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To Be Or Not
by Ivan Chew
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Thu, May 27, 2010 @ 4:27 AM
 
Admiral Bob
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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.
timberman
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permalink   Thu, May 27, 2010 @ 9:06 AM
I like this a lot. echoed’s b/t has a sort of lo-fi Massive AĆ”ttack feel to it and your singing is really good!
 
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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
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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!!
 
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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.
 
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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 :)
copperhead
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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 :)
 
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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!
urmymuse
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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”
 
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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.