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Reviews for "Dawn Of Time: Morning Cube"

Dawn Of Time: Morning Cube
by spinmeister
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Fri, Dec 4, 2009 @ 11:37 AM
 
SackJo22
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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!
 
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permalink   spinmeister Fri, Dec 4, 2009 @ 2:56 PM
Thanks for your gracious reaction to my re-imagination of your wonderful poem, SJ! Now that this deadline has been (barely!) met, I can finally get back to work on “my other job” ;-)
essesq
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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.
 
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permalink   essesq Fri, Dec 4, 2009 @ 12:02 PM
So, do you have a second favorite Norwegian composer ;-) ?
 
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permalink   spinmeister Fri, Dec 4, 2009 @ 12:04 PM
whoever wrote “Take on me” :-)
 
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permalink   AIR_LOMEG Fri, Dec 4, 2009 @ 2:27 PM
you mean Turbonegro?
 
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permalink   spinmeister Fri, Dec 4, 2009 @ 2:52 PM
lol! :-)

I meant these guys: Morten Harket, Pål Waaktaar and Magne Furuholmen :-)
 
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permalink   spinmeister Fri, Dec 4, 2009 @ 3:02 PM
you remembered! :-) Thank you kindly, Ms. E! The “on time” was a challenge indeed this time around. Fortunately the rapidly approaching deadline also helped to focus the mind.
AIR_LOMEG
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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.
 
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permalink   spinmeister Fri, Dec 4, 2009 @ 3:04 PM
thank you A_L ! Yes indeed, many works of that Grieg guy stand the test of time very well!
 
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permalink   gurdonark Fri, Dec 4, 2009 @ 8:31 PM
I love all the shorter Grieg piano pieces—so expressive, and human.
timberman
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permalink   Fri, Dec 4, 2009 @ 2:38 PM
How very creative and clever, Spinmaestro.
One of the best in my opinion.
 
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permalink   spinmeister Fri, Dec 4, 2009 @ 3:06 PM
thank you for that kind comment, St. P! I could only hope to measure up to some of your own elaborate work!
Anchor
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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.
 
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permalink   spinmeister Fri, Dec 4, 2009 @ 3:08 PM
thank you AM! Fortunately, there’s a few of us who enjoy mixing the old with the new. :-)
gurdonark
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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.
 
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permalink   spinmeister Fri, Dec 4, 2009 @ 11:48 PM
Thank your Mr. G! Your drones were the perfect underpinnings for the atmosphere!
CiggiBurns
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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
 
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permalink   spinmeister Sun, Dec 6, 2009 @ 7:16 PM
ahh thank you, CB!
colab
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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. :)
 
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permalink   spinmeister Sun, Dec 6, 2009 @ 7:20 PM
guilty as charged - it is a concept piece - for better and worse.
 
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permalink   spinmeister Sun, Dec 13, 2009 @ 11:56 AM
As you rightfully pointed out, this is - for better and worse - very much a concept piece. So I’ve finally added a bunch of notes to the “ How I Did It” to explain what I was trying to achieve with several layers of intended meaning.
ditto ditto
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permalink   Mon, Dec 7, 2009 @ 2:28 PM
Oh yes, great idea..
 
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permalink   spinmeister Mon, Dec 7, 2009 @ 3:01 PM
thanks DD!
J.Lang
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permalink   Mon, Dec 7, 2009 @ 2:58 PM
Beautiful and then you come in with the rhythm track. Wow, very nice!!
 
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permalink   spinmeister Mon, Dec 7, 2009 @ 3:02 PM
nothing like a bit of beat! Thank you JL!
Snowflake
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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……
 
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permalink   spinmeister Thu, Dec 10, 2009 @ 5:06 PM
thanks for your kind words SF! - We are supposed to get a few of your siblings show up here over the next few days. :-)
AT
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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.
 
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permalink   spinmeister Fri, Dec 11, 2009 @ 9:38 PM
Thanks, AT - maybe we should start a secret Grieg admiration Society! :-)
spinningmerkaba
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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!
 
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permalink   spinmeister Sun, Dec 13, 2009 @ 11:51 AM
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.
synthetic1
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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.
 
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permalink   spinmeister Sat, Feb 6, 2010 @ 12:25 PM
thanks Synthetic1. Indeed I used to listen to all of those in the day!
Scott Altham
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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.
 
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permalink   spinmeister Sat, Feb 6, 2010 @ 12:26 PM
Thank you for those kind words, SA! Glad to see you around here again. Even more glad to hear you around!
copperhead
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permalink   Mon, Mar 22, 2010 @ 10:56 AM
WOW! How did I miss this. Really spectacular!!!!