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Green Rock
by Ivan Chew
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Tue, Jan 5, 2010 @ 9:01 AM

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panu
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permalink   Tue, Jan 5, 2010 @ 10:13 AM
Ivan, this is both beautiful & beautifully recorded! Really, now. the timbre & separation are awesome & Leza has never sounded better. either my speakers have just broken in or everybody’s using some techniques i’ve never heard about for the ‘reuse remix’ project. great stuff!
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Fri, Jan 8, 2010 @ 8:15 AM
Hey panu, must be your speakers. At least I don’t think it’s me. Anyway, this was what I did — I used Audacity to compress and then convert Leza2unes’s MP3 file to AIF. Maybe some audio magic happened there. I wish I knew what I was doing correct but most likely I was lucky.
Leza Boyland
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permalink   Tue, Jan 5, 2010 @ 10:33 AM
Green Rock I love it, the sitar is an element I would never have thought of but it works and thanks for mixing me! L
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Fri, Jan 8, 2010 @ 8:09 AM
Thank YOU for sharing the pell. The song took shape as I listened to your lyrics and re-read the title. “A Billion Years of Green”. Hopefully the world (rather than governments) would make incremental but collective steps to ensure we really have another billion years of green. btw, any chance you’d consider re-licensing your pell under a CC-BY license? Just asking. Hope you don’t feel like I’m putting you in a spot by posting the question here. Cheers :)
 
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permalink   Leza Boyland Sat, Jan 9, 2010 @ 1:36 AM
Hi Ivan,

I don’t know what that is? L
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Thu, Jan 14, 2010 @ 11:26 AM
Hi Leza, I’ve sent you a longer explanation via ccM email.
Snowflake
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permalink   Tue, Jan 5, 2010 @ 5:48 PM
this lovely! great musical journey. you’ve really developed so many different yet cohesive parts, each with a unique element and sound. i wonder if you might want to pan some of the focal instruments in the big section to surround Leza’s vocal instead of take up the same basically central space? they seem to compete in parts…just a thought!
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Fri, Jan 8, 2010 @ 8:03 AM
Quote: Snowflakei wonder if you might want to pan some of the focal instruments in the big section to surround Leza’s vocal instead of take up the same basically central space? they seem to compete in parts…just a thought!You’re right! I was too impatient to rush the track out. I took up your suggestions and uploaded a “Version 2” (set as default). Also realigned a little bit of Leza2une’s vocals. I hope this version works better. It’s not perfect; some parts still sound a bit crowded to my ears. Anyway, I really appreciate your suggestion! Will keep in mind for future mixes.
i2b
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permalink   Tue, Jan 5, 2010 @ 5:51 PM
Nice work Ivan! It is /very/ different from mine. The samples you chose certainly convey an “earthy” feeling. I like the progression—you’ve given the track a lot of movement and direction.
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Fri, Jan 8, 2010 @ 7:57 AM
In truth, the track wasn’t “composed” as much as “evolved”. The GarageBand samples were already there, each with its beautiful rhythm and melody. I merely pieced them together to see which arrangement worked and which one didn’t. And of course Leza2unes’ pell was the real star that made it sound connected. Thanks for listening and commenting.
 
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permalink   Snowflake Fri, Jan 8, 2010 @ 8:06 AM
it is great. i listened again last night! jason, my mom and i all listened together and were really loving it!
Scott Altham
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permalink   Thu, Jan 7, 2010 @ 11:34 AM
Real nice Ivan, my ears say thanks.
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Fri, Jan 8, 2010 @ 7:51 AM
Hello Scott, THANK YOU for dropping by and commenting.
urmymuse
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permalink   Sat, Jan 9, 2010 @ 1:06 AM
nice one Ivan , captures the joyful feel of the vocal
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Sat, Jan 9, 2010 @ 3:44 AM
Thanks! The hard part was figuring out how to start the track, instrumental-wise, and lead into the main instrumental backing. Decided the bass and subtle Gamelan would be best. I think it worked. I also feel like I ‘cheated’ for this one, since I didn’t compose any of the main backing instruments :)