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Reviews for "The Evolution of a Broken Heart"

The Evolution of a Broken Heart
by MC Jack in the Box
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Sat, May 30, 2009 @ 10:33 PM

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billraydrums
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permalink   Sun, May 31, 2009 @ 12:04 AM
I really, really love this. It started out as one thing, and ended up “communally enhanced”…..

edit- I forgot to say, I think the vocals are a bit pointy feeling in terms of mix during the beginning….not too loud, just equalization-juxtaposed. THey just stand out far above the rest of the music.
 
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permalink   MC Jack in the Box Sun, May 31, 2009 @ 12:43 AM
hey bill, thanks for the honest feedback about the vocal track. it was kind of bugging me too and your grammy winning ears just validated it for me, so i went back and tweeked it. thanks for the comments, and more importantly, thanks for the awesome drums!
CiggiBurns
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permalink   Sun, May 31, 2009 @ 1:41 AM
I really love this. A fantastic first listen on a Sunday morning, thanks MCJIB. xx
gurdonark
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permalink   Sun, May 31, 2009 @ 2:58 AM
Really imaginative blend of samples.
A really good listen. All it needs is that faux-LP-spinning sound to transport me to a 70s reggae festival.
panu
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permalink   Sun, May 31, 2009 @ 4:55 AM
i love this BT, Bill & Bob nail a reggae sound much punchier & more free sounding than most of that genre. and i gotta throw my pell points to Reb, she’s great here.
Admiral Bob
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permalink   Sun, May 31, 2009 @ 2:04 PM
That’s a perfect acapella from Rebecca… may be even better suited than the original vocal. Like all the variations, and your editing choices. I was hoping the remix fight might see some creative splicing, rather than just lining up Bill and I directly. :)

One note, on the guitar tone: you’ve thinned it out and put some filters on it… which if I’m guessing are designed to craft a bit of an Andy Summers tone out of it.

I’m not sure it works. It may be a bit too thinned out, as the sonic range you’ve removed isn’t very present anywhere else in the song. It sounds as a result like the song has a bit of a hole in it between 600 hz and 1.2 khz.
FGrn Grn
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permalink   Sun, May 31, 2009 @ 10:36 PM
Cool…reminds me of going to a random city and luckily catching a live reggaeish band
SackJo22
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permalink   Mon, Jun 1, 2009 @ 7:07 AM
Terrific curating of source material — It’s exciting to hear this familiar vocal in this unexpected setting. Thanks!