Reviews for "Dawn Of Time: Morning Cube"
permalink Fri, Dec 4, 2009 @ 11:55 AM
What imagination! I love how you worked with the language and the introduction of the Grieg is inspired — an instantly recognizable melody that lingers. Then your “how you did it” just shows how thoughtful you are! I am so glad that you are a part of The White Cube Remix project!
permalink Fri, Dec 4, 2009 @ 12:00 PM
I would have been first but my drier stopped and I had to rescue the shirts :-). Very nice work on the editing and arranging. Nice to see you coming full circle on your musical influences. I think it was a Grieg inspired piece that was one of the first I ever heard of yours. Thought-provoking and inspiring, and on time :-). Way to go.
permalink Fri, Dec 4, 2009 @ 2:30 PM
hope you had as much fun in the making as I had listening to it! Grieg’s a dancer… that’s for sure! Cheers, b.k.
permalink Fri, Dec 4, 2009 @ 2:38 PM
How very creative and clever, Spinmaestro.
One of the best in my opinion.
permalink Fri, Dec 4, 2009 @ 2:38 PM
This white cube project has brought forth some great stuff…
Loved the “morning/dawn theme” - linking the Past with the “Now”…
great work Spin and so beautifully crafted.
permalink Fri, Dec 4, 2009 @ 8:30 PM
When the Grieg comes in, it’s perfect. I love the kind of juxtaposition that a cool remix can achieve. This one really works, with the great arrangement of the spoken words, and the cinematic accompaniment.
permalink Sun, Dec 6, 2009 @ 5:13 AM
So cleverly, sweetly and beautifully done, Spin. Your storytelling brought on an irresistible smile. Thank you. xxxx
permalink Sun, Dec 6, 2009 @ 6:23 PM
The first third is just hauntingly beautiful. I love the atmosphere you’ve created - very good use of the original elements, and great production here.
Great rhythm after the half-point. I don’t love the Grieg elements though - to me it breaks the mood, and it felt more concept-y than part of the musical idea.
Can’t knock it though, because I have had that itch quite a number of times here at ccM, and when it comes you just have to scratch it. :)
permalink Mon, Dec 7, 2009 @ 2:28 PM
Oh yes, great idea..
permalink Mon, Dec 7, 2009 @ 2:58 PM
Beautiful and then you come in with the rhythm track. Wow, very nice!!
permalink Mon, Dec 7, 2009 @ 8:12 PM
i love how you created an entirely different story. this is an entirely new journey. awesome track with so many emotions……
permalink Fri, Dec 11, 2009 @ 8:29 PM
Hey Spinny—I will always have a soft spot for Grieg, very imaginative and personal rendition me thinks.
permalink Sun, Dec 13, 2009 @ 9:04 AM
Ha! I thought the Grieg melody was Tchaikovsky…is that like mistaking Yngwie Malmsteen for Michael Schenker?
I guess by throwing in such a recognizable melody, there is the risk of overshadowing the rest of the mix with it, which in this case would be the listener’s mistake.
I really liked how you brought different aspects of Sacko’s poem to the forefront, and how the mix develops slowly to the Grieg melody line. And then the beats take the track from ambient into a more pop world. It’s a journey—which is what exploding the white cube is. Way cool!
Thank you SM! lol - the idea was to have a Norwegian composer in honor of the exhibition in Oslo. So Tchaikovsky wouldn’t have done it. :-)
I’ve just added a bunch of notes to the “ How I Did It” because, being a concept piece, this one has several layers of intended meaning.
permalink Tue, Dec 29, 2009 @ 2:45 AM
It reminded me of an imaginary collaboration between Wendy Carlos, Allan Parsons, and maybe The Moody Blues.
permalink Sat, Feb 6, 2010 @ 6:31 AM
Wow, great vocal manipulation, an intense build, industrial atmos and then the stylish flip over to the flutey, electronic textures and smooth down tempo beats. Very nice.
permalink Mon, Mar 22, 2010 @ 10:56 AM
WOW! How did I miss this. Really spectacular!!!!