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Reviews for "Sister Funktified"

Sister Funktified
by Darkroom
Recommends (4)
Thu, Aug 30, 2007 @ 11:27 PM

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calendargirl
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permalink   Fri, Aug 31, 2007 @ 1:20 AM
wow! this is such great instrumental work. i didn’t have enough time to get the june song exactly right, but this mix here makes it sound much better than it is… i love the keys solo at the mid-section and the string/horns arrangement around it especially. thank you, its great to have you back! i’m posting it on csongs today with the august song. cgxxx
 
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permalink   Darkroom Sun, Sep 2, 2007 @ 10:03 PM
thanks cg!
gurdonark
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permalink   Fri, Aug 31, 2007 @ 10:11 PM
I love those intro keys, and the way the little strings come in alongside. Subtle and pleasant.

The extreme pan between the keys and the instrumentation is very 70s, but might have been more fun more blended.

But when the melody kicks in, I am in a pre-disco r & b era that existed when I was a young teen.

The vox and the melody don’t line up completely perfectly in my ears, but I’m not sure that it’s a technical flaw—it just doesn’t “feel” like a perfect fit. It’s still very good, though.

I like the retro feel you achieve in this one. Very rich and inventive. The instrumental mix shows a lot of attention and care, and it pays off.

The instrumental break around 3 is very good. It runs the risk of being a bit busy sometimes, but that’s of a piece with the time of which it is an homage.

I love Calendar Girl’s vocal, but I confess that here the instrumental appeals to me more than the mix as a vocal accompaniment.

Still, it’s a very worthy and workable version of June, which I think is a tricky ‘pella to remix.

You get a great retro urban feel.
This song is not one instant too long, and you’re wise not to try to fit these ideas into 3.

The “uh” vocal backing is over-used, and is mildly annoying by the end, though it is a nice 70s touch.

A good idea to have horns at the end.

A really fun mix.
 
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permalink   Darkroom Sun, Sep 2, 2007 @ 10:04 PM
Thanks. I really appreciate the effort you put into the feedback.
places_to_know
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permalink   Wed, Sep 5, 2007 @ 4:54 AM
Love the electric piano, and the interplay with the strings. And the creamy bass. And the way you’ve written such natural parts for each instrument is excellent. It does have a very authentic retro feel, like the sensitive few minutes before Harvey Keitel or Gene Hackman has to do something nasty.
Fine work.