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Reviews for "Of Secret Things"

Of Secret Things
by Ivan Chew
Recommends (31)
Sun, Feb 14, 2010 @ 10:41 PM

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WillemWillem
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permalink   Mon, Feb 15, 2010 @ 5:09 AM
Wow, I am really impressed! CCmixter works! :) The chorus is great. The verse is also nice, but sometimes I thought there might be too many words. But I am not quite sure about this.
Would you upload your single tracks (without FX), please? I would like to put them into the original mix and play around a bit. Besides, I could use some of those dirty little helpers to correct some timing or intonation flaws.
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Mon, Feb 15, 2010 @ 9:28 AM
Hello Willem! I’ve uploaded the vocal parts over here, under a CC-BY license. I agree with you about the “too many words” part. Overall it made the vocals sound too busy and muffled. Plus, my enunciation isn’t that great (I’d like to blame my recording equipment but who am I kidding? lol) You’d be doing me a BIG favour by helping correct any of the vocal flaws. I hope it doesn’t frustrate you too much. Actually, I was kinda hoping some other better vocalist would come along and sing the lyrics.
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Mon, Feb 15, 2010 @ 9:34 AM
BTW, I popped over to your MySpace page. http://www.myspace.com/will...

My favourite track is the one titled “Willem Sucht Den Superstar”. Really catchy melody. Any chance that you’ll share the stems for that one here? I’m more confident of my guitar playing than my vocals :)
 
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permalink   WillemWillem Mon, Feb 15, 2010 @ 9:45 AM
Quote: Ivan ChewBTW, I popped over to your MySpace page. http://www.myspace.com/will...

My favourite track is the one titled “Willem Sucht Den Superstar”. Really catchy melody. Any chance that you’ll share the stems for that one here? I’m more confident of my guitar playing than my vocals :)


Thank you! That’s good to hear because it was my plan to do it anyway … I’m going to upload that in some days.
 
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permalink   WillemWillem Tue, Feb 16, 2010 @ 11:09 AM
The song is now online: http://ccmixter.org/files/W... .

I am quite happy about all these positive comments here. Makes me want to upload some other stuff …
Currently, I have not got the time to remix your vocals, but I am already looking forward to doing it.
Admiral Bob
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permalink   Mon, Feb 15, 2010 @ 5:12 AM
This is an astonishing accomplishment. And I don’t even have words to describe it. Bravo.
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Mon, Feb 15, 2010 @ 8:56 AM
Hey admiral, thanks for the flattering comment. While uploading this track, I was just thinking “If only I could sing like admiralbob”. Honest! :)
Subliminal
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permalink   Mon, Feb 15, 2010 @ 10:32 AM
Maybe I don’t know what I am talking about, but to these ears your voice sounds pretty good. And a great song too.
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Tue, Feb 16, 2010 @ 6:17 AM
Aw, thanks for saying that. Appreciate the encouragement!
SackJo22
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permalink   Mon, Feb 15, 2010 @ 10:53 AM
This is an excellent song! Great structure and wonderful melody. Bravo!
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Tue, Feb 16, 2010 @ 6:19 AM
What are the chances of you having a go at the lyrics? :) I am dead certain you’d make it sound much, much better.
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Sat, Feb 20, 2010 @ 4:26 PM
You sound terrific!
urmymuse
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permalink   Mon, Feb 15, 2010 @ 1:12 PM
Hi Ivan, this is great. Its got a great sixties / slightly psychedelic vibe . If this is why you were feeling so tired the other day it was well worth it!
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Tue, Feb 16, 2010 @ 6:20 AM
Nah, actually this was part of the recovery LOL
colab
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permalink   Mon, Feb 15, 2010 @ 5:12 PM
This is fantastic. I listened to it earlier today and liked it straight away.

You’ve come up with a hell of a track here - The vocal work is excellent - really glad you finally decided to share a vocal recording.

Yeah - this is a great track. Nice job.
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Tue, Feb 16, 2010 @ 6:27 AM
Quote: colabThe vocal work is excellent - really glad you finally decided to share a vocal recording. Haha, actually I’ve shared my vocals before in ccMixter :) I still get squeamish when listening to myself, though with this one I seem to have struck a right chord. Am surprised at the number of Recommends.

Anyway thanks for liking the song. I’m not just being humble when I say it was WillemWillem’s track that brought the vocals out. Kudos to him.
timberman
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permalink   Mon, Feb 15, 2010 @ 9:40 PM
Agree with Colab. Great vocal recording and great harmony singing, sort of like psychedelic, British pop music à la XTC.
Very good!
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Tue, Feb 16, 2010 @ 6:29 AM
Thank you! I’m beginning to realise what you all mean by the “psychedelic” part. Maybe it was the recording quality…
Papa_Zulu
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permalink   Sun, Feb 21, 2010 @ 11:00 PM
Nice vox Ivan, it sounds kinda Beatles-ish if that makes any sense!
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Tue, Feb 23, 2010 @ 8:22 AM
The lyrics or the singing? Not surprised about the lyrics sounding a bit “Brit”. As for the vocals… well, I once recorded myself singing and playing the Beatles’ “Yesterday”. And I sounded like McCartney LOL
DURDEN
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permalink   Tue, Apr 27, 2010 @ 6:16 PM
Good voice and good melody. goes hand in hand with the feeling of the music. The harmonies are cool.

You should sing more and if you dont have mics take care of the clipping and use what you have and upload the different takes.
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Wed, Apr 28, 2010 @ 9:34 AM
Thanks for the compliments and positive vibes :) Appreciate it. Don’t have mics at the moment. Recorded it straight using my Macbook Pro’s microphone.
copperhead
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permalink   Sun, May 2, 2010 @ 9:39 AM
You did a fantastic job on the vocals and melody Ivan! Much impressed :)
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Sun, May 2, 2010 @ 9:56 AM
Aw, thanks man. And thanks for (re)discovering this piece. WillemWillem’s track deserves credit too, for the inspiration.
 
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permalink   copperhead Sun, May 2, 2010 @ 10:17 AM
I have been fooling with this piece for a month a little at a time now lol. Yes Williem had some gifted pieces :)