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Reviews for "Chapped Lips (But still available for kissing)"

Chapped Lips (But still avail...
by radiotimes
Recommends (21)
Mon, Jun 30, 2008 @ 8:05 AM

Uses samples from:

permalink   Mon, Jun 30, 2008 @ 2:02 PM
Is like I stepped into a Smokey Bar in 70s San Fransisco. Interesting angle..that was a quick turn around too.Cheers!
permalink   Mon, Jun 30, 2008 @ 11:39 PM
or this could be from the lounge adjacent to the “restaurant at the end of the universe” with Marvin the manic depressive robot on the Saxophone :-)

I really like this retro futuristic remix - teetering right on that edge of control and chaos!
permalink   Tue, Jul 1, 2008 @ 4:48 AM
fantastic sound RT
it takes you places love the sax man!
Kaer Trouz
permalink   Tue, Jul 1, 2008 @ 10:31 AM
I listened to this briefly yesterday, and went back in to make a comment but my internet went out- I love it- and am thrilled to pieced it was ed picked. Sounds like Andy Mackay backed these guys up in a great funky jam.
permalink   Tue, Jul 1, 2008 @ 12:00 PM
I can see what teru meant by Steve Miller (especially the vox), but to me this has a Stones vibe too. In any case, the loose feel works nicely.
permalink   Wed, Jul 2, 2008 @ 10:06 AM
Hey now!

That_s a worthy Ed Pick!

This has a great charme and a fantastic sound in a light retro view. Indeed very smokey 70s San Francisco bar sound. And yes, guest musician Steve Miller!

Wonderful work RT!
permalink   Wed, Jul 2, 2008 @ 2:43 PM
Again more very good job. Spectacular sax. Great mix.
permalink   Wed, Jul 2, 2008 @ 6:27 PM
So where is the sax coming from (or who)? I like this a alot. Good stuff.
permalink   radiotimes Wed, Jul 2, 2008 @ 7:39 PM
Thanks for stopping by to leave a comment and to everyone else who has taken the time to give a review.

I have been asked this question before and the answer lies in the samples. I am not a sax player but I can play enough to make basic samples which I then map across the keyboard. I trigger these using the bottom keys and play them to fit the song. I then add bits and pieces of played notes as necessary to fit the mix and finally adjust everything in Melodyne. It sounds complicated but once you get used to it you can create some great realistic sounds on a variety of instruments. The secret is a combination of samples and live playing.

Take a look at Jordan Rudess he’s my mentor and a brilliant exponent of the technique
permalink   Fri, Jul 4, 2008 @ 12:28 PM
Don’t know what to say except that I like it and a joke:

A sax player dies and, obviously, goes to hell:
Devil: Wellcome, which is your job?
S.P.: I’m a sax player.
Devil: Ok. Then you must go to the Hell’s Big Band and play sax for all the eternity.
S.P.: Wow! That’s fine. But which is the punishment?
Devil: There aren’t solos…
permalink   Thu, Jul 10, 2008 @ 1:42 PM
Yes, the sax is great (it sounds and reads like a lot of work, but it pays off in the end), but so is the whole song.
permalink   Sat, Jul 12, 2008 @ 5:58 PM
wow, am I late! this has a brilliant, very nice and loose.
Repeating others but nice Sax,
Very nice Ed pick. on a seperate subject—finally remembered where the twiddly thumbs avatar was from and then you went and pulled it, now I’m curious as to where the sad cat is from
permalink   radiotimes Sat, Jul 12, 2008 @ 7:40 PM
Well the thumbs were starting to ache a bit so I pulled the bear in ( Or cat now you mention it!!:)for an appearance!!

I get the avatars from here

permalink   Thu, Jul 17, 2008 @ 5:15 PM
RT gettin some long overdue love…great work as always…I love the the chillipepper treatment; funk with plenty of other elements
Red Sky Lullaby
permalink   Thu, Aug 21, 2008 @ 8:28 PM
Really like the feel of this one, great sax and really nice mix of sounds