on the site & still miss stuff. Anyway - it’s beautiful and intriguing and innocent yet dark - I agree with everything above!