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Reviews for "Arty Lovey War"

Arty Lovey War
by Scott Altham
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Fri, Jul 24, 2009 @ 2:05 PM

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permalink   Fri, Jul 24, 2009 @ 2:20 PM
Blimey, Scottie! Fabulous!! I absolutely love this arrangement of Panu’s beautiful song and it warms the cockles of my heart that you’ve chosen me to mark your return to the UK and the start of more mixter masterpieces from you. xx
permalink   Scott Altham Sat, Jul 25, 2009 @ 12:59 AM
Great - Glad you liked it Ciggi. I’d been wanting to tackle this pella for a while and it blends beautifully with the pad’s of Nexus (the VST used).
permalink   Fri, Jul 24, 2009 @ 3:18 PM
Well, it’s late at night here in this part of the world and I am tuning my radio to althamradio to fill this hot african summer with good sounds, good reverbed synths (just a bit too repeated in the middle section, to my taste), great arrangment, good return.

permalink   Scott Altham Sat, Jul 25, 2009 @ 12:55 AM
Thanks for the comments Carosone. Sounds like a great night you’re having. Interesting you mention the longer mid section - its only 24 bars and normally I’d change the arrangement after 16 or so, but since a lot of starting and stopping of the rhythm track occurs in this track, I thought it best for those who enjoy the main drive of the track gets a little bit longer (though some variation may make this a little better). Cheers
permalink   Fri, Jul 24, 2009 @ 3:25 PM
permalink   Scott Altham Sat, Jul 25, 2009 @ 12:53 AM
permalink   Fri, Jul 24, 2009 @ 3:32 PM
he’s baaaaack! in full form, too!
permalink   Scott Altham Sat, Jul 25, 2009 @ 12:52 AM
Thanks Spin. Its funny, but its only been a month, but when you submit mixes a lot you really miss this place after only a short period of time. Its always astounding at the general quality of mixes when compared to other music submission sites (I remember the old mp3.com site used to be full of naff music).
permalink   Fri, Jul 24, 2009 @ 5:38 PM
Welcome back!!

I don’t think this is one of your better mixes but it’s a nice bit of firewood to start the bonfire of what is to come I’m sure.

That’s the problem with being so good. So much is expected!!:O)
permalink   Scott Altham Sat, Jul 25, 2009 @ 12:51 AM
This is it, not quite back into that ‘rhythm’ yet like last year. That career break had me in a zone with these cc submissions - I blame IT ;-)
permalink   Fri, Jul 24, 2009 @ 6:02 PM
very nicely done, SA. welcome back!
permalink   Scott Altham Sat, Jul 25, 2009 @ 12:49 AM
Thanks Panu, I hear this is your work also?
permalink   Fri, Jul 24, 2009 @ 8:26 PM
Never been to England, but if i did, i’d sit and listen to the English talk all day. I’ve always adored the english accent. Ciggi’s vocals, with her strong and proud english accent, sound beautiful here in this lovely arrangement.
Like always, another GEM.
Well done Scott.
permalink   Scott Altham Sat, Jul 25, 2009 @ 12:48 AM
Thanks man. If you came to town, Ciggi could show you around the south, LS the midlands and myself the North. Great place (apart from the thugs n hustlers of course (named above ;-)). Cheers
permalink   Fri, Jul 24, 2009 @ 9:51 PM
Oh man - not fair - I almost peed myself out of sheer joy listening to this.

The build-up here is just fantastic - you have an incredible ear (and touch) for maintaining just the right balance throughout. This is just so bloody good.

It’s only been a month since your last upload, and yet it feels like so much longer. Funny that. :)
permalink   Scott Altham Sat, Jul 25, 2009 @ 12:47 AM
Ha Ha Thanks a lot Colab.

Its taken about a month to move, but It feel’s like longer to me too.

I had you in mind whilst mixing this one actually - I have a tendency to have the rhythm track too high in the mix in general (its my dance background!), where as I think you tend to place the rhythm at a lower volume which works a lot better, so I’ve done that here too.

Glad you liked.
permalink   colab Tue, Jan 12, 2010 @ 12:53 PM
Bleemin ‘eck, Scott. I came back to listen to this track, and it still manages to press all my buttons.

This is thoroughly enjoyable. Everything about it is just … so.

Just what I needed this afternoon.
permalink   Sat, Jul 25, 2009 @ 3:35 AM
Ooo, I thought you had sampled some Tears For Fears here. I Will have to check that VST.

Expertly built i was not expecting it to go where it did and sonically its a joy to listen to.

See you played the John Travolta card, :-)
permalink   Scott Altham Sun, Jul 26, 2009 @ 4:43 PM
ReFX Nexus = Awesome (not a huge amount of presets, but its a case of quality vs. quantity).

Thanks for listening!
permalink   Sat, Jul 25, 2009 @ 9:02 AM
The intro creates this sense of the epic, vast wash of sound in which Ciggi’s voice floats like clouds over the plains, and then the beats come bringing it all back to earth and reminding me that what is there is inside here. Wonderful treatment.
permalink   Scott Altham Sun, Jul 26, 2009 @ 4:44 PM
Cheers SackJo22 (that seem’s wierd, but I don’t know your actual name). Thanks for stopping by.
permalink   SackJo22 Sun, Jul 26, 2009 @ 10:39 PM
My actual name is Susan. :-)
ditto ditto
permalink   Sat, Jul 25, 2009 @ 9:02 AM
This is absolutely fantastic. Great arrangements, sounds, harmonys, atmosphere. Perfect gracefulness..
Really remember the song of Telepopmusik, called “ Breathe”
permalink   Scott Altham Sun, Jul 26, 2009 @ 4:46 PM
Cheers infinate ditto… Stangely enough I’d been listening to Telepopmuzik’s breath track a week or so ago, so is probably the inspiration for this track… well spotted.
permalink   Sun, Jul 26, 2009 @ 2:08 PM
Oi, welcome home Mr. Altham. Just thinking about you the other day while looking at old pix of the Liver building ;-).

What I liked about this is a general sense of gentleness about it. Sure it’s got all the production value your stuff always has but there is this very tender aspect that really suits Ciggi’s vocal style and lyrics so well.

Very sensitive. I like that a lot.
permalink   Scott Altham Sun, Jul 26, 2009 @ 4:41 PM
Ah yes, the Liver Building, not been there for a while.

Thanks for your kind words essesq. Great that you’ve identified with the gentleness of the mix… something I tried to convey. Glad you liked it.