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Reviews for "Dim Shafts Of Light"

Dim Shafts Of Light
by Subliminal
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Fri, Jan 22, 2010 @ 1:53 PM
 
timberman
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permalink   Fri, Jan 22, 2010 @ 2:21 PM
What a return. This magical, mesmerising and beautiful piece is just fantastic. Restrained yet powerful. A production clear as a carefully carbonated spring water.
How inspirational.
Yes!
 
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permalink   Subliminal Fri, Jan 22, 2010 @ 11:50 PM
Thanks! And thanks for the wonderful recording of Kim. It will also be in the next piece.
 
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permalink   timberman Sat, Jan 23, 2010 @ 1:50 AM
I’ve forwarded the link to this song to Kim so she can hear it. Pretty sure she’ll be delighted.
MC Jack in the Box
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permalink   Fri, Jan 22, 2010 @ 2:50 PM
really nicely done, and welcome back! i love how you actually use the clock as the beat, and how you creatively pan both the female vocals and anchor’s spoken word. the pads are so lush they hold their own nicely when the clock drops out, but the simple yet so effective use of the clock is a really smart touch.

i always like to throw around the “cinematic” tag with respect to your stuff, and this certainly would be easy to qualify as such, but without hopefully sounding too cliche, your tracks create the imagery in a unique and imaginary way rather than supporting something already there.

and length wise, i think it’s perfect. it’s a pretty quick 4 and a half minutes. looking forward to the rest of the audio tryptych. :)
 
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permalink   Subliminal Sat, Jan 23, 2010 @ 12:04 AM
It was Per’s sample of Kim that gave me the idea of the ticking clock, because there is something like it going on in the background of the recording (probably the metronome). The pads are actually Colab’s piano drenched in reverb.

Well, if you think that this one is “cinematic” then wait until you’ve heard the last one. ;-)

Thanks for the kind words and again, thanks for your blog entry comment.
CiggiBurns
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permalink   Fri, Jan 22, 2010 @ 2:51 PM
What a mysterious, exquisite sound world you’ve created here, Sub. I don’t know why, but it made me think of the interior of the Beast’s house in Cocteau’s ‘La Belle et La Bete’ - a favourite film of mine. xxxx
 
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permalink   Subliminal Sat, Jan 23, 2010 @ 12:13 AM
I don’t know the film, but I appreciate the compliment very much. Thank you!
SackJo22
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permalink   Fri, Jan 22, 2010 @ 3:12 PM
Evocative and beautiful and perfectly suited to the grey sky that glimmers with spots of sunshine as the storm transforms. It is very, very nice to enjoy your music here once again!
 
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permalink   Subliminal Sat, Jan 23, 2010 @ 12:17 AM
And it’s very nice to be back. Watch out for the last remix, because it features a certain someone…;-)
Anchor
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permalink   Fri, Jan 22, 2010 @ 3:33 PM
artistic -
compelling stuff -
your ability to craft sounds into a story-telling framework is quite apparent in this offering.
Glad you have re-entered the ccmixter atmosphere Michel!
 
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permalink   Subliminal Sat, Jan 23, 2010 @ 12:31 AM
Thanks Anchor. Well, you are largely responsible for the re-entry.
Scomber
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permalink   Fri, Jan 22, 2010 @ 4:33 PM
Welcome back to my fav lowlander. Missed this type of sound
 
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permalink   Subliminal Sat, Jan 23, 2010 @ 12:33 AM
Hey Scomber, thanks very much. I see you are still as productive as ever.
colab
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permalink   Fri, Jan 22, 2010 @ 8:16 PM
Hahaha. What a delightful treat. Seriously. This is entirely enjoyable.

Is that even the right description? I don’t mean enjoyable like watching a Hollywood movie, but perhaps in the sense of sense of having a pint of Stella with a friend and having a conversation about things that matter.

I’m really glad to see you back here, and even more happy to have a part of this track. Thanks for that.

Oh, and re: Fat Tuesday - I’m back to work on it. Three tracks done. -ish. :)

And you’re still on the list of people to receive it when it’s done. :)
 
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permalink   Subliminal Sat, Jan 23, 2010 @ 12:37 AM
Cool. I still have the demo version of Fat Tuesday on my hard drive. I think I am going to give it another spin later today.

And thanks for the piano. It was what created the atmosphere for this piece on top of which the other elements were laid down.
 
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permalink   colab Thu, Nov 3, 2016 @ 12:01 PM
I went down a long winding path today listening to old tracks and ended up here.

I won’t ruin the moment by saying too much, so instead I’ll just say thanks. this still is one of my favourites.
Speck
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permalink   Sat, Jan 23, 2010 @ 6:12 AM
Some fine and familiar samples woven into a suspenseful and satisfying soundscape with meaning and depth. Nice.
 
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permalink   Subliminal Sat, Jan 23, 2010 @ 8:52 AM
Thanks for the kind words.
Chuck Berglund
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permalink   Sun, Jan 24, 2010 @ 2:42 AM
Very Talented Creative Piece!!.Awesum Pads!.and the FX also Compliments the Music/Words/Singing. I ventured outside to check the lots for icing..after hearing this track and the dim shafts of light from the parking lot lights in the dense fog and mist were awesum. Awareness of all that is. Thanks
 
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permalink   Subliminal Sun, Jan 24, 2010 @ 8:09 AM
Thank you for your compliments. Always nice when music seems to connect to what’s happening around us.