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Reviews for "Circle of Love (Thread Two)"

Circle of Love (Thread Two)
by Ivan Chew
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Thu, Oct 8, 2009 @ 7:12 AM

Samples are used in:

 
Pitx
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permalink   Thu, Oct 8, 2009 @ 9:11 AM
Happy anniversary Ivan.
We know how difficult is to tame the dist guitars :). IMO you have reached that but for my taste they have many reverb in the mix.
I like a lot how you’ve join the sources.
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Thu, Oct 8, 2009 @ 9:24 AM
Pitx, thanks for the comment! You know, I completed the track about two months ago, but just with colab’s piano sample and my guitar tracks. But I felt it lacked a certain something so continued to work on it. Then I found the rest of the samples, experimented with it, and they fitted the idea of the song. As you pointed out, it was a challenge making sure the guitars don’t drown them out. I wanted the human voices, the violin, and the guitars to be “instrumental voices” in their own right. Not sure if I’ve achieved it in the end. I’m not entirely happy with some parts. And yes, I do tend to use too much of the reverb in my mix. For some reason, I always realise that only when someone tells me!
colab
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permalink   Thu, Oct 8, 2009 @ 11:33 AM
Very good.

It took me a few listens to really get the full picture. The strings in the intro threw me off, but after that it came together really nicely particularly the second half of the track which is really strong.

 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Fri, Oct 9, 2009 @ 9:19 PM
Hmm… as you and a few others have indicated below, the strings in the intro didn’t quite work out as planned. Thanks for pointing that out. You listened to it more than once? Another thank you! I appreciate you giving the song a second chance :)
urmymuse
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permalink   Thu, Oct 8, 2009 @ 12:04 PM
Hi Ivan, Think you have achieved what you set out to do with this. Very emotional feel, guitars epic as ever (i like the reverb). enjoyed!
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Fri, Oct 9, 2009 @ 9:21 PM
Thank you for your “guitars epic as ever” comment. So flattering! Bet you’re a Joe Satriani fan too.
Carosone
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permalink   Thu, Oct 8, 2009 @ 2:30 PM
Evviva! Sometimes I hear something different on this site, and I am happy. You may call it new age, but I dig it. I don’t like the beginning much, the lift goes up with the electric guitarsa few bars ahead, I agree with colab that the second part of the song is much more rounded and consistent. The feeling is good, and the voice is really treated as an instrument. Happy anniversary, I didn’t think you were that old!! (I did mine last year)
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Fri, Oct 9, 2009 @ 9:26 PM
Quote: CarosoneI didn’t think you were that old!! (I did mine last year)Ah, depending on who says it and where, that can be a compliment or a subtle snub! LOL. Thank you for the review. I looked up “Evviva” and yes, hurrah! Congrats to you too, Carosone!
Vidian
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permalink   Thu, Oct 8, 2009 @ 7:57 PM
Excellent.
I picture something like a new age opera with this being the finale :O

You know your way around the guitars :)
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Fri, Oct 9, 2009 @ 9:27 PM
You and I have similar mental images. Thanks for the comment, Vidian.
 
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permalink   Vidian Thu, May 20, 2010 @ 3:27 PM
I wanted to come back and tell you.. I listened to the instrumental over and over again and I think its just amazing…

Probably the coolest thing Ive heard on CC yet.. Excluding my own music of course :D :P
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Fri, May 21, 2010 @ 7:17 AM
Now that just made my day. :) Thanks!
panu
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permalink   Fri, Oct 9, 2009 @ 3:15 AM
happy anniversary, Ivan. great marriage of interesting samples & a good clean-sounding track. (maybe it’s that high-pass filter on the MSN satellite!)
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Fri, Oct 9, 2009 @ 9:31 PM
Had to look up High-pass Filter. Says it “passes high frequencies well but reduces the amplitude of frequencies lower than the cutoff frequency”. It could be your connection, or it could likely be my mix. Or my ears. :) Thanks for the comment, brother moon.
SackJo22
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permalink   Fri, Oct 9, 2009 @ 9:35 AM
Congratulations on your wedding anniversary. This is a lovely gift for your wife — beautiful, and intricate, with soft bits and edgy bits, and deserving of close attention — just like a marriage.
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Fri, Oct 9, 2009 @ 9:33 PM
Quote: SackJo22beautiful, and intricate, with soft bits and edgy bits, and deserving of close attention — just like a marriage.Yes indeed. Or for any relationship. Very much appreciate your comments. Thank you.
shagrugge
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permalink   Sun, Oct 11, 2009 @ 8:06 PM
quite a cinematic piece for sure… waiting for that melancholy, made a mistake and missing loved one moment in a movie
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Mon, Oct 12, 2009 @ 8:37 AM
heh, “melancholy-made-mistake-missing loved one-moment” is a good tagline for the song! thanks for the comment!
La_Puerta
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permalink   Sun, Mar 14, 2010 @ 8:45 PM
Oh this is lovely! Thank you so much for including me in this beautiful piece.
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Mon, Mar 15, 2010 @ 8:48 AM
You’re very welcome! Thank you for sharing in the first palce. There was something in your pell that just called out to me, and I had to use it in this track.