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Reviews for "Are You Happy Now (Dreamed Mix)"

Are You Happy Now (Dreamed Mix)
by vo1k1
Recommends (14)
Mon, May 31, 2010 @ 2:08 PM
 
colab
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permalink   Mon, May 31, 2010 @ 6:26 PM
I like this very, very much. Beautiful work. Love the slow build-up and the very careful use of chopped up musical phrases. Most excellent.

One minor thing for me is that the vocals sometimes disappear behind the instrumentals. Would be nice to hear it right up front and centre throughout.

Minor issue though. This is one of the better tracks I’ve heard in a long time.
 
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permalink   colab Tue, Jun 1, 2010 @ 11:52 AM
I’m back to listen to this for the umpteenth time, and it occurs to me that I didn’t sufficiently stress my last point - this is one of the better tracks I’ve heard in a long time.

Seriously - I’m discovering something new with each listen (the accented bass notes / slides, for instance).

This is absolutely stunning work.
 
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permalink   vo1k1 Tue, Jun 1, 2010 @ 3:36 PM
Quote: colabOne minor thing for me is that the vocals sometimes disappear behind the instrumentals. Would be nice to hear it right up front and centre throughout.

Hey colab - appreciate the feedback - especially as I love your work.

Question - some stuff in a mix is obviously artistic license - but I’ve been making a big attempt to have my mixes sound as good as I can!

So, I’d love to ask - there are vocal parts where she is singing to him (us) in a verse, chorus kind of way - these parts should be featured (and are intelligible)!

There are other parts - the vocodery lyric (pre)reprises, and the quiet reprises (like she is signing to herself) - intentionally texturey and dim.

Do you think that works? Or even the featured vocals are too far in the mix? Just asking :)
Speck
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permalink   Tue, Jun 1, 2010 @ 4:54 AM
This song makes me feel like I just dreamed I was happy. So - well done. Really quite beautiful.
Darkroom
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permalink   Tue, Jun 1, 2010 @ 9:15 AM
Nice feel on this mix. This is a hard song to mix. There are a lot of elements to it. I have to agree with colab in saying that the vocals could use a bit more presence and maybe bring the bass down a notch or two. Still gets a recommend though.
Subliminal
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permalink   Tue, Jun 1, 2010 @ 11:00 AM
What a fantastic atmosphere this song has. Experimental in its approach, but still very listeneable.
Donnie Drost
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permalink   Tue, Jun 1, 2010 @ 11:51 AM
This song unleashes authentic, genuine feelings. Great work!
Admiral Bob
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permalink   Tue, Jun 1, 2010 @ 1:07 PM
I like how the less realistic (as in chopped up) guitars blend in with the more realistic guitars, creating a conflicting drama of tech and earthiness.