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Mon, May 18, 2009 @ 6:46 AM
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permalink   Mon, May 18, 2009 @ 7:14 AM
A whole mental image is conjured up in this offering…I can picture in my minds eye, one of those Pre-Raphaelite Mermaids with her lyre calling us hapless sailors toward her melancholy refrain. Its beautiful Old-Dog - and Ciggy’s vocal is splendid.
Ivan Chew
permalink   Mon, May 18, 2009 @ 8:02 AM
I love the harp (did I get it correct?), which sounded understated and gave the whole song a slightly medieval and dreamy feel.
permalink   Mon, May 18, 2009 @ 8:50 AM
A very gentle presentation of a lovely ballad tenderly sung. Perfect accompaniment, smooth and settling.
permalink   Mon, May 18, 2009 @ 11:09 AM
This is incredible. A sparse arrangement with everything Just So.
permalink   Mon, May 18, 2009 @ 1:03 PM
A beautiful, haunting interlude of timeless myth and image. Harp, Ciggi and ocean — an unbeatable combination.
permalink   Mon, May 18, 2009 @ 1:24 PM
Perfect accompaniment making Cigs voice project across the waves to beckon many a sailor to their doom.
permalink   Mon, May 18, 2009 @ 3:49 PM
truly beautiful, so much so that i’m smiling. the harp & flute, Ciggi’s voice & narva’s lyric are just enough to make this voyager willingly die for a dream, rather than resist. lovely track indeed.
permalink   Mon, May 18, 2009 @ 5:37 PM
The Muse named Euterpe played a flute, and served as a muse for music—and for lyric poetry.

They say the Sirens lost a music challenge to the Muses, with rather unfortunate consequences for them.

Yet here the spare treatment of
flute, strings, and vox, combined with a subtle, allusive lyric,
suggest to me that the Sirens are due a rematch—which they will lose, but lose with stylish scarlet dignity.

Great job, all ‘round. I particularly like that the arrangement is so spare, and the vox pulled up so that the words are easy to understand.
permalink   Mon, May 18, 2009 @ 8:20 PM
Thank you Ross!

Ciggi makes such a beautiful siren. Deceptively simple, absolutely beautiful.

n9 :-)
permalink   Tue, May 19, 2009 @ 12:17 PM
Oh I rather like this. Both vocals and music remind me of Emiliana Torrini’s “Fisherman’s woman” album.

Which is a very good thing. :)

permalink   Tue, May 19, 2009 @ 5:55 PM
I first heard the vocal pella which got me working on my mix but I thought that old hound would be working on something.

The harp is a nice touch and the arrangement and chord structure works together really well.

Another very nice bone dug up Mr Dog!
permalink   Wed, May 20, 2009 @ 4:58 AM
Great song.Nice dreamy mood.I like the harp and flute and the water sample too.It suits the laidback vibe of the song.Excellent vocal by ciggiburns.Nice song!
permalink   Sun, May 24, 2009 @ 1:26 PM
Once again your skill shines thru.
Although i was wanting to go off to the loo listening to all that water sloshing about.

Can i suggest to lose a little mid range from the vocals prior to a light compress. You will find it will lose some of the room sound on the recording and feel warmer in the mix.
permalink   oldDog Tue, May 26, 2009 @ 2:04 AM
Thanks for the tip - I’d been wondering what to do about the ‘boxiness’ of the recordings we do in my little cupboard over the stairs! I’ll give it a try.