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Close My Eyes
by Subliminal
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Sun, Apr 20, 2008 @ 11:50 AM

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Anchor
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permalink   Wed, Apr 23, 2008 @ 8:50 AM
I tried to leave this comment on your Blog page, but couldn’t get it accepted for some reason…so here it is:
I think you should always trust your vision and your impulses as a composer/creator. Many things which sound unusual to others are often rare manifestations of beauty….conversely much of what is popular is vulgar (as Mr. O. Wilde said)…We are often out own most severe critics, but it is important to share your music…it requires an audience after all.
Anchor Mejans
oh yeah - and I enjoyed this offering as well…..
 
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permalink   Subliminal Wed, Apr 23, 2008 @ 8:59 AM
Quote: Anchor MéjansI tried to leave this comment on your Blog page, but couldn’t get it accepted for some reason…

It’s probably because of the setting to prevent spam. Sorry about that.

Quote: Anchor Méjansso here it is:
I think you should always trust your vision and your impulses as a composer/creator. Many things which sound unusual to others are often rare manifestations of beauty….conversely much of what is popular is vulgar (as Mr. O. Wilde said)…We are often out own most severe critics, but it is important to share your music…it requires an audience after all.


Absolutely true on all accounts, especially the part about being our own most severe critics. Sometimes you’ve become too intimite with your own songs to be able to judge them ‘objectively’.

Quote: Anchor Méjansoh yeah - and I enjoyed this offering as well…..

Thank you very much!
DURDEN
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permalink   Thu, Apr 24, 2008 @ 8:37 AM
Man, are you in drugs? That was a compliment ;) Love the ebow guitars. I think this really works as a movie soundtrack.
 
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permalink   Subliminal Thu, Apr 24, 2008 @ 8:59 AM
I only drink the occasional bottle of red wine. ;-) Thanks for the compliment.
oldDog
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permalink   Thu, Apr 24, 2008 @ 10:01 AM
I don’t know why you’re not happy with this, I think it works really well, particularly the mix of higher frequency sounds with the more floaty stuff.
My only niggle is that duckett’s poem is so powerful (I mixed it myself) that it’s a shame not to hear the words more clearly - but maybe you wanted to concentrate more on the sound than the meaning?
 
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permalink   Subliminal Thu, Apr 24, 2008 @ 11:02 AM
In retrospect even I have come to like it. But the road that led to it was a bit bumpy with lots of failed attempts at writing music. (Actually I added Duckett’s poem to the intro of my attempt at remixing A Minor Theory’s Wait.) So perhaps it was that road which influenced my opinion.

My treatment of Duckett’s poem is intentional. I wanted it to be a part of the music in stead of the music being a musical backdrop for the poem. Maybe not too respectful to Duckett and his poem, which, by the way, I like very much, but I guess that other people (Audiotechnica comes to mind) gave it the space it deserves.

Anyway, thanks for your kind words and my apologies if I came over too negative.
Loveshadow
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permalink   Thu, Apr 24, 2008 @ 12:54 PM
I like this , i like the fact the poem has gone its left like a watermark in the evolving sound.

The intro was great, i will use it for sure in something, somewhere, sometime. Its too good not to or miss.
 
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permalink   Subliminal Fri, Apr 25, 2008 @ 11:27 AM
Thanks. And if you want me to upload individual tracks then just drop me a line.
duckett
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permalink   Thu, Apr 24, 2008 @ 1:27 PM
Sorry I hadn’t gotten around to this earlier- and while I certainly appreciate the nice things said about my poem, I had no problem with how it’s treated in the context of this mix; it gives an “audible thought”-like quality to it. If I were storyboarding a video for this, it might involve some sort of long slow labyrinthine zoom transition from an exterior to an interior, revealing a figure, separating from shadow, but their lips would never move. Then again, I’m no video director..
All rambling aside, I like it!
 
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permalink   Subliminal Fri, Apr 25, 2008 @ 11:31 AM
Ramble on! And start being a video director. ;-) It’s good to hear you like it and read about the images it triggers in you.
AT
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permalink   Thu, Apr 24, 2008 @ 9:11 PM
Hey Subliminal, you must be sending out those messages again, I was just working on a Wait mix and tried to mix in Close my eyes, not sure why the two seem to want to connect!
I really like this (and yes stop being so damn hard on yourself) I didnt have a trouble with the less than up front placement of ducketts poem, your placement works very well with the musical backing you gave it. Enjoyed alot.
 
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permalink   Subliminal Fri, Apr 25, 2008 @ 11:35 AM
Hi AT! Thank you very much! Your wonderful treatment of Duckett’s great poem was a joy to listen to and a trigger for me to have a go at it myself. I am curious about your Wait remix.
TheJoe
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permalink   Mon, Apr 28, 2008 @ 10:08 AM
Still have let a comment on MI7 on this remix, but listening to it again I don_t want to miss, saying it again or in different words.
A stunning and beautiful remix. As for me the sounds and the different parts do morph like a “Eruca” or “Caterpillar” to a butterfly: slowly and naturally ;-)
 
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permalink   Subliminal Tue, Apr 29, 2008 @ 11:46 AM
Thanks again. Much appreciated. I just realised that this remix got the most reviews, and all positive. Funny how something that was so hard to conceive and even a little bit hard to love (at least by myself) gets such a good response.
spinmeister
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permalink   Thu, May 15, 2008 @ 9:48 AM
I just realized that I hadn’t actually left you a comment when I first heard this ever so intriguing remix. This is a really interesting combination of sounds and emotions creating an entirely new thing from very different components. A “sublime” piece of music!
 
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permalink   Subliminal Thu, May 15, 2008 @ 11:08 AM
That’s a lot of praise from you today, which is very much appreciated. I am very glad that I found this and associated sites, because it really gave my creativity the much needed boost. It’s great fun working with all these high quality elements and trying to come up with something new.