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Our Resolve
by Ivan Chew
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Sun, Jan 17, 2010 @ 8:36 AM

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Speck
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permalink   Sun, Jan 17, 2010 @ 9:02 AM
Nice sense of evolving along with a solid groove basis. I especially like the variety of voices with a singular intent. Well done.
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Tue, Jan 19, 2010 @ 5:31 AM
Thanks, Speck! The track by hisboyelroy was the star, to be honest. I was just along for the ride.
Donnie Drost
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permalink   Sun, Jan 17, 2010 @ 9:55 AM
Perfect arranged sound collage, very interesting, intensive and compelling with a grandiose finish.
Just the guitar part is ending too abrupt, but the rest is very cool.
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Tue, Jan 19, 2010 @ 5:32 AM
Quote: donniedrostJust the guitar part is ending too abrupt, but the rest is very cool.Hmm… I’ll have to think about that. Thanks for pointing that out. And for the comment. Appreciate it.
Geert Veneklaas
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permalink   Sun, Jan 17, 2010 @ 11:38 AM
Great how you managed to use all this samples and make it sound as if they belong together. Nice work!
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Tue, Jan 19, 2010 @ 5:39 AM
Thank you, Geert. This was one of those times where suitable samples were easy to find, and I didn’t have to do too much to tweak them. Thanks for listening.
panu
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permalink   Sun, Jan 17, 2010 @ 12:31 PM
this is music for the whole earth, mystical, hopeful, foreboding & cinematic at the same time. excellent choice & cuts on the samples & excellent production.
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Tue, Jan 19, 2010 @ 5:40 AM
Quote: panu moonthis is music for the whole earthYes sir, indeed. And thank you for the affirmation.
SackJo22
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permalink   Sun, Jan 17, 2010 @ 8:52 PM
Excellent work Ivan! I love how you used the samples in such an effective way to express your vision, your intent. Thank you for letting me be a part of it!
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Tue, Jan 19, 2010 @ 5:43 AM
Come to think of it, this song should’ve been titled “Susan’s Resolve”. I used so many of your samples! LOL. Thank you, for sharing your pells in the first place. Here’s the thing: when I started on this mix, one of the immediate idea was to use your “Choices may change” vocal part. But I couldn’t find that particular sample, for some reason. I found your other samples suitable and used them. Just before I decided to call it a day, I did one more search and it turned up!
colab
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permalink   Mon, Jan 18, 2010 @ 7:14 AM
Great surprise coming from you - really like what you’ve done here. The idea is excellent, and you’ve done a great job putting it together.

My only nag is that the Anima vocals don’t sound great with the other elements - the pitch is off just enough to stick out.

I love what you’ve done here though. Nice one.
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Tue, Jan 19, 2010 @ 5:47 AM
Quote: colabMy only nag is that the Anima vocals don’t sound great with the other elements - the pitch is off just enough to stick out.Must be the earlier part. I think I know what you mean. It’s less than perfect (in terms of my mixing, not the vocals). I wonder if lowering the volume would make it less out of place. The part that appears later sounded OK, I felt. Hey, again — thanks for pointing it out. Keep those pointers coming.
timberman
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permalink   Mon, Jan 18, 2010 @ 1:28 PM
Like being on a magic journey somewhere. Fascinating and captivating.
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Tue, Jan 19, 2010 @ 5:48 AM
Thank you for saying that :)
urmymuse
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permalink   Sat, Jan 23, 2010 @ 10:25 AM
Hi Ivan, this works really well, very atmospheric, with some nice suprises ( the guitar bit for instance,when the whole room explodes) top job!
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Sun, Jan 24, 2010 @ 6:16 AM
Hey thanks! Yeah, the “whole room explodes” bit was a nice serendipitous find :) Appreciate the comment.