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by kulimu
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Tue, Apr 8, 2008 @ 8:12 AM

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permalink   Tue, Apr 8, 2008 @ 9:48 AM
I came this close to skipping this track because it didn’t hook me at first, and possibly perhaps the pint of Stella at lunch lowered my patience. :)

But I’m glad I stuck with it. Just around halfway into the track it opens up and becomes something very different - the previously disconnected elements somehow coalesce and had me hooked.

I wish you had opened with something like that - perhaps switched the first and second part - because I think you have an amazingly strong track in there. It’s just hiding right now. :)
permalink   kulimu Tue, Apr 8, 2008 @ 11:37 AM
Thanks for the review and advice!

In fact, I often use unconvincing intros in my mixes, for whatever reason - maybe it’s just a way to lower my friends’ expectations and then impress them? :)

In this case, it’s a bit more complex : the 11/8 time structure takes some time to get used to, so I thought a sparse intro was a good way to help the listener into the song. However I agree there’s quite a few elements to improve here, and swaping the order in which elements are introduced might make this more accessible (but a bit less dramatic?).

In any case, I’m especially happy you used the word “coalesce” at one point : I was afraid I hadn’t achieved that enough. Maybe the Stella helped a bit :)
permalink   colab Tue, Apr 8, 2008 @ 11:51 AM
Quote: kulimu… good way to help the listener into the song …

Well, you’re not wrong. If I was listening to this at home I actually prefer this structure and build-up, and in all honesty it could go on for a long longer without being boring.

Listening through the latest uploads here is different, though; I tend to skim through tracks more quickly, because there’s lots to listen to, and meetings to go to, etc., etc.
The challenge of breaking through the background noise of modern life, hmm? :)
permalink   Tue, Apr 8, 2008 @ 6:20 PM
I’ve listened to your last two mixes and was left with the feeling on both of them that they were trying really hard to deliver something special but never got there.

Not really sure what advice to give other than to try to develop your sounds sooner. Introduce more elements as the mix progresses to keep the interest. With these type of mixes there’s no strong beat or melody line so the sounds have to do all the work.

I think you have the basis to create some nice music justs needs that bit of magic musical dust.
permalink   kulimu Tue, Apr 8, 2008 @ 10:58 PM
Well, thanks for taking the time to leave a review and thanks for the advice!

I see what you mean by magical dust but I don’t believe it’s all about the dust : the basic idea has to be really good, which is perhaps not the case here!