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Reviews for "gros bon ange (life after lofi mix)"

gros bon ange (life after lof...
by khidir
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Thu, Feb 12, 2009 @ 2:44 AM

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J.Lang
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permalink   Thu, Feb 12, 2009 @ 7:11 AM
I have to agree with Colab, about the guitar. It’s very lovely. I’m also inspired by your mix and her pella .
With her vocals and the direction that you’ve taken the music, i would have used real sounding drums. Just my opinion.
Nice mix.
jacindae
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permalink   Thu, Feb 12, 2009 @ 7:57 AM
This is beautiful, I’m in love with those guitars. I absolutely adore your take on this, even as sparse and…well…not perfect…as the vocals are, it fits the whole thing perfectly and it’s like a cross between industrial wasteland and living room jam session. I actually like the synthy drums a lot…go figure. :)
 
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permalink   khidir Thu, Feb 12, 2009 @ 8:58 AM
Ah, thanks for the kind remarks. That analogy is pretty spot-on of what I had in mind too.

You write some great lyrics, and sing them pretty well too. Kind of like a cross between Emily Haines and Amanda Palmer. Do upload more of your work!
panu
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permalink   Thu, Feb 12, 2009 @ 4:40 PM
there’s a real dichotomy between the experimental side and the beautifully produced voice & guitar. if the voice & guitar had been granulated the piece wouldn’t have worked as well as it does. but those sounds underscore the doubt & even resignation in jacinda’s vocal. for me it works.
Admiral Bob
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permalink   Thu, Feb 12, 2009 @ 4:45 PM
Really nice stuff. I love minimalist arrangements, and you’ve really brought out the vocal by doing that here. The interplay between voice and guitar is particularly nice.
fourstones
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permalink   Fri, Feb 13, 2009 @ 9:38 PM
I actually don’t have a problem with the instrumentation - per se - I think if you have lined them up in sync you’d find the reaction wouldn’t be so “torn”
 
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permalink   khidir Fri, Feb 13, 2009 @ 9:49 PM
eh i’d say “torn” is exactly the reaction I was kinda aiming for.

It wasn’t meant to be perfect I guess, but I hope the sincerity from this piece would shine through in the end.

Thanks.
 
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permalink   fourstones Fri, Feb 13, 2009 @ 9:54 PM
oh, if you were going for “disjointed” or uncomfortable or something like that I (for one) completely missed that - it just sounded “wrong” and completely distracting from any emotional impact.
 
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permalink   khidir Fri, Feb 13, 2009 @ 10:00 PM
ah, sorry to hear that you didn’t got anything from this. I’m working on putting some real emotional impact in my songs actually. Maybe someday I’ll upload something worthy..
 
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permalink   fourstones Fri, Feb 13, 2009 @ 10:07 PM
no I’m sorry, your stuff is great - I just didn’t get this one… no biggee
onlymeith
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permalink   Sun, Feb 15, 2009 @ 12:56 PM
I like the contrast between delicacy and electronic experimentalism. I think the voice is perfectly wrapped with the sound´s curtain created by your imagination.
Very good job for me.
radiotimes
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permalink   Mon, Feb 16, 2009 @ 12:39 AM
It’s interesting to read the different comments the mix has evoked and goes to emphasise the success of what you have produced.

On my first listen I agreed with some of the comments and felt the song needed a straight forward approach but having taken a few more listens I think the introduction of the FX type sounds and the synthy drums is what gives this mix that extra something.

On one level it fails but on another its a brilliant piece of work. I’m with the latter on this.

Great stuff!!
 
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permalink   khidir Wed, Mar 4, 2009 @ 1:20 AM
Thanks for sharing your thoughts, I really appreciate it.
wellman
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permalink   Tue, Mar 3, 2009 @ 11:06 AM
Hey Khidir…

I have read all my fellows mixters had said about ur piece, and I have to say that I really like ur take on this pella. It is kind of different from Colab’s point of view of this, and that is what I like the most about ccmixter, to see in how many different ways a song can be mixed a lot of time.

I really like ur minimalist arrange for this song. Really nice work!!
 
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permalink   khidir Wed, Mar 4, 2009 @ 1:21 AM
That’s really nice of you wellman. I’m glad you enjoyed it, and thanks for leaving a comment!
DoKashiteru
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permalink   Wed, Apr 29, 2009 @ 4:14 PM
What a shift from this to something like “I Dream” (I’m going through your stuff after a few weeks of being away from listening to music from the site). Beautiful, tasteful guitars and electronics, a great vibe for this song. As others have mentioned, there were maybe one or two guitar hits that sounded a liiiittle bit off-tempo, but honestly, those really don’t matter - this is first-rate.