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Open unplugged
by rocavaco
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Sun, Dec 12, 2010 @ 4:32 AM

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permalink   Sun, Dec 12, 2010 @ 6:37 AM
My heart is something that should be in the percussion music.
This was my first thought
But this is the perfect …:)
The maximum minimalism
Admiral Bob
permalink   Sun, Dec 12, 2010 @ 7:10 AM
This is nice. Although I will say the combination of the familiar melody is a little jarring, I know that’s simply a cultural factor on my part. This does work in terms of tone and melodies.
permalink   rocavaco Sun, Dec 12, 2010 @ 7:26 AM
Hope it’s not too irritating. I can only imagine since I don’t know the three kings song…
permalink   Sun, Dec 12, 2010 @ 10:18 AM
I realize from your perspective (not knowing We Three Kings) it may not seem like it, but from my perspective this is a brilliant concept, putting a different song over a familiar standard. And you did it so well. I think I would have let the guitar be alone until ‘I’m upside down…’ but from that moment on - love it.
permalink   Sun, Dec 12, 2010 @ 4:20 PM
Cool concept, R. Was listening and said, “hey, We Three King!”
permalink   Mon, Dec 13, 2010 @ 7:38 AM
what an excellent pairing…
unexpected pairing of the vocal with the Three Kings…
it works perfectly.
Clarence Simpson
permalink   Mon, Dec 13, 2010 @ 8:06 AM
Wow! This must have taken some work because I know how loose the tempo was on my recording (I didn’t use a metronome at all) and I know that snowflake usually has pretty strict timing on all her stuff. I can imagine the nightmare it was to line up the two. But your efforts were worth it. I think this turned out lovely!

Oh, and for what it’s worth, using the We Three Kings melody doesn’t bother me much at all. And having arranged the song, the original melody and words are very much engraved in my mind. I was just mentioning to Speck the other day how much I enjoy people taking a very familiar melody and putting it on top of a new (but still harmonically sound) chord pattern, or vice versa. Nice work in that regard.

I particularly enjoyed the “swing on the spiral” outro bits. Very nice match and very nice feel to it!

Well, I had thought about doing an Open remix at some point but now you’ve done it for me. One more thing off the To-Do list. Thanks! :D
permalink   rocavaco Mon, Dec 13, 2010 @ 10:12 AM
First of all I have to thank you. Since you joined ccMixter you have uploaded lots of high quality samples. And as I heard your Kings I immediately had an accompany voice in my ear/mind. And the very first guess with snowflake was Open and it had the same key - it was a MUST to try it.

Good to know that you enjoyed it.
permalink   Snowflake Tue, Dec 14, 2010 @ 2:34 PM
oh, would you please still do an Open remix, if you have time and inclination? would love to hear your take/production on it :)
permalink   Clarence Simpson Wed, Dec 15, 2010 @ 6:43 AM
Hehe… OK, back on my To-Do list. :)

Can’t promise when though. I actually managed to get a job so I don’t have quite as much music time as I did. Though hopefully I’ll be able to work on stuff over the holidays.

But first, I also need to finish my “I Miss You” mix that I started almost a month ago. Inspiration was flowing fast on that in the beginning and then I got stuck… :(
permalink   Snowflake Wed, Dec 15, 2010 @ 7:56 AM
i understand :) well, you gotta flow with the Tao of your own life! leave empty space for inspiration when you can - sometimes you can expand time when creating from that depth. congrats on the gig!
permalink   Tue, Dec 14, 2010 @ 2:33 PM
this is so cool! very unique combination - enough to bend my mind but also engage my heart. nicely done. peace.
permalink   rocavaco Tue, Dec 14, 2010 @ 11:04 PM
Thank you for sharing your superior work!
permalink   Tue, Dec 14, 2010 @ 10:39 PM
Wow! I absolutely love this track. Being sufficiently unfamiliar with the melody of We Three Kings, I was able to unabashedly appreciate the skill you brought to this track which accentuates the beauty of Snowflake’s voice and the delicacy of Clarence’s playing. Bravo!
permalink   Wed, Dec 15, 2010 @ 11:49 AM
Really nice pairing. Understand and admire the chopping up effort. The result is beautiful.
permalink   Tue, Dec 28, 2010 @ 8:08 AM
me rikey!