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To Be Or Not
by Ivan Chew
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Thu, May 27, 2010 @ 4:27 AM
Admiral Bob
permalink   Thu, May 27, 2010 @ 6:55 AM
This is really good. Your voice is melodic and gentle, and turning the famous soliloquy into a song is a really inspired bit of creativity.

I’ve always loved the BT you chose.
permalink   Thu, May 27, 2010 @ 9:06 AM
I like this a lot. echoed’s b/t has a sort of lo-fi Massive Aáttack feel to it and your singing is really good!
permalink   Ivan Chew Thu, May 27, 2010 @ 3:17 PM
Haha, if I didn’t think you were a credible guy, I’d thought you were humouring me! Thanks St.Paul. Glad you liked this rendition.
Chandan Boruah
permalink   Thu, May 27, 2010 @ 10:50 AM
Man! Man!! Fine work!!!
I will make some “vocal-less” music and you can put in your vocals there.. You can do it too man (please).. and i will put in my vocals. Wwwow!! Will be gr8 fun!!
permalink   Ivan Chew Thu, May 27, 2010 @ 3:21 PM
Thanks! You gave me the inspiration, really. If not for your remix, I wouldn’t have discovered echoed’s track.
permalink   Chandan Boruah Thu, May 27, 2010 @ 7:45 PM
Ooh there are so many sample tracks here already, I have never seen them!! I tried to make one …I am not good at it :)
permalink   Thu, May 27, 2010 @ 2:15 PM
I like what you did here Ivan and you have good tone to your voice no matter :) I hear the vocal going up in the second half and even a vamp there too. I can’t put my finger on the vocalist you remind me of but it’s all good.
permalink   Admiral Bob Thu, May 27, 2010 @ 2:20 PM
I had the same feeling as I listened to it, until I finally figured it out. I think Ivan reminds me of Neil Finn, circa Split Enz.
permalink   copperhead Thu, May 27, 2010 @ 2:27 PM
Funny you chimed in here Bob, I was thinking of you to do some high vocal work over Ivan haha. Neil was a good choice but I am not sure I was thinking that :)
permalink   Ivan Chew Thu, May 27, 2010 @ 3:00 PM
Paul McCartney? I seem to sound like him when I sing “Yesterday”. :) Oh, the admiral is more than welcome to remix this, or totally replace my vocals (won’t mind at all one bit). Guys, thanks for listening and the comments!
permalink   Fri, May 28, 2010 @ 11:50 AM
Hi Ivan … nice melody, interesting idea. I wouldn’t worry about the nut not thing sounds like not to me. May be some sort of break in the middle would have added variety but the overall melody / idea is nicely catchy. PS When ever I think of Hamlet I reminded of 6th Form English Lit lessons and then This Mortal Coil who were a 4AD label composite band including various visits by the Cocteau Twins including the classic “Song to the Siren”
permalink   Ivan Chew Sat, May 29, 2010 @ 4:32 AM
You’re right. There should have been greater variation. I was rushing this a bit. Woah, your entire last line contains several interesting musical linkages.