Ocean Dreams Music Event

Reviews for "Build - Vocals"

permalink   Wed, Aug 3, 2011 @ 4:32 AM
great lyrics, rhythm and backing MMT! sure to see some remixing even though I enjoyed just listening to the a capella.
permalink   Kara Square Wed, Aug 3, 2011 @ 7:21 AM
Hey Septahelix- thank you! I do hope you’re right and it’s appealing to the remixers… I’m glad you dig.
permalink   Wed, Aug 3, 2011 @ 9:08 PM
your voice is so clear and beautiful. i love the gentleness in your expression and breath control. strong pell. and a great song with heart-tugging lyrics.
permalink   Kara Square Thu, Aug 4, 2011 @ 5:41 AM
Thank you for all of your kind, kind words, Snowflake. Now, I must reveal that we did a LOT of tinkering with these vocals… Rich had them in Melodyne and pitch shifted quite a bit of them… Plus, we went in and reduced the gain on some of the breaths (or outright deleted them). I feel more at liberty to do this sort of thing when working with electronic music… But thank you! I just can’t take all the credit. :)
permalink   Snowflake Thu, Aug 4, 2011 @ 5:42 PM
well, you wisely used the tools in your arsenal because it sounds terrific. and the pitch shifting must have been fairly minor because you dont sound like Cher :)
permalink   Kara Square Thu, Aug 4, 2011 @ 5:56 PM
And now this popped into my head: “Do you believe in life after love?” Thanks a lot. ;)
permalink   Snowflake Thu, Aug 4, 2011 @ 6:17 PM
hahhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaa :D
permalink   Thu, Aug 4, 2011 @ 12:20 AM
A lot of possibilities with this : )
permalink   Kara Square Thu, Aug 4, 2011 @ 5:41 AM
Well, that’s a fabulous thing to hear! We were hoping that would be the case. :D
Admiral Bob
permalink   Thu, Aug 4, 2011 @ 2:24 PM
For a pella this is really well mixed, with a great use of the stereo field and reverb. Great stuff for someone who might not be expert at fitting vocals into an instrumental!
permalink   Kara Square Thu, Aug 4, 2011 @ 5:58 PM
Thank you, Admiral. Right on- I hope it’s helpful to someone out there…
permalink   Fri, Aug 5, 2011 @ 4:24 AM
a wonderful blend of Inteligenz and heart. Concise as good poetry and then another message. In order to combine in one text, one must be very good. Respect - respect again.

permalink   Kara Square Fri, Aug 5, 2011 @ 5:35 AM
You’re so kind, Jurgen. Thank you. I’ve been purposely trying to scale back on amount of words lately- to simplify and focus the songs… Thanks for noticing.
permalink   Fri, Aug 5, 2011 @ 7:37 AM
Your voice is clear ,soft and very nice tone in this pella.It remind me Astrud Gilberto’s voice tone and the thing came to my mind right now,really.Now I’m going to do it.I hope i can do it.
Very nice
permalink   Kara Square Sat, Aug 6, 2011 @ 4:37 AM
Thank you, CSoul! I’m listening to your remix right now… :D I’ll go comment over there…
permalink   Sat, Aug 6, 2011 @ 5:00 PM
HOLY *#^$B!(@#*$^(!*#@ I !@#(*$ I LOVE THIS
permalink   Kara Square Sun, Aug 7, 2011 @ 6:33 AM
Whoa! Thank you, Vidian! :D
Mana Junkie
permalink   Sun, Aug 7, 2011 @ 1:49 PM
I’m afraid to use it in a song for I might ruin this great pell for all!~
permalink   Kara Square Mon, Aug 8, 2011 @ 10:12 AM
Impossible, my friend. You rock the remix party. :)
permalink   Thu, Aug 11, 2011 @ 7:55 PM
Nice Kara! I didn’t see this sneak in. 4 remixes already :)!
permalink   Kara Square Sun, Aug 14, 2011 @ 11:13 AM
Thanks! Yeah, I’m pleasantly surprised by the reaction to this one… It’s so cool how the remixes go in so many different directions…
permalink   copperhead Sun, Aug 14, 2011 @ 3:20 PM
I hear that :)
permalink   Tue, Aug 30, 2011 @ 5:23 AM
this has such a beautiful crisp and airy feel to it! it’s so… melancholic… constructive… fatalistic and optimistic. wonderful, Kara!!!! …and your voice….! wow!!!
permalink   Kara Square Tue, Aug 30, 2011 @ 6:58 AM
Thank you, Air. Such kind, kind words! I’m very glad that you dig… :D
permalink   Fri, Sep 16, 2011 @ 9:25 AM
Gorgeous! I just found this site recently, and this epitomizes the mind-blowing excellence of many of the a capella posts. I’ll take a stab before listening to your version.
permalink   Kara Square Fri, Sep 16, 2011 @ 1:12 PM
Thank you muchly, coldmoon. There are, indeed, some crazy talent folks hanging out here. Welcome to ccM! I look forward to hearing your remix!
ephemeral rift
permalink   Wed, Oct 19, 2011 @ 7:51 PM
I really love what this emotes. Beautiful.
permalink   Kara Square Thu, Oct 20, 2011 @ 5:43 AM
Thank you kindly. I’m glad. :)
permalink   Wed, Dec 28, 2011 @ 9:59 AM
Hmm. I’m stumped for words. I am so impressed by this - the lyrics, your voice and your innovative interpretation - that all I can say is that I absolutely love it. I hope you realise how talented you are. I wish that somebody with a lot of money and influence would realise it too. xxxx
permalink   Kara Square Thu, Dec 29, 2011 @ 7:49 AM
Well, your review made me teary-eyed. I even showed it to my partner. Speaking of, this song was really because of her… I call her a verbal poet… In conversation, she said these lines “With our salty sea of sad, And our raw bloody hearts,” so I asked her if I could write it down and use it (as I usually do when she says such poetic things). Of course, she didn’t mind. Anyway, your words mean so much to me. I hold you in the utmost respect as a creative lyricist and vocalist… and I hope and wish the same for you. Thank you, Ciggi.
permalink   Mon, Mar 19, 2012 @ 4:02 PM
Wow, congrats Mind Map That! Was a wonderful listening the pella, what a nice song! Clever lyrics, as usual (thats a good thing eh). I love the way you say “reconstruct” amazing!, and the harmonies too. Impressive recording
permalink   Kara Square Tue, Mar 20, 2012 @ 1:29 PM
Thank you kindly, DICE! We did quite a bit of manipulation to the vocals, but I figured it was cool since it’s such an electro-type song. I’m so glad you dig!
permalink   TheDICE Wed, Mar 21, 2012 @ 1:19 PM
I listened your original Build song in your site, it’s great! The synth 8bit-style you used are really wonderful, sounds like commodore 64 in some sections. And i love those sounds.

I liked it a lot, it’s very nerdy
permalink   Thu, May 26, 2016 @ 8:29 AM
Another great one! Many thanks for sharing! :)
permalink   Kara Square Sat, May 28, 2016 @ 6:25 AM
Thank you kindly!