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Dream Of U
by Scott Altham
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Sat, Apr 17, 2010 @ 2:05 PM

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permalink   Sat, Apr 17, 2010 @ 2:19 PM
Definitely a summer song, as I can definitely get into the mood here in Florida. had my head rockin the whole song. Great job
permalink   Scott Altham Sat, Apr 17, 2010 @ 2:41 PM
Florida hey, now that is sunny. Cheers for Listening!
permalink   Sat, Apr 17, 2010 @ 4:59 PM
Sweet and smooth. Perfect for girlfriend, and for chilling. Excellent !
permalink   Scott Altham Sun, Apr 18, 2010 @ 4:20 AM
Chillaxing indeed. Thanks for listening and commenting… I see you’ve got a tune up so I’ll check that out in a mo(ment).
MC Jack in the Box
permalink   Sat, Apr 17, 2010 @ 9:44 PM
Wow, nice seamless transition from the lo-fi intro into the piano section. Love the sparse backing track, which is actually quite rich with subtle nuances and textures which don’t escape me. And it’s a great fit for the KCentric track. Very relaxed and chill vibe. Very nice! It got hooks! You’re like the Dutch version of ditto ditto (aka the French Beck).
permalink   Scott Altham Sun, Apr 18, 2010 @ 4:21 AM
Hey There,

Funny that you mention beck, I had his work in mind when making this so just glad that came across in the resulting mix down.

Thanks for stoppin’ in.

ps - Missing the Cool Music Show…
permalink   Sat, Apr 17, 2010 @ 11:13 PM
I settle for a nice Spring. And this is the perfect soundtrack for this season. I really like your attention for detail in this piece. Rich and subtle indeed.
permalink   Scott Altham Sun, Apr 18, 2010 @ 4:22 AM
How is the weather over in Nether region? Looking forward to moving back in July… The missus won’t shut up about it!

Thanks for commenting
permalink   Subliminal Sun, Apr 18, 2010 @ 8:29 AM
The weather has been rather nice this weekend. I went for a walk this morning and especially in the sun it felt quite pleasant.
permalink   Sun, Apr 18, 2010 @ 2:19 AM
Agree with MCJIB. I can also hear echoes of Beck in this. Very cool and extremely catchy.
permalink   Scott Altham Sun, Apr 18, 2010 @ 4:26 AM
Cheers Per, I said to MCJITB that I had beck in mind for this one so glad its been identified.
permalink   Sun, Apr 18, 2010 @ 3:57 AM
Ok i love it cool work as usual. I am going to say two things.

You establish the piano melody and then never come back to it, its worth repeating. Also there is another 8 before the vox hits and i was expecting it to drop as the piano ended.

So to my ears that would be the first change, arrangement wise. Lose that 8 ( keep your glitchy edit ) you have before the vocal and then bring back your piano part at the end of the chorus,so inbetween and before the second verse. That way it stays the same length.

Maybe do some repeats with the chorus going over the piano part towards the end.

Thats all Altham you can go now , and have it on my desk by Tuesday morning :-)
permalink   Scott Altham Sun, Apr 18, 2010 @ 4:31 AM
…But Siiiiiiiirr,

Hey, Thanks for listening. Interestingly enough my second bounce of this track killed the guitar a bit earlier in the mix and faded with the original piano melody. v2 had less low end EQ though so I decided to use the original rendered version (this one).

I really enjoyed the process putting this one together so I’ll likely go back and run these suggestions through in the week (no work travel for the first week in forever this week).

Any cc mixes on the horizon?

permalink   Loveshadow Mon, Apr 19, 2010 @ 3:49 AM
I have a batch of old unfinished mixes i never uploaded that i might create a mix tape out of.

Other than that the only thing on my horizon is ash :-)
permalink   Sun, Apr 18, 2010 @ 6:48 PM
I like this a lot, made me wish I had some ankle bells to jingle along with the beat. It’s really nice to hear rap in this environment, because it is poetry after all and sometimes with all the heaviness of the music the nuance of the language can be overlooked, which it should never be.

Nothing beats romance in summer :-).
permalink   Scott Altham Sat, Apr 24, 2010 @ 6:25 AM
Really liked your view on how the rap thrives in this environment. Thanks for listening!
permalink   Sun, Apr 18, 2010 @ 10:20 PM
I’m still trying to catch up after being away for a few days and am so glad I found this track — what a great feel. I love this pell which is full of sweetness, and your alt-hop-electron-downtempo treatment brings out the best in it. Beck-ish, perhaps, but there is still a unique upbeat quality that I always associate with you.
permalink   Scott Altham Sat, Apr 24, 2010 @ 6:27 AM
Hey Susan, thanks for commenting. Unique upbeat hey, cool.
permalink   Mon, Apr 19, 2010 @ 6:37 PM
LS is absolutely right. Actually, scratch that - I meant to say that I feel exactly the same way. :)

The reversed sort of piano would work really, really nicely layered with the other elements you introduce later.

But I only point that out because this is just a bloody strong track. Fantastically well done to balance the laid-back easy-flowing pop feel with a heavier beat.

Love it.
permalink   Scott Altham Sat, Apr 24, 2010 @ 6:28 AM
Cheers C.

After popping this one on my ipod, I’d tend to agree about the one time piano feature. Good spot on the verbed reverse though, it’s subtle.