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

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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.
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. :)
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!
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
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.
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”
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.

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.
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..
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
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.
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!!
permalink   khidir Wed, Mar 4, 2009 @ 1:20 AM
Thanks for sharing your thoughts, I really appreciate it.
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!!
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!
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.