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Life is Strange
by DeBenedictis
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Sat, Feb 6, 2010 @ 5:45 AM

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Admiral Bob
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permalink   Sat, Feb 6, 2010 @ 6:35 AM
Cool! Glad to see you join the remix business.

I like the fairly minimalist approach to Shannon’s songs. They don’t need much instrumentation and ornamentation, as she’s got such a strong, clear, and powerful voice.

Opening with a simple “Cowboy Junkies” style guitar underpinning the pella is quite suitable, and I like that it never gets too busy. The radio callbacks, using Shannon’s own voice to decorate the song, is all it needs.
 
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permalink   DeBenedictis Sat, Feb 6, 2010 @ 7:56 AM
Thank you Admiral, your feedback is most welcome!
 
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permalink   indieish.com Sat, Mar 6, 2010 @ 11:52 AM
OMG! I haven’t been here in ages (years?) and I just happened by.. and Lisa Db is back!!!!

So awesome. Great stuff Lisa.
Scott Altham
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permalink   Sat, Feb 6, 2010 @ 6:42 AM
Those heavy strums really suit the pella, especially like the chord choices you’ve built around the chorus (and the subsequent guitar/piano melodies). Really nice, my ears say thanks.
 
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permalink   DeBenedictis Sat, Feb 6, 2010 @ 7:57 AM
Thanks for the kind words!
SackJo22
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permalink   Sat, Feb 6, 2010 @ 10:03 AM
What a lovely venture! I feel like I am sitting the same room with you and Shannon. I love how in this remix I can hear Shannon’s breath, which brings me right into the world of the song. And your piano playing makes me wish so much that I could play piano. Bravo on your first remix!
 
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permalink   DeBenedictis Sat, Feb 6, 2010 @ 10:27 AM
Thanks SackJo!!

I’m finally browsing through your uploads now…some really cool stuff there.
MC Jack in the Box
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permalink   Sat, Feb 6, 2010 @ 10:41 AM
really nicely done!
 
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permalink   DeBenedictis Sat, Feb 6, 2010 @ 11:07 AM
Thanks!!
panu
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permalink   Sat, Feb 6, 2010 @ 10:54 AM
i’m just so glad you’ve come back, you are a great talent. i’ll enjoy it while it lasts.
 
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permalink   DeBenedictis Sat, Feb 6, 2010 @ 11:08 AM
Thank you! I plan to stick around. :)
gurdonark
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permalink   Mon, Feb 8, 2010 @ 7:16 PM
You look out from a warm, still room into a dark space punctuated by a street light. In the light’s glow, you see the snowflakes falling. The wind blows them in patterned funnels, like leaves in Autumn. You see steam rising from a culvert below, with an ethereal wet warmth radiating from the street.
You imagine a single snowflake,
perfectly patterned, landing on a metal grill, and then, keeping its shape until the end, dissolving into water.

Here the guitar fits the voice in a fragile moment not unlike a snowflake’s fall, or the rise of steam from a cold night.
McMullee
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permalink   Fri, Feb 12, 2010 @ 12:24 AM
Well Well done…it´s a master-peace in my ears…
wellman
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permalink   Wed, Feb 24, 2010 @ 6:42 AM
I almost miss this..but thanks God i didnt. Love your guitar… This is a very good approach to this beautiful song.!
Chris Horne
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permalink   Thu, May 20, 2010 @ 11:12 AM
Nice job, Lisa!
I really liked the sparse arrangement on this track.
Haunting…
 
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permalink   DeBenedictis Thu, May 20, 2010 @ 11:28 AM
thanks! brand new mixter account, eh?