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Reviews for "Citizens Start Your Engines"

Citizens Start Your Engines
by Ivan Chew
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Sat, Nov 5, 2011 @ 7:24 AM

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Admiral Bob
permalink   Sat, Nov 5, 2011 @ 7:27 AM
Totally seamless transitions between parts. Very filmatic, and it builds powerfully through its movements.
permalink   Ivan Chew Sat, Nov 5, 2011 @ 7:40 AM
Thanks for listening and the feedback. I just posted the “how i did it” section. I was very pleased that Sturzstrom’s mix matched Justin’s 120bpm tempo, so that helped a lot. I used Sturzstrom’s beats as the foundation of the mix, although it was a pity one couldn’t really hear much of Sturzstrom’s remix unless you know which parts to look out for. I was also tickled that this mashup inadvertently involved MyVanillaWorld as well, who is my bandmate!
permalink   Sat, Nov 5, 2011 @ 8:17 AM
Very cinematic track Ivan, great vid too
permalink   Ivan Chew Sat, Nov 5, 2011 @ 10:16 AM
Heh, I was about to write you to ask if you have any ideas for a music video for Simpler Times. Speaking of which, you should upload those stems, to ccM! I’d be happy to do it but won’t be right to point people my way if the stems are yours.
permalink   Sat, Nov 5, 2011 @ 12:56 PM
this gave me the feeling of something beginning or ending, both in good ways, like sunrise or sunset in that it’s very touching on a human level. really beautiful!
permalink   Ivan Chew Sat, Nov 5, 2011 @ 8:08 PM
Thanks for that thoughtful description. I think I know what you’re talking about. And suspect it’s Justin Koh’s “Citizen Start Your Engines” sample that largely contributed to that feel. At least, that’s what I felt when I first heard it. My contribution was really just easing in the start and end. Credit really goes to Justin Koh. Thanks again for listening.
permalink   Sat, Nov 5, 2011 @ 1:08 PM
It’s really good. The video is done nicely as well. Well done Son.
permalink   Ivan Chew Sat, Nov 5, 2011 @ 8:16 PM
Thank you for the remix. It really served as the inspiration for me to approach the rest of the mix. You probably have no idea how timely your upload was. It came in just 2 days before a deadline :)
Donnie Drost
permalink   Sun, Nov 6, 2011 @ 1:06 AM
Wow, very nice song, the video amplifies all these many different musical facets.
(I really like this small dancing child, btw)
permalink   Ivan Chew Sun, Nov 6, 2011 @ 5:19 AM
Hey, thanks for watching. That particular footage was from Hamish Darby.
permalink   Sun, Nov 6, 2011 @ 5:29 AM
Nice gentle build and unforced feel throughout. Very enjoyable listen.
permalink   Ivan Chew Sun, Nov 6, 2011 @ 5:55 AM
Wow, coming from you, Thanks! I appreciate the affirmation. And once again, I’ve to remind myself credit really goes to Justin and Sturzstrom.
permalink   Sun, Nov 6, 2011 @ 6:43 AM
This is a little different from your other remixes Ivan but done to perfection. The kick drum in the intro grabbed me right away. I had to listen twice :) Myvanilla is in your band?
permalink   Ivan Chew Sun, Nov 6, 2011 @ 7:24 AM
Yes she is. I’d like to say we’re a pseudo band cos we don’t meet to jam and we don’t perform ‘live’. We work via email and our DAWs. Which reminds me… I need to update our About page (shameless plug!)
permalink   Mon, Nov 7, 2011 @ 12:06 PM
I love this, Ivan. It’s exactly up my alley. Fantastic progression throughout.

Yeah. This is excellent work.
permalink   Ivan Chew Mon, Nov 7, 2011 @ 6:37 PM
Thanks man. I really have to try and get Justin Koh to upload stuff here. It’s really to his credit (his original Citizens Start Your Engine) that this track is getting the listens and recommendations.
Analog By Nature
permalink   Wed, Nov 9, 2011 @ 2:49 PM